Celebrities weigh-in on Olori of Ife’s ‘gender equality’ speech

The speech given by Her Majesty, Queen Wuraola-Zynab Ogunwusi of Ile Ife has sparked more reactions – especially from Nigerian celebrities.

Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo believes the Queen is getting gender roles and gender equality mixed up.

In a post on her Instagram page, the actress asserted that gender equality is more about giving women the same opportunities as men.

Let's be clear #ujlovers Gender roles/ responsibilities and gender equality are different things, the fact that some people think / believe there are the same is why #genderequalitybill didn't go through #Nigeriansenate. With or without the bill there are women (which i am one of) that will succeed regardless but the equity fight is NOT about this group. Its about that uneducated woman in her village thinking her life is over because she has 'only' girls…its about that little girl understanding 'working twice as hard because she's a girl' …is a goal not her only option … i should know i am an Abiriba girl, was told  thousand things i can't DO because i am a girl…(.? look where we are NOW empowering men and women) Learn more about gender equity guidelines for free online.? FYI let's not mistake gender roles for gender equality. I believe she was clearly talking about roles / responsibilities as a woman hence my repost about learning the right meaning of Gender equality.

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However Baba Dee, Sound Sultan‘s brother believes gender equality is a farce and ‘deceptive’ ideology.

He penned his thoughts on his Facebook wall.

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