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“Dear men, stop calling us ashawo” – Nigerian Lady


A Nigerian lady, identified on Facebook as Emilia
Chimee Dyke , has urged men to stop tagging
women as “prostitutes”.

Emilia issued an advise/warning to guys who are
fond of attributing women’s successes and
achievements to prostitution (or “ashawo” in
Nigerian pidgin language).

The graduate of Abia State University, ABSU, took
to social media to tell guys to respect and
appreciate women as many ladies have sleepless
nights working in order to make money as

She shared her advice on her Facebook wall. Read
She drives a car : Ashawo
She rents a flat; Ashawo
Ignore cat calls; Ashawo
Go to a bar/club alone: Ashawo
Goes to the market; Ashawo
Gets a degree; Ashawo
Does charity; Ashawo
Dress comfortably; Ashawo
Makes up; Ashawo
Laughs: Ashawo
Breathes; Ashawo
Exists: Ashawo.

Becomes a celebrity; Ashawo
Please why is it a crime to respect women for their
hard work?
Why must you look down on women as “ashawo”?
Must you term every achievement of a woman as

To every hardworking lady doing legit jobs and
doing well for herself, I AM PROUD OF YOU.

Soon we will celebrate our achievements in each
other’s private jets.

To the other set of women that condemns her
fellow woman and says; na Ashawo.
She’s into
runs. I pray you will be alive to see more
achievements from the hardworking lady then you’ll
remain in your gossip state begging her for help
one day.

Dear men learn to respect and appreciate women.

Stop this madness of attributing her achievements
to “ashawo”. Many of us have sleepless nights
working and packaging products as entrepreneurs.

Many of us have sleepless nights reading and
browsing. Many have sleepless nights handling one
business or the other or even writing note of lesson
for their pupils.

Appreciate every woman because without the neck,
the head can never stand.


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