The Hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria# Best Describes What It Actually Means To Be A Nigerian Woman


Even though gender equality is not anywhere close to being really equal, some significant progress have been made on the issue around the world. But there are some parts of the world where things still seem to be as they were from the get-go. This is exactly where our country Nigeria takes a spot, a culture entirely influenced by men where women experience immensely complicated things. Women still have no right to stay happily single either by chance or by decision in Nigeria. Instead, the naturally single ones are seen as failures, losers, write-off (insert more adjective)

Even Statistics show that only 3% of single women of marriageable age in Nigeria are not disturbed or cajoled by their lack of a spouse either by their families, friends or their inner human! The other 97% face the ordeal of being disturbed by people around them and on that account, would do just about anything to become Mrs. ‘Somebody”. That aside, women in marriage do everything out of the ordinary not to make their marriage fail.

So women in boldness have decided to jack up the fight for their right on social media. This is because it has become a daily scrabble for the voice of women to be heard. They deemed Twitter the right platform to win over this struggle and so took to Twitter to express their feelings of outrage, inability to defend or act effectively on their own and frustration concerning the sexism under the hashtags #BeingFemaleInNigeria and #BeingAWomanInNigeria (Being a woman in Nigeria)

Here a compilation of the best comments so far about what it is like to be a woman in Nigeria which Nigerian women are speaking about on Twitter.

As we read on, we are going to see some rather unorthodox things Nigerian women experience just for their gender! Some are odd, some are dirty and unpleasant and some are downright heartbreaking.