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“Should a wife give her wages to her husband?” Battabox walks the Streets to get Answers | WATCH on BN TV



"Should a wife give her wages to her husband?" Battabox walks the Streets to get Answers | WATCH on BN TV - BellaNaija

With the rise of the fourth-wave of feminism, family dynamics in Africa have begun to change.

Several couples have taken a more modern approach to marriage, with both husbands and wives now going out to earn an income.

Still, when culture evolves, it doesn’t just dump all that’s familiar. Some traces still remain.

Battabox decided to go out into the street to survey dynamics, asking women if they can tender their monthly salaries to their husbands.

See what the women have to say below:


  1. NaSo

    January 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Possibly….but wtf for?
    If she’s responsible enough to make her own money, why da eff should she give it to her husband?

  2. Aunty Pempe

    January 30, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    What a topic!!

  3. June

    January 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Big mistake- nope, nope , nope.

  4. Flowers

    January 30, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Why is this even a topic of discussion?

  5. Jummy

    January 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Battabox knows the reaction they wanted to garner which is why they did this video.

    It’s not black and white. I know a man who’s married and gives his salary to his wife every month. He’s a spendthrift and his wife is a better manager of their finances.

    I was with them one day when the guy is holding two envelopes with cash in em and he goes “babe so which accounts should I pay them into?” And she’s a SAHM oh, so she’s not bringing any income in. Likewise, if a wife was a spendthrift and the husband a better manager of money then it would be wise to let the husband handle the finances.

    No one should be forced or compelled to do it though, it should be as a result of coming to terms with what works for you guys.

    • cheeksi

      January 30, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      My thoughts too, it is not black and white. Due to cultural and religious influences, most women feel compelled to piously submit their salaries, which is ok when the man is a good manager financially. However, if the man is a spendthrift, it is wise to let the woman manage. Esp in these times of high living costs and recession. Bruce Jenner said Kris always managed the cash in their marriage and it is very obvious that Kris is a very smart manager – both of people, money and talent. If both partners are good managers, one person can take up the job. Or they can have a joint account where both have equal access. There is no formula, whatever works for the couple.

    • newbie

      January 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      These ‘spendthrift’ men and women…..who were they giving their wages to to help them manage before they married? Shebi they got by? Abi they got married and developed spendthriftery (made up word)?

    • Jummy

      January 30, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      I don’t have the answers to your questions newbie. All I know is the moment you get married, it’s not about you anymore. You have to put the news of your family into consideration.

      So if you got by being a spendthrift while single, it most certainly will not work for you while married. Which is why it makes sense to give it to the spouse who’s a better manager of finances.

    • Ajala & Foodie

      January 31, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      @newbie, i have a close friend whose husband was in so much debt when they got married they are still trying to clean up that mess. This guy is a teacher (Bsc) grad with a medical student student loan, dude used student loan to buy brand new SUV as a student. Get by? NO!!! This guy was not only close to getting into trouble with the law i.e for writing “bad” checks but was knocking on the door of bankruptcy. Savings is a foreign concept to people like that. So yea, in a bid to fix his credit the wife who is his total opposite (wears T-shirt of 10 years with hole in them to work and sees nothing wrong with it, just to save) is now in charge of their finances. So “getting by” is a relative term.

  6. Alterego

    January 30, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    BN wants to press our mumu button today o with such a topic. ?

    • Lilo

      January 30, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      But the mumu’s here don graduate enter Law school sha. So mumu button no dey work. No more monkey in idanre. These bunch of idanre hominids are wearing Tom Ford suits and ferrragamo loafers . Besides , BN keyboard warriors all seem to be battling carpal tunnel syndrome these days…

  7. Aunty Pempe

    January 31, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Nobody ‘should’ do anything, what they ‘could’ do is discuss having a joint account or discuss who will manage the finances.

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