Ace Nigerian singer and songwriter, Omawumi Megbele, says she can’t leave her marriage because her husband made an error of cheating on her with another woman.
The actress said her marriage to her husband is an equal partnership hence she’ll prefer to talk it out with him.
Omawumi made these statements while answering questions from actress Mercy Johnson-Okojie during episode 4 of ‘Mercy’s Menu’ kitchen talk show.
When asked if she would prefer if her in-laws tell her about her cheating spouse or educate her partner, she said, “They have to educate him about cheating, because if they tell me, I will kill him.”
Omawumi said, “No, never (there’s any possibility of leaving my house because of the one cheating error). I can’t leave because of that one error. It’s not a good way to do these things but you know, I call my husband my partner, it’s a partnership, na two of us na hin dey inside (we are both in the relationship together).
So, what you would not want me to do to you, don’t do it to me. It’s not feminism, it’s very simple mathematics. I didn’t say it’s equal partnership because my husband is the head of my home and it’s not feminism but when you go and cheat, and you say it’s by mistake, did you fall inside by mistake?
But he needs to explain to me, do you want to do it again? Those are the questions we would discuss and then he will pay a penalty under punishment like say you aren’t visiting home front again because you have gone to visit outside. It has never happened to me before, I and my husband are not saints but we are just blessed and you don’t know a man to the end.”
The music star further said “It’s not that I deliberately go out to be mean but you will not want me to cheat on you, so why would you cheat on me and are you going to cheat on me again? Because if you cheat on me again, you can be sure that I will cheat on you”.
Omawumi however, said she’ll also find her way of punishing him like denying him sexual intimacy with her.
The host, Mercy Johnson-Okojie also corroborated Omawumi’s take saying if she catches her husband cheating, she would rather talk about it with him and get the strange woman out of their lives.
Speaking about joint account between couple, Omawuimi said she’ll prefer a woman having a joint account and also having her personal account.
Watch the cheating conversation part from 8:19: