A lot of men are depressed because women are taking up leadership roles- Kelechi Ikpe

Kelechi Ikpe, a Nigerian media personality who sat to discuss the rise in depression in our society in the 21st century alongside other women, disclosed that a lot of men are depressed because a lot of women are taking up leadership roles.

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Kelechi Ikpe who made this claim in a discussion which featured  Lolo Cynthia, Kelechi Ikpe, Rafieka Williams, and Wathoni Anyansi, got the attention of Nigerian social media users with the claim.

However Lolo Cynthia made a clarification on the statement. She wrote;

This part of the video where @kelechitalks gives her. Opinion have led to huge outrage on twitter. –

Let me say this, I believe we are quick to jump on anything that remotely discusses gender because of the clime we at – that being said, I am not innocent because the heading was click bait; for this I take full responsibility. –
However this was an interesting point and we were corrected that depression might not be the best word to describe it.. –

In this society we live in, we can be honest and realistic that there are a lot of changes happening especially with women. The last century have led to lots of breakthroughs FOr women and also brought up conversation around the roles we had once taken up. –

I believe that many of us have our identities attached to these roles and with this shift, it can be overwhelming to find where you belong in the ever changing world. –

My co-host made sure to highlight that both genders were struggling with this shift as women have also had to step up into certain roles that they didn’t have to engage in before. –

It will do us no good to continue to give into the outrage! We can’t fight for change and not be willing to discuss how these changes are affecting the dynamic of day to day activities and our views on identity and life in general. –

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This part of the video where @kelechitalks gives her. Opinion have led to huge outrage on twitter. – Let me say this, I believe we are quick to jump on anything that remotely discusses gender because of the clime we at – that being said, I am not innocent because the heading was click bait; for this I take full responsibility. – However this was an interesting point and we were corrected that depression might not be the best word to describe it.. – In this society we live in, we can be honest and realistic that there are a lot of changes happening especially with women. The last century have led to lots of breakthroughs FOr women and also brought up conversation around the roles we had once taken up. – I believe that many of us have our identities attached to these roles and with this shift, it can be overwhelming to find where you belong in the ever changing world. – My co-host made sure to highlight that both genders were struggling with this shift as women have also had to step up into certain roles that they didn't have to engage in before. – It will do us no good to continue to give into the outrage! We can't fight for change and not be willing to discuss how these changes are affecting the dynamic of day to day activities and our views on identity and life in general. – Please comment on your take on this topic

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189 Comments

  1. What she said is the basic truth ladies are taking leadership role in their home which is not right.

  2. U don’t need to be depressed women should be given a chance besides all we need is change in this country

  3. Yes she’s right,all we have to do is to focus the reality and change.But I don’t think this would be the reason why so many men’s were depressed.

  4. Men belief that women destiny ends in the kitchen in Nigeria BT is not true women can do more than what men think

  5. Let the men wake up and pick up this challenge after all God assigns women to be help mate so its not a big deal

  6. I never concur that men are depressed because women are taking over leadership role. No, women can never become president, Governor in Nigeria. Men will always be men as women cannot rub shoulder with their men counterparts.

  7. Women are to summit themselves to their husbands and not to make them depressed. Men stand up for right!

  8. Women education end in kitchen is never true right from creation. Eve was not just a cooker she open Adam eye.

  9. The men getting depressed because women are taking up leadership role is true.Men naturally value their Ego a lot.So the Men should sit up and face their Responsibilities and work harder.

  10. Woman cannot sit down and wait for the man to do all things.a Career woman will do everything possible to lead

  11. Yes I agree with what she said, things are really changing women are beginning to know their place and sieze it.

  12. Change is constant so let’s embrace good, positive change. No matter the circumstances let nobody give in to any form of depression

  13. Nigerians are ever ready to anything, anytime without thinking it through, that is her own opinion, you don’t have to troll her or condemn her yet without being in her shoes.

  14. Change is constant so let’s embrace good, positive change. Women taking up leadership roles should not make men depressed instead challenged to do better

  15. Its true, Nigeria men believes woman has nfn to offer other than being in the kitchen, well! This is badnews 4dem because in the next few years to come, women are taking over Leadership

  16. Women do not have to be come leaders in their home thereby wanting their husband to become their followers or the led . It can cause the man to be depress, thinking he has been overthrown from his exalted position.

