Popular Nigerian comedian and Nollywood actress, Anita Asuoha, professionally known as Real Warri Pikin has made some revelations concerning the challenges she faces as a celebrity.
The comedian explained that people think that she controls her husband because of the kind of support she gets from him.
Speaking during an interview on Saturday Beats the mother of two noted once a marriage is happy people will often refer to the husband as a fool.
She said, “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.”
Speaking on those who offer her unsolicited advice, Anita said that if it is an elderly person she would thank them and do what she wants but if the person is younger she might end up insulting them.
“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,” she added.
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.”