A Nigerian man has become something of a viral sensation after getting slapped for an proposal trick he pulled on his girlfriend in Benin, Edo State.
A video circulating on social media at the time of this story, June 12 2018, shows the boyfriend get down on a bent knee with what looks like an obvious intent to propose to his girlfriend. There’s a guitarist on standby, ready to set the tone for the romantic scene about to unfold. At this point, onlookers have already gathered, looking on.
Understandably, the girlfriend gets a look of pleasant surprise on her face and holds out her hand for the ring.
The boyfriend however gets a sudden look of confusion on his face as he begins to tap his pockets and look around in agitation for something – the engagement ring!
It turns out that there’d be no proposal as the boyfriend could produce no ring because it was… a stunt.
The girlfriend slaps him in annoyance, picks up her bag and walks away, embarrassed at being played like that.
Reactions to the well-shared clip have partly been outrage over the girlfriend’s decision to slap the man before storming away from the scene of the proposal.
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