- Yoruba actor and singer, Dayo Amusa, has shared her take on being independent
- According to her, being independent doesn't mean she does not need love
- Amusa also stated that being a woman does not make her less than a man
The issue of gender equality remains one of the most debated topics in Nigeria and it has become even more intense with the growing movement of feminism.
Yoruba actress, Dayo Amusa recently spoke out about being independent. In a lengthy Instagram post, the actress who doubles as a singer spoke about taking charge of her life and being responsible for the decisions she makes in her life.
She also stated that being a woman does not make her less than a man. Talking about being an independent woman, she stated that it does not mean she hates men or that she won't submit to a man.
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Amusa wrote: "I am independent because I take responsibility for my life. I refuse to play the blame game on anyone or make other people scapegoats for my failures. I do not allow the culture or religion to define me. Just because I am a woman doesn’t mean I am less than a man. Just because my skin may be darker or lighter than someone else’s doesn’t make me any less beautiful.
I am empowered to choose my companions, belief system & standards, based on what I feel is right for me. I can stand on my own if need be, but I do not boast about it or make others feel small just because they can’t. Being independent doesn’t mean I do not need love. It doesn’t mean i like going home alone.
It doesn’t mean I hate men or that I won’t submit. It doesn’t mean I will stop being feminine & ladylike. I still want to be cared for & pampered by my partner. I desire to have doors opened & be treated to dinner. I still want to be protected & covered with assurance that everything is going to be okay. YES I Love my independence."
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Still on the issue, it is no news that the Nigerian society is regarded as a patriarchal one, and this often reflects in our ideology about equality and what the position of women in society should be.
Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, is certainly one who embodies patriarchy and often speaks his mind regardless of whose ox is gored. In a video currently trending, he once again spoke about marriage proposals.
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