VALENTINE OR NOT, THERE’S NO ROMANCE WITHOUT FINANCE?
This is what our respondents seem to be saying as we hit the streets again on TW Vox Pop. “What is Valentine without money?” says one of them, as Temi stuck her mic in their face. Lol.
Another fella speaks of how he had to switch off his phone on a particular Vals Day because he was broke and didn’t have the courage to disclose this to his girlfriend.
Obviously, there is pressure to ‘show’ love in Naija especially on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. And this brings up the question, “Can someone enjoy Vals day celebration if he/she is broke?”
Wait a second. Doesn’t history tell us that Valentine’s Day is in honor of a Christian Saint? One account says that Saint Valentine was a priest who was murdered because he disobeyed an emperor and got couples wedded in order to save the husbands from being sent off to the war front.
Another account says that a priest befriended his jailer’s daughter and even healed her of blindness.
However, many many years later, how do we celebrate Valentine?
Temi Popoola, TW Vox Pop anchor set out in her red dress and black boots with the sole mission to taste no lunch until she had heard as many people’s Valentine story as possible. Actually what, according to her, was pushing her was the need to find out whether money plays an important role in the celebration or not.
As it often is on the street, getting people to speak was difficult, especially the ladies who fled faster than lightning at the sight of our camera.
But the good news is that her mission was finally accomplished… in time for lunch!
That experience threw up a few questions though making us wonder what your Valentine story is. And how do you celebrate Vals Day?
Have you ever been broke on Valentine’s Day? How did that go?
Let’s have your feedback in the comment section, right after you see the responses Temi got on the streets in the clip below