Recently a video where internationally acclaimed Nigerian singer Asa was saying to controversial journalist Funmi Iyanda, during an interview “I am not proud to say I remained a virgin till I was 28” went viral and the reason why is not farfetched.
When it comes to sex in Nigeria, most people shy away from the topic and would rather not share what their opinions are. The Bibanke crooner however was neither shy nor afraid to talk about her sexuality in an interview where she made it seem like there was something wrong with being a 28-year-old virgin.
The audience moved by her perceived chastity began to award the singer with applause but Asa quickly reprimanded them as she asked that they do not clap because she was not proud to have been a virgin that long.
A few days later Uganda’s first lady and Minister of Education Janet Museveni according to Daily Monitor talked about how proud she was of her three daughters who remained virgins until they were married.
Museveni while talking to some teenage girls in Kyenjojo District during the commemoration of the Day for the Girl Child last Thursday said “I made all my daughters to sign ‘true love waits’ cards and they would abstain from sex until the wedding night when they would produce these cards to their spouses. This can be achieved even today,”
“Whether a man is big or small, say no and run away, a man can use sweet language to persuade you, don’t allow any man to use you when you are a young girl, not even an adolescent boy, no man should engage you in sexual intercourse until you are married, true love waits,”
“The use of contraceptives is not our culture, we no longer have pride to say no, people are given contraceptives to use them and do what they want, have sex, take pills, conceive and abort, this is not our culture in Africa,” she said.
“Just say, thank you, our culture does not believe in this, we should protect the values of our society”
Are you team Asa or team Museveni on this one?