Toke Makinwa, television personality, has given her take on the raging debate on chivalry, and it is earning her knocks on social media.


The chivalry conversation was ignited by author Chimamanda Adichie who said she doesn’t fancy the idea of men getting the door for women.

Adichie had said: “I’m quite happy for people to hold the door for me. But I hope they’re not doing it because of this sort of idea of chivalry.

“Because chivalry is really about the idea that women are somehow weak and need protecting.”


Giving her two-cents on the matter in a Twitter post on Saturday, Makinwa wrote: “Chivalry is not dead, at least not in Nigeria, shoutout to the real men. I can’t even lie y’all need accolades.

“I stopped counting, each time I’m out and I ask for my bill, someone has paid it. Cheers.”

The ‘On Becoming’ author’s standpoint was met with a wave of criticism, with many scolding her for lacking an understanding of chivalry.

Makinwa’s position on chivalry came days after Dana Loesch, a US political commentator, urged Adichie to focus on “weightier matters” like female genital mutilation in Nigeria.

“I don’t think she understands quite the concept of chivalry, which was a code of conduct for a gentleman,” Loesch had said about Adichie.

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