We Asked, They Answered – Bryan Okwara, Dr Sid, Gbenro Ajibade & 7 other Gents Tell Us What They Want for Valentine’s Day

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 1:53 PM

By Jennifer Obiuwevbi

It’s finally here, I can already feel the love! Recently, I was having a “what would you get for Valentine’s Day?” conversation with a close male  friend of mine. Immediately I asked what he was giving his girlfriend this year, he started listing like he’d been rehearsing it all his life: “A 12 inch Cake from Bakers World, ‘SeeByChloe’ Perfume”, some chocolates, tickets to Darey’s ‘love: like a movie’ concert and I’m still trying to buy the Z10 Blackberry she said she wanted.

I think his precision in listing all those items so well is rooted in the number of times his girlfriend repeated them in his ear.

Come to think of it, ladies, do you think that maybe, just maybe, we have gotten so used to being on the receiving end that we’ve forgotten how to give? Do you notice how the guys hardly ever get excited when Valentine’s Day comes around? Why do you think that is? To get my answer, I decided to do a small Survey with celebrities and regular guys, where I asked them what they would really want for Valentine’s Day. This is what the guys had to say.

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Dr Sid

Dr Sid

Dr Sid

Dr Sid is a Doctor, Musician and recently turned Confectioner who believes that relationships are the center of Valentine’s Day. We caught up with him for a brief interview on what Valentine’s Day means to him, his experiences and plans for the magical day.

What do you want for Valentine’s day?
To be honest I’m not really picky when it comes to gifts. I believe it’s more about the thought than the actual gift.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is all about the girl?
I think Valentine’s Day is about the relationship(s) you have. Two people expressing or reaffirming their feelings for each other; it’s not about HIM or HER, but about THEM.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
I can’t say I’ve received a gift that I would say was bad because, like I said, it’s not really about the gift. Although if I had to say what my least favorite gift was, it would have to be having no one to share Valentine’s Day with (if you get what i mean)

What are your plans for the special day?
During our brief interview when we asked the Mavin member, all he said was ”Its private…” It must be very special if he doesn’t want anyone to know about it.

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Bryan Okwara

Bryan Okwara

Bryan Okwara

Bryan oh Bryan! This Ex Mr Nigeria turned Actor/Model believes love and appreciation is what the 14th of February is all about. Find out what he thinks about Valentine’s Day and his perfect gift.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
An ACURA hybrid ZDX 2012… ‘Lol’ but since I can’t have that, I want a proper ‘TITANIC’ cruise ship weekend for 2. One that comes with the Valentine suite, breakfast, ballroom dancing and all the perks.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is all about the girl ?
Nooo! but yes. We all know it’s a day declared to show love and appreciation. I focus on how I can channel that and make it happen for others. Some people would choose to spend that time at charity homes or at their parents or even just with strangers. But if you have a special person in your life I strongly advice you include her in the activities. 

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
 This is a hard one. Well someone gave me a big box once. After unwrapping it, all I found was a note saying “Knowing you got a gift is what’s important…Not the gift itself” so I’m guessing that qualifies as bad.

What are your plans for the special day?
Who says wishes don’t come true? I will be going on a cruise today. 

*We gathered that Bryan will be spending the rest of his Valentine’s at an orphanage home in Ghana, photos will be available soon*

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 Efe Tommy

Efe Tommy

Efe Tommy

Who wants a Bible for Valentine’s? Check out what else the ‘Xcite on Tv‘ show host, Efe Tommy,  wants for Valentine’s Day.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
A Bible and a fragrance or a wrist watch.

Do you think Valentine’s day is all about the girl?
No. Everyday for me is about love. Love to true friends, love to family, love to “her” and love to myself. 

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
Yes, I got a pack of singlets and boxers. Please, I can buy that myself. I think I deserve to be gifted something more tangible. And the thing about this gift is that I liked the girl so much that I didn’t even care about it then. But when she broke my heart, I began to see all her faults. ‘Lol’

What are your plans for the special day?
I just relocated to South Africa, so I will be spending it alone. And as usual, I’ll also be enjoying scenery of the beautiful city.

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  Gbenro Ajibade

Gbenro Ajibade

Gbenro Ajibade

Forget what you’ve seen on Tinsel, Gbenro is actually a die hard romantic. During our brief interview with the TV Star he tells us about his plans for Valeitine’s Day that had us going “awww”.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
Truth be told, It’ll honestly be perfect if “she” promises to continue being loyal to our friendship; that means she’ll be my ‘bestie’ for life! Because right now my girlfriend has got all the qualities I crave from a friend.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is all about the girl?
From my point of view and experiences I’ve had, YES!
On a good day, entertainers, especially male entertainers, tend to overlook the quality time and mood that brings closure and understanding of our spouses. So Valentine’s Day should be all about the girl! It should be more or less like an anniversary no matter how small the celebration or short the relationship is. In fact, left to me, it should be more than once a year just like the weather: Winter Valentine’s Day, Fall Valentine’s Day and even Summer Valentine’s Day.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
Well BN, truth be told, this is the second Valentine’s Day I am actually acknowledging.  So you can imagine what last year, being the first, was like. But keep in mind that the plans and arrangements I’m making this time around are already making last year’s Valentine’s look like child’s play.

