So, I am doing my MSc and I am stuck with theories of all sorts, but trust me this post is anything but academic.
I was watching an episode of Law and Order on TV last night, and a scene reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend of mine Deolu. We took a drive in our Ikoyi neighborhood and there was an obscenely Ostentatious looking building, the Kind my friend, OG would say "money die for this house!"
Deolu, mentioned that the house was owned by a prominent Nigerian who owns a bank, and he added "this is a Penis Extension for the old man"
Okay, in all honesty, I was hearing that expression for the first time, so he went ahead to explain that a Penis Extension is when someone (a man in this case) is trying to make up for other inadequacies, or satisfy his ego by doing unnecessarily flashy and sometimes irresponsible stuff just to gain attention and feel relevant.
For example, a man in his 60's buying a sports car/ power bike, marrying some very tall yellow paw paw girl, who is young enough to be his granddaughter and is simply there to serve his ego.
Same goes for most short men, who marry very tall or big women.
The 'Penis Extension' theory is not a vile or that ridiculous, just a touch of vanity and what length people would go to stay relevant in the eyes of people they neither know, nor care about!
Anyway, this is not some ground breaking new , just thought I'd share it cos I am overworked and needed to clear my head. Ciao!