Popular skit maker and actress, Bukunmi Adeaga Ilori, widely recognized as Kie Kie, has shared her perspective on the financial dynamics of marriage, emphasizing the importance of women contributing to the financial responsibilities within their households.
In a recent episode of the TokeMoments podcast hosted by actress Toke Makinwa, Kie Kie expressed her belief that it is a mistake for married women to solely rely on their spouses to handle all the financial aspects of running their homes. The comedienne, who is married to her millionaire husband Mr. Tunji Ilori, revealed that she actively divides expenses with her spouse.
While Kie Kie acknowledged the significance of husbands treating their wives to luxurious dates and vacations, she firmly maintained that it is equally vital for married women to participate financially in maintaining their households.
Kie Kie further emphasized that when women contribute to the financial stability of their homes, it serves as a safeguard in the event of divorce, making it less likely for husbands to easily walk away. Her viewpoint encourages a balanced approach to financial responsibilities within marriage, promoting financial partnership between spouses.
Kie Kie said, “Me for one, I tell women: how will you be living in a house and you’re not paying rent? To me, it doesn’t make sense.
“I’m living in this house, we are sharing the rent. On my birthday, fly me to Dubai, Barcelona. That’s good. Buy me a Fendi bag, Christian Dior… Beautiful.
“But that I will be living in that house and not paying rent, it is not possible. So that when we want to divorce, you carry chair, I carry television, you carry the roof, I carry the floor. We will share everything equally. You can’t tell me get out of my house.”
As conversations surrounding gender roles and financial independence continue to evolve, Kie Kie’s perspective adds depth to the discourse, highlighting the importance of financial equality and shared responsibility within marital relationships.