Sarah has sent him money for stolen cards, phone charges, hotel bills, lawyers, a nanny, an expired visa and when Chris claimed the money she posted had been stolen.
When he told her he was wrongly imprisoned for money laundering in June last year, she sold an apartment building she owned to raise 0,000 (£360,000) bail.
I am Good Naija Girl and I am looking for love on the internet. ) I chose the internet not because I think online love is particularly romantic, but because I live in an area where the kind of man I want to meet (Nigerian, preferably Yoruba, legally able to live in Canada (this is a new requirement o!
), university educated (or in the process of getting an education), 35 years of age or less) is an extinct species (and I have the testimonies of a few friends to prove it).
This led to an hour-long rant from me about the pain between both groups. If you can’t view the tweets below, check them out on Storify.
This wasn’t a fully-formed rant that touched on all the nuances and there’s still a lot to be said.
I know that sounds harsh, but I can’t understand why some Nigerian men are searching for love on dating sites when there are so many gorgeous, smart, hardworking Nigerian women a stone’s throw from them (I read the blogs of some of these women so I know they exist! I can understand wanting a better life abroad, but why not find yourself a nice woman at home and then go abroad together and work on that better life together like our parents did (for those of us born in North America)?
It’s like these men are trying to give themselves a running head start and pick a woman who will save them years of working hard to get established or get permanent residency or citizenship, and something about that grates on my nerves.
"He's very poetic when he talks to me…Chris will make a comment like 'Mrs Olsen, I love you and I can’t wait to be with you'." During their frequent chats, Sarah noticed his accent has changed several times.
"He sounded Italian, now his accent's kind of changed I don't know if he's adapted to where he's at... Although Sarah has questioned whether her relationship was actually a scam, she told Dr Phil was was “95 per cent certain that Chris is telling me the truth - that this is legit".
I grew up in a predominantly black neighbourhood in Prince George’s County and went to an all black high school.