When She Cooks, I Wash The Dishes – Actor Akah Advocates For Gender Equality At Home
Nollywood actor Akah Nnani is calling on men to do better by taking part in responsibilities at home that has before now been left to the woman.
According to him, it is the job of every man to take care of his household and that includes protecting his wife from stress.
The film star in a post on his Instagram page advised men to ensure that they are not absent fathers. Not only that, he says that just as there is talk about “wife material,” there should also be for “husband material.”
“I believe a man’s responsibility is to protect the woman, his wife, from stress. In these times, fathers are to protect their kids from germs. Help your kids wash their hands. Protect your family from the social damage of having an absent father.
We always talk about ‘wife material’ well, there should be #HusbandMaterial too then. We live in a world where women are unfairly burdened with the responsibility of caring for the home alone. They cook, clean, take care of the kids and all sorts… Then still have to do work.”
Akah explains further by using himself as an example citing that he has been married for over a year and he assists his wife with house chores.
“I’ve been married for over a year now and before marriage, I always knew I didn’t want domestic help. In my home, when she cooks I wash the bathroom, she sweeps, I mop. She is tired, I make the indomie. I wash the dishes. I also keep MY home. Because it is mine too.
I know men can do better when we know better. This is why I am joining the #HeForShe campaign to remind my brothers that #GenderEquality should also be at home. Oh, the world would be so much better and we would be so much happier if we worked together to make every human feel valued.”
His vlog ‘Akah Bants’ has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing Nigerian YouTube channels and has an astounding engagement rate.