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#ThingsThatMakeLoveWork – Read Relationship Tips From Ali Baba



Ali Baba & Mary BMaking a relationship last is a lot of work as it takes patience, understanding, compromise and a whole ton of other things that you discover along the way.

That’s why this morning, comedian Ali Baba took to his Twitter page to start a trend with the hashtag #ThingsThatMakeLoveWork as he doled out some tips and had his followers add their own tips from experience.

Take a look at some of the tweets below!

…and some tweets from his followers!

Do you have any to add?

Photo Credit: SC George


  1. the girl who flies planes

    November 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

    What in the hell?
    You are one to talk considering the fact that Mary had three kids for you or so while you were married to Patricia Leon. Is that not adultery?
    You took that woman for a ride and rode on her fame and connections to enrich yourself and step into the spotlight way back when.
    People don’t forget lets tell the truth!
    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones!
    Bella if you like dont post this, i leave it to your conscience!!!
    Put yourself in Patricia’s shoes!

    • Enu

      November 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Are you patricia to know so much about his not treating her well. Please dont speak of things you are not 100% sure of. You dont know if she was unfaithful in their marriage. Dont play God and dont go on social media defending people u dont have all the information about. Monkey say na only the pickin wey she carry for belle she fit defend. The pickin wey dey back she no fit defend as pickin fit don pick something wey she no know.

    • jummai

      November 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      What if she even cheated……..what if.

    • Diuto

      November 24, 2014 at 4:57 am

      They had one kid while with Patricia n Pat hadnt divorced her fmr husband nullifying her marriage to Ali. Get your facts straight

  2. bruno

    November 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

    “Learn to tidy up after him, shoes here, jeans here, socks here” SHE’S YOUR MAID abi?

    • AW

      November 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      For once I agree with you.

  3. Mystique

    November 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

    what does this even mean ‘QUIT NAGGING!!! YOU WILL GIVE HIM A REASON TO COME HOME LATE’………. isn’t this a very subtle way of blackmailing the woman? so what happens when the nagging is from the man??? would that be a good enough reason for the woman to come home late??
    its truly a mans world………even the bible states ‘its better to live on the roof top than stay in the same house with a nagging wife’……choi. lmao. Anyways, when there’s love and respect, everything else will fall in line. Big ups to all the responsible naija men holding it down…

  4. cesc

    November 19, 2014 at 11:19 am


    • deb

      November 19, 2014 at 11:51 am

      If u help him. Manage his money and he spends the excess on his rude and bad family members u Did feel. Cheated. So please help manage your husbands money for your. Own benefit

    • Thatgidigirl

      November 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Manage and spend it! If you don’t, the mistress will.

    • fyre

      November 20, 2014 at 4:23 am

      U mean the the “side chick”?

  5. Jasmine

    November 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

    He made a lot of Valid points. pick the good ones and ignore what you don’t feel comfortable with.
    between, he ddnt say you must abide to his points. Maybe they work for him.

  6. Cynthia

    November 19, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Forgive,forgive and then forgive some more,marriage isn’t for the faint of heart.

  7. sika

    November 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Quite frankly, these Nigerian men should stop giving advice on how one should be in a relationship. Naija guys dont know shit about that..all their advice is solely for their own benefit. Because you are married to a woman that will allow you throw your jeans, socks and shoes about the place and does the tidying up..does not mean every woman should. I for one will not be tolerating an untidy man…why should your shit be all over the place? are you a child? my friend tidy up after yourself!!!. i cant stand untidy men.,also, i wouldn’t want my man too miss me because his house is untidy or because there’s no cooked food. id rather my man misses me because of the effect i have on his mind..body and soul!

    All this talk about ‘nagging’. See, if you give me a reason to nag my dear i will blow the roof off! Dont give me a reason to nag, and i wont. Imagine if a man is cheating on his wife and she nags him (bloody good reason to nag if i might add), are you now saying its ok for him to not come home? Stupid advice. This is ridic!

