Why do guys do this?

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Ok, i know that fashion is meant to bring out the best in us, but is it meant to bring out our underwear too?

I just don’t get it. It beats my mind and my imagination put together. A guy takes his bath, puts on a nice shirt, belt, trousers, sprays a nice perfume, gets into a cute pair of shoes then looks at the mirror (yes ladies, guys use the mirror too) and says to himself….”hmmmmm..something is missing” ………He then pulls his trouser down below his waist to his buttocks, revealing his underwear. Now he looks at the mirror again and he is good to go.



Welcome to the fashion trend called sagging. A predominant fashion trend amongst men where the trousers are worn well below the waist, revealing the underwear…..much of the underwear. I always cringe with laughter each time i see a guy in this fashion mode ‘cos it just doesn’t add up. What guy in his right senses would reveal his pants or boxers to the world? So, in an effort to help the guys, i ‘ve been kind enough to come up with four reasons why guys sag their trousers. Promise you wont laugh?…..ok, here goes:

1. Men’s underwear are becoming very expensive these days that it will be a mere waste of money to buy underwear and cover it with trousers after dressing up. We have to show off our expensive and designer boxers and pants na. After all ladies show off their accessories all the time , so kini big deal?

2. Some men are truly not aware that their trousers are sagging, exposing their underwear. Ladies have to understand that men have a lot on their heads these days, trying to be the bread-winner and provide for the family and all, that we actually do not realize when our trousers fall down a little bit below the waist but we somehow are able to suspend it when it gets below the buttocks and somehow manage it like that for the rest of the day. (even me sef dey laugh)

3. The third reason is simple; Belt don finish for market.

4. Emmmmm………………em….emmm……….I cant really cook up a third reason so just go over the three reasons again.


Ok, so i know you guys will not buy any of the reasons i just gave,  at least i tried.  However, the journalist in me decided to carry out a lil’ investigation to find out where all this sagging stuff started from, and i came up with some very very interesting findings.

Sagging originated in american prisons where belts were banned because most prisoners used belts as weapons to attack prison officials and fellow inmates.belt Belts were also banned because they were sometimes used to commit suicide. It was common to enter a prison cell those days and see the lifeless body of an inmate dangling from a belt hanging from the ceiling.

Now hear this, later, it was circulated that sagging was a communication code between male prisoners who wanted to have sex with each other. You heard right !!!. Sagging was a gay code in prison. Simply put, any one who was seen sagging in jail then was simply telling other interested gay prisoners to come and have sex.sag(8)God help us

Naija boys shebi una see una sef, Una go just dey copy wetin una no sabi as e take start. Ever since i found out, i always cringe with laughter each time i see a poor dude sagging his troussers. If only he knew…….

While we’re still on the topic, lets see a few of the folks who are spreading this virus shall we…..

Tupac sagging way back then. No be today e start
Tupac sagging way back then. No be today e start
Lil' Wayne sagging on stage
Lil’ Wayne sagging on stage
“like my new pants”
This is Nigeria's Ice Prine just embarrasing himself at an event. He come third place
This is Nigeria’s Ice Prince just embarrassing himself at an event
Even this small Justin Beiber of yesterday.....
Even this small Justin Beiber of yesterday…..

Some governments and companies have actually taken a step to ban this trend. There are airlines which have turned back passengers with sagging trousers. In some parts of America, you can actually get arrested.

An advert against sagging
An advert against sagging
keep your underwear to yourself
keep your underwear to yourself
A “sagger” being accosted by the police

Well, for me, arresting guys who sag their trousers in Nigeria may not really deter them, but i know a punishment that will. The national assembly should simply enact a law that will require people who sag their troussers to wear their troussers like this as punishment ………………..


Laffffffs. But seriously guys, there’s a whole lot of reason for this sagging culture to take a back seat because aside from looking ridiculous, i also found out that it has negative health implications too. Yeah. Studies show that it has been linked to erectile dysfunction (don’t ask me how), hip problems, and lower back issues. “These issues stem from consistently wearing pants well below the buttocks, so low that one must change the way he walks.” says the report.

Besides, i usually make fun of ladies who wear very high-heeled shoes and tease them that they wont be able to run for safety in those shoes in the event of trouble but guys, how are you gonna run if there was trouble and you were dressed like this…..sag.jpg

Need i say more?

One of my problems with this trend in Nigeria is the fact that when we copy, we over-copy. We don’t just emulate, we take over the whole trend and even make it worse. We emulated kidnappings from American Mafia and terrorism from Al Qaeda and sadly we took it to a higher level. Same thing goes for sagging.


Every corner where you look, there’s a guy on the road with his boxers exposed and more worrisome is the fact that here, those boxers are dirty and i can imagine the stench oooozing from there as well. I’m pretty sure it’ll  be toxic enough to kill a fowl, raise it back to life and kill it again. Just look at Ice Prince’s boxers again…..ice prince sag

and if care is not taken and we need to upgrade from sagging the troussers to sagging the underwear itself , this might just be where we are headed…………………………

Abeg na wetin remain
Abeg na wetin remain ?


