Nigerians react after Wale says Nigerian parents find it hard to express their love for their kids on Jada Pinkett’s Red Table Talk
Nigerian-American rapper Wale was on Jada Pinkett-Smith’s show, Red Table Talk, where he spoke about Nigerian parents, their relationship with their kids, and how they show love.
The rapper, born to Nigerian parents, while speaking about men and their ability to show love, said the kind of marriage parents have has an effect on the kids.
“I think you’ll like to just start to realize that your parents’ marriage had a lot of effect on you as a man,” the rapper said on the Red Table.
He added: “I’m Nigerian. Both my parents are Nigerian and I grew up very Nigerian.”
He added that he never saw his parents get romantic with each other, neither did they express their love for their kids in clear words. He said most of what he knew about relationships and the expression of love were from TV, but when he came home, what he saw on TV was never the same with what was going on at home.
He said this lack of emotion and affection between a couple and their children can affect the way their kids view relationships and navigate them.
Below are reactions from Nigerians and a video of Wale on the Red Table Talk.