Austin Faani, a Nollywood filmmaker who is married to popular Nollywood actress ChaCha Eke, has revealed how depressed women who are unable to have male children become.
According to Austin Faani, looking for a male child in Nigeria can cause severe mental illness in women, so there is a serious need for sensitization.
He also urged Nigeria’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs to find ways to educate women about the importance of not becoming depressed if they are unable to have a male child.
Taking to his Instagram page on Wednesday, he wrote:
Having only female children & searching for a male child can cause a woman severe mental illness in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Ministry of women affairs should find ways to sensitize these women. An information relief of sort, therapy may be for both the man and the woman. Shalom.
One of his fans, however, pleaded with him to also consider a childless woman and advise her accordingly.
In response, the Filmmaker continued;
Everyone suffers one thing or another, some are broke, some are sick, some are childless etc. I shared an assertion on women with only female children in Nigeria. These women need to be re-educated that a male or female child is an equal blessing from God for a definite purpose and not the purpose of their(ignorant women) emotional attachment to the gender. I have a private ideology about female children that I can share with you.
Which is; “Female children have more emotional transaction with their parents than the male children and when you grow old, what you need most is emotional transaction not financial transaction. You can take care of yourself at old age if you make the right decision in your youth. Nigerian women need to be taught a lot just as they are taught to always pray.