“It Is Only An Overgrown Baby Of A Man That Does Not Lift A Finger And Support His Wife” – Oby Ezekwesili


This year we have read so many discussions and arguments on social media about the roles of women in a home.

It is sad to see that many men vehemently believe a woman should do all the housework and childcare in addition to having a full time job, without any help from the husband.

Oby Ezekwesili posted some tweets to address this yesterday. When a God fearing woman who is happily married and highly successful in her career gives advise on marriage, we absolutely think it is worth listening to!

She tweeted,

Sometimes, when I read tweets of some young ones on twitter, I mutter to myself, “where did this very old thought come from in a young man”

I cooked Ofe Nsala & Coconut-Oil Stew 4 my family Christmas meal. I also wrote a Policy Note for the Leader of an African country. #SoWhat?

A woman can do multiple tasks in Life. She can be a professional, a daughter, a sibling, a wife, a mom. Stop those artificial dichotomies.

Don’t allow your mind to construct artificial dichotomies & then enter into marriage. A true COUPLE can get ANYTHING THEY WANT DONE, DONE.

It is only an overgrown baby of a man that does not lift a finger &SUPPORT his wife to bc a Composite Achiever. Grow up, Baby Boys.Grow up

Some of you young men tweet here as if you are looking for a 21st century maid as a wife. You better not get married yet. Grow up 1st

Some of you young married men carry on as if you did your wife a favor getting married. Stop it. Combine forces&get things done in the home

As a woman, you will not always get it right balancing the multiple tasks but with the RIGHT mindset& a REAL man (no baby boy) you’ll be ok

The most foolish decision you’ll ever make in life is to marry a person you can comfortably watch struggling and not lift a hand to support.

So, my dear young ones believe me when I say that your marriage decision can make or mar you. Don’t make it lightly. Deep calls unto Deep.





  1. Omo-Oba Adeosun Oluwayehmizy

    Omo-Oba Adeosun Oluwayehmizy

    December 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm


  2. Lucy Chioma

    Lucy Chioma

    December 31, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    No bi small over grown baby of a man

  3. Nsikan Udoh

    Nsikan Udoh

    December 31, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Correct talk

  4. Adedeji Elizabeth Aderonke

    Adedeji Elizabeth Aderonke

    December 31, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Dem full town baby husband

  5. Joyce Matthew Joyce

    Joyce Matthew Joyce

    December 31, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    nice talk

  6. Hannah Omu-riyo David

    Hannah Omu-riyo David

    December 31, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    True talk ma’ama

  7. Ola Ajayi

    Ola Ajayi

    December 31, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    On point

  8. Ubi Lindsay Janet

    Ubi Lindsay Janet

    December 31, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    True talk

  9. Oyidia Ijioma

    Oyidia Ijioma

    December 31, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Chizoba Ofoeme just stumbled on this

  10. Destiny Bridget

    Destiny Bridget

    December 31, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Tell them ooo

  11. Scholastica Chizoba Emeh

    Scholastica Chizoba Emeh

    December 31, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Tell them ooo. You’re a correct woman

  12. Rosemary Chris

    Rosemary Chris

    December 31, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    On point!

  13. Favour Phavian Ebekine

    Favour Phavian Ebekine

    December 31, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Y r dey not commenting? Hahahahahahahahahahaha..i guess it sank inside Dia soft baby 💀

  14. Ada Onuchukwu

    Ada Onuchukwu

    December 31, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    They are increasing in number! They better not get married yet!

  15. Faith Mindjos

    Faith Mindjos

    January 1, 2017 at 12:32 am

    True ma

  16. Rita Michael

    Rita Michael

    January 1, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Well said.

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