iRoko TV boss, Jason Njoku has reacted to a Twitter user who said becoming independent takes control from Nigerian parents.
According to @ChigozieObi_, the best way to take charge of your life and stop your parents from imposing their will on you is to make your own money.
Read her tweet below,
In reaction, Jason disagreed with her point of view and asserted that the amount of money one makes should not determine how you relate with your parents.
According to him, though he makes more money in a month than his mom makes in a year, he still listens to her opinion whether he is in agreement with it or not.
Read his full tweet below,
“So. Let’s start again. 💸shouldn’t be the decider in child vs parent relations. If your parents calls. Try prioritize if. At 42 If my mum needs me or voices an opinion I don’t like. I listen. At the minimum she deserves that basic respect. I’m a parent. I hope my kids learn.
A Civil War which is trying to be fermented isn’t it. Our culture was never like that. It’s was all about community. I hate the way we are moving to nuclear focused. It’s not like the oyinbo are even happy with that model. I make a point wherever I am in the world to call my mum.
Daily. It’s only when you get to my age (42) & every month or so a friend’s parent is dying that you realize how important that connection is. Rich or poor. If your parents tried for you. Drop your ego and try for them. If you don’t I guarantee your kids will treat you the same.
This is a tangent btw. There was an original thread inspired me. It’s not directly related. Appears it’s causing too much confusion. 🙏🏾💪🏾. In summary. Love your parents as much as they love you. Opinions and control are in the eyes of the beholder. 🙏🏾”