The second week of October 2016 is one Nigerians will not forget in a hurry. You probably live in a cave if you didn’t catch on to the pandemonium that started with a simple interview and ended with an epic and probably one of the most gender sensitive remarks ever made by a president.
Expressing her doubts and fears, the first lady disclosed to BBC that unknown people have infiltrated President Buhari’s government and she may not support him in 2019. The president, who was in faraway Germany at the time, responded controversially and I quote:
“I don’t know which party my wife belongs to but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room, and the other room.” Saaaaay whaaaat now Mr President?!!
We sincerely think that our dear leader has not caught on to the revolution of gender equality and in our bit to help, we decided to recommend a playlist that strongly refuses that Aisha belongs to the kitchen and the “other room”.
- “I Am a Woman” by Helen Reddy: The message of this song is simple and straight to the point. Aisha is a woman and is capable of much more than whatever the society defines as feminine roles.
- “Got Your Back” by T.I: The first lady has obviously got her husband’s back by defending his performance (or lack thereof) and we sincerely think Sai Baba should do the same.
- “Formation” by Beyonce: We know the president’s wife has given him five amazing kids. We know this is a result of the “other room” but this song brings a question to mind. Can she take his a** to red lobster? *wink wink*
- “Respect” by Aretha Franklin: As far as this track implies, Mrs Buhari deserves the respect of her husband and not a reduction to a cook and sex object in full global glare.
- “SuperWoman” by Alicia Keys: The president obviously has not seen the large “S” crested on his wife’s chest. With her feat as a wife, mother, cosmetologist and author amongst other things, we think she deserves a full superhero ensemble from the president as an apology gift.
- “A woman’s Worth” by Alicia Keys: Our first lady is not like the currently free falling Nigerian Naira. She is worth so much more.
- “Put That Woman First” by Jaheim: We know our president is super knowledgeable in political affairs. We also know he needs to understand to protect the interest and image of his wife by putting her first.
- “Flawless” by Beyonce: When a Queen B song features an unapologetic feminist like Chimamanda Adichie, I really do not need to waste words explaining what it is about.
- “Can’t Hold Us Down” by Christina Aguilera: The comment made by the president was fueled by her sharing her opinion on her stance in the future elections which didn’t sound like it was in his favour. Does this mean she should have kept mum? Hell no. You can’t hold a sister down.
- “Run The World” by Beyonce: She may run mummy and wife errands but she also runs the world!
- “Aint Your Mama” by JLo: She won’t be in the kitchen all day whipping meals because guess what? She.Aint.Your.Mama!!!