In the U.S. and in Lagos, I have noticed that Nigerian women chew gum with a fierceness that is quite noticeable. Now many people eat chewing gum, but I and many other AA men and women noticed that it's nearly impossible to encounter a naija woman that is not chewing gum. And if she is dressed very nicely (which naija women usually do) they chew EVEN HARDER or more dramatically - and with attitude.
What's this about? is there some official or un-official culturally linked reason for this?