Frederick Leonard’s Wife Peggy Ovire Slams Kiekie Over Splitting Rent With Husband: “My Man Won’t”

Frederick Leonard’s Wife Peggy Ovire Slams Kiekie Over Splitting Rent With Husband: “My Man Won’t”

  • Peggy Ovire, the wife of Frederick Leonard, disagreed with Kiekie's advise encouraging married women to share financial responsibilities with their husbands
  • Kiekie sparked a wave of responses after she asserted her stance on women actively contributing to household expenses during a recent interview
  • In reaction, Peggy claimed the Kiekie's remark may be due to the fact that she earns more than her man
  • In a chat with's Chinasa, Nike Folagbade, a popular online family life coach and marriage counsellor, asserts that financial responsibilities in marriages defer

Frederick Leonard's wife, Peggy Ovire, has chastised Kiekie for urging married ladies to split the bills with their husbands.

Kiekie's contentious interview prompted tremendous reactions, as she said she cannot live in a house where she does not pay rent and help her husband financially.

Frederick Leonard' and wife Peggy Ovire, KieKie
Frederick Leonard’s wife, Peggy Ovire, opposes Kiekie's idea of splitting bills with her husband. Credit: @peggyovire, @kie_kie
Source: Instagram

The comedian made the claims on the latest episode of Toke Makinwa's podcast.

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Kiekie believes that sharing home expenses with their spouses is beneficial to the home because it decreases financial stress.

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Peggy Ovire disagrees with Kiekie

But in an Instagram post, Peggy criticised the comedian over her remark.

Peggy revealed that her husband would not let her pay bills but noted she is always there to care for the house and support during emergencies.

"Just say you earn more than your husband Kiekie, then bill sharing is a Must. It is my husband's responsibility to pay the bills especially since he can afford it, mine is to take care of the home & be there for emergency cases. My man won't even let me pay jack".

See her post below:

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Peggy Ovire's statement sparks reactions online

See what netizens had to say:


"But seriously, people should just do what works for them abeg. If it’s working for her, fine. And Peggy if urs is working for you too, fine. Make una no dey pressure una selves. No rules boo. Do you, as long as you and your household dey happy. No wham."


"I Agree with Peggy Some Responsibilities are for the Man be it home or Abroad. If a woman works and want to support it should be on a mutual agreement not You Must Pay Half and I pay Half thingy✌️."


"That's Kiekie's home. The other is Peggy's home. Simple. Let us all do what works for us."


"A real man won't let you lift a finger. You know a man is doing well when you see his wife. He won't let you share shi. The minute you give a man that leg that's the end. There are other ways to support please.

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"How will I pay rent just so I can be able to tell you to leave my house? Am I settling down with you with hopes that there'd be a “leave my house” in the future??? Why then did I leave my parents house to marry you???"


"A man that’s is man enough will not even share rent with you, yes! You can contribute to other things,but not sharing of rent/ school fee… except you are earning more than your husband…"


"Point blank period! My man won’t even let me pay shi not to talk of splitting bills. She earns more obviously."

Couples need to discuss and decide what works for them

In an exclusive chat with's Chinasa, Nike Folagbade, a popular online family life coach and marriage counsellor, said financial responsibilities in marriage depend on the agreement between both parties involved.

"Every marriage is unique, and it is important for couples to discuss and decide on what works for them. There are different kinds of finance-sharing ratios that couples can follow: sharing by percentage, sharing by higher income level, sharing by roles, and then complete handling by one.

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"Some couples prefer that the man takes major bills while the woman handles food and home affairs; whatever they choose is fine. As long as there is agreement, results, and progress for their marriage."

Peggy Ovire gushes as Frederick Leonard makes a vow to her

In March, Leonard penned an appreciation message to his wife for going all out to give him a surprise birthday treat.

The movie star, who turned a new age, shared how his wife planned his birthday despite being away from home for months.

Leonard disclosed that Peggy flew for 48 hours to be with him at a movie location just to make him happy.

The actor, who could not hide how happy he was, promised never to take her love for him for granted.


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