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Hi Gabkon,

Intresting question on Nollywod movies. There are no laws against women owning properties in Nigeria and a lot of women own properties and there are also cases where Men have sole ownership of their houses/properties, with no financial input from their wives, and there are cases where both man and woman contribute to buying a property.

What it means in context of the movie you saw, is that that the Man owns the property, and so may have decided to divorce the woman without any rights to his property. But again, there is this general idea or belief in Africa, that a man owns the house, and even if it is a rented property,and they have both contributed to the rent, once he wants to divorce the woman, he goes : LEAVE MY HOUSE . I thinlk the belief that it is always the Man's house in Africa, is a gender sensitive issue.

Shining Star (talk)04:58, 9 March 2011

Dear Shinging Star,

I hope that movies can help show us where we still have gender discrimination and then find workable solutions.

GabKon (talk)05:35, 9 March 2011

Furthermore, in our fight against negative gender norms, we need to engage the media...because some how the media perpetuates such norms, like in movies being cited.

Remmy (talk)06:20, 9 March 2011

While I agree that this is a gender (in)sensitive issue, this is the African way of life. I may be considered a gender stereotype but a man being housed by a woman is a sign of severe weakness on the part of the man. And fortunately, or unfortunately, the women have bought that as well!
That is why Shining Star will confirm that there are no restrictive laws on property ownership but is comfortable with "leave my house"

Marcosmburu (talk)05:27, 8 April 2011