Entertainment of Monday, 17 October 2016
Since Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari made a somewhat intended joke few days ago that his wife, Aisha Buhari belongs to the ‘other room’, the comment has not gone down well with several public observers.
And veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo has reacted angrily to the president’s comments, saying women deserve to be respected, not humiliated.
‘My name is Hilda Dokubo and I am a woman. I do not belong to the kitchen, I go to the kitchen to fix food for my family and myself. We eat there sometimes, I don’t belong there,’ she calmly, but boldly, declared into the camera.
She further said, ‘I do not belong to the bedroom either. I sleep there. It is my rest place. My things are there but I don’t belong there. I do not belong to the sitting room, it’s a lounging place, I rest there and I watch television.’
Hilda became visibly angry as she further declared her rights as a woman, ‘I do not belong to the other room, because I don’t know where the other room is in my house, except that this other room sounds like the toilet!’ she blurted.
‘I cannot belong to the toilet. I am a woman, I deserve the rights to be a human being and to be respected.’