    Women ought to stop behaving as if to have ‘MAN’ is a privilege. because all these men on social media that give advice are clearly a product of the shit women let them get away with. lastly, i hope that advice you gave ‘ learn to cook, its not rocket science’ goes for men too. Or are you saying a man shouldnt know how to cook? just like you are saying a man should be untidy? you men want a woman to cook, clean, support you, satisfy you in bed, raise your kids, work, contribute financially etc etc…while yll walk around doing absolutely nothing but ..err..go to work and make if thats hard to do…GTFOH!

    • Juwon

      November 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      “….both genders should know how to cook, because neither feminism or sexism are going to help you when you’re hungry.”

    • ivie

      November 21, 2014 at 2:26 am

      I love you Already!!! *Phew*

  8. Reverse

    November 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Can someone define nagging? I think my husband nags… Perhaps I should start staying out late, never thought of that

    • adelegirl

      November 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      😀 😀 😀 Your comment had me in stitches!

  9. Truth Teller

    November 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    His advice is both good and bias. I really dislike it when ALL women are categorized to have the same emotions, feelings, attitudes e.t.c. While most are the same, it doesn’t apply to All please. Not ALL women nag! I for one will shut the hell up, I use the silent treatment. Not ALL women are financially dependent on their men! Some men crave much more attention than women, so attention seeking is not always from the woman. I believe no one is a maid or houseboy in a relationship/marriage. Clean up YOUR mess, stop waiting for your partner to do that., Respect is reciprocal, it goes both ways. Learn to be handy, it swings both ways too ( cooking, cleaning, fixing stuff e.t.c) , speak to each other with reverence.

  10. Ese

    November 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Nadia women don suffer. How about him helping her clean the fish for the pepper soup while she prepares other things to go with the pepper soup. Haba Alibaba……

  11. Lilphoenixxx

    November 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    *scratching my head* emmmm madam Sika, na d tweets dey vex u abi na something abi someone else dey make u vex ni? Coolu temper..inula? Ejoor..mbok…biko… #JustKiddingHere
    He’s just tryna help some of us wey still dey single n dey study “relationship 101” catch and keep man in d African way nah…no too vex for am biko….lol..yeah in spite of d fact dt we wey b feminists plenty but when it comes to catching AND KEEPING a man, some of us still be learners…Hehehehehehe
    P.s: like jasmine said..we shld use a sieve n pick d ones dt best suits us out..we mustn’t take everything we r told hook, line n sinker u know..

  12. chigurl

    November 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Everyone with an opinion. may put up mine next.

  13. spoonfullofsugar

    November 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    He’s talking about what makes relationships work. He’s addressing patterns of a lot of men out there. If u cannot deal with the truth, stay single or stay without having a long lasting relationship.

  14. Single Shalewa, Bitter Bintu!

    November 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    One question – the picture at the end, who’s going to sweep the petals after the whole dede ne (Yoruba) ? Definitely not me please. #ThingsThatWontMakeLoveWork

  15. Mimi

    November 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    What all this relationship advise do not seem to understand is that no one person is the same and as a result no one relationship is the same. The most important think is know your partner and ask yourself two question before going into a committed relationship. Can you make them happy? Can they make you happy?

  16. xtsy

    November 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Gigolo turned relationship expert.

  17. Adebola

    November 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I wish my Ogbeni will read this

  18. Radiant

    November 19, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    All I am focusing on is the last tweet with the picture. No, I do not want that and definitely not when I am coming back from work tired. #firehazard #whowillsweepthehouse #ican’tevenwalkinbetweenthose

  19. concerned9ja

    November 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    When is he going to talk about Chibok girls…Boko Haram and the perilous elections coming in 2015….na so so relationship matter he dey put for head for someone who allegedly is not even smelling of roses..
    Ali Baba or whatever put 9ja relationship for dey burn!!

  20. Like

    November 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    He made some valid point.. I am a lady and i love the one of clean up after him.. I visited a friend recently and his gf came over for some weeks.. Trust me when she left, we both felt it cause i cannot be bothered to do anything for him.. and he did miss her and spoke about her…

    Please pick what you will use and stop nagging about the post..

    • Diuto

      November 24, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Do u mean his wknd maid left? Mscheeeewwwwww.

  21. Just me

    November 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    “spending time with her in d kitchen…gistin while she makes d peppersoup”
    I like this one.
    Quality time together whether by doing chores together, shopping together but there has to be a togetherness for the relationship to work.

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