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This Photo Of Mr Macaulay And His Five Daughters Reminds Me Of Something My Father Told Me 8 Years Ago



Growing up, I remembered my father telling me and my sisters that he really didn’t care if we were girls, that he would make sure we went to the university and achieve what he couldn’t as he didn’t have the privilege to.

One day, while I was preparing to leave for University, he told me to be careful of what I did in school (the regular advice of a Nigerian father). What touched me however was that a friend of his had come visiting a day before and had told him not to waste his effort on his children because ‘they are just girls.’ He told my dad not to bother about sending us to school.

“These girls will end up in the kitchen even if they have a degree; just let them learn a skill and marry them off. There’s no need for wasting money,” my dad’s friend told him.

When my dad told me, I appreciated him more and it made me work harder.

I feel sad that there are still many people who place so much importance on having sons than daughters.

It is however interesting to know that not all men share this view. The world is evolving with women taking charge.

When I saw this photo of Mr Macaulay and his five daughters, I remembered my father and his sacrifices for his four daughters.

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In a world where overt materialism has taken precedence over all, where the desire for money, to be relevant in the socio-political and economic realm has permanently confined us into the constraints of tug for supremacy and its hegemony. Where all the isms and thesis are breed into our mindsets from infancy we loose track of our role here, that our existence as a being is to pro-create and leave seeds that shall germinate and bloom. The richest man is not that which his pocket is full of money, but that which his offspring blossoms in unity and spirituality! {MR MACAULY and HIS FIVE GIRLS} #wedding #weddings #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddingseason #nigerianwedding #nigerianweddingphotographer #asoebi #asoebibella #traditional #yorubawedding #yorubabride #owanbe #cultural #fatherhood #father #daddysgirl #daddyslittlegirl #family #londonwedding #londonweddingphotographer #beautiful #bellanaijaweddings #philosophy #joy #creativity @weddingdigestnaija @africansweetheartweddings @bellanaijaweddings @nigerianwedding @welovenaijaweddings @officialweddingmagazine @loveweddingsng @asoebiafrica @asoebibella @asoebispecial @lovephilosophy @philosophydaily @writing_inspiration @weddingdream @weddingdiary

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THE MOTHER! Like the Earth that gives, evidently and eventually inheriting all, fertilising the seed and birthing in excruciating pain, nurturing from infancy in pure instincts, as the earthling negates with the season, she diplomate through her seed in simulated cohesion, knowing which to give affection and which to look to when in need of affection. The wise owl, the all seeing eye, marking out weakness and strength in her children with compassion. The father is but a donor, a pin to connect a dot, he is biological and genetic predisposition, the mother is the god, she owns and inherit all, from the pain to the pleasure, the failures to the haul of treasures. She is the root to a branch that stems to offsprings.. {MRS MACAULY and HER FIVE GIRLS} #wedding #weddings #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddinginspiration #weddingseason #asoebi #asoebibella #asoebiafrica #yorubawedding #nigerianwedding #nigerianweddingphotographer #gele #family #familygoals #familyphotography #mommyanddaughter #loveweddingsng #bellanaijaweddings #londonweddingphotographer #londonwedding #philosophy #philosopher #engagement #nikkah #beautiful #writing #writersofinstagram @africansweetheartweddings @bellanaijaweddings @weddingdigestnaija @weddingdiary @weddingdream @loveweddingsng @asoebiafrica @asoebibella @asoebispecial @nigerianwedding @philosophydaily @lovephilosophy @writing_inspiration @welovenaijaweddings @yorubawedding

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  1. Jumoke Michael

    Jumoke Michael

    March 9, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Why do you all look so much like ur dad anywhere it nice

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  4. Uche Nnaji

    Uche Nnaji

    April 29, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    And I hope their father didn’t pay attention to that stupid friend of his.
    I don’t know what people see concerning female children.
    A child is a child no matter the gender.

  5. Oladejo Blessyn Afeso

    Oladejo Blessyn Afeso

    April 29, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Thank God for what female kids are doing now, regardless no child is useless

  6. Vic Atinuke Adediji

    Vic Atinuke Adediji

    April 29, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Hmnnnn… Nonsense friend,thank God Daddy didn’t listen to nonsense talk from a nonsense fellow. God bless you sir, you will enjoy till eternity.

  7. Online MALL

    Online MALL

    April 29, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Every child regardless of gender is Unique and a blessing from God. Thankfully more people are coming to terms with this

  8. Doloro Dimoko

    Doloro Dimoko

    April 29, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    Exactly what my father used to say but now?………….

  9. Juliet Amubienwo

    Juliet Amubienwo

    April 29, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    So they told me too.what is the need of degree, Juliet you are a woman.

  10. Haroon Aysha

    Haroon Aysha

    April 30, 2020 at 4:34 am

    See let’s be honest, most women might not end up in the kitchen but will certainly enter the kitchen abi na restaurant or fast food go feed your family…. people are not saying it right.
    It’s All women will definitely go to the kitchen not end up in the kitchen by God’s grace.

  11. Agbabiaka Omolola

    Agbabiaka Omolola

    April 30, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Gone are those days woman end up in the kitchen, its true they enter kitchen and cook but saying their career ends in the kitchen its a total lie in this century.

  12. Uduak Isaac Effiong

    Uduak Isaac Effiong

    April 30, 2020 at 7:14 am

    A man who says a woman’s place is in the kitchen needs a brain reset. It’s obvious the world has left him behind.

  13. Joy Yusuf

    Joy Yusuf

    April 30, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Says who ? You lie and u are naive

  14. Oyewole Adedoyin O

    Oyewole Adedoyin O

    April 30, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I remember one of my Dad friend that always make jest of my Daddy when i was in school he will always tell People my Dad is spending heavily on a girl because i attended a private university. In his words he will say “My Dad is spending on a girl that can get pregnant anytime”, ‘Very soon a man will come and marry me away and my Dad wont have a say”. I personally went to invite him for my convocation, if you see the way he was behaving ehn….. He helped me carry Gown self. He has 5 Male and non is educated.

  15. Clementina Asuquo

    Clementina Asuquo

    April 30, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    No problemo! I end in the kitchen only when l close from the office,it’s my daily routine,got a problem with that?

  16. Busola Awe-Ajomale

    Busola Awe-Ajomale

    April 30, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Wow! So blessed. Such a lucky man.

  17. Olufunmilola Ibitoye

    Olufunmilola Ibitoye

    April 30, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Daddy is blessed

  18. Joseph Eddie

    Joseph Eddie

    April 30, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Every child deserves equal right and privileges

  19. Princess Gy Okon

    Princess Gy Okon

    April 30, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    May God forgive him.

  20. Ola Ola

    Ola Ola

    May 2, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Beautiful people

  21. Eucharia Madu

    Eucharia Madu

    May 3, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    You are blessed Sir.

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