What are your plans for the special day?
I’m taking her on a romantic trip to a surprise country. She doesn’t know where we are going yet and I cant tell you so she won’t read it here first. She’ll figure it out at the airport. I’m really looking forward to this.

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  Ayodeji Rotinwa

Ayodeji Rotinwa

Ayodeji Rotinwa

Deji, a Columnist/ Correspondent for This Day Style, thinks anything engraved is a Valentine’s Day must have. He also strongly believes that  giving boxer briefs for Valentine’s Day is about the most unromantic thing ever.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
Well something engraved would be nice. It could have that personalized touch of maybe my name or something that’s significant to me. It could be anything, as long as it’s engraved, so I know it’s real. It’s unusual but that’s what I want.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is all about the girl?
No, I don’t think Valentine’s Day should be all about the girl, even the focus is always on her. Love should be shared or showed both ways.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
Yes. It was boxer briefs. It wasn’t exactly romantic and it gave me mixed signals.

What are your plans for the special day?
I’m having dinner with my single friends. After work we are going to go out and stuff ourselves.

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  Luke Ifeoluwa

Luke Ifeoluwa

Luke Ifeoluwa

The only thing this Tax Administrator wants from you this Valentine’s Day is something he can use at work. Plus check out why he hasn’t gotten a bad gift so far.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
First off, a Valentine’s date won’t be bad. ‘lol’ Apart from that, I always appreciate things I could definitely use. It could be a nice belt or some cool shoes for the office, something I can wear to work. Better still, perfume, something I know people will admire.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is all about the girl?
 At all! Its all about the family and friends in your life. A day of showing love not just for the exchange of gifts.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
I haven’t gotten any bad gift so far. I appreciate anything as long as it’s coming from someone I like.

What are your plans for the special day?
Well I can’t really say, who knows? Besides I’m not in the country and all my ladies are back home *wink*

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  Nnamdi Eke

Nnamdi Eke

Nnamdi Eke

Funny, charismatic and looking for a Valentine to spend his day with. Nnamdi is a business man who thinks houses made of money are the perfect gift.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
I want a house made of exactly 1 million dollars and a car!!! Just kidding! If it’s from my relatives I definitely want a new car. But if it’s from a girl; a nice pair of shoes, shades, a nice wallet or some corporate shirts would do. I know she would want her man looking nice.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is all about the girl?
Nahh!!! never about just the girl. It’s a two-way thing.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
Well, once I was expecting a gift from someone and I got nothing. To me that’s as bad as it gets.

What are your plans for the special day?
I’ll probably hang out with anyone that shows interest or treat myself right. After all I am my first love.

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  Ademide Odutayo

Ademide Odutayo

Ademide Odutayo

Ademide is a young chemical engineer who hates Maltesers (when they’re his Valentine’s gift) and knows a wrist watch would definitely make his Valentine’s Day special.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
I definitely want a wrist watch or a lovely pair of shoes. Something that makes a statement and looks really cool. There’s actually this wristwatch I want. Should I show you a picture? Just in case.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is about the girl? 
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about the girl, it’s a day that has been dedicated to love. You are to love everyone and not just the girl. For a husband, he is to love his entire family and single guys or girls should love their family and spouse if they have one.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
When I was in my first year I got a pack of maltesers…sad story

What are your plans for the special day?
I don’t really think I’m going to do anything oh! I actually don’t have plans.

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  Dolapo

Dolly P

Who loves to smell nice? Dolapo does. The accountant whose Ex thinks cleanliness is the best policy, thinks Valentine’s Day should definitely be about the relationship.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
Well I love perfumes…and that’s all I want. I love to smell nice all the time, so if I get a bottle of perfume, that would be fine.

Do you think Valentine’s Day is about the girl?
Hell No! It should be about the relationship, both of you and the love you share with each other.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
I got a pack of BYC  singlets from a girl that claimed she liked me; and one time my ex gave me a shaver that cost 700 Naira.

What are your plans for the special day?
I’m single so don’t really have plans. ‘C’est la vie.’

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  Eyitayo Olaegbe

Eyitayo

Eyitayo Olaegbe

Eyitayo is a Realtor who strongly believes in the day of love. To him, material things don’t matter, all that matters is the day and those around him.

What do you want for Valentine’s Day?
A date would be nice…but if we are talking gifts then a pedicure would be better. I’m not really materially inclined so I’m open to surprises. It doesn’t really matter to me because I think everyday should be like Valentine’s. Oh by the way, I love wristwatches ; )

Do you think Valentine’s Day is about the girl?
Well it’s about the day for me, the day of love . It is not an excuse for extortion or overrated ’expression of love’.

