Charlie Boy, a controversial Nigerian celebrity personality and veteran musician, recently took to his Facebook page to share statements on how Nigerian society perceives women. Here is what he said:
“More women are career orientated and because of this, marriage somehow takes the back burner, however, no matter how successful a woman is in our society, irrespective of what she achieves in her career, or how financially independent she becomes, society still looks at it as incomplete. It is always expected that she crowns it all with a husband attached to her and where she fails to get married, her success is always tagged with a clause. Marriage is a Nobel institution even though we don’t think it’s meant for everybody. So what so you think, does marriage validate a woman, and do parental and societal pressure create this need for validation…… Share your thoughts.”
Do you agree with Charlie Boy? Also, what about American society? Do we perceive the accomplished American woman as incomplete despite her success?
Also check out an engaging discussion on the role of women and marriage in Nigeria below: