Dele Momodu, Ovation publisher, says he decided to cook in response to a challenge by Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Nigerian veteran actor, to promote gender equality.

It all started on Friday when the movie star took to his social media page to share a picture in which he can be seen washing dishes.

According to him, the move was to encourage gender equality at home by ensuring men also engage in chores considered by many to be exclusive for women.

Citing himself as an instance, RMD had explained that being the only child, he was raised by his mother with the mindset of helping out with home duties.

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Being an only child, I was raised by my Mom to do all chores, so the issue of only the wife (woman) should cook, clean, wash might be alien to me but I know it is not to most men, which is why today I join my voice to the #HeForShe campaign and remind our men that #GenderEquality is not just in the workplace but at home. We can find a good balance between office work and house chores, especially during this lockdown period. I challenge my friends @bankywellington @Delemomoduovation @officialbovi @aycomedian @Alibabagcfr To do the same and tag me @mofedamijo and @HeForShe using the hashtags #HeForShe #GenderEquality #HeForSheAtHome #HusbandMaterial We are in this together #RmdSaysSo 📷 by my wife 😄😁

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He had challenged Momodu and other celebrities including Banky W, AY and Bovi to also engage in similar chores in their respective homes during the lockdown.

While accepting the challenge, the celebrity publisher took to his social media pages to share a video and slew of pictures of himself cooking on Saturday.

The 59-year-old media personality also noted that he was inspired when he saw RMD washing dishes at home.

He went on to tag a number of prominent Nigerians including Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, and Dino Melaye, former lawmaker, to join the challenge.

I was challenged yesterday by my main man @mofedamijo when he was washing dishes at home. I decided to cook this and that this morning… What a woman can do, a man can do better… @mofedamijo @alibabagcfr @terrywaya @dinomelaye @senatetoks @sujimoto81 @kayodeakintemi @govekiti,” he wrote on Instagram.

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