My Husband Goes To The Market For Me – Omotola

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has revealed that her husband, Matthew Ekeinde, goes to the market to buy food stuff for her and the family.

She pleasantly shocked her audience at the Knorr Social Mission Symposium  on Friday when she said she does not go to the market to buy food items.

The delectable actress also spoke about her career and family.

Omotola believes that the man and woman should complement one another in marriage, not a situation where a woman would be seen as inferior.

“When we started (acting) they wanted the men to be the fore runners, and I said I’m not stopping any man from being the fore runner –It’s a human right—but I said if I wanted to be the fore runner, I would work hard to be the fore runner, and you would respect me as a front runner,” she said.

“A lot of people have had problems with that, they either feel I’m too strong or you know culturally, you should fall back and all of that. I say no. I would respect you, but I would do it my way. So that is what I have had most challenges with even in my career.”

“I always tell people that women are stronger than men, psychologically. Let me tell you something more, my husband is actually the one who goes to the market. I don’t go to the market because I can’t. Because of my status, I can’t. “But my husband didn’t say you know traditionally, a man is not supposed to go to the market, I’m not gonna go, no. My husband actually goes to the market.”

The celebrity, who recently celebrated her 20th year on stage, described her husband as “a strong man for understanding my status”, and recalled an experience that transferred the responsibility of going to the market to the head of the family.

“In my earlier career, I used to go with him but I’d stay in the car, because our cars are tinted, so I’d stay in the car. But then, one time we went to Tejuosho and someone found out I was in the car,” she said. “It became a major security risk, so he said don’t ever go with me again. He goes and he has fun and he comes back home, and I do the cooking, so you see we strengthen each other. “Men feel when I intimidate my woman, when I hold her down; that shows I’m strong, no! That shows you’re weak.”

Omotola got married in 1996 at the age of 18 and the ‘scandal-free’ union has produced four children.

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  1. Eyahhh..I just pity your husband oh…U r nad even ashame 2 let the world know that ur husband is performing ur responsibilities as a wife..E concern U na dere

  2. Omotola,you talk like a parrot this days,your husband must have been a fool by going to the market for you being ur responsibilities,kindly endeavour to keep ur mariage secret to urselve…..

  3. Na wetin fit u, u look lazy. Why won’t u let your husband go to the market? Because am sure u were there tweeting. U talk too much, u are even getting old forget the Mary Kay that is deceiving you.

  4. He goes to the market for u is that a big deal he also cook for u sweep the house and also wash ur clothes and undies for u everything na news for nija

  5. Luk at ur face wht hapnd 2 ur face where is colour?anyways if dat’s d case am king wash ma panti an cook 4 me and bath me he does alot 4 me dear.

  6. Wen He Went 2 D Mkt, Did D Death Resurrect? Money Fall 4rm D Sky? Or Any Unusual Tin Huh,,pls Save Dah History 4 Hueva Cares Nt In Dis Social Network

  7. Then u are nt a responsible woman, becos it is nt his duty to go to de market and still cook 4 u.

  8. Pls u ppl should not believe all this fake stories being posted on fb u believe say omotola go fit say that kind rubbish.