- A Nigerian lady with the Twitter name Eketi has said that women are asked by barbers to present letters of consent from their husband before service
- Eketi added that the reason for so in Uyo was because of a scuffle between a soldier and a barber
- Many Nigerians have reacted to her tweet, with some saying they have never heard about such before
A Nigerian lady identified as Eketi on Twitter has said that gender disparity affects women so much that they cannot get a haircut without their husband's or boyfriend's consent.
The woman said she does not really know the reasons why such is the case but she was told the practice started in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state when a soldier arrested a barber for cutting his wife's hair.
Ekiti said that the same thing is obtainable in some parts of Lagos and Enugu states.
In her post on the micro-messaging platform, she also said that a woman could be billed more for the same service a man would get for less.
See her tweets below:
Many have reacted to her tweets with differing opinions.
Below are some of the reactions from people:
My mother and sister have been cutting their hair for over 3 decades / a decade respectively, in Enugu and no one has ever asked them for a consent letter.
Never heard of this and no one l know has ever heard of it so its not "widespread". My daughter has a new haircut/hair colour (Face with tears of joy)every month none of her friends has heard of this
One of the most annoying things I’ve read today.. WTAF?? So a woman can’t decide to wear (or not wear) her hair the way she wants because a man will be outraged????? Make it make sense please!
The pricing thing goes both ways. Men pay more to make their hair than women do (as far as I know). They say it's not your thing "naturally", so you'll pay more if you insist on doing it(as crazy as it sounds). It's the consent letter that's very strange to me. Never heard of it.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Onu Okwuchukwu Charles, a Nigerian barber, became popular online for his hairstyling skill.
It was gathered that he started the profession after he could not further his education due to lack of money.
The young Nigerian said he has been practising the craft since 2015. He added that he loves the way haircutting transforms one's looks.
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