Beauty therapist and entrepreneur, Favour Philip, says she almost froze to death during an encounter where a man she recently acquainted with on a flight to Lagos offered to give her $20,000 (approximately N10m) and a trip to Maldives for her birthday if she accepted to become his third wife.
Republic of Maldives is an archipelagic country in the Indian subcontinent of Asia.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, Philip said; "He is a wealthy businessman and I met him on an airplane from Abuja to Lagos. After a short talk with him, we exchanged numbers and what happened afterwards has left me in amazement till today.
"The man, who is presumed to be very busy, usually called me almost every hour of the day. I did all I could to avoid him until one day, he requested that we should meet at a popular restaurant in Lagos.
"After the meal, he made a proposition that left me shocked and a bit tempted, to be honest.
"He offered to give me a whopping $20,000 and a trip to Maldives for my birthday if I agreed to marry him and be his third wife. It was a juicy offer that many ladies would gladly jump at but I stood my ground and did not give in.
"I can never agree to be anyone’s second wife, talk more of being the third. I was actually under pressure from some friends to accept the offer but I did not budge.”
While advising women not to put themselves in such desperate situations, she said, "I believe there is nothing a man can give a woman that she cannot provide for herself. We (women) have a lot of potential and we only need to be hardworking and we will attain whatever heights we set our eyes to. An independent woman is a strong pillar in society."