Have you ever gotten a bad Valentine’s Day gift?
I’ve never had a bad gift.

What are your plans for the special day?
Well I have work to do so I will be working, and I don’t close early. That’s my own E! ‘working’ wood story. *wink*

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Thinking about it now, compared to women, guys are quite economical. Wristwatches, perfumes, a date? These things don’t require a lot of money, but they can make a day more than special for the man in your life. Even if it’s your Uncle.

Irrespective of whatever you decide to give, who you decide to give and your reason for doing so, please keep in mind Valentine’s day isn’t about the gifts. Its a day where that man that keeps begging you for money should actually get some. It’s the day for you and your family to finally spend some quality time together and most of all It’s the day when everyone should be kind to one another and show some love and mutual respect. At least to someone other than your spouse.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

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  • 35 Comments on “We Asked, They Answered – Bryan Okwara, Dr Sid, Gbenro Ajibade & 7 other Gents Tell Us What They Want for Valentine’s Day”

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    • E.N.I February 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Luke Ifeoluwa! take me now! i would be ur val and much more

      • missie February 14, 2013 at 6:08 PM

        Please BN help me give Ademide, Ifeoluwa, Eyitayo or Dolly P my number. 0805…….

    • ejogene February 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Nigerian men na wao!!!!!! Gbenro you are the man. I wish am the one you are taking on that surprise trip. Keep loving. Happy val

    • Anonymous February 14, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      Bright answers. Interesting.

      sarahntuba.blog.com/

    • gistyinka February 14, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      great… but hmm…

      gistyinka.com

    • Siggy February 14, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Gbenro is so romantic, not self centred like all d other men that wants tangible things…

    • tobi February 14, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      tnx guyz, nw i av d idea of wot 2 gv my guy… #binconfused#

    • Priscy February 14, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      Gbenro..I love u more for taking that special girl on a romantic trip.

    • Miss G February 14, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      Male perfumes are expensive jor! 35k for creed. abeg i no do! singlets n boxers 4 u or bounce! can’t be bothered.

      • Ayo February 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

        Loooooool

      • Joyce February 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

        U wan kill me with laughter. Why would he bounce, have u not been expensive gifts collecting from him?

        • Joyce February 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

          I meant…. collecting expensive gifts from him?

    • Mz Socially Awkward... February 14, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Did BN have any particular “fairy godmother” motives for interviewing mainly single men? I’m just wondering… although, I think you should maybe connect some of these guys without dates with interested female readers. You could have a few more “BN Weddings” as a result … :-)

      • Floxy February 14, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        Hohohohohahahaha.. I get whad u mean Sis.. *wink.*

    • sunshine February 14, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      I really enjoyed Ademide’s reply to a Val gift n d part of asking to show the picture was hilarious. A man who know exactly what he wants is priceless.

    • www.dprodigaldaughter.com February 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      Ok. Now BN don’t be partial.. When will you do the ladies’ version? I volunteer myself….

      dprodigaldaughter.com

      • Joyce February 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

        See u, don’t u know what we have is an unending list of things…

    • Funmi Jean February 14, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      Friend mi Ayo0deji Rotinwa. lol. :)

    • Ona February 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      What are your plans for the special day?
      Who says wishes don’t come true? I will be going on a cruise today.

      *We gathered that Bryan will be spending the rest of his Valentine’s at an orphanage home in Ghana

      LMAO…..BN una wicked die!

      • molly February 14, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        are you sure you understood what bn posted?

      • Ebi February 14, 2013 at 11:44 PM

        Your highness, are you high?

    • Kemi February 14, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Eyitayo Olaegbe is really cute! Are you single?

    • Viola February 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      Bryan was hilarious! Lool! Nice one!

    • oma February 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      Ademide Odutayo! yes boss!!! great sense of humour…. big winner! u are d man men

    • Djenebo February 14, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      Gbenro, u got my vote! May u enjoy your trip and I hope she gets to know the hopeless romantic u are. Enjoy
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    • jennietobbie February 14, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      Dr. Sid…CLASS!!

    • Jacinth February 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      i know Nnamdi…. attended thesame primary sch wiv me… woah!

    • GreenDiamond February 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      LMAAOO!! Dis singlet and boxers thing is still making me laugh!! one of the guys even said it gave me mixed signals LOOOOL!!!

    • omada February 15, 2013 at 6:27 AM

      Luke Ifeoluwa didn’t have a date? BN hook us up abeg…

    • Tundy February 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      Ayodeji :)

    • faith February 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      I love gbenro too….

    • creamycream February 17, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      awwwwwwwwnnnn……….its gbenro I love,wish it was me on d surprise trip,so romantic

    • Toyin February 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Gbenro Ajibade, I want you as my next valentine gift. This man is not only sexy but speaks well.

    • Zee February 22, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Pls can we have a follow up on how Gbenro’s valentine went?? and BN hook a sista up with Ademide now… ;)

    • queene February 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      all this coments, you guys are so funny