The statement by president Muhammadu Buhari that “his wife belongs in the kitchen and bedroom but not in politics” has received a lot of criticism from Nigerians on social media and the long list doesn’t exclude Nollywood actress.
veteran actress and winner of AMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Hilda Dokubo has taken to social media over the weekend ranting against the president’s ‘sexist’ statement.
She had bared her mind in a passionate video: “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 do not belong there. I do not belong to the bedroom either, I sleep there. My things are there but I do not belong there. It is my rest place. I do not belong to the sitting room, it’s a lounging place I rest there,”
Dokubo was appointed as a Special Adviser to the former Rivers State Governor, Dr. Peter Odili in 2003. She also runs an NGO called CREATE “Centre for Creative Arts Education, aimed at using creative arts to empower young people and women”.
President Buhari made the comment in reaction to an interview granted to BBC by his wife in which she said his government had been hijacked.