Why Do Some Peope Get Angry When A Woman Says She Doesn’t Want To Marry A Poor Man?


Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo told Punch that she cannot marry a poor man. She has her reasons, but people of social media do not want to hear it. She won’t be the first to be castigated for saying this, many people think women who say they don’t want to marry poor men are materialistic. But it is her life and it is her rule.

She said,

If marriage comes along, yes I will consider it. Then, I used to say that I didn’t want to get married again because of the stress involved. Now, I have had a rethink. But I can’t marry a poor man. Some people will say I shouldn’t say that, but I am a blunt person. For someone like me, there is no love without money. I am a celebrity and I am expected to maintain a certain lifestyle, which is expensive.

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I have a lot of responsibilities.  As a breadwinner and celebrity, how do you expect me to marry a poor man? Where do you expect us to start from?  I am not ready to add any man’s problems to mine. I don’t need the man to be very rich, but he must be able to feed himself and me. You don’t even have to cater for my other responsibilities.

We all have our defects. When you keep looking for an ideal man, a good one will pass you by. I just need a man who is responsible for himself first before me. Once he is hungry for success, every other thing will follow.

The kind of man I want in my life has to be more successful than me. When I bought my personal assistant a car, people said I didn’t want her to marry. I told them that I don’t expect her to marry someone who does not have a car as well. You say what you want out of life; we shouldn’t deceive ourselves. It is a choice to die in poverty and I have chosen not to die in poverty. I cannot flow with someone who wants to die in poverty.

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  1. Halima Iisa Mohammed

    Halima Iisa Mohammed

    October 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Because they are poor mentally

  2. Magdalene Edet Emg

    Magdalene Edet Emg

    October 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Osheeeyyyy maami…eje ko ye wan

  3. Awoyemi Rachel Oyebola

    Awoyemi Rachel Oyebola

    October 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I don’t blame her, I understand u

  4. Matt Diamond

    Matt Diamond

    October 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Yes oh,say wht u want from life,I cannot marry a poor man and I refuse to die in poverty, nice one iyabo

  5. Yetunde Akinyemi

    Yetunde Akinyemi

    October 18, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    God Pls bless me with a rich, God-fearing and loving husband Biko. Amen. Who poor man epp?

  6. Princess Essien

    Princess Essien

    October 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Same here, poverty ain’t sweet

  7. Christy Christopher

    Christy Christopher

    October 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm


  8. Onome Tess Akporie

    Onome Tess Akporie

    October 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    U shouldn’t dear.

  9. Fidelis Glow

    Fidelis Glow

    October 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Because they are poor men

  10. Ezinne Mma Chibuzo

    Ezinne Mma Chibuzo

    October 18, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Because they know they are very lazy and poverty is their potion for the rest of their lives. They have already taken the front seats in the meeting of poverty.

    • Joyce Agbomma

      Joyce Agbomma

      October 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Omg lolzzz

    • Mary Dolapo Omowumi

      Mary Dolapo Omowumi

      October 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Tell em sweet

    • Chioma Ezeka

      Chioma Ezeka

      October 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    • Ezinne Mma Chibuzo

      Ezinne Mma Chibuzo

      October 19, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      They don’t wish to work hard to provide daily bread for their families, they don’t even believe in themselves cause they are useless with no potentials nor prospects, so they already know their future which is filled with complete poverty. And when any woman says she doesn’t want to marry their type, they get really angry, defensive, insulting, bitter and frustrated.

    • Ok Eunice

      Ok Eunice

      October 19, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Ezinne I thought is Only me That’s Experiencing All this. U that have Work Hard 2 Look and Live Good, u’re the First Born of 5 or 6 in ur Family and Everyone is On ur neck then one Man will now come and Looking 4 way into ur Life in d Name Of Marriage and U will b like u have 2 OK than me now by telling him u not interested, then men will pick offence immediately like say U insulted them, May God deliver All the single Ladies From Frustrated Poor men.

    • Ezinne Mma Chibuzo

      Ezinne Mma Chibuzo

      October 19, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Amen o.

  11. Adenuga Ayobami

    Adenuga Ayobami

    October 19, 2017 at 2:07 am

    I perfectly understandable her. She has tasted it before & saw it’s no good thing.
    Abeg poverty is a disease .May God deliver us from it , bless the works of our hands & make us wealthy

  12. Ida Blacknell

    Ida Blacknell

    October 19, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I hope love is in your plans not just money.

  13. Animasaun Abisola

    Animasaun Abisola

    October 19, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I don’t know why ooo
    A woman should suffer and suffer with a man that at the end of the day will tell her it is my money not yours.

  14. Kemi Olayinka

    Kemi Olayinka

    October 19, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Poverty stint!

  15. Horllarhjumokeh Taiwo Azeezat

    Horllarhjumokeh Taiwo Azeezat

    October 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Fact!!! I reject poverty, it’s a big disease

  16. Kemi Olabiyi Olusikun

    Kemi Olabiyi Olusikun

    October 19, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I wonder oooo, na who wan suffer??

  17. Joyce Agbomma

    Joyce Agbomma

    October 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Ask me to I wonder

  18. Mary Dolapo Omowumi

    Mary Dolapo Omowumi

    October 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Who there anger help. This is by choice. Me ooo I can and will never marry a poor man. The angry ones can marry a pauper for all I care.

  19. John Sutton

    John Sutton

    October 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    keep your legs closed and dont bring kids into a world of single parenting .look how it fucked you up

  20. Ogunba Olaomopo

    Ogunba Olaomopo

    October 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    God forbid poor man in my life…Im a single mother paying over 500k for my son’s school fees, Rent, provisions,myself,parents etc….Ibeg , i no fit

  21. Treasure Mary Ochuole Adie

    Treasure Mary Ochuole Adie

    October 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Abi oo

  22. Beez Omezi

    Beez Omezi

    October 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    You DAT is poor do you like yourself being poor even in d bible job comes before romans

  23. Isabella Joseph

    Isabella Joseph

    October 19, 2017 at 7:16 pm


  24. Hardenaya Horpeyemi

    Hardenaya Horpeyemi

    October 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Yes tru talk

  25. Mihz Divien

    Mihz Divien

    October 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I don’t know o

  26. Paulete Omunero

    Paulete Omunero

    October 20, 2017 at 3:55 am

    True o o..! Money moves romance. Who did Love epp.No room for poverty.

  27. Phunmi Ibraheem

    Phunmi Ibraheem

    October 20, 2017 at 9:02 am


  28. Elebijo Grace

    Elebijo Grace

    October 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I don’t think any man love to be poor, even men themselves don’t want to get married with a lazy women they will say they don’t want liability women, what are they trying to say by liability women? So women too can marry poor men.. my dear poverty no good.

  29. Freya Nelson

    Freya Nelson

    October 22, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I wonder why..

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