Toke Makinwa has gone on Twitter to call out Nigerian men who are praising Kim for being instrumental to Kanye West’s billionaire status, while criticizing Nigerian women for not being as supportive.
Forbes announced days ago that Kanye West is officially a billionaire after his sneaker line was described as “one of the great retail stories of the century.”
Though Forbes valued Kanye West’s net worth at $1.3 billion, Kanye reportedly sent a text to one of their employees, saying: “It’s not a billion. It’s 3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”
Reacting to Kanye’s billionaire status, Nigerian men praised Kim for standing by her husband even when he was in debt. They also brought up the report that claimed Kim Kardashian paid off Kanye’s $53 million debt.
Nigerian women were compared unfavourably to Kim Kardashian and were found wanting.
Responding to those men, Toke pointed out that Kim stood by Kanye because he stood by her too. She added that Nigerian men will never marry or support a woman like Kim due to her past, yet they want Nigerian women to do for them what Kim has done for Kanye.
She wrote: “Reading some tweets about some Nigerian men praising Kim for ”rescuing” Kanye while in debt and all of a sudden Kim is now your standard for ride and die. the times we live in. how many of you ride for your women like Kanye rides for her? Nice try though, funny AF.”
She added: “Set awon looking for a woman who can “endure” while they do nothing to support the women in their lives who have been enduring.”
Toke also retweeted a tweet that reads: “Kim was divorced, has a Sex tape, plastic surgeries, always almost half naked, they bash Nigerian girls for doing not half of what she does, but since she can pay her man’s debt, they have shifted goal post.”
The media personality also retweeted a tweet that says: “Alot of Nigerian men wants what they can’t give… They can’t even ever withstand what Kanye have and will.”
Toke added to the tweet: “Let them dream on.”
She further tweeted: “Kim had a business opportunity with a brand her husband saw as competition, knowing the value of her brand and not wanting to take a meal out of her mouth he gave her a Cheque of 1 million dollars and shares in his company, your fav will leave you for even considering the job.
“They’ll call you unsupportive for even considering the opportunity and cancel you for not being a rider yet they want to compare Nigerian women to the Kim/Kanye situation, support your woman, don’t be intimidated by her flying and if your engine knocks she’ll support you too.
“Couple goals is we put each other on, we ride for each other, we take care of each other not one person slaving while the other is quick to put down. What works for A might be a disaster for B, do you, don’t forget to be happy, not pretending to be but truly Be Happy.”
A Twitter user responded to Toke, writing: “Toke, a lot of Nigeria men has been supporting their partners financially and otherwise since 1900.. Most of such businesses end up closing down because the woman neither understand the business or had interest to focus on the business.”
And Toke replied: “I strongly don’t agree with this. Part of support is also speaking up. If you feel your partner doesn’t know much about her business speak up, get a financial adviser, go over the numbers.”
See more tweets below.