You are proud of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

You are proud of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

However, ever since you married that woman, her dreams have disappeared;

Her plans and dreams have gone with the wind;

Her ego is only ‘my children this…my children that’;

she was the best in her class but now she’s just in charge of your cooking pot;

if she buys a house you go vex;

If she talks to unmarried friends, you slap her;

If she talks to any man, you threaten divorce;

if she sends money to her father, you go beat am;

she has no money to her name;

no rest from house chores or child care;

relocation everyday, today Abuja…tomorrow Lagos….next week Ghana;

Yet you admire Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and her exploits, meanwhile someone better is under your roof. But you killed her destiny with your low self esteem and backward ideas about women.

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© Oluwaseyi Alade