Following the reported arrest of Dubai-based Instagram big boy, Hushpuppi and his associate, Woodberry, a lot of other discussions in relation to the level of pressure many men feel in life.
However, in a recent trend on Twitter, people are speaking about what it means to date someone who is living a flashy lifestyle and otherwise. It all started when a popular user, tweeted about a man named Tosin and how he has been trying to get a girl who pointed out that she wouldn’t date him, even though he was earning 220,ooo naira.
Apparently a young man earning N220K in Lagos is an average/mediocre guy for a lot of our 23-25 year old ladies. You graduated in 2016. Tosin graduated in 2016. You expect Tosin to have a car, a house, earn N750K per month, but you don’t. Have mercy on these young men nau🙏🏽😊😊
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) June 10, 2020
The tweet opened a conversation on the struggles and pressure men go through in life, in order to satisfy women and society. Reacting to @OgbeniDipo’s tweet, many guys attacked women who thought this way as many women defended proponents of such thoughts:
To all Tosins out there, God bless your legit hustle. Your 220k/month will rise to 750k/month
To all who have not gotten to Tosin's stage yet, God bless your legit hustle. You'll get there & surpass it
To all men & women earning kobo kobo legitimately, God bless your hustle.
— Bright Alozie (@bryt_alozy) June 10, 2020
Very true tho I think Tosin needs someone with brains
— somto_o (@igbo_bolaji) June 10, 2020
Someone that can't arrange CV to earn 70k is shading hardworking and humble Tosin with average 220k.
Pls your next masterclass should be on : Sense of Entitlement.
Pls pls pls. https://t.co/SPzVmnB3Wx
— I am Timi B (@dillikonko) June 10, 2020
Tosin is married and his wife lives in Ilorin with their two sons. Don't be deceived ladies.
— Omo Sweetness (@MissIgho) June 10, 2020
Dr. Tosin. Works in LUTH but spends more time at his private Clinic. Dr Tosin the Unilag lecturer who also earns salary and doubles as Lasu, KwaraPoly and OOU staff
— Zoulmer (@Zoulmer1) June 10, 2020
While ‘Tosin’ was just a name the Twitter user used, a few people have made jokes out of the point as they cleared the air on the people they know with the name. Some ladies, however, encouraged ‘Tosin’ to work harder. Others pointed out that before they can settle with any man, he has to be earning a little above 500k.
I need this tosin oooo but in an Igbo version maybe Emeka or iyke is fine by me.
— Onitsha babe online. (@Zivah20) June 10, 2020
I don't need Tosin to earn 750k. I want to be earning 750k. God when?
— lisa (@nnanzem24) June 10, 2020
Ahah , we are not , the thing is that most times then brother Tosin also pass their boundaries and bring in human liabilities to themselves ni
we still have so many of us who is cook with you warning even lower but then 😌
— Ewa Agoyin Lagos Plug (@Ade_authority) June 10, 2020
Some ladies also shared that if this ‘Tosin’ were real, that they are interested in meeting and knowing him, as the 220k he earns monthly will not be a problem for them.
What about you? What do you think?
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