Veteran comedian, Ali Baba, also known as the father of comedy in Nigeria, gives reasons why women should be financially stable before considering marriage. He gave these reasons via his Instagram page on 10th Sunday, February 2019. According to Ali Baba:
“That era of being financially dependent on a man expired many years ago. Sadly, very few women started late to realize that they also had equal PERSONAL requirements to make themselves, FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT. MANY of the men who also believed that women should not be financially independent were also everywhere such men also started to see that many women were a threat to their masculinity and did everything to block them.
“Like a woman cannot bail anyone arrested. Women cannot rent properties… They failed to accept that women were capable of pulling their weight when shouldered with responsibilities BUT DID BETTER THAN THE MEN, who went head to head with them. And still, play their roles as women. In school, you will remember, if you want to be honest, there were ladies who were constantly in 1st to 10th positions. And there were heavy men, who were unashamedly in the 30th to 32nd positions. That was the start. It became more glaring that women can be equally smart and even smarter.
“Many of these men were in any case being taught by women, as teachers, lecturers, and professors. So, gradually, the thought of a woman being DEPENDENT ON any man started fading especially when the men started having them as bosses, and learning under their feet, humbling. However, it needs to be further emphasized in this day and age, that the days of a woman being DEPENDENT are gone or nearly gone. So, it’s clear, that the financial instability of women is the major reason many women don’t get treated like they should. It turns relationships to cash and carries or business transactions.
“It also then makes many men believe, that financial independence will take away their power. Only WEAK MEN think like that. And women who think they must go into a relationship because it’s their only way to financial stability are the ones who empower them.”