For Nigerians abroad, there’s always been this belief our single women abroad are too exposed and wouldn’t bend over for any man; for this reason, they were only good for dating and when decisions about who to settle down with comes up, in most cases, they are passed over for their locally bred counterparts.
The locally bred wife is believed to be well mannered, timid, unexposed and would be so grateful to be shown the light that she would be willing and ready to carter to her man’s every whim. How true is this assumption? How successful has these unions been?
The rate of divorce among Nigerian diasporas is climbing everyday, these wives have been known to seek for divorce at the slightest provocation, they have seen the light, freedom has been tasted, they have tasted equality in its full ramifications.
Husbands have suddenly become bachelors and barely surviving, the ones that are still holding on are cowering in fear of what a law that favours women would do to them if they dared show their Nigerian gra-gra.
Most of you know these stories more than I do , either it happened to you or to friends and relatives. Is it still right to assume our locally bred women make better wives than the diasporas? What factors do you think our men should consider when deciding who to marry? How should they protect themselves when push comes to shove?