P-Unit just released their latest video for the track Gentleman, a collabo performed with Sauti Sol.
The video, which was shot at the Piano Bar, talks about being how gentlemen behave and how they treat the ladies. It got me thinking, are there many gentlemen in Kenya? How many gentlemen do I know?
Kenyan men, or African men in general, are not known for being ‘gentle’. More often than not, they seem to operate on a one-hand-in one-hand-out basis, where there cannot be something for nothing.
And before you argue, tell me when you last held the elevator and let the woman sharing the lift with you out first?
When was the last time you opened the door, offered to drive, or even carried a heavy bag for a lady? I’m referring to a girl, who isn’t your girl or a girl that you don’t necessarily fancy!
When was the last time you bought a drink for a girl you did not want to sleep with, or offered your jacket to protect her from the cold?
These are some of the simple ways to keep women happy, and be a ladies man without necessarily being good in bed.
Gentlemanly behaviour is currently only enjoyed by girls who are dating, and of course the pretty ones who just bring out the ‘gentle’ in every guy – it’s all about making impressions.
Being a gentleman doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It doesn’t make a man look weak and does not go to waste. On the other hand, it commands/demands respect from the ladies you choose to be gentle with.
A lot of men argue that the woman in a little dress should have carried a sweater to the hang, but just that argument in itself is un-gentlemanly. Being a gentleman, gives you a straight 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. If you’re interested, that is…
Capital in the Morning co-host Chris Foot describes a gentleman as ‘a well mannered man of honour.’ I give him an A for effort!
Being a gentleman is about good manners. Respecting all the women around you is crucial in getting ahead of the game.