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Olori Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi says “I am not a fan of gender equality. We can’t be equal… we have our role to play” at a Women’s Forum in USA

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She spoke at Emerging Women’s Forum, in Maryland, USA, and she said out of no offense to anyone, she’s not a fan of gender equality, because she thinks that limits women. Her husband the Ooni has his role to play and she has hers.Olori Wuraola Zynab Otiti_2

“I am not a huge fan of gender equality. We can’t be equal, We cant be men. We have our roles to play here, a very pivotal one.”

Her Majesty went on to speak about the powerful roles women play and how women should tap into their powers by exploring themselves in order to reach extraordinary heights, as opposed to fighting for power with their male counterparts.

“The modern pattern of feminism has succeeded in limiting women of the heights they could reach; gender equality is unrealistic. We can never be equal with men, we are here for a great purpose, we have our roles to play we are powerful and we are a force of nature.”

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Her Majesty, Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi gave a powerful speech to the Emerging Womens Forum on June 16, 2016 where she spoke about strength of women and what Gender equality means to her. “I am not a huge fan of Gender equality. We can’t be equal, We cant be men. We have our roles to play here, a very pivotal one.” Her Majesty went on to speak about the powerful roles women play and how women should tap into their powers by exploring themselves in order to reach extraordinary heights, as opposed to fighting for power with their male counterparts. ⏹️ The modern pattern of feminism has succeeded in limiting women of the heights they could reach; gender equality is unrealistic. We can never be equal with men, we are here for a great purpose, we have our roles to play we are powerful and we are a force of nature. (video 1 of 4) #OoniofIfe #QueenWuraolaOgunwusi #TheOoniVisitsAmerica

A video posted by Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi (@oloriwuraolaogunwusi) on

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Emcee of The Emerging Women’s Forum, Dr. Renee Allen with kind words to the Queen. #OoniofIfe #PowerfulWomen #TheOoniVisitsAmerica

A video posted by Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi (@oloriwuraolaogunwusi) on

232 Comments

  1. Looool

    June 17, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    BN people will NOT want to hear this oooo
    Expecting Paul Adeyemo and co in 3,2,1 ?

    • Kadara

      June 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      So why did all her previous marriage break up since she clearly never believed in gender equality or “wanted to be a man” lol silly woman . This is what happens when you give a runs girl microphone

    • Jezebel

      June 18, 2016 at 9:36 am

      @ Kadara: I’m laughing so hard I have tears. “This is what happens when you give a runs girl a microphone”. #killedit

    • Prince

      June 18, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Chai, you harsh o. Nah our queen you finish like toilet roll

    • Nahum

      June 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      @Kadara…BOOMM!!!!! Why did she go through two husbands if she knows how to keep a man?

    • Adelaide

      June 18, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Wow Wow so much ignorance in just a sentence. I can almost swear you didn’t listen to her. What has her previous marriages got to do with this? So what they didn’t work out? How sure are you that it was all her fault? Do you know if she was abused or cheated on? Runs girl?? You see women would always bring women down. Instead of bringing up valuable points to make a good argument you decided to insult her. I can’t with you people.

    • Ngozi

      June 18, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      @Adelaide, her relationships matter because she opened he mouth to allege that relationships fail because women want to be men. Once you open your mouth and talk about something you better know you past relating to that issue will be referenced. In that statement she already judged that women are the cause of relationships breaking

    • Damilola

      June 17, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Gender equality is basically having the same fundamental rights and treatment as men. Let’s treat each other as human beings not based on gender. There should be no special higher treatment in the workforce towards men. For example, a man and woman are doing the same job, they should get paid the same amount. A man shouldn’t get a raise, more just for being a man. Certain jobs shouldn’t be only limited to men. The fight to have more women presidents, let’s have more CEOs, billionaires where a woman shouldn’t only get wealthy through her husband. Oprah has paved that way. So, It’s not a fight to be like man. Although, some irrational feminists have turned it into that.

      One of the argument about gender equality is, what about fighting in war. There’s a new U.S law where it will allow women to be drafted equally as men during war. And some women argued against it. So, gender equality only apples in certain cases but not the others?

    • Jezebel

      June 18, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Yes, Dami we know what it is but Wuraola doesn’t.

    • Shola

      June 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Dami. I could understand what the Queen was trying to say. However I think the problem is she may not fully understand what ‘gender equality means’. I think what she means is that , women and men are equal. we just have different roles to play. Even the bible recognizes this. Human beings are the ones that refuse to treat each other equally and with respect.

    • Miriam

      June 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      I think this olorun did not understand what gendar equality is. Let her stay in the palace and attend to the iyalojas

    • Wale

      June 18, 2016 at 4:19 am

      The only difference between a man and a woman is that a man has a tool between his legs that is becoming more and more irrelevant these days with the introduction of many alternatives for a woman. Equality of not, humanity is moving quickly towards an androgynous existence. There will be a time very soon that we all will become the same. If a woman wants a child she can go to a sperm bank, if she wants comfort another woman can readily provide it, perhaps even more effectively than a man can. This is what scarce us men. It is this fear that is the root of the spike in the mistreatment of women and even the murder of wives by husbands, girlfriends by their lovers. The truth is woman have arrived and there is nothing we men can do about it. The olori is speaking from a traditionalist point of view which is archaic and backwards.

    • Jimmybaba

      June 18, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Guy. You be bad guy. How did you think this out. This is so nice and hilarious

    • Wale

      June 18, 2016 at 4:53 am

      To complete my thought…there is no superiority between genders.

    • [email protected]

      June 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      @eniolorunda, don’t forget u can’t give what you don’t have. There is nothing upstairs at all.

    • @[email protected]

      July 1, 2016 at 4:37 am

      SO YOU’RE THE ONE WHO PASSED ALL HER LAW EXAMS… AND EVEN WENT TO LAW SCHOOL FOR HER?!!! It would seem you’re the one who has no brain*

  2. Anonymous

    June 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Okay o.

  3. le coco

    June 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    This madam doesn’t understand the concept of gender equality.. Nd that is a problem.. your space was good.. but tht u dn’t believe in gender equality is like a slap in the dace who are fighting nd pushing to ensure tht the girl child gets equal opportunities as her male counterparts..

    and jst to enlighten. you.. gender equality is not about women trying to be men… I’m jst gna allow others to comment abeg.. I cnt

    • seyi

      June 17, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      Pls did you read anything they wrote here? Did you listen to her?? Why don’t people want to hear the truth. I am a strong mother of two, a wife, a successful entrepreneur, and a Christian and I TOTALLY agree with her.

    • Le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      @seyi you are a strong mother of two.. thank God for your life..did you choose to be an entrepreneur? were there laws that prevented you from starting a business? did anyone stop you from going to school or to the tertiary institutions ? .. I will wait….

    • Nahum

      June 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      @seyi, it is women like you that do more harm than good. Because your life is good, you think that is how all women are living. Every blessed day, women are beaten up and have no where to run to, girls are raped and society blames them, little girls are denied education and married off, but women like you and that dunce turned Olori speak from your privileged behinds and declare “I do not believe in gender equality”, therefore nullifying the gains women have made in trying to address these issues. Who told you feminists want to be men? Who told you that was our headache? Before any of you made these silly statements, we made them long before. We are fighting for the equal TREATMENT of men and women, not who will wash plate after dinner. Please if you won’t join our struggle, do not add to our stress and stay silent!!!

    • Haba

      June 18, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      @Le coco
      And what if the answers to all your questions are NO, what then?
      There are successful women in Nigeria, I really do not understand the point you guys are making.

    • anonymous

      June 18, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      the reason you agree with her is because you also do not know the meaning of gender equality. You and the runs girl need to be educated.

    • awele

      June 19, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      And what is the truth woman?what did she say?if you are ok being a house wife,with your BSC,enjoy. But

    • Le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      I meant to say…. your speech was good*** and slap in the face**

    • jhennique

      June 19, 2016 at 9:56 am

      I get her point. But she clearly doesn’t know what gender equality is about

    • Miriam

      June 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Half education is a discease… Thanks

    • Fleur

      June 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

      Thank you. You spared me writing an epistle. She just exhibited her lack of understanding on the issue. People should understand where they are limited in knowledge and use that to inform whether or not they want to argue for or against an issue publicly. She has expressed a desire that we not limit our potential as women by aspiring to be the same as men. Well your highness, most girls cannot reach this full potential you so desire and love because they are not seen as more than commodities, sex machines and baby manufacturing facilities. Gender equality is not about “becoming the same height as a man.” It is about making sure that women have equity in access to jobs, education, business opportunity, etc so that they can reach their full potential. Let me go to sleep. Not enjoying the banter online today. Quite disappointing.

    • Shola

      June 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      I continue to put fourth this question, who are raising these boys and girls to treat women lesser than who they are? We must also charge the African woman to raise our children better. Gender inequality is first of all learned and practiced at home. When you see it played out in an office that is really a result of 25 years of training bearing fruit. I agree with the queen on her thoughts, that I also get tired of all these forums and events for women. Not because they are wrong, but because the wrong messages are been passed on. But the real job which is to change the mentality and mindsets in schools and at homes is not being changed. A comment earlier by @Kardana where she said: So why did all her previous marriage break up since she clearly never believed in gender equality or “wanted to be a man” lol silly woman . This is what happens when you give a runs girl microphone’ this comment receive 247 likes.: However we wouldn’t say this if it was a man. Hencefourth you see this is a an mental disease not just a problem. How can another woman have the audacity to murmur such words to another woman.If she herself was not raised to think and judge other women blow a fellow man.

    • Ngozi

      June 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Shola , the Olori herself is the one who started insituating that relationships fail because of the woman’s actions so clearly we have to ask what action of hers led to her failed relationships since she has no problem saying that. Actually if a man who’s been divorced many times opens his mouth to say such posters would have asked him the same question. Olori go and learn about gender equality or shut up

  4. Louise

    June 17, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Some people are just begging to be bashed. We all know it is in “himpaulthant” to stay in your lane.

  5. Fille

    June 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    So many contradictions in her speech, leaving one confused. Well, the only place I believe men and women are not equal is Marriage but outside that, we’re definitely equal.

    • Le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      @fille.. thts my issue with her speech.. Most of the things she described sounded a hell of a lot like gender equality..

    • uchenna

      June 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      All u ladies will just be deceiving yourselves!! How are u equal to men? Can a football club ever. Purchase a female football player for 80m pounds? Or will u hand over your striving business to a lady who just got married and will be going on maternity leave soon? Or are we to match the physical strength of a man to that of a woman?? Please u guys shld channel ur energy appropriately!!

    • Bee

      June 19, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      This is so dumb..we have female athletes all over the world earning and commanding top dollars. Again for people like you spewing rubbish gender equality means do not treat men and woman differently just because of gender. I am a proud feminist but it doesn’t mean I won’t cook for my husband, being feminist means that I chose to do what I want to do not because it is defined by my gender. That being said I also change my light bulbs or fix my TV myself. Do not put me in any box because I am a woman. We should be treated equally as men and not second class citizens. I stand by and for gender equality especially in the work place, in politics and issues like that. Judge me based on merit and not on my gender. I do not support woman pulling anyone down, we should all build everyone up.

  6. yesplease

    June 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Gender equality is about individual’s right to CHOOSE the role that they want to play. You chose to be a queen, another woman chooses to be a professor… It’s about freedom of CHOICE. Who can be against that?

  7. Ruby

    June 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    This is changing the face of Nigerian royals. Good speaker. She made some real points worthy of note too.

  8. ElessarisElendil

    June 17, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    My extremely broad shoulders welcome all that pressure.

    That said though, I believe people keep misunderstanding what “gender equality” means. Before it was turned upside down by the third wave, used to mean a removal of artificial barriers in the way of female progress. That’s a good thing. Her speech will be misconstrued as wanting women back in the kitchen sadly.

  9. Bumi

    June 17, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Was this woman in Nigeria when boko haram kidnapped girls because they were trying to get an education? Feminist causes aren’t meant to degrade or emasculate men, but rather their goal is to ensure that irrespective of gender we all have equal access to basic human rights like education, access to justice, freedom of speech and even the choice of who to settle down with. Madame I beg please take several seats

  10. Ima

    June 17, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Am shocked that someone of her status is still yet to understand what gender equality means, obviously female can never be male coz we have biological differences which means in certain areas especially areas of physical strength, men in general will be stronger but that doesn’t mean socially, economically or professionally women and men can’t be equal. A lot of religions berate women to the extent that animals are even treated better but why? Both women and men are humans with the same brain capacity and human emotions. When we talk about equality, its not to say that in marriage wives shouldn’t be loyal and respectful to men, no! It is to say that both men and women are humans and despite biological differences, they are the same with same human emotions so both parties should show respect to each other. Also outside marriage, men should not expect the same treatment they get from their wives coz they are not automatically made to be superior to any one. Gender equality means equal opportunities, equal human rights and equal treatment. It doesn’t take away certain biological or family roles.

  11. King Bae

    June 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Love her, thank you jare… me either, i am not a fan of it…

    • Kadara

      June 17, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      I’m sure you were one of the people bashing her for having a long sexual history while not bashing the husband! Now she’s good abi lmao . Yeah clearly she knows nothing about gender equality and it’s why women like her will keep getting slut shamed and victimized.

