By Patricia Uyeh
Media personality turned activist, Charles Oputa, aka Area Fada, has been considered myopic by some of his fans, who judged his views on popular blogger, Linda Ikeji getting pregnant outside wedlock. On Instagram, he initially posted a photo of himself and the blogger, writing:
“That Linda Ikeji is pregnant is no longer news, women are getting pregnant by the second and some don’t even want the baby.
“Thank God she listened to my advice, to get pregnant and forget about marriage. “
“You have done the right thing my girl. Your ‘Mumu’ suppose Do.”
Afterwhich, he became the centre of online triolls for this view. Taking to Instagram, he replied one of the trolls, advising people to get a ‘sense’. Here is what he wrote:
“For those brainless cells who couldn’t grasp why I told Linda Ikeji to forget about Marriage. *They don’t make men like they use to. *Most young men are just looking for someone to pay their bills. *Linda been burnt so many times by useless wayo men parading themselves as prospective husbands. *Most good men are already taken. *Most men don’t have the confidence to live with an already made Woman. *Most women desire a very strong man, who can take charge and take care. *Marriage very soon will no longer be fashionable, because most people can’t cope. *Marriage is a good thing if you’re lucky, but no be for everybody joor.
“One of my daughter’s has been a single mother after leaving a very abusive marriage. She is the best Mum I know and doing well for herself. Marriage can only work for two people who understand that marriage is a lot of discipline and hard work. It’s not a tea party. Even som e so called “Men of God” cant hold down a marriage. I have managed to survive almost 40yrs with the same woman, no be sey e sweet like dat, so Mumu men should go think about their life. It takes two to tango. Leave Linda alone biko. Go face your life.”
Photo credit: Instagram@areafada1