Nigerian singer Simi, who married her colleague, Adekunle Gold during a private ceremony in Lagos in 2018, condemned the idea that a woman should be respected only because she is married.
On Saturday, in some tweets, the singer scolded those who treat the married woman if they are right or not in a special way just because she is married.
According to her, a woman’s value should not be based on her marital status but on “the good you do and the value you add”.
“Hate when people defend women with “how can you talk to a married woman like that?” “You can’t do that to her. Do you know she’s married?” I know u mean well, but you’re implying that disrespecting single women is excusable. We gotta change that.
Marriage does not elevate the value of a woman. Every woman, regardless of status, must be treated respectfully. Some married women also need to erase this idea that they’re more special. You’re really not sis. Your special is in the good that you do and the value you add.”