    • @kadara

      June 17, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Abeg shut up!

    • Miriam

      June 19, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      @kadara becalmed, half education they said is a discease. That is the little knowledge she has. Her first international speech what a shame.

    • Dorable

      June 18, 2016 at 9:12 am

      So you would be happy when you study engineering for 5 years and make 1st class but the 2:2 boy gets the job because. ……. it’s a man’s job and they tell you to go be a simstress. How about that?

  12. Kay

    June 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    ? before anyone bashes her. Ild like to say even though I don’t agree with her opinion. I like the fact that she has an opinion and is speaking on it. Which I respect. Every one should be respectful of other people’s views. And accept it for what it is.

    • Le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      No darling . she has an opinion about a topic she isn’t informed about.. The way she described women as playing a pivotal role nd being forces etc etc.. sounded a hell of a lot like a situation where gender equality is in place.. YET she turns around and says she doesn’t believe in it.. I wld respect her more if she did her research.. and THEN gave her opinion without contradicting herself..

  13. lala

    June 17, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    ?????

  14. Mr. Egghead

    June 17, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Ewoooooo!!! ??? Why did she have to spew such wisdom?

    I can already smell the sulphuric breath of the BellaNaija dragons. They gon kill her

    Aunty Wura, it was nice knowing you ??

    • Engoz

      June 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      We are not going to kill her, but simply educate her.

    • Californiabawlar

      June 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Yassss! She is so right! All that wisdom is definitely from the gods! Women need to know their place already and quit flapping their gums. Lol.

      People please don’t argue with this line of thinking…don’t argue in the comment section, just trust in science and Darwinian theory will do it’s thing. Arguing only strengthens the stupid gene.

  15. Disgusted

    June 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Education is good o!
    What we are fighting for is EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES not biological equality.
    – to pursue education as like are males all over the word.
    – to work and earn a fair wage as males in the same position
    – to be respected for our individual abilities and achievements (not by marital status)
    – to freedom to own properties, own businesses, inherit properties etc…
    – freedom to go as we please and not be sexually harassed or raped.
    Is this really so terrible or too much to ask?

    • ElessarisElendil

      June 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      It isn’t and it has been largely guaranteed by most constitutions around the world.

      However what you find is women slowly getting better education than men. For example, in “feminist haven” Sweden. The amount of women getting higher education far outstrips that of men. Yet feminists keep demanding more quotas in countries and places where males still maintain a slim majority.

      Your right to fair and equal wages is constitutionally guaranteed in most countries. The slim pay gap being explained by female maternal responsibilities, it disappears in women who choose to forego said responsibility.

      That’s impossible. Humans judge. Men too aren’t solely respected for their individual e.t.c. Religion, sexual orientation, social awkwardness and hell even accent all contribute towards how society views them. Its how society stratifies itself.

      Again you’re asking for rights already guaranteed. Most countries guarantee rights to private property e.t.c. Inheritance is a matter for the owner to decide, if I decide to give all my property to my cat, charity or solely my male sons, its my business.

      Wouldn’t that be nice. In the real world though, nobody has the freedom to walk around as they please. I would like to jog around Ajegunle HTC 10 in full view, Rolex on one wrist, Jays on mah feet; but I try not to be stupid, so I take precautions and avoid high risk areas. Think of all those mostly male Biafra protesters who died, the British MP or the Orlando partiers. Life may no longer be short but its till can be nasty and brutish.

      Most of the things you’re protesting have already been granted you by the letter of the law, now if only the identity politics can cease, we just might work together to ENFORCE them……….or you know stick to demonising men.

    • word

      June 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      The word women should adopt is EQUITY: Fairness. Impartiality. Equality has proven to be controversial because most men, even the most educated of them deep down believe they are superior to us. By sticking to use of Equality we are only stalling the progress we long should have achieved in the our campaign for fairness.

    • Californiabawlar

      June 17, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Lmao! We gon reword the truth to appease massa?? ?
      Sweetheart, if black men are equal to white men, women are equal to men. Husbands and wives? Come to an understanding and do your thing, it’s none of the public’s business.

    • Fm

      June 18, 2016 at 2:49 am

      Who says you can’t have all these?

    • Fm

      June 18, 2016 at 2:50 am

      Who says you can’t have all these?

  16. mouth mouth

    June 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    TWO OPTIONS, EITHER BY THE GODLY WAY DESCRIBED IN THE HOLLY BIBLE AND QURAN . OR THE SECOND ONE WHICH IS GOVERNED BY WORLDLY IDEAS , THOSE WHO WILL CHOOSE CAESAR WILL LIVE BY HIS LAWS AND THOSE WHO LIKES GOD WILL LET HIM DEFINE A WOMAN’S RITES . EVERYONE HAS OPTIONS AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO CHOOSE ONE. FOR ME AND MY HOUSEHOLD WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE RULE OF GOD IN OUR FAMILY HOME. WOMEN PLAY THEIR GODLY ROLE WHILES MEN PLAY THEIR GODLY ROLE.

  17. Sissy

    June 17, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    At marriages are breaking up because women are doing what this men are supposed to do. How about we raise are boys up to be great men in the future, to provide and protect their families. A good woman will not sit with her hands tied when her husband does not play his role. I mean children have to eat, bills have to be paid. Why should a woman suffer because the man chooses to be inadequate? This situation happens more often than not.

    • Le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Preach on sister!

    • Nahum

      June 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      God bless you mightily

    • Adeola

      June 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      I agree completely and it’s very common with Yoruba men and before you tag me a tribalist I am a Yoruba lady! Saw a lot of it growing up in the Anglican Church a lot of women taking care of the school fees and bills for years and yet the man comes home everytime to eat pray tell how you respect such Men and how won’t you resent him after a while in our mothers generation they tolerated those kind of things because of the kids this generation however (whether fortunately- if it makes the men after them sit up or unfortunately if it doesn’t) do not have the temprament for such

  18. Opraah

    June 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    She obviously doesn’t know what gender equality means.

    • Author Unknown

      June 18, 2016 at 3:31 am

      Clearly

  19. lily

    June 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    God bless you as u carry on with his wisdom. Love when she said we want to be treated as queen but we dont carry ourselves as queens.

    • Le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Was she carrying herself like a queen when she was gallivanting around abuja looking for a Blesser? how will she be a fan of gender equality.. she has mouth nw because of a ring on her finger…

  20. Weezy

    June 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I’m very sure that this “emerging women’s forum” took place in some suburb of Maryland and the Queen was a keynote speaker.. In that case, who is she emerging with?

  21. The girl who eats jollof

    June 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    I have a lot to say to this person, but i will allow other people skin her alive.
    Maybe snatching husbands & marrying 89 times is what women should do.
    She is one to talk.. tsk tsk

  22. Benny

    June 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Wuraola-Zainab-Sophie doesn’t know better. Her survival tactic in life is clinging unto the under garments of men to survive. She does not think she is capable of anything beyond getting with men because somewhere in that head, she believes men are the ones to make it big and women should leech. I don’t blame her.
    Know what I blame? Society that throws this women in our faces and makes them some sort of authority based on who “picked” them.
    Based on WHAT is this questionable character addressing any group of women?

  23. Prima

    June 17, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I actually really agree with her. The American system has women all cookoo in the head wanting to be men when instead of them to realize that we have our own vital role to play. We too can dominant but in our own very important way. We were not created to be men. Because we carry something great inside of us that a man could never posses and vice versa. Well said Olori

    • Mr. Egghead

      June 17, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      #BestComment ???

      Third-wave feminism is just a phase, it will wax and eventually, it will wane

  24. Tee

    June 17, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Watching the videos, I kept remembering all that was said about this lady when she was about to marry the Ooni. Like the saying goes, ‘each day presents us the opportunity to make a new start in life’.

  25. Engoz

    June 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    If you don’t know the meaning of words, it is of great importance you don’t use it and dig a pit for yourself.

    A quick google search:

    Gender equality is the view that both men and women should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.
    Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear. – See more at: http://www.unfpa.org/gender-equality#sthash.RZsZ5Fhn.dpuf

    Does Wuraola Zynab want to be discriminated against based on her gender? It is ok if she doesn’t want to receive equal treatment. It’s her human right after all to decide on how she wants to be treated. Some women are die hard masochist anyway. Ok, If you believe the roles should be gendered, some things have to give. Nigerian men should be given sole priority in the educational and employment sector. This will enable them fulfill their roles as providers. Nigerian women should be kicked out of the workforce. They should stay in the house and fulfill their wifely duties or become petty traders.

    ‘Relationships are suffering today, because women want to be men…You want to be treated like a queen, but you don’t carry yourself like a Queen… ”

    The effrontery…Was it not this same woman Nigerian patriarchal society blacklisted as not worthy of being a queen based on her past relationships? And now Wuraola puts the blame on the female. What made her past relationship crash? Was it because she wanted to be a man? For a woman with such a history to then turn around and limit the demise of relationships to ‘because women want to be men’ is beyond ridiculous. There are many factors leading to the demise of relationships of which she and the Ooni obviously have experience on.

    Let me stop here for decency sake, because she seems nervous in the video.

  26. Nakoms

    June 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Who let the dogs out?….Who, who, who, who?……………Who let the dogs out?……..Who, who, who.

    Promises to be a long night……..Gat my Kulikuli and Garri on ice chilled pure water.

  27. Brightness

    June 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Only an ignorant woman that depends on a man will be against gender equality. Maybe if you attended college you will actually understand what gender equality is all about. Next time educate yourself before you give a speech. No one is saying they want to be men. They just want to be treated fairly if they are doing the same job a man is doing eg pay equality etc… Olodo. Go back to school …

  28. Oloye

    June 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Clearly Olori doesn’t know anything about gender equality based on her statements. It doesn’t have to do with women being the same as men; women/girl-child having same treatments as their male folks in the society.

    Gender equality, also known as sex equality, gender egalitarianism, sexual equality, or equality of the genders, is the view that both men and women should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.

    Simply put, why should Shade goes to market to sell while ISAAC goes to school?

    I love the Olori’s carriage though! But, it’s not enough to attend these forums but to study/research and be sure you know about the subject matter.

  29. Chi

    June 17, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I’ll be back for the comments!!!!!

    However I don’t disagree … But we should be paid and treated equally !!!

    • Engoz

      June 18, 2016 at 12:50 am

      Lmao, Why should you be paid and treated equally? If men are expected to be providers in society they should be paid more than you.

  30. Brightness

    June 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Only an ignorant woman that depends on a man will be against gender equality. If you had attended college you will know what it means. No one wants to be a man. We just asking to be treated the same if we are doing the same job as a man for example pay equality etc. Next time read up on what you are going to read before you give a speech. Olodo ! Go back to school.

  31. madman

    June 17, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    How about you don’t know what gender-equality and feminism means?

  32. Juwon

    June 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Dear lord in heaven, what the flippity flying fuzzball did I just watch.

  33. Emeraldcity

    June 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Clearly this woman don’t understand what gender equality means. Don’t know who you are trying to please but you are certainly missing getting it. Without the little gender equality we currently have in Nigeria, you won’t be where you are today. You won’t even have that education you have or even flown that plane to go and make that talk in the US. And that your cousin Jennifer won’t be the big boss that she is today. SMH

    • ElessarisElendil

      June 17, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      You have drunk the kool aid. You realise western history is different from Nigerian history??? The trajectory of female treatment in the west differs from that in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Its far more complicated than you’re making it out to be.

      Long story short, in most African societies, women controlled their economic destiny and were accorded a certain dignity and level of respect. You need to examine your history more, they are disparate societies and they all treated their women differently.

    • Californiabawlar

      June 18, 2016 at 12:04 am

      Exactly, African men drank the kool aid and now imbibe the subjugation of women as African culture.
      Now that’s your own o! Don’t think I’m trying to convince anyone otherwise. I don’t give two shits what a randomass nicca in the comment section of a website ran by women has to say…and hell will freeze over before I burst a vein over what some chicca who’s biggest achievement is being married to a figure head for two weeks. Abeg! It’s the people that gave her microphone I blame?? what was her qualification to give the speech? If I met this lady at the airport, I’d probably chat her up about the most recent Yoruba movies I saw on YouTube definitely not world issues…what next? she’s going to share her opinion on climate change?? ??

    • Naijatalk

      June 18, 2016 at 12:41 am

      Brother, once upon a time in our not so far removed history, parents thought it was a waste of money to send a female child to school. In the event she went to school, it was futile for her to proceed to college after all she was only going to ‘marry and born children’ in another man’s house. Best they did was to send the female child to vocational school to acquire some homely skills. So what where you on about again?

    • Mo

      June 18, 2016 at 10:28 am

      @californiabawler I just want to say that I just really enjoy your way with words. Love your comments.

  34. madman

    June 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Also showing up 5 hours late to events is absolutely unacceptable, feminist or not!

  35. Teni

    June 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Great. This is what happens when you hand a microphone to a moron.

