The Never Aging Nollywood Actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde shocked her audience at the Knorrsocial Symposium on Friday when she said she does not go to the market to buy food items but her husband, Capt Matthew Ekeinde does.
The delectable actress also spoke about her career and family.
Omotola believes that the man and woman should complement one another in marriage, not a situation where a woman would be seen as inferior.
When we started (acting) they wanted the men to be the fore runners, and I said I’m not stopping any man from being the fore runner –It’s a human right—but I said if I wanted to be the fore runner, I would work hard to be the fore runner, and you would respect me as a front runner,” she said.
“A lot of people have had problems with that, they either feel I’m too strong or you know culturally, you should fall back and all of that. I say no. I would respect you, but I would do it my way. So that is what I have had most challenges with even in my career.”
“I always tell people that women are stronger than men, psychologically. Let me tell you something more, my husband is actually the one who goes to the market. I don’t go to the market because I can’t. Because of my status, I can’t. “But my husband didn’t say you know traditionally, a man is not supposed to go to the market, I’m not gonna go, no. My husband actually goes to the market.”
The celebrity, who recently celebrated her 30th year on stage, described her husband as “a strong man for understanding my status”, and recalled an experience that transferred the responsibility of going to the market to the head of the family.
“In my earlier career, I used to go with him but I’d stay in the car, because our cars are tinted, so I’d stay in the car. But then, one time we went to Tejuosho and someone found out I was in the car,” she said. “It became a major security risk, so he said don’t ever go with me again. He goes and he has fun and he comes back home, and I do the cooking, so you see we strengthen each other. “Men feel when I intimidate my woman, when I hold her down; that shows I’m strong, no! That shows you’re weak.”
Omotola got married in 1996 at the age of 18 and the ‘scandal-free’ union has produced four children.