Popular comedian Anita Asuoha, also known as Real Warri Pikin, has spoken candidly about the difficulties she encounters in her role as a public figure.
She admitted that since her husband supports her, it is frequently implied that she is in control of him.
Warri Pikin stated in an interview with Saturday Beats:
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“They say I am controlling Ikechukwu. They should leave my husband for me. Once a marriage is happy, people will say the husband is a ‘mumu’ (fool), and that the woman is controlling the husband. I hear that a lot of times.”
Noting that her husband and children completely support her brand, she said:
“My husband and my children support me a hundred per cent. If my husband does not support me, I would not grow. Seeing that it is what makes me happy, he supports me.”
Regarding those who give her unsolicited advice about her marriage, she said:
“If the person is older, I would just say ‘thank you’. But, I would go ahead to do whatever I want to do that I know is right. But if they are younger, I might insult them. If a man wants to be part of his children’s life, let him. It mustn’t be the woman’s responsibility alone.”
The comedienne, who made a social media post during the week referring to some married women as single mothers, emphasised what she meant. In her words:
“Many married women are single mothers because they are left to take care of the children alone with little or no support from their husbands.”
Proffering suggestions on how women can get their husbands to help them, she said:
“Women should stop being enablers. If your husband does not support you with chores and childcare, or if he used to support you and stopped, especially if the two of you are both working, you need to communicate with him about it. Two people are working but only one person comes back to do the chores; that is wickedness. If you are a housewife, that is an entirely different situation.”