Stingy men association, according to many, is meant to protect stingy men and to encourage them not to give out money freely to anyone especially women – girlfriends and side chics especially.
How It Started
The term Stingy Men Association began in Zambia as a social media trend where Zambian men pledged not to pass K5 Zambian currency on their girlfriends but rather invest and earn from it.
According to the Zambian Observer, Mr Loenard Mweembe was reportedly arrested for assault after beating up his wife because she asked him for money to make her hair.
Mrs Mweembe, the wife to the suspect, asked her husband money for her hair a week ago but the husband kept replying he is now a member of SMAZ and can’t afford to give her a K150 but rather a K10.
“It started like a joke,” explained the injured wife who was later rushed to Ndola Teaching Hospital.
In Nigeria, the Stingy Men Association started in January 2021 as a group of men who were unwilling to spend their money on women.
On online platforms, the men shared images of their membership cards.
From their motto which reads: “Let Me See What I Can Do”, association members are supposed to give excuses whenever a woman asks for money from them.
Some of the most common excuses are: “I wish you had told me earlier,” “I am expecting some money next week,” and other reasons to avoid sending money.
An interested person is required to fill a membership form and swear on the association’s oath.
Once a member, a man is supposed to observe strict codes which forbids one from having birthday parties. Also, a member is not supposed to send transport money to a woman.
To have a card, a new member is supposed to download the Stingy Men mobile app from the Google Play Store and fill in personal details from which an electronic card is generated. The Stingy Men mobile app had more than 10,000 downloads on Wednesday.
A Nigerian singer Don Jazzy shared his membership card on Twitter inviting hundreds of men to share theirs too.