  36. Imose

    June 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Chai!! Why. …. Wasn’t she informed about the topic ? Or I’m I missing something about what Gender equality really means? Or is google not working ? Sips tea ?** runs to nurse my new baby **

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      June 17, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      You had a baby?? ? Ahnn ahnnn, see as you just casually slid that in there…. Congratulations, Imose! And I may be wrong but it sounds like your first…. God’s blessing on the little one and over your family – may your joy increase as your child lives to enjoy the fullness of The Lord’s Favour. xx

    • Imose

      June 17, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      [email protected] Mz socially awkward ?? yes I did ! Amen to your prayers too? Feels good to be back (partially )?
      How re you doing dear ? Warm regards and thanks for reaching out … You rock ❣

  37. Olivia Ruth

    June 17, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I haven’t listened to the videos, I have only read the text of excerpts of the speech, but this is what happens when people like lady up here are given the opportunity to speak on platforms they haven’t EARNED the right to speak on. *small hiss*

  38. Social Worker

    June 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    And this, my dear fellow Bellanaijarians, is why enlightenment is so important!
    I read the heading “Olori doesn’t subscribe to gender equality.” (paraphrasing) and I thought “hmm, interesting, maybe she has good examples to prove her point.” Her example? “You want to be treated as queens in your relationship but you do not carry yourself like queens, you act like men.” REALLY? This is what she’s using to buttress her point? Kai! Ignorance personified!
    Madam (and for all of you who agree with her), let me tell you why I disagree with you. You see, y’all live in your privileged society where women work. Women have freedom of speech. Women have choices and rights. But we who work in deprived rural areas, with girls who are sitting at home scrubbing toilets whereas their brothers are in school getting an education, we know the importance of gender equality,
    Auntie, get off your first class flight, out of your chauffeured luxury car and get out of your gigantic mansion. Go spend a day with women in deprived communities. Then you will understand that females need equality! Because it’s clear that you do not understand a word of what you are saying!
    Let me give you instances that prove that gender inequality is dangerous;
    1. The organization I work for is currently assisting a 16 year old girl who run away from Senegal because her husband tried to kill her. Why? Because she wouldn’t allow them to mutilate (cut off the clitoris) of her infant daughter.
    2. We encountered a 19 year old girl just last month from a village in Ghana who was suffering from Fistula. Why? Because she suffered from an episiotomy whiles giving birth to her third child and there weren’t enough resources to treat her! She was forcibly married off to a man with grandchildren at the age of 16 and this was her third child in three years! This girl should be in the university!
    3. Through my line of work, I met a 12 year old from a village in Borno State with Chlamydia. Why? She was raped by her teacher. Her parents blamed her because “she was a girl” so by all means, she was the one who “tempted the man.”
    4. Again, through my work with women, I met a woman who is partially deaf in one ear as a result of the numerous beatings she suffered at the hands of her husband. She can’t leave him because she and her children are financially dependent on him,
    THESE ARE ALL REAL LIFE EXAMPLES THAT PROVE THAT GENDER EQUALITY IS VERY, VERY NECESSARY, GENDER EQUALITY DOES NOT MEAN THAT WOMEN ARE THE SAME AS MEN OR PERFORM THE FUNCTIONS THAT MEN DO! RATHER, IT MEANS THAT WE ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS MEN IN THE VARIED ROLES WE PLAY!
    Her advisors need to tell her to read and research before she opens her damned mouth!!!

    • le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      God bless you and the work you do..Please give us some info on hw we n help out.. volunteer perhaps

    • LemmeRant

      June 18, 2016 at 2:06 am

      But that is not a problem of gender equality now, that is more of traditional beliefs and customs (some of which also applies to men.)
      It’s amazing how you’ll attribute anything negative to gender equality. A lady gets sexually molested = gender inequality, a lady gets insulted = gender inequality. Newsflash Men also get sexually molested and get far more insults from other men and women. We just don’t make a big deal of it.

      What those people in the places you’ve mentioned need is Enlightenment You’ll hardly see things like that happen in societies where people are educated. Does that mean the women there are feminist. Bad things happen all over the world especially to poor defenseless people, that does not mean it has anything to do with gender.

      Just today i saw an article (can’t remember where) about a teacher or so who molested 10 boys. and it was simply tagged a case of molestation. If it had been 10 girls now. twitter and BN feminist will not let us hear word.

      Left to me the only valid argument you have is on salaries. Salaries should be paid on nature of work done irrespective of being a man, woman, or a 14yr old. (but then again it was on this blog i first heard “my salary is for me, my husbands salary is for the family” You see knowing this as an employer i may be more obliged to give my male workers a higher pay, since i know it’s for the family.

      Every other issue you women raise is quite unnecessary frankly.
      If you want to be President of Nigeria, Buy ticket, do rallies, campaign like fire, bribe ppl if thats how you see it. But don’t just say – “oh its only men that are there let the woman do too”- that goes against the very thing you’re fighting for. Nobody is going to put you in a position just because you’re a woman.

      I can go on. buh I’ll stop here.

    • Social Worker

      June 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

      So what, in your opinion, constitutes enlightenment? Enlightenment is defined as the full comprehension and awareness of a situation. What makes a society enlightened? Education? Development? Exposure?
      According to their statistics, I would say Saudi Arabia is an enlightened/educated country. Over 85% of their population is literate or educated, as you put it. There is development and they have one of the highest concentration of upper class citizens in the world. And yet, women were only allowed to vote 5 years ago. You can’t travel without a guardian if you’re a woman under 45. You can’t drive over there if you’re a woman. Women are whipped for wearing trousers. But women’s lib activists have been campaigning there since the last century. Same goes for countries like India, where women are gang raped to death, and yet they have a literacy rate of 75%.
      My point is, I agree that in some cases, Enlightenment and Gender Equality are not mutually exclusive but your comment suggests that you think this is true in all cases. There are many “enlightened” and “educated” societies where women’s wages are much lower than men’s (Russia), women are not employed in executive positions and what not. Even in some American states. There are educated and well traveled men who beat their wives. What more education and exposure does such a man need?
      Gender Equality is needed. For example, in these traditional societies that you talk about, forget even about education! If more women-educated or not-were encouraged to be financially independent just like their male counterparts, they would be able to protect their fellow women and girl-children from human rights abuses. If these women were allowed to occupy positions of authority in traditional circles, maybe they would be able to put their foot down more and stand up for less privileged women,
      Actually, I think what we’re saying is similar. The men in traditional societies need to be educated on gender equality. Gender equality is a tenet that maintains that in our different roles, we deserve to be given the same amounts of consideration and respect. And if we’re successful in convincing them that gender equality is important, maybe some traditions and customs that are harmful to women can be adapted to their benefit.

    • Engoz

      June 18, 2016 at 11:10 am

      What those people in the places you’ve mentioned need is Enlightenment You’ll hardly see things like that happen in societies where people are educated.

      ‘Enlightened’ Societies where things like ‘that’ don’t happen, have gender equality ingrained in their constitution, policies and governance. According to the United Nations, gender equality is a human right. Countries where gender equality is practiced are the best countries to live in and the most prosperous. Stop using words like ‘enlightenment’, because you don’t know what it means. An enlightened academic mind will adopt gender equality.

    • Regina

      June 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      The “it happens to men too”, “men have a family to provide for”, arguments.
      1) Not on the scale and level it happens to women
      2) The work–which is what is being paid for–does not have a family. The family did not do the work. Whether or not he is carrying a village on his shoulders is irrelevant. The pay is for WORK DONE. Nobody forced him to marry.

      Silly, irrelevant statements like these are repeated a million times over as truth or fact when they are in fact opinions.

    • LemmeRant

      June 18, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      @Social Worker and @Egnoz

      ” that is more of traditional beliefs and customs”

      Majority of what you said boils down to this. I am not saying gender inequality is non-existent. If this were a Saudi Arabian blog then yeah.

      But this is Nigeria. Who is preventing you in Nigeria here from doing anything you want to do. If you want to start a business. Which law here is preventing you.
      If you want education – which school will reject you cause you’re a girl.
      If you want to vote, who is preventing you?

      Granted there are families who’d rather send the males to college. But that is done because that’s what they can afford.

      See ehn sometimes when i think about it, i believe you lot set yourselves to fail.
      If a woman goes to school, gets a Phd, makes 6 figures. She’d say her man must make more than her if not no show. If that same society prioritizes male education and male jobs so that the men can make more than their women and assume the position you’ve placed on them as “providers”, you’ll complain about inequality

      Me i don’t know what you want o.
      Ma kan ma woyin niran ni (I’ll just be observing)

    • Jokinlyserious

      June 18, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Enlightenment is really good [email protected] Lemmerant, you obviously missed the part that says ‘gender equality’ meaning equality for all genders-male and female. Gender equality is not just about women but also equal rights for men too. women are more often subjugated and face the brunt of gender inequality that’s why the campaign for equality comes mainly from ŵomen’s perspective. Also, adverse traditional practices and cultural bias against women is embedded in gender inequality. It’s a given.
      We have the feminist school of thought and also the masculinity school of thought as well. Infact, I was reading a writing from a masculine who bemoaned the fact that men are forced to assume some roles and behave in a certain way cause they are ‘men’. For instance, they can’t be seen to on be emotionally, too soft or complain about certain things just because they are men.

      @wuraola, I don’t blame you. You have it and think it comes so easily for other women. you married a King and became an authority on women overnight. Blaming marriage breakdown on gender equality is wrong. It’s sad that you will share this ignorant opinion with the thousand and one women that are part of your kingdom. Many have said the things I want to say so I will spare you my opinion on your ignorant speech. Women are different From men that’s a natural fact. But it does not men women are any less valuable and good just by reason of gender. Just stick to standing behind your man when he is giving a speech please.

    • Ndidi

      June 18, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      So according to you, most of the issues women face can be sorted with a little bit of enlightenment.
      Fact is, that very same enlightenment is at the crux of the gender equality fight. Most girls in very poor rural areas are not allowed to go to school (even when it’s free) bcos they are just women and the best they should aspire to is keeping a house well. Their brothers on the other hand are encouraged and even forced to attend school. Guess who’ll be most enlightened at the end of the day?.
      I offered to send my house help to school and her ‘guardian’ showed up and whisked her away, saying I wanted her to ‘open eyes and spoil’. Her parents agreed with the guardian, because that’s how things are done. There’s no law or information to support any other position, so That’s all they know. The possibility of her learning and growing into someone of means and ability to take care of them, all by herself, never even crossed their minds. Last I heard, she was married off! A 15 year old girl!. If the new husband starts beating and ill treating her, you would likely say it has nothing whatsoever to do with gender equality, just a domestic dispute.

    • MyRubyHeels

      June 18, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Thank you for the work you do.
      And, thank you for the work you do.
      Have I said Thank you for the work you do?
      Well, thank you for the work you do…
      Emphasis intended.

      It is sad that there are still people who do not get it.

  39. lol

    June 17, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    nah wah oh

    I mean if we really want to be equal you should have stayed home in Nigeria to take care of the kids. Not traveling and giving speeches like your husband.

    She had her message but it came out so wrong.

  40. BB

    June 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    “i’m not a huije fan”

  41. blaquiboi

    June 17, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    This is what happens when you are married to a traditionalist.good for you mama

  42. Strit Kredibility

    June 17, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Before nko. Nobody in his or her right mind would come and tell HRH to come and wash plate and share household chores. Is the person Clifford Orji?. The wrongest place to be championing equality is that stool you are sitting by. Any attempt to demand equality there your case would be treated with alacrity and dispatch by the Orisas. You have spoken as expected. BN women no road for that side. Ko si aiye nbe

  43. Tayo

    June 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Lmao “We are limiting our potential of where we can get to as women, by saying we want to be equal to men” Ummm I’m not sure she’s listening to herself. So by limiting every woman to this role you think they should play will help them reach their full potential???????

    I feel so bad for women, I wonder what i’d have done if I was born a woman, they keep fighting so hard, and people like these who have by the way benefited from Women fighting for more, choose not to educate themselves but insist on making speeches.

    It’s okay If she thinks she is not equal to men, but to stand there with her butchered English and talk about “we are doing this dance….. we cannot be equal to men.” Disgraceful.

    • Nahum

      June 18, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      God bless you Tayo

    • anonymous

      June 19, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      what do you expect, even her husband is always seeking attention. If they ask , he will also claim he is educated the way he has been parambulating around like Wasiu and Oluomo. It all boils down to the problems in our society, where this girl, with all the scandal attached to her name can go to a the USA and stand on a podium talking on behalf of women who are better than her. Education is important, this is what you get when you skip it. And LMAO @ the fake accent. Evidence of someone who feels inadequate. They are the ones who always try to speak phonetics.

  44. moi

    June 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Gender equality is not all about wanting to be a man. Its pay me the same as youre paying thr man doing the same job. Its send the male and female child to school andnot just the male child. Do your research madam olori. What a disgrace…..Please do not talk anymore if you dont do your research.

  45. Douglas

    June 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    The Queen is very wrong and it appears she as well as other women who criticise the bill do not understand what the bill stands for. Even as a guy, I know the content of the bill and I support it. Someone needs to tell the Queen the bill isn’t about women wanting to be men but to correct the ills of how women are treated which includes child bride, rape cases as well as bully at workplaces and many more.

    For those who do not know what the bill is about, you can read here in details http://www.gossipboyz.com.ng/2016/06/olori-wuraola-zynab-otiti-gender-equality-bill-i-not-fan-cant-equal-men.html

  46. semesee

    June 17, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Marriages are breaking up. … lol..
    …..madam you should know!!!!

