“I will rubbish gender equality for the D.” – Tiwa Savage speaks on equality and TeeBillz

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Tiwa Savage

Nigerian women sha. No one knows what they truly want and their principles are skin deep. When they’re not getting laid and nobody is offering to pay their bills, they’re feisty feminists. The second they put a ring on it, they’re Proverbs 31 wives and the man is the head of the home.

Tiwa Savage – she who is sharing her husband with Edible Catering; she who got a makeup artist to present to us the face of a woman hard-done-by and proceeded to spill all of her husband’s filthy secrets in front of Pulse TV’s cameras – now wants to crave our indulgence for privacy while she works through issues with her husband TeeBillz.

Tiwa, who told us that she was the main income earner in her marriage and her husband’s only role was to skim off the top – and, at certain points, directly steal and embezzle her money – now says men and women are not equal and women have to work extra hard to reach where men are.

During a chat with Toolz on “The Midday Show” on The Beat 99.9FM, she said:

“It’s real. I’m not going to say I’m completely comfortable with it but it is what it is. You have to deal with it. If it means you have to work 10 times harder than your male counterparts, don’t complain about it, do what you have to do. We all celebrate people like Oprah and Mo Abudu and we don’t actually realise what they have to do to get to that point. They probably had to do 20 times than their male counterparts. Once you get there, you don’t complain about how you get there. So, whatever it is you have to do as a female, you just have to get it done.

I know I’ll (ruffle) a few feathers but I also don’t think men and women are equal, I don’t think that’s how God created us that way… especially in the household anyway. So I think as females when we realise that yeah we can be strong in our career, but when we are home we have to realise that the man is the head of the house.”

She also said that she and TeeBillz “are doing what they are doing privately and it should remain private” as a response to Toolz’s question on whether they are back together.

The funny thing? She hasn’t said anything wrong or inflammatory. I completely understand what she’s getting at. It just smacks of hypocrisy coming from her. I know Social Media can (and did) twist her words, but words and Pulse TV interviews (with 2.2m YouTube views) are like eggs. Once cracked, you cannot take them back again. You are seen one type of way, and any attempt to explain away or justify your actions just smacks of back pedalling.

I hope she’s learnt sha. Nigerians ain’t the ones to be toyed with at all. She can ask Toke Makinwa. Once you do something left-field, our bad belle runs deep. If you don’t want to tell us, then don’t tell us. But don’t think you can yank our chain and change lanes when it suits you. We may not have platinum albums, but we do have social media and we have data, and that’s plenty.

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