It's always the dream or rather wish of any woman to have a good life, a nice husband, and beautiful family. To many, this comes true but to some, it doesn't. We have seen many women of our generations 'make it' thanks to the new crop of men i.e sponsors who spend all their savings on these beaus. From taking them on trips to Europe to showering them with expensive gifts to renting them expensive apartments in the city's suburbs, these species of men (sponsors) have indeed saved many from poverty.

Sponsors come in different ages. We have ancestors someone who is twice your age and of course, fossils who are your father's or your grandpa's age or even older. Well, I conducted a 'survey' among college teens (about 10 to be precise) on how to tell that your 'sponsor/blesser' is a fossil (someone old enough to be your grandfather and here are some of the interesting answers I got.

  1. Dress code

He wears those shiny oversized suits, a hat, and a leather jacket is a must (starter pack ya sponsor). They always dress as if they are going for horse racing so should you. He will never allow you to dress skimpily. If you spot a chic in a club dressed in a trouser, knee length boots, a leather jacket and t-shirt, be sure she is with her sponsor.

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2. Music

His type of music says it all. A fossil cannot take you to B-Club or Bleau Lounge. He will take you to Mugithii Night or at his local somewhere in Kiambu, Muthiga, Dagoretti Corner or somewhere around Ruaka or Donholm for mbuzi choma and guaranas.

3. No selfies

He will never allow you to take photos of him or the both of you when you are together. They are 'allergic' to photos, maybe because they are old and rarely have social media accounts. They have a Whatsapp group where they exchange photos of naked women and discuss how they would smash if they are given a chance.

4. Choice of drinks

A fossil will never buy you Moet or other expensive drinks (izo onea tu kwa adverts). Most of them like these Guarana-guzzling generation of damsels. He will buy you a six pack knowing that you will pay later in kindness. And for him, he only takes beer (local beer to be precise).

5. 'Come with your friends'

Huyu ni sponsor fisi! He will always ask you to tag along with your friends whenever he invites you out. This is a chance for him to nyemelea your friends, so be careful! Next time he will ask you for a threesome and after interacting with your friends, he will be the one to choose which one. If your man asks to meet your friend just know he is a fisi and there's nowhere you are going. Dump him like rotten eggs.

6. Hang out joints

They will always hang out at their friends' local pub. Every time he invites you out just know unapelekwa pale kwa Njoroge for mutura, supu ya kichwa na guarana. They like promoting their good 'ol buddies.

7. He can't last for more than 5 minutes. Dear ladies, choose wisely!