VIDEO: Veteran actress Hilda Dokubo slams Buhari for "kitchen" comment | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

Veteran Nollywood Actress, Hilda Dokubo, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial ‘My wife belongs in the kitchen’, comment.

The Nigerian leader has been widely criticised for saying his wife, Aisha, belongs in his kitchen and ‘the other room’, in response to the first lady’s public criticism of the president’s appointments.

Mrs. Dokubo in a video post on her Instagram page disagreed with the President’s comment saying she doesn’t belong to any part of her home rather she lives there.

“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 but I do not belong there. 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 is a lounging place, I rest there, I watch television.”

Mr. Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu, said hours after the president made the statement at a press briefing in Berlin that he was only joking.

However, the president countered the explanation by his media aide and explained his stance, saying his wife should stay out of politics.

When he was asked by German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, to clarify his earlier comments, Mr. Buhari said, “I am sure you have a house. You know where your kitchen is. You know where your living room is. And I believe your wife looks after all that even if she’s working,” he said when the interviewer, Phil Gayle, asked him to clarify his controversial comments.

Visibly upset, and in a much higher tone, Mrs. Dokubo said “I do not belong to the other room; because I do not know where the other room is in my house except that this other room sounds like the toilet. I can not belong to the toilet. I am a woman I deserve my rights to be a human being and to be respected.”

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  1. I don't know why people are so stupid, look at this one talking nonsense. Aisha and Buhari want to play politics with some stupid people brain and everybody is ranting.
    Take a look at Aisha and read her profile does she seem to you like somebody that belong to the kitchen. Haven't you heard about her beauty business or whatever.
    Look at Aisha body does that looks like somebody that belongs to the kitchen or the other room. Can't you use your brain to know that, they are playing politics, trying to project Aisha as the best first Lady, and you are ranting talking nonsense. You and Aisha whom seems to belong to the kitchen.
    We know about your wrecked marriage so you better close your filthy mouth.
    After all the man said his wife and he didn't say every woman, if you want to belong to your husband business that's your headache, if want to be equal with your husband that's you people's business too.
    How many celebrities is in marriage today, do you people understand what is married life.

  2. hahahahahahahahaha....I tire oooo! It's his world and he has every right to say what he feels. Nobody was there when he married his wifey. I don;e even blame him for saying it because if you give some women or wives chance, they will take chances. He doesn't owe anyone apology for saying so.Although I am not in support of whats happening buy sometimes we should be reasonable.

  3. They have succeeded in diverting our attention on serious national issues to this kitchen saga and most Nigerians are falling for it. This their talk and comment seems arranged. Please what about the dollar rate and Judges arrested?


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