Nigerian actor, TV host, Content Creator, and YouTuber, Akah Nnani has professed that men become helpmates to their women as far as house chores are concerned.
His comments have become a controversial one especially when most men believe a woman’s job is to take care of the house while a man provides for the home.
In a long Instagram post, Akah Nnani wrote:
“I believe a man’s responsibility is to protect the woman, his wife, from stress. In these times, fathers are to protect their kids from germs. Help your kids wash their hands. Protect your family from the social damage of having an absent father.
We always talk about ‘wife material’ well, there should be #HusbandMaterial too then. We live in a world where women are unfairly burdened with the responsibility of caring for the home alone. They cook, clean, take care of the kids and all sorts… Then still have to do work.
I’ve been married for over a year now and before marriage, I always knew I didn’t want domestic help. In my home, when she cooks I wash the bathroom, she sweeps, I mop. She is tired, I make the indomie. I wash the dishes. I also keep MY home. Because it is mine too.
I know men can do better when we know better. This is why I am joining the #HeForShe campaign to remind my brothers that #GenderEquality should also be at home. Oh, the world would be so much better and we would be so much happier if we worked together to make every human feel valued.
So, I challenge my married friends @etimeffiong @olumideowolabi @iamthatpj @chef_fregz @terfatg @jamesomokwe @ikosakioduwa @damioluwatoyinbo
To do the same and share a photo while tagging me, @unwomen and @heforshe with the hashtags #HeForShe #GenderEquality #HeForSheAtHome #HusbandMaterial.
We stand with the women and use our voices for good. WE MOVE!!”