    • Ngozi

      June 17, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      He hehe, that’s why sometimes it’s not worth defending some Nigerian women they are their own worst enemies. This was that was getting bashed in a way no man will be bashed yet she’s running her mouth . Some women love to be 2nd class citizens.

    • Mo

      June 17, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      I’m telling you! The hypocrisy of it all!! She’s the last person that should be chastising women on the breakups of their relationships. She married the Ooni and all of a sudden she’s qualified to pontificate and berate women? Queen, please stay in your lane.

    • Californiabawlar

      June 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

      As in eh!! You sooooo wrong for that!! ??

    • Nahum

      June 18, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Professional runs girls is advising us on marriage. See wetin Ooni cause.

  47. Say wetin?

    June 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    ” We can’t be equal to men”. Saying women are less than men?🤔
    “Gender equality limits women” errm how exactly?🤔
    You don enter palace finish being waited on hand and foot. No career or ambition is needed to be Olori…
    Enjoying the privileges that come with royal marriage. Of course you can’t be a fan of gender equality again 🙄.

    All humans regardless of sex are equal but DIFFERENT. Our strengths are DIFFERENT but we are EQUAL.

  48. Leah

    June 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Well in the US here, the Gender Equality bill is not for the government to control what is going on in your home between you and your husband. It is the treatment of men and women as equal human being. In other words, if I have the same qualification and perform the same exact job duty as my male colleague, I should be paid the same not less just on the bases of me being a woman, something like that. Who is this person? I keep seeing pictures of them, but what is it that the both do?

  49. Osasodia1

    June 17, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Wao i like this, well said…we all have our roles to play. Women have their roles to play in the home and society at large. We should be able to exercise our powerful nature as women, as wives, as queens by playing respect and being submissive and at the same time we are in-control of the home…and u will see the men, our husbands, our kings granting our wishes and desires.
    #QueenWuraolaOgunwusi #Osasodia1 #Godhelpourunderstanding.

  50. Miss Pee

    June 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    When we cry out for gender equality. It is NOT because we want to be men. On the contrary, we want to be allowed to explore ourselves and go beyond boundaries and the stereotypes and glass-ceiling effect set for us as women. Why should we be treated less or paid less or not allowed to attain certain positions because we are women? The earlier we understand the importance of the fight for gender equality as women, the better for us all. It is NOT a feminist movement it is a fight to be allowed to be who God has called us to be. Thank You Ma.

  51. Equality4All

    June 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    WTF is this rubbish?!!!!!! The little respect I had for her is completely gone!!! So what is she trying to encourage? Is she saying that we shouldn’t even bother educating our daughters because the only role they’re entitled to is being a homemaker?! I am so disgusted! Absolutely disgusted! & the fact the she tried to justify & impose her disgusting opinion is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!! EDUCATED women like Michelle Obama are trying to encourage the female gender to reach their full potential & never set aside their dreams & this one is just opening her mouth to say RUBBISH!!!!

    I wonder if she achieves the female role she is advocating by cooking 3 meals a day for her husband or does she leave it up to the maids?

    They shouldn’t have given her a mic! -_-

  52. morethanjustmytwocents

    June 17, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Four syllables- Dis-ap-point-ed, but not surprised. Truly, we all have our roles to play, but that doesn’t call for inequality. The people who fight for gender equality aren’t just fighting for equal pay, opportunities and rights. They fight for women who don’t have a voice, who are constantly abused by their spouses because they assume they are inferior.. Women die (within) everyday from physical and emotional torture because of the orientation that the woman is the weaker sex. I bet the queen doesn’t know women aren’t allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, or that in Pakistan, there are more than 2.1 million child brides, that here in Nigeria, 38% of women lack formal education, or that one in there women worldwide is sexually assaulted in her life time, all thanks to gender inequality. No, activists aren’t just fighting for who’s to cook, take care of the kids, do the dishes and air the laundry, they fight for life.
    Your husband is probably not one to lay his hands on you or demean you, so you probably spoke directly out of your comfort zone. So madam, sit in your corner of fantasy and make jokes about gender equality all you like, but the fight for equality will continue and one day, we will live in a peaceful and advanced world full of just “people”, and not categorically “males” and “females”. And the woman will still be the woman, and the man, the man.
    I was born and bred in Ile-Ife, but refuse to be subject to a queen who can’t see beyond her nose. (But then again, she has a right to her own opinion as I do mine)

  53. Olayemi

    June 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Gender equality has nothing to do with marriage.

    Anywayz, Lol @ marriage breaking up. She sure knows cos she’s experienced.

  54. naya

    June 17, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    We are not equal, we are greater and we are less, physically we are less, some areas we are greater like emotionally.
    Yes, a man might be d head but wat is d head without d body? So we are still very important and more.
    I already av the mindset that am great in my own way, I don’t need to compete with men to be great, if u are better Dan d man for any position, they will definitely choose you.
    Am just tired of d whole fighting for gender equality thing. Last time I checked women av been presidents, head of companies, vice chancellor, directors.
    Transfer d energy we use in campaigning and shouting equality to improving ourselves and becoming great, and I can bet you no one, no man on dis planet earth will ignore or deprive u(women) of wat is urs

  55. Ethio

    June 17, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    that’s what you get from such human beans. ‘women can’t be men’ ‘women have their roles’ ‘blah blah blah’ ‘i just kent’!… so sayeth the queen sha, queen of the coast

  56. MurderSheWrote

    June 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    However, she says and I quote “…….we are here for a great purpose, we have our roles to play we are powerful and we are a force of nature” This my dear friends is the exact definition of Gender Equality/Feminism. This is the “Malala” type of feminism which I support (yes there are so many forms, shapes and sizes of feminism). We are not made for the kitchen or to be popping out dem babies and sitting at home. So my dear Aunty Wura, you are for gender equality but you dunno yet.

  57. secular grass

    June 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Absolutely

  58. secular grass

    June 17, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I agree with le coco, seems her majesty does not know the meaning of gender equality. Too bad.

    • le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      @ secular grass and all the bible thumpers will try to come for us.. WE WILL NOT TAKE IT.. I jst wish Chimamanda would make a comment on this abeg..

      I am all for her having an opinion..If she doesn’t believe in gender equality.. GREAT FOR HER.. but back it up with common sense.. not jst spewing trash because someone chose to wife her

  59. The girl who eats jollof

    June 17, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Bella Naija, post my comment. Don’t practice selective comment approval.
    She is one to talk! tsk tsk tsk…

  60. Mark Kido

    June 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    People like our dearly beloved Olori are the PROBLEM! Its 2016 and far from 1800. Gender equality should be a norm, not a myth. What she invariably suggests through her sentiments is that women shouldn’t bother being resilient or tenacious as men will always be above them. The narrative is changing. The narrative will change. And audacious women like; Arunma Oteh, Elsie Kansa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Bola Adesola, Elizabeth Gore, Padmasree Warrior, Nimi Akinkugbe, Reshma Saujani, Kimberly Bryant and others have proven the narrative has changed! Sorry.

    • le coco

      June 17, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Phumzile is one brave woman.. All the men tried to come come her job.. she stood her ground..

    • Engoz

      June 18, 2016 at 12:39 am

      Mark Kido, you wonder why rural women are still suffering in Nigeria. It is because of these over privileged women in Nigeria in the form of governor’s wives, First Ladies, ‘queens’. They are the true enemies of ambitious Nigerian women. I have a solution. As we can see many Nigerian females would prefer to be in a strict gendered society. We need to kick out females who don’t believe in gender equality from the workforce and academia and give top priority to females who believe in gender equality. This will also free up the employment space for Nigerian men as well of which many are unemployed today because of certain beings who feel they are inferior to men eating up the work space. This will enable the unequal female practice her gendered role perfectly well as wife and mother. They should never reap the benefits of gender equality.

    • Mark Kido

      June 20, 2016 at 2:35 am

      I couldn’t agree more with you!!!!!

  61. LemmeRant

    June 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    So I opened this page at bout 9:42 or so and there were 0 comments

    9:51 – 32 comments.

    keep it comming

  62. Susan

    June 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Nigerian women and relating everything in life to marriage. My goodness. Fela’s mother must be turning in her grave. Gender equality is not the same as gender roles. So what about single women. Are you saying they are not equal to their colleagues at work? A woman that doesn’t have a “head”, as she isn’t married. Does that mean that she shouldn’t be paid equally or have access to the rights and benefits as a man. A girl child shouldn’t be equally as educated or allowed to run for office or inherit. Who were the idiots clapping for her. Someone needs to school this illiterate yo stop using words that are bigger than her IQ. Gender equality allowed her to go to school albeit a piss poor one as can be heard from the way she speaks. Without gender equality she wouldn’t be able to read and I doubt if she read the ingredients on the bleaching cream that she uses. Gender equality allowed her to get a visa and travel if not she should be on the palace raising 6 kids. Gender equality allowed her to marry 3 times because she has the same rights to divorce like a man. See the one talking about marriage breakdown? Madam I am on husband number??? Please the wives of royalty from England to Sweden to Luxembourg are not this stupid, where did they see this one. Another thing for Nigerians to be ridiculed over!!!!

    • Ada

      June 18, 2016 at 1:17 am

      Drag her!

    • Jezebel

      June 18, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Fela’s mother, Hajia Gambo Sawaba who was tortured with rods in the North and Dora Akunyuli, to mention a few, are turning in their graves.

  63. Wow

    June 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    [sigh] Gender Equality does NOT mean trying to take the role of a male. Jeez!!!!

    • nnenne

      June 18, 2016 at 1:06 am

      @ wow.. Haven’t women taken over men’s role?

      Just start from the hair braider, orange, fish and groundnut sellers. .
      Why are they hustling?
      Some of them are bread winners, and homemakers all at once. They bring up the children financially as well as morally.
      Their husbands are in a world of their own.
      Typically in Nigeria, if the wife dies , people will ask how the man can cope but if it’s the other way round the woman will rise up to the occasion.
      If “Equality” makes African men uncomfortable, how about we call it “FAIRNESS.”
      It is about time African society become fair to their women.

  64. ikem

    June 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Olori wuraola zynab please call chimamanda to school you on gender equality. Cuz I’m sure you have no idea what you ve done. Public disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. dupsy

    June 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t think she or her advisers get what the true meaning of gender equality really is. I think she is referring to a woman trying to lord it over men to prove that she is equal to them ( no, that is not what it is).

    A good example of gender equality is a scenario where you have a woman with 5 kids whose husband is either dead, very ill, or simply can’t seem to find a job that can provide for his home. The woman is educated and goes to work in an office where she is at par or even better ( in qualifications and experience) with her male colleagues but because they see her as a woman they pay her half the amount of money they pay her male colleagues – this is very unfair because there is a real imbalance based on the woman’s gender and not what she brings to the table ( in this case the woman is definitely not trying to lord it over any man but is simply trying to get what her work is worth in an unbiased way).

    Another good example of gender equality as is being portrayed by different arms of the United Nations is fighting for the rights of the female child to go to school and have a proper education. We have seen in many developing countries where parents limit the education of their girls and promote the education of their sons – this is fighting against gender inequality

    I can talk about the issue of rape ( India is facing this problem) where girls are raped and killed and the culprits are not brought to book to face justice because they deem their girls to be less than their boys. Fighting for gender inequality in this type of situation makes the girls to be allowed to walk independently without any fear on the streets and roads.

    Malala the girl who was almost killed ( she had her brains blown out) is another good example of gender inequality because they deem it as being forbidden for girls to go to school so they go and shoot them. The Boko Haram girls too is a good example where you see poor girls kidnapped and kept in bondage becuase they feel they are girls .

    Gender inequality is really a very crucial topic that needs to be addressed, there are many women who are the silent breadwinners of their households not because they desire to be but just because the economic hardship or circumstantial situations made them so. Imagine how many of them have been sexually harassed at work and even our female students at school all because they are females.

    Please let us get a proper perspective of this serious issue and fight against it ( it is not women lording it over men, it is the ability to allow women and girls to be given their rightful privilege to exist in our society today

  66. idomagirl

    June 17, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    There are people who disagree with the term “gender equality” and they present their reasons intelligently, but this one is so shallow.
    Why is gender in Nigeria always discussed within the context of marriage? Is that all there is to life?

    “Relationships today are ending because women want to be men”???
    Madam so you never had a broken relationship before you married the Ooni?
    Typical Nigerian woman. Get married, put on a garb & self-righteousness and judge others for the same things you used to do.

    Please stick to being an appendage of a custodian of culture and tradition and leave public speaking alone.
    And please work on your intonation, that struggle funeh is very painful to the ears.

    • idomagirl

      June 17, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      *garb of self-righteousness

  67. nk

    June 17, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    I really do not blame her, my blame is actually the person who wrote what she read! There is no way a woman of low virtues judging from her life history would understand gender equality. I do definitely support someone who wrote that this is what you get when you suddenly empower a runs babe!

  68. Honeycrown

    June 17, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Make una free the lady jare! Nothing consign am with Gender Equality. She only collect microphone, begin read wetin dey the paper dem give am. Otherwise, she no go dey contradict herself. The End!

  69. pretty

    June 17, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Queen wuraola, I dey hail o! Kontinue!

