I cringe for Women who “marry down” – Toyosi Akerele reacts to Gbenro Ajibade’s public outburst about his wife, Osas
Entrepreneur and human development expert, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji has reacted to the marital crisis rocking celebrity couple Gbenro and Osas Ajibade’s home.
It would be recalled that Gbenro Ajibade had went on a blast on Instagram, where he called out his wife for being an irresponsible wife.
Reacting to Gbenro’s outburst, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji share her own experience as a mother as she reacted to the issue.
She explained that she once had to take her one-year-old son to work after he fell seriously ill. Toyosi also added that responsibility teaches empathy and working women often go through a lot.
The mother of one also condemned Gbenro’s outburst at his wife because ‘a man whose diatribe on social media was intended to destroy you is unfit for your Leadership & undeserving of your Love’.
She wrote: “ON OSAS & GBENRO This is my Son in my office, about 13months old in these photos in January 2019. Mine is perhaps one of the most insane schedules a working woman can have. On this day, I had important meetings at work, my Husband had travelled and my Son was ill, I was scared to take him to Creche so I packed a crib, his bags et al and took him to work. I took breaks in between calls & typing emails to change diapers and feed him. I worked when he slept. That day, I learnt something very simple in a very profound way – RESPONSIBILITY TEACHES EMPATHY.
My colleagues came to check on my son & I seized the chance to tell the women to feel free to bring their children to work on challenging days like this if they have any.
People who work with me know I give a lot of room & support to our female staff. I menstruate so I understand the days they are moody & cranky. I know people have to come to work on days their boyfriends are breaking their hearts. Women go through multiple challenges in the line of duty while chinning up Professional Careers.
I read the ignominious public commentary Gbenro published on social media about his Wife, Osas yesterday & I cringe for Women who “marry down”. To Bosses at Work & Husbands at home, if you’ve ever been responsible in your Life, you’ll know how to care & nurture. No one will need to teach you to be kind & liberal.
Even if Osas was ever wrong, that puerile outburst from an absentee husband/father is telling of his poor character.
I don’t hold brief for Osas & I hope she adjusts where/if she should but a Man whose diatribe on social media was intended to destroy you is unfit for your Leadership & undeserving of your Love.
One more reason I remain thankful for my healthy self esteem & radical mind which made me not marry till I turned 31 despite societal pressure but which also made me wait & live my life on my own terms until I met a grounded & solid Man who loves & respects me. Men don’t come factory fitted or with NAFDAC No. so there are no perfect men anywhere but Never Marry Down Ladies. Keep Growing – Everything Good will come.
P.S. Enemies, It’s a Monday so I’m working and this has nothing to do with Feminism.