Popular Nollywood actress, Iniobong Edo, has said that she will not respect a man if he is incapable of providing and protecting her.
The thespian made the remark on Toke Moments with Media personality Toke Makinwa, while talking about the qualities she looks out for in a man.
According to Edo, a man is designed to be the head of the home but if he can’t protect his family then she cannot be in a relationship with him.
She said; “Based on my upbringing and how I see life, a man is designed to be the head of the home, as well as the one who protects the family and takes care of them.
“If a man cannot give me that protective energy that allows me to respect him, I cannot be in a relationship with him. It is not always about money, but how he can manage the people and situations around him.
“Some men are threatened by women’s strength and do not want to see their women successful, so that she can do all the basic things that we grew up to believe are expected of women. So, when a woman gets too powerful, it feels like she is competing with their egos, or whatever it is that makes them masculine.”
The movie star who had a baby via surrogacy few years ago, stated that she wished she had become a mother earlier.
Ini Edo said; “I believe in taking life step by step. But, I still feel I should have had my child way before now. I was waiting for the right person, because I wanted to have a family and do it with a man.
“I want my daughter to have an independent mind. I just left the house, and she started crying. Whenever she does that, I find myself thinking about her all the way. I also think of returning home, but I have to work.”