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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Yeni Kuti Talks Marriage, Nigerian Men & Why Women Should Be Respected

Yeni Kuti in a new interview with Sunnewsonline has explained why she is still single and why she can never re-marry at over 50. She also talks about Nigerian married women being stars, because Nigerian men are hard to look after. Her words;

I am still single because I have lost all interest in marriage and I don’t believe in the institution any more. Nigerian men are too controlling and overbearing for me and I am already set in my ways. Besides, I have been on my own for too long. My major concern is training my daughter.

I praise married women; I think they are the real stars of this country. Women in their husbands house looking after their husbands and children are amazing especially the ones with nine to-five jobs who come back home tired and still go to the kitchen to cook for their husbands.

These are the women that women magazines should be celebrating because they are the real super women. Men are not easy to look after; I can’t do that so I duff my hat for such women. When my only child clocked two, I was separated from my ex-husband.  I am now in my 50’s and I am not thinking about having another child and I have no regrets.


I don’t believe in having kids with every man that comes my way. Maybe I could have had more kids if I had re-married but since I never remarried there was no need for me to have more kids. My marriage didn’t work because we couldn’t get on together after two years. Right now my daughter is the most important person in my life. I am still single and I have found a suitable man but right now, marriage is the last thing on my mind. 

27 comments:

  1. I don't blame u my dear marriage these days are so complicated and will literally sap the energy out of you... God created marriage but the devil has released its arsenal to make sure marriages don't thrive...everyone should not get married and to think some ppl think their lives are over if they are not married...

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    1. Yup! I agree to everything Yeni kuti has said. Nigerian men are controlling & overbearing. Yet they act like babies at home and expect u to take care of them.

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  2. Stick to what works for you darling. Marriage and relationships are so complex. You don't even know what most of us that are in are enduring... It is meant to be enjoyed but these days.... there are a lot of motherfuckers out there...

    Mayowa

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  3. OMG I am facing hell in my marriage. If only I knew better

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  4. Those who think dey can neva b fulfilled after a marital breakup shd learn frm ds.Ur happiness shd b paramount to u n if u r lucky to av kids in d failed marriage,why nt jst forge ahead wt ur kids rather than lukn for anoda suitor.#mytwocents#

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  5. Contentment is the key to life. I just like how she doesn't sound bitter or resentful

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  6. Truly
    women are really trying

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  7. Just remember to teach your daughter good morals so as to know what marriage entails

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    1. shut your stupid mouth....she has more manners and respect than u put together....already thinking she has no good morals cos she is not married......her daughter is the most gentle you can imagine, quiet and respectful......

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  8. She's a strong woman to the core

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  9. I love this woman

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  10. Mehh! she is still rocking at 50

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  11. Your happiness is key luvvie. Kudos to you for not caving to the pressures that come with being unmarried in our society.

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  12. Wise words from a wise woman. It is better to be comfortable in your own skin and emotionally balanced to take care of the child God has given you instead of courting hypertension and misery in the name of marriage. Nigerian marriage no be am abeg!

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  13. Marriage is only for the "BRAVE" its an institution of endless compromise.

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  14. Lots of BS! Nigerian men are hard to look after? Yeah right, rather than admitting failure, she is on about the challenges we all are facing everyday. Are Nigerian women easy to live with? Some of them have nagged their husbands to death.
    People should shut up and find a way to live together, life is hard enough looking for money to feed.

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    1. you are just a typical example of one of the arseholes she is talking about.....

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    2. stupid goat, admit failure like how? she no gree endure again make she free herself na failure? does she look like someone who is a failure? she just cant be bothered to be in a situation where she go dey suffering and smiling........marriage is not the end all be all of life so buzz off

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  15. Good talk my sister, many Nigerian women are suffering today cos the don't want people to see them as a divorcee, instead of them to take a decision that suits them

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  16. Ok.but u are shinning ur congo

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  17. YK u said it all. No need for pretence, so many women are suffering nd smiling in their marriages, but they won't opt out cos of family nd society. Am highly fullfiled as a single mother. I cannt even give in to any man bossy me around again, my happiness is d most important , no family nd society. Really married women I dole my hat nd gele for u all

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  18. I just love aunt yeni . Real woman to the core.

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  19. Ok oh
    Pls visit www.blogsvila.blogspot.com for hookps

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  20. For sure nigeria women are trying. Some of them will not divorce their cheating husbands due to societal pressure while their husbands will not hesitate to divorce if they cheat. What a double standard. Open marriage should be the best in nigeria marital institution. Single mothers are on increase due to men cheatings and wickedness.

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  21. For sure nigeria women are trying. Some of them will not divorce their cheating husbands due to societal pressure while their husbands will not hesitate to divorce if they cheat. What a double standard. Open marriage should be the best in nigeria marital institution. Single mothers are on increase due to men cheatings and wickedness.

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