“I Will Not Change My Name Unless The Person I’m With Has A Status That If I’m Associated With That Name, It Opens Doors For Me” – Lolo Cynthia


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The video of media personality, Lolo Cynthia saying she would not take on the name of her spouse except it would open doors for her has started a debate online. Lolo shared a snippet of the video on her social media pages.

“I will not change my name unless the person I’m with has a status that if I’m associated with that name, it opens doors for me” she said.

A woman is expected to take on the identity of her husband by legally changing her last name but Lolo insists that she would do that only when it is beneficial for her. She explained that the same goes for men, who shouldn’t be bothered about taking on the surnames of their wives if it would be beneficial to them.

According to Lolo, she is not trying to put any man down but she is just being smart about using her husband’s influence and social status to her advantage. As expected, Lolo’s statement generated a lot of conversation online. While some people applauded her for her opinion, some think it is unrealistic and demeaning for the man.

According to the people who do not see Lolo’s statement as a problem, they revealed that people get married for different reasons, noting love to be just one out of them. 

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  1. Obioma Marylyn

    Obioma Marylyn

    December 30, 2018 at 9:03 pm


  2. Adebolu Mojisola

    Adebolu Mojisola

    December 30, 2018 at 9:18 pm


  3. Mazi Ejike King

    Mazi Ejike King

    December 30, 2018 at 9:24 pm


  4. Chrisval Odey

    Chrisval Odey

    December 31, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Every individual is entitled to say what he/she wants to but insluting an individual does not pass a massage.To the lady in question or those who have this concept of marriage are you also a blessing to who you will marry or will your name open door as well?

    • Roselyn Godwin

      Roselyn Godwin

      December 31, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      She’s not asking him to take her name, so whether her name opens doors or not is not an issue here.

    • Chrisval Odey

      Chrisval Odey

      December 31, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      Are you speaking for her?Do you have the same perception of the issue? Wisdom is profitable to direct so get wisdom.

  5. Phathu-Tshedzo Makhuvha

    Phathu-Tshedzo Makhuvha

    December 31, 2018 at 5:56 am

    …. Then don’t get married

  6. Oluwatosin Olojede

    Oluwatosin Olojede

    December 31, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Foolish philosophy, pls dont contaminate our young girls with this nonsense u re feeding your mind with. Someone whose father’s name has not opened any door for does not want to adopt another man’s name. Even guys these days want to marry ladies who will be of blessing to them.

    • Roselyn Godwin

      Roselyn Godwin

      December 31, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Very mature of you to insult someone you don’t know. Its her decision. Leave the panadol you’re taking for someone else’s headache in the pharmacy mbok

  7. Oluwakemi Sanusi Olatunji

    Oluwakemi Sanusi Olatunji

    December 31, 2018 at 8:06 am

    It her opinion and she is entitled to it ,you guys should grow up and stop insulting her .it her life ,her decision.

  8. Bimpe Idowu Ibidapo

    Bimpe Idowu Ibidapo

    December 31, 2018 at 8:23 am

    People keep saying stop insulting her,what message is she passing to the younger ones looking up to her,I just pray this generation does not miss it all because of money,power and fame

  9. Mujeebah Adenike Kolapo

    Mujeebah Adenike Kolapo

    December 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Women! She said ‘I will not take a man’s name’ not ‘women should not take a man’s name if it won’t open doors’. You don’t want your daughters to follow this, teach them not to, don’t insult her.

    Says so much about us if the only thing we could reply her with insults. Salam!

    • Roselyn Godwin

      Roselyn Godwin

      December 31, 2018 at 5:45 pm

      All the insults, I went back to read it again to be sure she did not say she will not take their husbands’ name. Women always attacking each other over things that are none of their business to start with.

  10. Onyinye Doreen Ezenwokike

    Onyinye Doreen Ezenwokike

    December 31, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    U are single right no wahala when u marry then u go know how far

  11. Chidera Natasha

    Chidera Natasha

    December 31, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Why y’all trending this Lady for free?

  12. Achirinma Nnaoma

    Achirinma Nnaoma

    January 1, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Its her opinion, she is advising, she is just giving her own opinion

  13. Jaynifa Jaynie

    Jaynifa Jaynie

    January 1, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Some irresponsible women like spewing trash to gain fame

  14. Adunni Bakare

    Adunni Bakare

    January 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Clap for yourself! I pray you will not only get the one that will open doors for you but the ones that will open main gates o. I wish you all the best.

  15. Uleanya Efosa Ene

    Uleanya Efosa Ene

    January 2, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Ok, whatever floats your boat!

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