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Nigerian movies and Mexican soaps spoiling Kenyan women?

13 January 2016, 19:12 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - I have no idea when was the last time I watched television and on that note I have no idea when the World Cup is going to be. But I bet I can remember the timetable for the aforementioned dazzlers for Kenyan ladies on our screens is going to clash with it and as usual cause problems.

10 am; Afrosinema, you are spoilt for choice between Citizen, K24 and whichever other one has them on; then at 12 pm some Mexican or Phillipino tale. Then at one or two you have another one between the two and then again at 6pm, then at 8pm, and finally followed by 10 pm AGAIN! Worst case scenario for a husband an Afrosinema that is ending at 12 or 1pm at night. Have you spotted the problem or not yet?

The wife is there but not THERE

She might be at home by six or even five but the maid is the one that will sort him out. I admit that when she gets off work she is allowed to be tired which is why a lot of husbands are complaining that the house help has taken over the role of the wife. She will be the one to open the door, welcome him home, take the groceries if any and the one to have a conversation with because the wife has zoned out on some Telenovela. She will even request that they keep it low because they are making it hard for her to pay attention. After his enquiries to the help, he will sit down hoping to have a conversation with the wife but that is not happening as successfully as he would hope. She is just grunting or giving half hearted answers. Soon enough, he does not even go home because he knows the routine. The wife will not even notice until that one time there are no lights. Thank you, KPLC! You just ruined the charade and guess who is being scolded when they get home that night.

They ruin a couple’s intimacy

Between seeing Alejandro dropping petals and setting up a dinner table for Isabella to come home to so that she can be serenaded and Chief Okonkwo buying a Benz for his now pregnant wife to make her happy; the Kenyan man stands no chance. Just look at the way she will side-eye her husband while Okonkwo presents his wife a  gift and she has to walk around Nairobi CBD with groceries shuttling between matatus. On that note, when was the last time he even took her out after the children. No sex tonight. By the time they get to the bedroom the man has no idea where the anger and aggression is coming from and she is not about to inform him. Repeat the routine the whole week until it becomes the norm for the couple. The wife is wondering why she could not have gotten an Alejandro.

Did I mention the time slots because if it is ending at midnight and he is not having any fun, he goes to sleep. Sex is either relegated to weekends and if he chooses to spend it with the boys, he gets the blame like, ‘You can’t have fun and come home after leaving me here then expecting me to turn over!’

If she is a housewife and an addict, you are in a mess

Unless she has her priorities before she sits down to relax, you will just find her washing the breakfast utensils with the ones you had for supper. Laundry may be foregone because today’s episode cannot be missed! The house gets a dusting here and there. Dinner might burn because Alejandro is professing his love for Isabella after all this time.

To the Kenyan man; your wife does not mean to but it’s just that Alejandro is the imaginary husband she thinks of when you annoy her.

They create unnecessary expectations when it comes to dating and relationship

To the men who try to properly date before being indecent I applaud you but there is a problem. When the woman you like is avidly watching that stuff and sees horseback riding yet she does not know how to sit a horse, you have a problem. Now she wants to go for Polo tournaments yet none of the both of you even know where the location is and if you do; you know those areas where you need a car to access in Kenya. Now you have to get a taxi. But it is romantic and she wants that, so as the man, what do you do?

Or she wants to be chased the way Chinedu was chasing his beau to show his keen interest. Now you have to do the same. It is hard for some girls to realize that reality does not quite work the way it is portrayed by screen writers and actors.

The better man will succeed I guess when it comes to choosing a wife; just give her the remote when she stays over and see what she chooses to do. If it is to ignore yo the whole time afterward because of a show, now you know!

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