Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has sparked reactions on social media over his counsel on marriage.
The cleric had taken to Twitter to urge his “sons” to refrain from marrying ladies who can’t cook or do chores.
“My sons, don’t marry a lady who can’t cook. She needs to know how to do chores and cook because you can’t afford to be eating out all the time,” he wrote on Monday.
Adeboye’s counsel, however, did not go down well with some celebrities who stated that “women are more than cooks and maidservants”.
It also unleashed a floodgate of different reactions amid arguments on social media platforms where some Nigerians registered their opinions on the matter.
While a number of users agreed with the cleric’s assertions, others tackled Toke, arguing that someone who “failed in marriage” should not be offering advice on the subject.
“Pastor Adeboye has been married for 52yrs & you should listen to him when he gives advice on marriage, yes? But no you choose to listen to Aunty Toke Makinwa who was divorced just 2yrs into her marriage! Don’t you see that something is wrong with you,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Any lady you see dragging Pastor Adeboye, just quietly note that she can cook nothing! Set Awon ‘I can cook Noodles’,” said a user.
“Pastor Adeboye spoke to we His children about the kind of wife we should marry. Neighbours children are complaining. If He is your father, you’d listen, if He is not, pls face your own father. It’s stupid to eavesdrop my father’s instructions to me and counter,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Any lady you see dragging Pastor Adeboye, just quietly note that she can cook nothing!
Set Awon ‘I can cook Noodles’.
— Chemical Sister🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) February 18, 2020
Pastor Adeboye @PastorEAAdeboye spoke to we His children about the kind of wife we shld marry. Neighbours children are complaining. If He is your father, youd listen, if He is not, pls face your own father. It's stupid to eavesdrop my father's instructions to me and counter.
— Thommie 💿 (@iamthommie) February 18, 2020
Pastor Adeboye; My sons! Don't marry a woman that cannot cook.
Women; Release the Kraken!!!
Pastor Adeboye; Women! Don't marry a man that has no job.
Women: Preeeaaaccchh eeeeeeettt!!
— Voldemort Emeritus (@shey_drogo) February 18, 2020
Whether Pastor Adeboye said it or not, it's common sense to know how to cook as a man & it's also common sense to know how to cook as a woman. It's not advisable to marry anyone that can't cook, no be everytime chef & eatery. Stop dragging Pastor Adeboye, go & learn how to cook.
— Zaddy Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) February 18, 2020
If u like, listen to Pastor Adeboye & don't learn how to cook bcos u're a man, u will die of hunger…I guarantee it.
Remain there and be looking for a cook…it's not me u're doing dear, it's u.
— Adunni Achebe (@Adunni_Achebe) February 18, 2020
You people attacking Pastor Adeboye shame no dey catch una? Why shouldn’t you know how to cook?
He never said Men should not know how to Cook tho 🤷🏻♂️ he only said don’t marry a Woman that can’t and I don’t see the problem.
— DANNY WALTER 👑 Shoe Plug 🔌 (@Cutewalterr) February 18, 2020
I don't care who you are and how high your status is but if you find Pastor Adeboye's opinion about not marrying a dummy that can't cook offensive, you have failed as a lady.
Infact, your parents should be blamed too
— timi (@kvng__timmy) February 18, 2020
Wait! So even If Pastor Adeboye Didn't Say Anything, Were You planning On Getting Married to your husband without knowing How To Cook? Or are you planning to offer only pvssy to the marriage? 😂 I mean This Is Just Common Sense… I stand With Pastor Adeboye On this.📌
— follow come charger ⚡ (@fiskyppablo) February 18, 2020
Pastor Adeboye said "My sons" don't marry a woman who can't cook and some clowns are suddenly upset.
Like,I'll marry you and eat constantly at restaurant throughout my life?.. Y'all keep proving those who do say pvssy is the only thing a woman has to offer right💔.
— Unwanted Friend 😒🌚 (@holardamolar) February 18, 2020
Pastor Adeboye is happily married, he's giving you marriage advice.
Toke Makinwa is happily single, she's also giving you marriage advice.
I'm not in position to tell you who to follow, but Chose your Mentor Wisely. pic.twitter.com/rojUVLsqfL
— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 🇳🇬 (@Tee_Classiquem1) February 18, 2020
“Don’t marry a woman who can’t cook”
“Don’t marry a woman who can’t cook for you everytime”
2 diff statements with diff meaning & I’m sure we know the exact statement Pastor Adeboye made.
Why will an adult (male/female) not know how to cook?
Anyway it’s twitter, Agenda must..
— Tife🌚 (@Tife_fabunmi) February 18, 2020
Dear feminist, Stop dragging Pastor Adeboye, go & learn how to cook. Eyin oloriburuku somebody 😏😏
— KOBZ 🅙 (@Misterkobz) February 18, 2020
Pastor Adeboye will just come online, trigger y’all and disappear 😂😂
— Brezzaddict🍼 (@waxzyy_) February 18, 2020
Awon didirin FC be dragging Pastor Adeboye that don’t even know if y’all are existing . Drag him till eternity your father, mother and bosses will still rush to hear him speak every last Friday of the month.
Don’t go and learn how to cook
— S.L.E.D.G.E 🔨 (@SledgeAma) February 18, 2020
Pastor Adeboye in summary just said guys who have jobs deserve women who know how to cook.
But you see bitter leaf FC dragging him like small tiger gen forgetting bitter leaf is part of soup ingredient. 😂
— 👑 OLUWAFIFUNMI 🎨🇳🇬 (@FifunmiRexx) February 18, 2020
Pastor Adeboye has been married for 52yrs & you should listen to him when he gives advice on marriage, yes?
…but no you choose to listen to Aunty Toke Makinwa who was divorced just 2yrs into her marriage! 😕
Don't you see that something is wrong with you?? pic.twitter.com/xK2b3A8n9E
— Professional beggar (@Sheddi_younG) February 18, 2020
We can't be together if you can't cook. That is my own standard. This has nothing to do with what Pastor Adeboye said or didn't say. And oh, I can cook pretty well myself. Keep it woke!
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) February 18, 2020
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