  70. Bbbbbbb

    June 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    What on earth is she on about?

  71. shola

    June 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    She is looking better by the day; no doubt about that. I also did not know she could compose herself this well and in addition, capture the attention of such an audience. That said however, she surely doesn’t know the meaning of gender equality…… The only place where gender inequality is allowed is in a properly run marriage. Every other situation, gender equality MUST be the name of the game. I hope she gets properly schooled and thereby able to deliver appropriately a la Michelle O etc. From what I predict, her queenly duties will involve a lot of public relations as the oba is always on the move relating with different groups.

  72. Ngo

    June 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    This is a case of someone whose time has come ooo. Nothing more, nothing less. Abi how did she get here?

  73. Suga

    June 18, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Nawa, this article is giving me some cold feet because it looks to me that a woman is worth lesser without a man. So what if this woman does not want to be married for some reason best known to her? Because the illustrations and message seems to be centred around a man. Madam you may not understand the implications of what you have said until your marriage is over or ends for inevitably reasons(not wishing for them to separate, but what ever that has a beginning will definitely have an end) then you will wish you had said otherwise. I believe everything we do today is actually for tomorrow. Continue to enjoy under the umbrella of the Queen, do not forget a that nobody knows tomorrow. Time will tell and explain further.

  74. B.E

    June 18, 2016 at 12:30 am

    im so confused! Her points might be valid however I don’t think Gender equality was the right term to refer to!

    In England for example, how many women do you see on the board of companies? With similar experience or even better than some men in some cases and you say you don’t believe in Gender equality citing examples from a ‘typical’ Nigerian marriage/Union

    I’m just confused!?!?!? Not even worth criticising your opinion but please do some research in future if you’ll be addressing an international audience!

    This kin opinion na SDK blog level or girls having drinks etc no be podium type address tingz

  75. Ovo Piscesborn idjags

    June 18, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I’ll definitely get insulted for this but I think everyone might have gotten the wrong meaning from what Her Majesty said She Was speaking largely on a Home Not The Workplace!!!! Gender Equality Should be “remodified” No matter How women Fight for it, It must Never reach the influence of a Home Where the Father Should be the head of the home and should provide the necessities, and The Mother should care for the Home above all else. All women were Made by God for a purpose and That’s Not to provide for the family but if they have a Job that allows them the time it’s acceptable but Saying a Woman Should Be equal is impossible no two captains can be on one ship. Then on the work part The higher you go the less time you have for your family And If a woman has no time to care for the Kids there will be problems And Forget about house helps and maids and Babysitters All that doesn’t matter In A home (Caring here means Sharing your knowledge and imbibing your Virtues in your children) they are External bodies and if you Call your sister She will get married soon So how will it be possible for a woman With duties as much as a man be able to care for her kids?? Opera doesn’t have a husband she and her “Spiritual” husband Stedman Graham Are Not married in any sense So please do not call opera in such situations… She’s only Rich and never experienced the Joy of marriage, Singles ladies everywhere that Don’t set Their priorities Right don’t Get a Husband. Most marriages in the US ends up in divorce not because there’s no Love but because they (women) wanna prioritize work over the family.

    My mom is a divorcee so I know what it’s like to be divorced she left my dad Because he’s a Drunk, Verbally, and Physically abuse her… I was a witness to it all so I don’t think I have to lie to make men look better Not all men are Goody 2 Shoes My mum did everything in her power to endure it for 22 frigging years, When we got tired we told her it’s enough sacrifice our youngest brother is 17 And Can Finish School in a year. she shouldn’t endure anymore she was satisfied with us asking for her Sake before the Stress of been a teacher Merged with 5 boys got her to the Grave… My mom had 4 boys for my dad and 1 before she got married to my dad (She was supposed to marry someone before my dad but The guy got another girl pregnant before then) So if it’s Suffer I have seen it To make matters worse My Dad already has 7 kids before my mom got married to him I’m not exaggerating 7, 4 boys 3 girls if you witnessed the hell my mom went through I swear You’ll never think of men the same way but I’m a man and I have Values which I must uphold I will never HIT MY WIFE doesn’t mean she be Making decisions especially those that Might not satisfy me as regards what’s best for my family and only Useless men wouldn’t want what’s best for their families.

    I’m not Saying women shouldn’t Be EDUCATED infact ALL women should be EDUCATED because “Two brains are better than One” Nobody knows everything except God. A woman’s brain should not only be hers it should be for her family also If a Wife knows nothing the children will know nothing!!! I will not marry an uneducated woman because The influence she have on my children will make them become who they’ll be in the future.

    and the woman with 5 Kids is Lucky she has a Job NO EMPLOYER cares about How many kids you have Or How many times a car climbed you on the Road, there are people out there looking for jobs They’ll rather Fire you and get someone who has the time for the job than Wait for five kids and no husband (I pity the woman Sha)

    There is a woman who posted Earlier at the top of this post @Seyi She agreed with her totally not because she not learned but because the duty of a woman is to CARE for various needs in the the family and The duty of the man is to PROVIDE and PROTECT the family.

    In football there are 11 players Separated into 3 Strikers (Primarily Goal Scorers), Midfielders (Primarily GOAL creators) and Defenders (protects the Goal and a Goalkeeper is a defender too) A man preforms two of the above Strikers and Defenders while a Woman is The Midfielder THERE IS NO FORMATION IN FOOTBALL WHERE THERE ARE NO/NOT LESS THAN 2 MIDFIELDERS you can have 1 striker but never less than two Midfielders There are VERY IMPORTANT THAN THE STRIKERS And if Midfielder doesn’t play well No way in hell will you win except by dumb luck and bad movement of your opponents which is wealth and wealth can never be gotten or won legally by Dumb luck OR bad movement

    So women if you want to be rich and powerful be ready to sacrifice your Family especially your children to the God of money because wealth doesn’t bring happiness ask your grandmothers who got married away. I have never SEEN a WOMAN at the age of 70 complain about marriage even if they were married out… My grandma is 95 and still alive She married my grandfather when she was 20 and he was over 35 years older My Grandfather was 125 born 1886 when he died a few years back They Loved each other So much.. My grandma is a learned woman one of those “We nor use calculator take learn” kinda women She understands plain and Correct English Buh she still Got married to a man 35 years Older. now if you see real Love I swear You’ll shed tears more than a Korean Love movie will bring from your eyes so if you love your man be ready to sacrifice for him and your family.

    I’m not Against women Working along side men But women who have virtue should consider family before work. I would have shed more light on this matter but I’m down with fever And would be here When I’m better to shed more light on this matter.

    • Anonymous

      June 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Consider family before work. Men shouldnt( no mention of a mans impact in a home)? Why is that? You mention the bible but I dont even see you drop supporting scriptures.

      Ps. The great Proverbs 31 “Christians” use as a yardstick for women shows a very “worky” woman.

      I kinda feel you’re trying to say that women should concentrate more on the home as their first ministry, which is okay but advise men to do that as well. If a house fails the head is as fault just so you know and if you doubt that ask your self why Buhari is being cursed out for Nigeria’s woes.

      I believe an unfair amount of responsibility is placed on the woman in a home. The failures and successes if marriage have long be attributed to women and I’m sorry traditionalists but that’s totally B.S. If a man is supposed to be head, then he gets the blame for how well his home functions. Head is not to be issuing commands and getting served. People always go a man is the head, then be a head dammit, not a silly puss that hides under traditions and “gender roles” to do as he pleases. FYI being a head means being able to love RESPECT SACRIFICE among other things for your people and not being a dictator.

      Okay those word were in caps because it’s what is traditionally expected of women and not of men. I’m thinking the forefathers totally got what being a head was all wrong or maybe it was done out of convenience, who knows? Haha!

      Bottomline be true to yourself and in a marriage both parties should be committed in making their homes work. Be warned that one sided commitment WILL always breed resentment, except you’re just willing to be lie to your self and treat one that treats you as an option as a priority for the rest of your life, which also is major B.S.

      Okay long epistle, but you get.

    • Engoz

      June 18, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Since women should consider family over careers, I will reiterate my submissions. In career and academic spaces, Men should be given top priority as providers over any woman who believes in gender inequality.

      I need to write an article on this, abeg ???

    • Ada

      June 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Can I love your comment a thousand times? I don’t know why people keep fooling themselves with this whole provider thing. It so unrealistic in our times. How many men are 100% responsible for providing for their families? How many? What is so special about bringing money home. Women have been doing it and still take care of the home front. Yet these men want to come back from and spread legs on the couch like a pig, because “head of the home”..
      Like you rightly said, if these people want to hold on too these strict traditional roles, women should leave the work space for men, What happens if she works and now starts making more than him, how will his contributions as provider be significant?

    • Fuckyou

      June 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Stfu. Stop trying to define womanhood based on motherhood. Not every woman cares to be one.

  76. JA

    June 18, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Although I may agree with her that women have their role to play, I think it is important to first know the meaning of gender equality. The Queen seems very educated and yes women should tap into their inner power in order to aspire, inspire/ be successful. Yet, I think it is fair to say that women playing the role of men is not gender equality. Gender equality basically means that both genders are being treated equally and have the same rights and opportunities as one another.

    No women is asking to play or take the role of a man. Even if we tried we would be unsuccessful with it. Being able to live in such a challenging society and having the opportunities as men is what women want.

    For example, look at the lives of Nigerians. People in and outside of Nigeria are aware of what is currently going on. Nigeria is yet to reach is fullest potential as people and situations cripple their own nation, families are struggling. Men who were once the sole provider for their family struggle to make ends meet.

    Women go out to look for jobs yet they are being paid less than that of their male counterparts. Women who are educated and sometimes overqualified for a job work 10 times harder than a man are still getting paid less than men would be getting for doing half of their responsibilities. Queen, do you think this is ok?

    Queen,
    Do women have the same access to jobs as men do?

    Are men ever mistreated, disgraced, insulted or assaulted by other men because they are seen as a weaker gender?

    Are men being sexually harassed because of how they look or because their entire gender is seen as inferior?

    Are men being sexually assaulted in the work place because they look “pretty”?

    It’s definitely a NO for all of the questions above.

    And with all do respect Ms. Queen, there are women (there is a high population of them in Nigeria) who sleep with men to put food on the table. None of this is ok. But have you ever stop to wonder why? I think this topic goes further than just telling women to use their God given power or by saying that they should not play a man’s role. I think that if you are truly looking to empower and inspire, you should think of telling women how to live above the injustices that gender has created in our society.

  77. Hey

    June 18, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Women with their egocentric way of behaving. calling her names just because she doesn’t believe in what they believe, yet talking about gender equality . If you want to fight for equality promote in your own way and let who doesn’t want it be .

  78. Ovo

    June 18, 2016 at 2:08 am

    I’ll definitely get insulted for this but I think everyone might have gotten the wrong meaning from what Her Majesty said She Was speaking largely on a Home Not The Workplace!!!! Gender Equality Should be “remodified” No matter How women Fight for it, It must Never reach the influence of a Home Where the Father Should be the head of the home and should provide the necessities, and The Mother should care for the Home above all else. All women were Made by God for a purpose and That’s Not to provide for the family but if they have a Job that allows them the time it’s acceptable but Saying a Woman Should Be equal is impossible no two captains can be on one ship. Then on the work part The higher you go the less time you have for your family And If a woman has no time to care for the Kids there will be problems And Forget about house helps and maids and Babysitters All that doesn’t matter In A home (Caring here means Sharing your knowledge and imbibing your Virtues in your children) they are External bodies and if you Call your sister She will get married soon So how will it be possible for a woman With duties as much as a man be able to care for her kids?? Opera doesn’t have a husband she and her “Spiritual” husband Stedman Graham Are Not married in any sense So please do not call opera in such situations… She’s only Rich and never experienced the Joy of marriage, Singles ladies everywhere that Don’t set Their priorities Right don’t Get a Husband. Most marriages in the US ends up in divorce not because there’s no Love but because they (women) wanna prioritize work over the family.
    My mom is a divorcee so I know what it’s like to be divorced she left my dad Because he’s a Drunk, Verbally, and Physically abuse her… I was a witness to it all so I don’t think I have to lie to make men look better Not all men are Goody 2 Shoes My mum did everything in her power to endure it for 22 frigging years, When we got tired we told her it’s enough sacrifice our youngest brother is 17 And Can Finish School in a year. she shouldn’t endure anymore she was satisfied with us asking for her Sake before the Stress of been a teacher Merged with 5 boys got her to the Grave… My mom had 4 boys for my dad and 1 before she got married to my dad (She was supposed to marry someone before my dad but The guy got another girl pregnant before then) So if it’s Suffer I have seen it To make matters worse My Dad already has 7 kids before my mom got married to him I’m not exaggerating 7, 4 boys 3 girls if you witnessed the hell my mom went through I swear You’ll never think of men the same way but I’m a man and I have Values which I must uphold I will never HIT MY WIFE doesn’t mean she be Making decisions especially those that Might not satisfy me as regards what’s best for my family and only Useless men wouldn’t want what’s best for their families.
    I’m not Saying women shouldn’t Be EDUCATED infact ALL women should be EDUCATED because “Two brains are better than One” Nobody knows everything except God. A woman’s brain should not only be hers it should be for her family also If a Wife knows nothing the children will know nothing!!! I will not marry an uneducated woman because The influence she have on my children will make them become who they’ll be in the future.
    and the woman with 5 Kids is Lucky she has a Job NO EMPLOYER cares about How many kids you have Or How many times a car climbed you on the Road, there are people out there looking for jobs They’ll rather Fire you and get someone who has the time for the job than Wait for five kids and no husband (I pity the woman Sha)
    There is a woman who posted Earlier at the top of this post @Seyi She agreed with her totally not because she not learned but because the duty of a woman is to CARE for various needs in the the family and The duty of the man is to PROVIDE and PROTECT the family.
    In football there are 11 players Separated into 3 Strikers (Primarily Goal Scorers), Midfielders (Primarily GOAL creators) and Defenders (protects the Goal and a Goalkeeper is a defender too) A man preforms two of the above Strikers and Defenders while a Woman is The Midfielder THERE IS NO FORMATION IN FOOTBALL WHERE THERE ARE NO/NOT LESS THAN 2 MIDFIELDERS you can have 1 striker but never less than two Midfielders There are VERY IMPORTANT THAN THE STRIKERS And if Midfielder doesn’t play well No way in hell will you win except by dumb luck and bad movement of your opponents which is wealth and wealth can never be gotten or won legally by Dumb luck OR bad movement
    So women if you want to be rich and powerful be ready to sacrifice your Family especially your children to the God of money because wealth doesn’t bring happiness ask your grandmothers who got married away. I have never SEEN a WOMAN at the age of 70 complain about marriage even if they were married out… My grandma is 95 and still alive She married my grandfather when she was 20 and he was over 35 years older My Grandfather was 125 born 1886 when he died a few years back They Loved each other So much.. My grandma is a learned woman one of those “We nor use calculator take learn” kinda women She understands plain and Correct English Buh she still Got married to a man 35 years Older. now if you see real Love I swear You’ll shed tears more than a Korean Love movie will bring from your eyes so if you love your man be ready to sacrifice for him and your family.
    I’m not Against women Working along side men But women who have virtue should consider family before work. I would have shed more light on this matter but I’m down with fever And would be here When I’m better to shed more light on this matter.

