During a recent episode of the popular “Bad and Bougie Podcast,” Nigerian actor Daniel Etim Effiong discussed the differing approaches to seeking financial help among male and female actors in Nigeria. Host Moet Abebe asked about the noticeable difference in public requests for financial assistance from male and female actors.
Effiong addressed this issue by discussing the influence of societal norms on these behaviors and elaborated on the traditional expectations placed on men in many Nigerian communities.
He explained that cultural norms dictate that men are traditionally responsible for taking on financial burdens, not only for themselves but also for the women in their lives.
Effiong argued that these expectations contribute to a higher visibility of men seeking financial aid, while women tend to receive support more discreetly.
He emphasized that men often handle their financial challenges quietly instead of seeking help in a more public manner.
He explained that, in the traditional Nigerian context, a man’s priority upon earning income is often focused on ensuring the wellbeing of his family.
In instances of financial hardship, men are more inclined to publicly seek assistance, adhering to societal norms that consider it unconventional for women to financially support men.
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Patience Ozokwo touches upon the underlying issues that contribute to this unfortunate situation