Nigerian actor Mr Ibu says cooking is for women alone

Popular Nigerian actor and comedian John Okafor who is better known by his alias Mr Ibu said during a recent interview with the Punch Newspaper that cooking is for women.

Mr Ibu who admitted during the interview that he doesn’t know to cook and can only boil water said cooking should only be done by women.

Mr Ibu said:

“Cooking is for the women and should be done by them, except on few occasions if you just feel the need to cook, which shows you have regard for your wife. Asides that, cooking is a woman’s duty. When a man cooks, it is either because the wife is away from home and he’s alone. So, he has to cook for himself.”

Mr Ibu also said during the September 6 interview that the one time he tried to cook, he couldn’t do it right and his wife had to finish the cooking.

Mr Ibu and his wife, Stella Marris

The 58-year-old actor said: “There was only a time I tried to cook, but my wife eventually did that for me. I told her how I wanted the soup to be made and the ingredients I wanted in it. I call it Ibu stew.”

Mr Ibu said he doesn’t need to know about the nutritional value of certain foods as that is his wife’s duty, not his.

The actor and comedian said:

“My wife knows all about food and it is her duty to take note of that [nutritional value of food]. She makes sure she gives me the best of what I need to eat. I do not take note on my own (of the nutritional value), but my wife does it for me.”

We earlier wrote a report about some Nigerians expressing concerns over Mr Ibu’s massive potbelly.

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