  79. hawtspot

    June 18, 2016 at 2:35 am

    very lofty speech; its ur opinion and ur thoughts….guess ur previous relationships failed cos u wanted to be equal with the men in ur life (culled from ur interpretation of gender equality). Good luck to you queen of Ife (not Nigeria). You and your husband seems to stalking the house of windsor….unfortunately, your monarchy is in famous to the world!

  80. Didi

    June 18, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Mrs. Queen, please educate yourself. A woman wanting to e a man is called TRANSGENDER. A woman wanting to have the same opportunities and rights as a man is called GENDER EQUALITY. Don’t embarrass the kingdom you married into.

  81. Nunulicious

    June 18, 2016 at 2:50 am

    1. She makes royalty LOOK sexy! Damn, this generation of the Ooni and the Olori are repping well.

    2. Her fashion adviser is better than her speech writer. The writer of the speech should have realised this topic can be easily misconstrued and should have done more research and presented the Olori thoughts in a more cohesive and politically correct manner.

    3. Why isn’t #Ooniofife trending? we’re a population of 100 and sth million and the internet doesn’t even blink when royalty like this steps out? Love your own Nigeria. Enough bashing mbok!

  82. Yaza

    June 18, 2016 at 2:54 am

    She is the queen good, she’s obviously referring to her “world” I guess there’s no room for that. pele O

  83. Adelle

    June 18, 2016 at 2:56 am

    Lol owah queen oyeh…..do you even know the meaning of gender equality? Why speak on a topic you know nothing about. Come and tell me about gender equality when you have the same qualifications as a man, work same job as him and he earns more than you. Tell about about your views on gender equality when you are being overlooked for further training and promotion opportunities just because you are a woman. My dear just keep being a queen oh…some of us have to do actual “work” in order for our family to have food in their belly and roof over their head. If dressing up and following your husband around is the highest potential you can aim for, good luck but do not came and tell me, a hard working woman not to demand for gender equality. Who tell you I want to be a man. I just want to be given same opportunities as a man. Thank you very much.

  84. tola

    June 18, 2016 at 3:31 am

    As an Nigerian-American female professional, I was very disappointed, disrespected and insulted by what Olori said.
    What she said is fundamentally against the United States Declaration of Independence which states: ‘We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness’.
    That is why many Nigerians including women leave their families and lives to start a new life in America and many Nigerian women in America struggle to get educated,work many hours to support not only their children but their whole extended families in Nigeria. Real hard labor with long hours. Are they competing with men or just hustling to make ends meet. Should they not be equally paid for what they have labored for.Should their families back home dies from hunger & diseases when they do not have money, all becuase their hardworking daughters in US do not want to be labeled as ‘competing with men’ .Total rubbish.
    Gender equality is not about women trying to be ‘compete with men’. Rather it is about a person whether female,male or transgender, should be given the ability to reach their full potential and achieve whatever they want to achieve with no discrimination whatsoever; that if a woman works as hard as a man in the work place, they should be compensated alike. If a woman works 10 very hard hours just as a man does, why should she not be paid fairly&equally.In American workplace, they do not look at gender when they give you work to do- all they look at is that you deliver as expected and if you do not, you lose your job. So gender equality has nothing to do with ‘compete with men’.
    Futhermore, Olori, when you are a guest in America seeking for assistance in tourism, tech, development, it might be a good idea not to criticize the American women who have played a huge role(and who you have labeled as ‘competing with men’) in developing those things you have come to America to seek for and learn to respect American values. How can you talk down and criticize someone but yet you want the fruits of labor of that person’s hard work to develop your land. If Nigeria was so great with your way of thinking, how come with all the resources it has, all the educated people and wealth displayed, nigerians cannot provide for themselves all you seek for in america. But rather after criticizing and talking down on American way of life, you want americans to provide you with what you desperately seek for. It does not make any sense to me!
    From smart phone to ipad to any form of advancement, women have played a great role in developing these.
    When you come to America and you are so welcome, remember that it is partly because of the great admiration people have for the Nigerian-American women who have come to the shores of US and worked very hard, got themselves very educated, contributing greatly to the economy of USA and of whose goodwill and image you ride on. Do not come to America and start knocking us down. We have worked so hard in US to get to where we have got to – we should be celebrated not publicly humiliated and classified as ‘ competing with men’ .Do not take us 10 steps backwards. We have come a long way of great struggle, pain, hardship to get to where we are. We should be celebrated not condemned and told we ‘want to be like men’ when we only are reaching our potentials and feed our families back home.

  85. Gold

    June 18, 2016 at 4:10 am

    How is this habitual divorce madam fit to talk about broken relationships! There is nothing we will not see! This is sure sign of end time where people who are supposed to bury themselves in shame are bold enough to be in our faces spitting nonsense!

  86. Star

    June 18, 2016 at 4:22 am

    Abeg make una free this woman of minute virtues who does not even know the meaning of Gender Equality! Come to think of it, how will she truly know when all her life she has always leeched to a successful man. But what gave this girl the impetus and moral justification to even consider herself fit to address any women gathering talk more of actually carrying out the act! When did Professional Runs girls become motivational speakers? Isn’t there a saying that those who live in glass house shouldn’t throw stones? Why did this girl decide to embarrass herself in this manner? I just have lots of questions because I really do not know where we are headed if women of this caliber are now keynote speakers!

  87. Imelda

    June 18, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I have no clue who this woman is but after listening to her speech, I have to quickly discard her to where she rightfully belongs and that is in the DUSTBIN

    • Totally lost

      June 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      Discard another human being to the dustbin? Madam high and mighty, would you want to be the one discarded to a bin?
      Truly women are their own enemies, how about you disagree with her view and walk on.
      Dustbin….??? Na WA for some BN folks o

    • Nk

      June 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Yes I agree that she deserves to be discarded not only in the trash bin but in a pit because she belongs to the category of people that will see white and call it black because it fits into the role she is playing! Otherwise how do you explain that a woman who is notorious for having multiple failed relationships will have the moral standing to talk about Gender Equality in relation to it being the cause of broken relationships! That is double standards of the highest order!

    • Tito

      June 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Imelda/Nk
      That still doesn’t justify making your statement of “discarding a person to the dustbin”. What is wrong is wrong. She is a human being not an ITEM, respect that.

  88. Bb

    June 18, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Hmmmm, women sha, we are our own problems. Yet we say we want to be treated as men. There’s no problem but I have a problem when many of us use this gender equality to disrespect our men but men are the ones paying our bills, how u may ask? Most independent women in quote are either big time runs girl and use their business to flaunt how successful they are and if they are not runs girl, men are their biggest client because naturally a woman will never support a woman doing so well in business rather she also wants to do what the other girl is doing to be that successful. In d bank, market place, insurance, investment companies etc, women who are that successful have men as their biggest client cos women are natural bad belles either by rubbishinv ur work or pricing an amount that is ridiculous. Gender equality has its downs and upsides and unfortunately, women are taking the down side, I remember that girl that started modeling after been captured by TyBello, and how woman start advising her to either kick the husband out or not take any nonsense from man because she is no longer on the same level with the man forgetting that if she didn’t go and hawk bread in d first place, she may have ever been found. Women forget one thing and this pains me a lot, we can’t be equal with men, just as men can’t be equal with God , God created relationships like this so that we can respect each other . The truth is we even carry more responsibilities than the man, we are great multi taskers , we are therefore even more important than the man but we can only exhibit our characteristics and be worthy to be called a woman if we do it in humility and submissions. We have our place and men have theirs and trust me, our place is better but it’s not by shouting , been disrespectful, abusive, arrogant and disobedience but simply in our humility, we make the world what it is. We are the reason why men are sometimes beasts , or sometimes lovely, why? U ask, because u give birth to that boy and what moral standard did u teach him when he was still under ur care…….
    Hmmmmm…… Women let’s be wise , just take the sense out of every talk and throw the nonsense away……….. Stop blaming the world and start changing the world.

  89. Kiki

    June 18, 2016 at 7:10 am

    So if she had the opportunity to be like the Queen of England she’ll say no I’m a woman I can’t be Queen. I hope she is not feeding her daughter(s) this garbage.

  90. MyRubyHeels

    June 18, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Just reading through the comments, I’ve felt both relieved and alarmed.
    Relieved because there seems to be a handful of people who understand what gender equality is really all about.
    There seems to be quite a decent number of people who have gone to study and research on the topic.
    And so, I won’t try to explain it any further.
    I’ll just say to the ones who get it, “Thank you”. Keep talking… Maybe the others will come round…

    Alarmed because a woman in the position of the Olori with one single statement is doing a lot of harm to womanhood.
    I’m sure she means no offence and I want to believe that she is not anybody’s doormat. I want to believe that in her own way she knows her position as a woman, but just that headline will set her back a thousand miles in whatever she hopes to achieve as an Olori (that is if she wants to achieve anything).

    Now to those of us who blame the divorce rate on women wisening up… I don’t even know how to begin.
    What will you blame technology for?
    What will you blame civilisation for?
    What will you blame education for?

    On the flip side:
    What will global warming and climate change be blamed on?
    What will wars and hunger and conflicts be blamed on?
    What will domestic violence as it affects both men and women be blamed on?

    All these are things that we have all been given or we have accepted which help us live better lives… And don’t you even dare tell me about how bad they are… Put anything in the hands of a fool and he will use it despicably… And the other way round.

    Quit the blame game!
    Do what is right and respect the world around you and the people in it. The world evolves. We learn and unlearn. We grow. Change happens. We seek improvement and betterment.
    Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we don’t. But we all have a moral and social responsibility to understand that human right must be fostered and maybe we all might live better…

    For the ones who are citing the American society, you kind of have the story upside down…

    Trying to keep this long epistle short, Madam Olori has a voice and she has a right to express her views. So do you who agrees with her and me who totally disagrees with her.

    The truth is simple, no matter what we all think:
    When handled right, gender equality as well as feminism will benefit both men and women.
    They do not exclude one gender to satisfy the other.
    They do not encourage any gender to usurp the place of the other but for each to be given equal opportunities and respect to fulfill their individual roles as human beings.
    I truly hope that those of us who still don’t get it, will do soon. I also hope that those of us who still harbour and distribute wrong assertions about these terms will come to a place of clarity and join forces to help the rest understand that gender equality is potentially good for everyone.

  91. Olayemi

    June 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Please. Let’s not mix up the term or universal law of gender equality with you to being deliberately unequal with you “husband at home”. Gender equality is way bigger than marriage. Infact, equality laws were not written for marriage. We are talking about fundamental rights to be treated fairly here and not holding on to your insecure husband. Funny enough, gender equality promotes the right of both sexes for equal pay, opportunities, healthcare e.t.c. So it is if I a woman stands next to another random male, we will be treated equally with regards to all that I have mentioned above.

    Now, if you are a Mrs. and you decide that you want your marriage to last, lol or for cultural reasons, you want to be unequal to your husband, it is absolutely and totally up to you. You don’t need an epistle or a bible quote to justify your reasons. No one needs to know why you chose to be inferior to you darling or your brothers in your family. It’s your choice to live your that, no government can make that choice for you.