Now its time to dish out the JM Blog awards for the craziest display of sagging-troussers so please let the drums roll………………………

You can imagine if this guy decides to fart on top. My worry is not the guy, but the poor innnocent lady beside him. He comes 2nd place
You can imagine if this guy decides to fart on top. My worry is not the guy, but the poor innocent lady beside him.

Nw, this is heart-breaking. In fact, I’m actually beginning to wonder if he was actually sagging, or if his troussers were genuinely falling off!

na wa o
na wa o

…..and just when i thought i had seen it all, this guy just blew my mind away…………………………….

This is just the height !!!
Is this sagging or insanity? This is just the height !!!

Guys i”ve had enough laughs and i can go on and on about this but i’ve got other interesting stuff to blog about, but before i sign out, lets hear what the president of the country where sagging originated from has to say……………..

“brothers should pull up their pants. You’re walking by your mother, your grandmother, and your underwear is showing. … What’s wrong with that? Come on. There are some issues that we face that you don’t have to pass a law [against], but that doesn’t mean folks can’t have some sense and some respect for other people. And, you know, some people might not want to see your underwear — I’m one of them.” – Barrack Obama

Obama. Leading by example. Wearing jeans....without sagging of course
Obama. Leading by example. Wearing jeans….without sagging of course

Make una no vex, our dear Goodluck Jonathan no dey wear jeans. He’s from the Niger-Delta. Maybe when i blog about bowler hats, i”ll use his picture…….

It’s just a week to my birthday (May 21) and like I said on saturday, I’m already in the mood.

Be sure to visit my blog on that day for a special post (of course) and learn stuff you never knew about me.
There’ll also be gifts to be won so make sure you stick around.

Speaking of birthdays, I have a couple of great friends of mine celebrating their birthdays today May 14th….Seyi (my fellow billionaire), Charles, Dimeji, Tracey, Chilo and even Baby Soma. Happy birthday guys.

birthday people

birthday people

Also…let me say happy birthday again to a woman I respect so so much………

Happy birthday Aunty Funmi.......dont u just love that smile?

Happy birthday Aunty Funmi…….dont u just love that smile?

That will be all for now guys. Until I see you all again, remember, “every man will have his day”.


10 thoughts on “Why do guys do this?

    onyeka udemezue said:
    May 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Sagging?? Crazy idea. Not tidy at all-My humble opinion.

    gee said:
    May 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Nna mehn,I can’t stop laughing. I wish all guys would just read this especially the ones sagging all in the name of fashion and copy copy… Thumbs up johnson

      Johnson Ifeanyi Madichie responded:
      May 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

      @gee…..lolll. The thing taya me too o. Even yesterday is surulere, I saw one guy advertising his boxers. Na God save am say I no snap am. Loll

    caddy billionaire said:
    May 14, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I tire too oooo, i subscribe to dat nerd purnishment

      Johnson Ifeanyi Madichie responded:
      May 14, 2013 at 8:35 am

      @ caddy…..me too o. If u can’t keep your trousers up, then the govt will do it for you by force. By d way caddy, dis your honeymoon no dey finish?

    richard unuero said:
    May 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Nice one Jay…u jst lit my mood up at work wit dis write-up,almost fell off the seat and drew attention while reading….bros na now i jst start to dey enjoy ur blog.keep churning dem good stuff out.Peace

    Miracle said:
    May 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Na wa oh! Dat was a nice one. Guys pls stop sagging. Dis sagging actually originated from from d american prisons when they stopped them from using belts bcs they were using it to hurt and kill each other. So their trousers had to sag bcs of no belt to hold it up. Guys u r not in prison so stop acting like a prisoner.

    Onyinye Ikejiofor said:
    May 15, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Very true, they ve no clue why †ђξ westerners sag. Its just pop culture! Nice one Johnson. Well done.

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    John Jnr Adike said:
    October 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Right on the money!! Humorous but true write-up.. I share the same sentiments JM!!… ….erm, er, even tho’ I like to consider myself er, ‘fashionable’ (notice that from the stutterings, this might not necessarily be a true statement), I still think ‘sagging’ is just plain stupid. Especially when it’s over-the-top as shown in some of the pictures.. At least, if one must sag, then it should be as discreet as possible na, haba! Lol
    PS – it was as if you read my mind when I was reading the article and scrolling down Justin Bieber’s sagging pic.. I had the same reaction you had even before I saw your tagline of the pic – ”Even this small boy of yesterday don dey form sagging sef..” Hehehehe
    Also, I almost died with laughter from that pic where you queried if it was ”sagging or insanity?” Lmfao.
    Great stuff.

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