Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Knight of Love and His Beautiful Women
In all humility when it comes to knowing and befriending the most beautiful and most powerful women in Nigeria, no Nigerian man comes close to my romantic Chivalry from befriending the beautiful "General's Wife" when she was the most powerful woman in Nigeria that the late Gen. Sani Abacha, the military Head of State of Nigeria called her "Our Madam", in my presence in 1991. Our friendship started when I was 25 and lasted for over three years. Then my leading lady was the hood queen whose hazel eyes met my starry eyes.
Then I met the Nigerian Queen of Models, the beautiful Yemi Fawaz who was one of the most beautiful women in the world in the 1980s and 90s. My mother of blessed memory called them " Traffic Stoppers ", because vehicles stopped and heads turned whenever they passed on the street.
Then the other beautiful women came from America and Germany, including brunettes and blondes.
These awesome God sent women loved me for my art, poetry and Chivalry.
The Nigerian women of today don't even understand what it means to be a lady of class.
Money can buy luxury, but money cannot buy class.
Without the virtues of dignity, integrity, loyalty and nobility, you cannot have class.
So, when I see all of these Nigerian Instagram and red carpet attention seekers, I just smirk in amusement.
I am ruled by the the concept of Chivalrous conduct - qualities idealised by the Mediaeval knights such as bravery, courtesy, honour and great gallantry toward women. The Codes of chivalry also incorporated the notion of courtly love.
To fear God and maintain His Church
To serve the liege lord in valour and faith
To protect the weak and defenceless
To give succour to widows and orphans
To refrain from the wanton giving of offence
To live by honour and for glory
To despise pecuniary reward
To fight for the welfare of all
To obey those placed in authority
To guard the honour of fellow knights
To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit
To keep faith
At all times to speak the truth
To persevere to the end in any enterprise begun
To respect the honour of women
Never to refuse a challenge from an equal
Never to turn the back upon a foe.