    Wait until you are at a final lap of job interview with a man and the guy was picked only because “he’s a man and won’t go on maternity leave someday”, then you will get the concept of gender equality. SMH

  92. Paul Adeyemo

    June 18, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Lol. Our most esteemed Olori has said it all. BN should censor comments of the people abusing the Olori, she has a right to her opinion. Am anti feminism but I love women, my mum, wife and daughter. The people that hates me on this blog of they know me personally won’t believe the person is Paul Adeyemo. I contribute 90% of the income at home, I hardly do any chores during the week because of work. Weekends, I help to bath my daughter, run the laundry and go for shopping for my wife. My wife gives me a list and I do the shoppping and am familiar with many of her customers. I make sure she’s at home weekend resting and watching movies bcos of the stress of the previous week. My wife treats and respect me, gives me the right to make decisions and most of the time I tell her to make the decisions eventually because she has better intuition than me. My argument has always been that the wife should conceed the headship to the man, gives him the respect and you will be suprised that the womans runs the show. I run a joint account with my wife, she has a fashion house, we are both signatories to the account, my wife decides what we buy bcos she has a better judgement than me in that regard. When I need to buy things I tell her and she will agree with me if I need it, if we can’t agree and she gives me good reasons, I will shelve it. I contribute 90% of the family income but am not a dictator. A wise woman will build her home, message the ego of your husband and at the end of the day you will be directing the affairs of your home with your husband as the supervisor. If my wife had come with the mentality that what is good for the goose is good for the gander, i bet you, our marriage might have ended. Am against feminism but I treat women well as I would treat my mum, daughter and pretty wife.

    • Ada

      June 18, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Your poor wife. You are like a little boy stuck in a mans body. “massage my ego” lmao Ahh your wife should not make mistake and be more successful than you, Anyways you probably carefully selected her because you viewed her as less than and you knew her potential will never surpass yours.

    • missnk

      June 19, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      “message the ego of her husband”
      Mr Paul come and be going, e don do. Why do you need your ego massaged? Is your masculinity so fragile? God forbid, you don’t have your way, what do you do? Throw tantrums and demand to be man of the house? I can’t deal.

  93. Cee

    June 18, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Oh my this is very sad. It seams she needs a management team to prep her before she goes out. She would have been better off echoing the words of her husband. At least as a helper ,a woman ,and a queen her job is to support her king.

  94. Tobigirl

    June 18, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Hello bellanaija, did you exclude her surname OGUNWUSI on purpose?

  95. hezekina pollutina

    June 18, 2016 at 9:18 am

    ok fine – what is that great purpose and role that women play ma’am? you have not mentioned here what women’s great power is. please spell it out. some idiot gave u a mic.

    • hezekina pollutina

      June 18, 2016 at 9:23 am

      hehe – changing it to what? she better go and learn her role and decide well what tangible thing she wants to contribute to society. she has zero authority at this moment. she is just dressing in long white gown going up and down with husband. Even Iara Oshiomole has accomplished things since being married. what has this person done? Yes used her platform to announce that women are not equal to men. Women want their rights! You can stay back if you want.

  96. Yooba

    June 18, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Wait women what are you all talking about sef? All of you here got an education? Yet no equality! Okonjo and Diezani got top jobs….does it mean there are no male that fits that job? Linda bought a mansion and many other ladies, so what are you talking about equality to buy properties?

    My sister works in a bank and I have a friend who works in same dept and she earns more than him. You people are funny oo! Equality that’s already in your hand. What is it gan gan that you want gan gan, you want to earn more than men? Is that it?

    • Totally lost

      June 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      I wonder oooo
      Women are on boards of companies, women drive, women run businesses, so what EXACTLY is the feminism BN folks are referring to?

      In the North I can understand females are still way behind, forced marriages etc and that should be addresses but certainly not in the big cities.

    • Ngozi

      June 18, 2016 at 6:49 pm

      @Yooba, landlords still discriminate against single women, women are not “allowed to inherit property from their fathers in parts of the country, in many families women are to be seen and not heard even when a discussion is being taken about her life. There’re still many injustices that women suffer daily

  97. Ovo

    June 18, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Why don’t women listen?? They never listen at all I made a post up there explaining what she should have tried to make you all understand and every is still making the wrong turn If you wanna work in a Company that requires heavy lifting the number of women they’ll accept will be Not more than One or Two why Physically women weren’t built for such There are SPECIFIC work women Can be allowed to do that doesn’t require physical trouble… From Secretary to Fashion designer Every Job as a specific amount of Stress and Lifting Heavy metals is not built for women… In the 1600, Men build houses because women don’t have the physicality to build such… If a woman has such a job it breaks down her She would never be able to handle it appropriately and nobody not even the so called American Nigerian girl up there has been able to contradict anything I’ve said

    • Regina

      June 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      When I produce a report is produced, or a patient is treated, a transaction is completed or a deal closed, why should gender matter? Women are not paid equally in non-physical jobs as well.

      So continue your argument setting aside jobs that depend on physical differentiation.

    • Ada

      June 18, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      What you don’t realize is that seeing the way your father treated your mum has affected the way you see women. You do not value women. YesMen on average are physically stronger than women, so what? The fact that you want to hinge so much value on physical strength is ridiculous in this present age. Mental capability is more valuable than physical strength. The strongest person in the world is not the most valuable. They do have some value…like for manual labor and being body guards. but they usually arent the leaders or the ones who make decisions. In the 21st century, people who are upheld and put on a pedestal are thinking humans, not those who are obssesed with showing their physical strength. The most powerful men and women today are not the strongest. Actually people who have a lot of strength tend to be irrational because they are so bent on showing their muscles (ahem) and being violent and they usually banish them form society (jail).

      You see how the white man came to Africa and conquered? You think it was by strength? On average african men are physically stronger than white men so how did they conquer Africa? With their brain and not with muscles. They used their brain to make the gun. They manipulated and brainwashed the people and they looted and conquered.
      What you need to do is log off the computer and go lift some heavy metal. That is all you are good for anyways. manual labor. Your brain isn’t working.

  98. Christy

    June 18, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Queen Wura, proper research is key when addressing very sensitive topics like GENDER EQUALITY and it is quite obvious that you and your speech writers didn’t do that well. Oh! I wish you will go to some areas and see how young girls suffer because their brothers school fees have to be paid or because women should not go to school but take care of the house. When women like you, who should use ur position to fight for the girl child spew things like this…. hmmmm smh

  99. Prince

    June 18, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I no fit shout (in Frank Edwards voice)

  100. Anonymous

    June 18, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Seriously and I mean seriously, is it even possible to correct others without referring to their “past mistakes” being abusive or insultive?!! Haba!! Okay she may not have the exact understanding of what gender equality means but I’m sure everyone here at some point learnt what it means! He who is without sin should cast the first stone. Is it because no one knows your secret? Correct if you must but leave her personal life and mistakes out of this! That’s Gods job not ours!
    Let’s learn to make our points without being insultive or abusive and to correct in love.

    • Nahum

      June 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Abeg please!!! She needs to be reminded of her past because she is a product of the gender equality struggles of the past, and now that she is comfortable, she is shooting down the movement. That is being a major hypocrite and that is why her past is being brought up. To remind her, in case being a queen gave her amnesia.

    • Haba

      June 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      How is she a product of gender equality struggles?
      You have a past as well Nahum, would you want it brought up every single time madam??

    • Ngozi

      June 18, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Without progressive women like Ransom Kuti fighting for women’s right to be heard will the Olori have a chance to address the public ? So yes the fact that now as a woman she’s given the chance to even air her views (uninformed views) is because of the progress we’ve made so far but much more needs to be done. We watched battabox where the men were proudly saying women are not allowed to inherit their fathers property! Can you imagine such . With the gender equality bill a woman will have to oppourtunity to seek justice from the courts

  101. Motherfuckers everywhere

    June 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    U all writing epistle about her opinion,saying she is dis and dat are fools.Seriously if u had spent the time u used in calling her names to do something positive to ur rubbish gender equality maybe things would ve been better.get up hold a rally around Lagos abt gender equality and let’s see what u would achieve.long life d king and queen.

  102. Ajay

    June 18, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    One day one day … All these feminist movement will raise very strong, educated, powerful ladies/Women (which is good)
    And eventually end up with WEAK, UNEDUCATED MEN, that has not be given attention because all attention seems to go one way for now ( and might be for a while)
    No doubt about empowering females, and giving equal opportunities, but slowly and surely gender gap in educated male and female will increase exponentially …

    Peace

    • Ngozi

      June 18, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      @Ajay, how about you men educate your fellow men. Why must it be women that will do everything? What is the role of fathers then?

    • Ada

      June 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Na men were and are already useless even when all the attention was given to you. Attention should be diverted to other places

  103. Mike

    June 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Very stupid, and I’m a guy. Gender equality does not mean second class citizenship.

  104. Sisi

    June 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    When I saw the Oni of Ife being paraded around the US even speaking at an event that looked closely connected with the UN I was quite surprised given what I have heard about the role of the Oni and the traditional rites that take place that are inhumane (tradition or not). Of course freedom of speech for all, but this right here is a joke. If this ‘Queen’ thinks well, she would understand that she is actually only getting any recognition/platform to speak within Nigeria and abroad simply because of who she is married to. Even her dearest cousin only started publicly associating with her when she came into her role as Olori. She would understand that women in the country that she is essentially representing are on a daily basis overlooked, discriminated against, on the receiving end of violence and sexual abuse and go through all this without being allowed to complain because quite frankly the culture says they must not. They must grin and bear it. Smh! This is what happens when…………………never mind, it’s not worth it! I will say this though, she should enjoy her privileged role and please refrain from speaking on subjects she has no accredited knowledge on

  105. Educate our youths

    June 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm

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  106. babygiwa

    June 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    This Olori should shut it! Research well before you talk especially on issues that are important. I don’t blame her sha, a woman of non existent virtues, how she go take know? When it is not about hopping from one marriage to another and how to snatch a rich man to be dependent on.
    Gender equality is needed in today’s society, women are not interested in being men, no, God created us as beautifully as he created men, women are only interested in being given EQUAL opportunities, the fact that i am not a man should not limit my life chances. That’s all. Olori ti o lo ri. Rubbish?

  107. me

    June 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    A woman is not a man and does not want to be a man, she wants to be appreciated, loved, valued and respected. Gender Equality is not about a woman trying to oust a man in his responsibilities at any time. As women we have been degraded and looked down on as baby makers and

    How would a man feel if he knew he could do a task well and the credit is given to someone else? I bet coups and assassination will be it!

    I am glad the Olori did not travel to places like India to give her speech a place where women are maligned and severely trodden upon, Listened to her speech, her speech writer could do better.

    She is learning

  108. Jahmekyah

    June 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    The queen got it right finally a dignified voice with the strength of 100 men to speak the truth and she is attack and hated on for simple expressing her view and her opinions smh. The facts are simple gender equality is a cover up for women to hate men, destroy relationships leading to high divorce rates and destroying families and creating single family household. These are angry women who are unable to balance personal growth, success,, family and maintain productive relationships.

    Their platform is to attack every man, blame them for every ill that happen to her from time memorial and castigate him every chance they are presented with.They complain about his private club if she does not get a chance to destroy it, what about creating your own.. They complain about not getting equal opportunity instead of saying they are late bloomers and now making major strides. I am not saying there have not being cases of marginalization and abuse of women in the home and inequity between the gender in the work place.. However this has seen great progress and there are no barriers to prevent a lady from succeeding. Just take a look in the tertiary institution across the world there are great disparity and young men are getting marginalized, What about the large numbers of men being incarcerated,, those fighting in wars, What about fields that were historically female like nursing or cosmetology are there any gender inequality in these areas?. Most women pushing the agenda of gender equality will dishonor, disrespect and quiet any voice with opposing views poor queen she has earned their wrought.

    Women in general are more nurturing than men and are the mother of all men. The queen is simple saying you are a force of nature stop limiting yourself by being hateful’and fighting a fictions battle. Use your untapped potential to change the world you have your own lane. She is saying you can do anything you want to do and the barriers are lower than you think but still be capable of love, be modesty and live according to the biblical teaching.

    We. Men are still looking for that virtuous, loving, committed, caring, self respecting and self assured lady that he can honor, love, respect put on a pedestal, glorify and be that muscles that supports all her dreams and aspirations and be her main cheerleader. What has gender equality achieved for the family and the institution of marriage?

  109. Saint

    June 18, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Fellow Nigerian righteous-bashers,

    We all have a past, Even Rehab in the Bible was promoted to Boaz’s mother and is part of Jesus ancestral lineage. Olori Wuraola gave her opinions, which does not go down well with your views does not call for the name bashing. We all love a miracle but can’t deal with other people’s miracles.

    Let the Olori live,

    She is not the new Patience Jonathan!

  110. Mabel

    June 18, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    So the African woman should continue to live in her miserable state to stroke the ego of the African man. The men have ruled for so long and look on the state of the continent and the conditions under which the citizens are expected to live. Most of the countries are dumps, poverty is rife, infant mortality is high, life expectancy low, literacy low and yet African women who care for themselves and their families should continue to accept the mediocre leadership of African men because they are born with a sausage and two eggs between their legs. Let us take ourselves from the urban environs and move to the rural areas where women continue to live lives of enslavement and servitude.

