According to Oliver Nakakande, a former Miss Uganda, there is a perception among some East African women that Nigerian men are more romantic, leading them to prefer dating them. In an interview with PremiumTimes, Nakakande, who is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree at Middlesex University, acknowledged that while certain generalizations about Nigerian men may hold some truth, it is important to consider various factors when it comes to dating.
Nakakande emphasized that she herself has not dated a Nigerian man, but some of her East African friends have expressed that Nigerian men possess qualities such as confidence, charisma, and a romantic nature, which make them feel more appreciated. However, she highlighted that personal experiences, cultural backgrounds, and individual personalities greatly influence individual preferences in dating and relationships.
The 28-year-old model, crowned Miss Uganda in 2019, encouraged approaching relationships with an open mind and getting to know individuals on a personal level, rather than relying on stereotypes or assumptions.