Many a woman would love to peel, and then crush the shell of her love like a garlic clove. That shell is her man. Some would love to grate off their high heels using their matrimony as a pumice stone, and then prance flat-footed on the smithereens of wedlock like an infant troll or the belle of an ape.
To these colourful characters, marriage manifests as a prison house from which they can hardly wait to break out; more often than not, they consider their husbands worst personification of the hateful jailer. But that is one class of women. Through the maze and matrix of matrimony subsists a more pleasant class and breed of women characterised by dashing womanhood and legendary character reminiscent of the nurturer women of ancient Africa and Rome.
These women like the medieval vestal virgins cater to the spiritual, emotional and mannish needs and insecurities of their men in deliberate bid to bring about the best fortune and chances for them. And they never rest on their oars, inspiring, supporting and wishing the best chances on their husbands till the latter evolve fully into the best that they could ever become. Every nation has its fair share of such women although they are a rarity to behold.
Nigeria for instance, boasts of such womanhood in Titilola Adenuga, the wife of Dr. Mike Adenuga; Nana Otedola, wife of oil magnate, Femi Otedola; Kay Ovia, wife of Zenith Bank Chairman, Jim Ovia; Awele Elumelu, wife of UBA Chairman, Tony Elumelu; Chioma wife of Leo Stan-Ekeh, the ebullient chairman of Zinox; Reni Folawiyo, the wife of Tunde Folawiyo, and Samsu Samara, the wife of chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, Allhaji Mohammed Indimi.
These women by their amazing depth of character and womanhood manifest in their husband’s lives like a salt-cellar exposing a white skull of crystals. On their watch, each of their men has evolved into a very powerful factor in different fields of endeavour. It is even more fascinating to note that despite their husbands’ power and influence, they have managed to keep and sustain very low profiles unpretentiously and satisfactorily.