Priscilla Maakuna


A Nigerian man identified simply via his twitter handle @Omobobola’s has generated a lot of controversy after he charged married men to be cautious in their marriage, stating that their wives are not their relatives.

According to him, he was informed by his father to be wary, noting that only his children are his relatives, in a situation where he is married and has children.

“At the end of the day your wife is not your relative. My father taught me that if I ever get married and have kids, I should never forget in my home, my wife is the only one who isn’t my relative. As I grow older, his words become more real”, he tweeted.

A twitter user, @adadike, who is against his view said: “Someone you have been sharing your blood with is not your relative? You married her for what then? Should you have married your sister instead? Can you say your mother is not also your relative after all, she came from another blood line?”

Also another user said: “Mutual held ethical ideology cum bond is as thick as blood. It could even be thicker than blood, depending on the ethical leanings of the blood. So, a good wife (spouse) might not be a relative of her husband, but she’s something equal or even bigger than a relative and, as such, deserves every act of goodness/love from her husband. Don’t try to mend it if it isn’t broken, and if it’s broken, don’t bother to mend it.’’