Popular singer Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington has described as ‘ridiculous’ the anti-chivalry statement by Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie.
Appearing on the American daily Trevor Noah show on Thursday, Adichie spoke against the courtesy of men opening doors for women saying it is an act of chivalry because women were perceived as dependent and weak.
The popular feminist also rebuked the practice of aiding women and children first in a crisis situation, as opposed to taking care of anyone who needs help.
Banky W, who is also an actor, joined other Nigerians on social media who are dissecting the anti – chivalry statements currently trending on Twitter. Reacting to these statements, Banky W shared a post on his Instagram page. “Chivalry is done not because women are a weaker sex, but because some of us want to be gentlemanly and romantic. “Apparently, this is not ok to her, but to me, this is just reaching. I’m sorry but this is now getting a little ridiculous. To each his/her own, I guess”.
Further diverse discussions followed on the topic, as Nigerians shared opinions and debated on the validity of her statements in the African society. Though some twitter users agreed with her opinions which they claimed promotes equality in a simple manner, others felt the controversial writer went overboard and tried to force her beliefs on people.