What Kept Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s Marriage Intact?
Yes, many people have been looking for the real reasons why Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has been acknowledged as one of the best in the Nigerian movie industry. While many are searching for the inspiration behind her many bests, some others have been asking why she has been able to maintain a great relationship with her husband and remain in marriage for more than 20 years.
Now, I once read Omotola saying something about having absolute respect for the husband. In the interview, she narrated why women should not strive to be equal with men in everything and how women have their roles and men have theirs. This is actually one comment of hers that generated a lot of bad blood, especially from her fellow women, more from the side of those who call themselves feminists.
Now, why would women be in love with Omotola’s achievements and strides in keeping her matrimonial home intact, without being ready to emulate what she teaches about marriage and how she does it?
In one of the interviews, she said that her husband does not apologize to her by saying sorry. If this is due to the men’s ego, Omotola understands this perfectly, and she is ready to live with it. For her, the husband prefers to apologize with gifts than with words of mouth whenever he does something she does not like, and she is very okay with this. She acknowledges that there are some things that are left for the men alone, while some are left for the women.
She understands the concept of women in the African traditional setting, and this is exactly what has been keeping the marriage for a very long time. This laid back traditional African lifestyle is the reason why she did not find it funny when her celebrity male kid decided to grow artificial dada. This is something some of the west and modernity prone mothers will applaud or see nothing wrong with, but in her usual reserved way, she has this to say,
“But this dude wasn’t born “Dada” now? I mean warrisdis ? @iamcaptaine is this cute? #teenagers #africanparentissues #africanparents #Africasyoungestmusicproducer”
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