    The typical village man has no work and no responsibility. He rises from him slumber, eat and drink what is given to him. He washes his body, put on his outside clothes and make his way to the village square, under his favourite tree, or to the home of his friend, and so his day begins. He will drink, eat, play games and hold countless discourses for the rest of the day. While he relaxes and enjoys himself, his wife would be preparing for her day. She will have to strap her child on, take her bucket and walk as long as it takes to get to the watering hole, she would put her bucket down and go gather firewood so as to kill two birds with one stone, then she will fill her bucket and hoist it on her head, grab her firewood bundle place under one arm, using the other to hold down her bucket and walk back home as long as it takes, this with the child on her back and another growing inside of her. When she gets home she has to immediately breastfeed her child because the walk in the hot sun has made the child miserable, then she will get a break when the child falls sleep. Now she can push a little morsel to the mouth and drink some water. Then it’s washing the clothes, after that putting the pot on the fire to make whatever is available. She has not sat still for even half an hour since the day started. When the sun starts dipping her husband walks in after a long, hard day of countless conversations in the village square. He barks at her that he is hungry. She quickly brings the food, he then complain about the lack of meat, coldness, or amount of food available, she will put some more in his plate while depriving herself and both her children proper nutrition. He will eat to his hearts content then go watch the evening stars and have a smoke. She gets to eat, clean up the child for bed, wash the plates, take the clothes off the line, clean herself so she is available for sex when her husband has completed his stargazing.

    Now, the African man will balk against gender equality because the privilege he has become accustomed to is threatened. He has deliberately created dump nations to ensure he continues to have full access to his manly privilege. In his mind a woman is not his equal, yet, that same mind tells him he is equal to every other man on the planet, even though those men have created nations that work in every way, while he gives his people a dump nation to live in. The women cannot sit on your sinking ships any longer, they cannot accept your enslavement, servitude, incompetence, abuse any longer. They want better countries, cities and towns for themselves and their offspring. You claimed leadership as yours, what do we have to show for your governance? A broken land of violence, poverty and insurgency, a continent reduced to beggar status and a ppl living in shame. Yes, you African men brought us to this place, you fooled us for centuries and we believed you. We believed you that we were lower than you, that we were not as smart, as innovative, as financially savvy. You have run every nation you governed on the continent to a wreck and you want us to close mouths and turn a blind eye to your collective incompetence and ineffectiveness. No, no more. We want better, and we are not waiting for your permission, we are your creators, not the other way around, and we will fix what you men and your overinflated egos have wrecked and we will give dignity back to our ppl, and bring back pride to our nation’s, with or without your permission.

    • Ada

      June 18, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Now this should have been the oloris speech. *Claps*

    • Say what?

      June 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Maybe in your village that the typical village man has no work and no responsibility. Definitely not mine. I don’t understand the zeal in slagging off African men, beht why?!

    • Mabel

      June 19, 2016 at 12:31 am

      My comments are not made in a quest for popularity or likes. I call it how I see it, if it breaks your heart, then reach for the crazy glue, if it hurts your head, reach for the panadol. Zeal? The truth shall set you free little ostrich.

    • Every

      June 19, 2016 at 1:46 am

      Mabel you’re a hypocrite, I guess you should take your advise and drink panadol since the Queens speech seems to worry you too much

    • missnk

      June 19, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      I remember seeing a quote somewhere that says “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’. Your writeup just sums how I feel.

    • hezekina pollutina

      June 19, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      1000 likes! You put it so eloquently. Well done!

  111. Oluwaseun

    June 18, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Please let’s us educate the new queen.

    1) Gender equity is about giving female children equal right with sons. In some countries female pregnancy are terminated for just being women

    2) In some parts of Nigeria, sons go to school and females stay at home and get married early

    3) Females are expected to stay in bad homes and marriages( which you did not stay in by the way) and men excused for cheating and having other women by the side.

    4 )It’s about parents investing more in sons even though the girls are more brilliant

    5) It’s about going for interviews andbeing asked for sexual favors despite her impressive qualifications

    6) It’s about having same job as a guy and being payed less.

    6) Gender equity is why England has a queen and not just kings( let’s hope you have sons because according to you a woman cant take the crown or staff so if you have all girls they all loose out)

    7) If not for gender equity you won’t have even had an event to speak at as such event came from having female voices

    8) Gender equity is why women can vote

    9) Gender equity is why people are crusading against early marriages for girls after all boys are not expected to do so

    Just a few pointers for you so you don’t make Nigerian women look ignorant

    • Every

      June 19, 2016 at 1:44 am

      How do you come to the conclusion that girls are more intelligent than boys and you wonder why people hate feminists and see through their bullshits

    • Miriam

      June 19, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      So if the olorun is well educated she must understand.

  112. Gutsy

    June 18, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    After going through your comments, i just wonder when it became impossible to oppose an argument without raining insults on one’s opponents. She only voiced her conviction not imposing it on anyone #healthyargumentonly #

    Ps: Y’ll should find out the differences among gender equality, feminism and equal rights before reacting to her speech.

  113. bunny

    June 19, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Why are people so dense???? She put two unrelated topics in her speech. If she had simply just left out the phrase “gender equality” the other things she said are actually reasonable. Gender issues and marriage issues are neither exclusive nor synonymous. Wtf is so hard to understand? This person has this type of platform and this is all she could come up with??? If she had at least come up with some viable arguments…. but she’s talking about challenging a man for his staff????? WTF is that??? She wouldn’t even be up on that stage if those before her had not fought. I mean… just dense! And her English ain’t helping either, talking bout “pilvoltal” lmao! She needs coaching because she actually carries herself well. But this level of ignorance should not repeat itself abeg. Ridiculous.

  114. The One

    June 19, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Wow! unbelievable comments by the Queen. She clearly mistook ‘gender roles’ in the family and society with ‘gender equality’ in the society. Two different things entirely!

    But it seems like the King has a grasp of the topic, See is statement about female monarchs;
    thenationonlineng.net/ooni-seeks-support-female-monarchs/

  115. anonymous

    June 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    wuraola otiti/ sonia itohan/ whatever else kind of alias she has been called in her short life refused to get an education to prepare her for the position she now occupies. All human are equal before God. A female child deserves an education just like her male counterpart. She has a right not to be sold off like a cow in marriage at a tender age to a man old enough to be her grandfather. It is lazy women like wuraola that love to hide behind men, because they have nothing else to fall back on in life. What about the women who have been forced to become breadwinners because their men have continually let them down. Her utterances do not surprise me, the way a street worker views her role as a woman is different from the way Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton view themselves as women. Both Mrs Obama and Mrs Clinton are successful Lawyers who both stood by their men and helped build their homes and careers. They are not runs girls that became second wife to a rich man. A female that brings nothing to the table. Both Mrs Clinton and Mrs Obama have also raised beautiful responsible children. Titi/ Otiti/ wuraola/ sonia/ Zaynab only has controversy attached to her name. If i had a daughter, i know which women i would want her to have as role models. And it won’t be the uneducated scam artist with several names who no one knows what she did for a living.

  116. Eniolorunda

    June 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    She did not get it, it is a shame this is coming from her. Someone on her third husband according to story. OOni go and hire speech writer for your wife so she will stop embarrasing the glorious throne. How can anyone not understand what gender equality mean, it is not down to her to rubbish this, women fought for years to have our rights recognised and protected by law, It is illegal in my part of the world to descriminate against women because of their gender, I am being paid fairly like my male counter part becuse of this. So keep quiet and sit at home. You need to go and learn english language , firts Pat Jonathan then this ( Olori wuraola). Chai

  117. T girl

    June 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I have met really dumb people in my 4 decades on this planet but Wuraola’s dumb speech is one I would never forget in a hurry. Why talk at all if you have nothing to say? This is an example of the saying “intelligent people speak because they have something to say, dumb people speak because they have to say something”. This dumbass is a disgrace to her half educated husband who thinks his wife’s fake accent is what he needs to dazzle the world. What a shame! I hope they both read these comments especially where there’s a lot of information on Gender equality so that next time she would get her facts right before dabbling on the topic she knows nothing about and embarrassing herself on public platform. Knowledge and not all the royal beads, flasy lifestyle, bleaching creams, fake accent, flashy cars and the white regaliia, is power. Olori Wuraola needs to be educated.

  118. iyalode

    June 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    so I am going to get very basic here…..this chick has NOOOOOOOO IDEAAAAAA what gender equality is!!!!! period!!!!

  119. iyalode

    June 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    The first question she needs to be asked really is ..what is her understanding of Gender Equality.???? This is not her forte so why is she speaking on it whilst totally contradicting herself throughout her conversation. We need more forward thinking women to represent our voices and not ones that want to take us back 1000 years!!!!!!….drop the mic…I beg!

  120. T girl

    June 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    To spoil it all she refers to herself as ‘queen’. Who made her the queen? The ife people or the ifa that chose her for her husband? According to the English dictionary, A Queen is a female ruler. The Queen of England is a queen and by the virtue of that, her husband does not become a king, he is just the husband of a Queen. Wuraola needs a lot of education. I’m not surprised though, her ignorance has confirmed that it is what it is. Wuraola, you are NOT a queen biko, you are the wife of a king. You need to be really informed otherwise you are more dangerous than an epidemic.

  121. Anonymous

    June 20, 2016 at 3:44 am

    My own 2 cents is that there are enough “hungry” Nigerian organizations in the USA who will invite anyone no matter how uninformed and irrelevant to give a speech. Btw I thought imperialism is generally agreed to be bad. When did an Olori become ” her majesty”? And her husband ” imperial majesty”? Over which imaginary kingdom do they preside in a federal or presidential system where even their town is under a local government chairman? Nigerians and their over inflated egos! The truth is this is an Olori in one major town out of hundreds of oloris and wives of other “traditional rulers” in Nigeria and she is not anybody’s imperial majesty. So many people seem to suffer from delusions of grandeur that is why they suddenly become an expert on every topic. Yorubaland has many Obas and even more oloris so please take a seat and keep your limited knowledge to yourself. The fact is that there are too many hungry groups here willing to allow different shades of characters to use their podium. It does not confer legitimacy on opinions voiced at such venues.

  122. Anonymous

    June 20, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Btw there is nothing like Queen in yorubaland as most Obas typically have multiple wives hence the term Olori. Or are we now a satellite colony of the U.K.?

  123. Frimy

    June 20, 2016 at 9:48 am

    The objective of this forum was to create a platform for the queen to address the American women in other to earn her respect since the feeler from Nigeria shows that the Olori was never respected by Nigerians and was being christined all sorts of names since she married the King as a result of her past.
    Hence, the packaging begins and the forum was put together, I was very optimistic we would get result. We tried our best. Wuraola has good intention of dealing with that topic by mastering her script which I believe must have been written and handed over to her by the King in the comfort of their hotel room.
    Madam, next time a script is handed over to you run through it well, do you small Google research, review previous argument and avoid controversial terms like gender equality, reference to sensitive marital issues and relationship should have been avoided. Remember those that lives in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. I understand where you’re coming from based on your past. Ask your husband if he didn’t ride on the success of some women in the past.
    BN, I need no further evaluation of this programme, we shall try and review her speech in the future, never knew she was a drop out. Long live Olori Wuraola. Well, what can one expect from a woman that keep changing names to suite her location and hubby.????

  124. debz

    June 21, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Dear Nigerian MEN and WOMEN, there is no marriage in heaven o!! The purpose of a woman on this earth is not to be a Wife and Mother o! That is not your purpose. Read you bible, being a good wife and mother is NOT going to carry you into the kingdom of God.

    With that said, please why does Gender Equality mean “Man is head, woman is helper” for most of you people??

    Sigh, anyway as well educated, successful young woman, all i ask is that i am not discriminated in the work place because “I just got married and will soon go home for maternity leave” Thats a stupid excuse because who go me pregnant? is it not a man? so why should I “Pay” all alone for the fact that i went to have a child?
    And why on earth would i work hard to earn the same degree as a man but get paid less for the same job?? WHY???

  125. dame sexy

    June 21, 2016 at 12:33 am

    @frimy,u kept me rolling on d floor with laughter lol! u are just too funny!!
    The issue is even if .Worldwide intl..Sonia was given the ‘gender equality scipt to study ,e pass her comprehension skill level to understand,when her mates back then in secondary school were doing literary debate on such topics,she dey there, planning and strategizing on the next ‘runs’.
    TBH. zainab aabi na otiti complements her handsome king very well.Both are experts on fleecings the opposite sex for benefits as it appears,though d king is well educated and good orator.

  126. dame sexy

    June 21, 2016 at 3:55 am

    @frimy,u kept me rolling on d floor with laughter lol! u are just too funny!!
    The issue is even if .Worldwide intl..Sonia was given the ‘gender equality scipt to study ,e pass her comprehension skill level to understand,when her mates back then in secondary school were doing literary debate on such topics,she dey there planining and strategising on the next ‘runs’.
    TBH. zainab aabi na otiti complements her handsome king very well.Both are experts on fleecings the opposite sex for money as it appears,though m

  127. d

    July 8, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    You can only mention two female ministers out of several men. And you call that equality? I shake my head at your ignorance.

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