  17. Alotot are depressed because of lack of income and fund. Not because of women empowerment or leadership roles. Some because of their relationship with their family

  18. Is not out of it for women to do well in our society this days in my own opinion I think is a way of helping out in the family.

  19. I don’t agree with the caption, men are not depressed they are only adjusting to change, women would never have made head way if the men didn’t shift for them.

  20. since men don’t want to stand up for their right it is better we stand up so they shouldn’t feel depressed

  21. From this part of the world woman have been neglected,so if they’re taking leadership missions now then is a wonderful thing

  22. I quit agree with her. The world is changing and things in it are also changing and we as human needs to adapt with the change. It’s true women are taking up leadership role in the society and in Nations.

  23. Women are no longer on d back role, we av taken over, let d struggle continue, men shldnt be depressed, d sky is so wide for all birds to fly without jaming each other

  24. Men shouldn’t feel depressed….. Men have been on top the leadership since,now women are coming up

  25. Well I strong oppose what the sister said. We men aren’t depressed because women are taking leadership roles.

  26. Change is a constant thing you cannot expect them to be slave forever we also have right to build and have legacy we cannot just give in to man always

  27. Is right words, but in a situation where the man is lazy and don’t want to do anything you take over

  28. There is a lot of sense in what she said. Many men feel threatened by the new development of power shift especially as it affects the domestic scene.

  29. It is only lazy men that will feel depressed or intimidated that women are taking over positions. All they need to do is buckle up. And women should also stop feeling equal to men

  30. What she said is the basic truth ladies are taking leadership role in their home which is not right. Nice one

  31. All men should wake up instead of being depressed. Depression is never the way out but hard work ..

  32. Off course the women are rising up to the occasion. Depression is not the way out but they waking up to their reponsibility

  33. I don’t believe in that, anyway I don’t believe men are having depression because women are taking leadership roles, anyway, people have different opinions on matters.

  34. The topic came as if the taking over leadership is every were, men don’t even allowe ladies to take over, as if they can do better, and men should know that the ladies destiny doesn’t belong to the kitchen and the other room only, ladies also have the right to take over some things

  35. I think the lady said the truth, but men can still not be depressed if we take a role of a wife and allow them to be husband even when we are on power or leadership.

  36. is the reality as the world is changing for good…this a prove that women education doesn’t stop in the kitchen .

  37. I totally disagree with that, you can’t just conclude like that, but maybe some men but not most.

  38. Well can’t say the right word is depression but a lot of men are really disturbed seeing women taking those steps

  39. take that back i will only put it has you ladies are depressed becoz of you cant get the leadership role you all wanted since

  40. they have not started to be depressed wait ontill when we start rulling,they have been rulling yet no change so is time to change leadership the women should take over

  41. leadership is meant for both men and women because what a man can do a woman can also do it much better

  42. This is called change, gone are days when men handles everything. ‘ what a man can do a woman can do it better ‘

  43. What she said is just the truth, men get depressed when women take leadership roles instead of encouraging them they see it as a threat because of their ego. It is common in Nigeria.

  44. Yes she’s right,all we have to do is to focus the reality and change.But I don’t think this would be the reason why so many men’s were depressed.

  45. I dont think d depression part is true but i love d position women are today and not like those days

  46. U don’t need to be depressed women should be given a chance besides all we need is change in this country

  47. I don’t think a woman taking up a responsibility role should make men to be depressed. It should even be a relief to them.

  48. yes women should be given leadership position in our society because we are all equal but women should also respect the men no matter the position they are especially in the home.

  49. Depressed fire how can they be depressed because of leadership the only once that might be depressed are those that think they’re always right

  50. Well she spoke her mind. Freedom of speech for every one. Her opinion was needed and that’s what they got.

  51. i totally disagree with her with the statement ” A lot of men”. it is not every man that is depressed over ladies taking up the leadership roles in the society but just few

  52. Why should they be depressed? Men are the only ones that deserve leadership, women are really pulling weight and is a very good one. Kudos to our women

  53. I think women and men have equal power and right so no big deal in the women taking more charges on high rounds

  54. For me even men nowadays wants their woman to be more industrious. As far as i’m concerned there is nothing like that.

  55. I think women need for opportunities to prove their worth to the whole world that they can do better if given any task to perform

  56. She’s right but men don’t have to be depressed because women are taken to leadership the world itself is changing

  57. Though some men are depressed in such cases but it shouldn’t mean that the woman won’t also see what she can do for herself

  58. The last century has helped the women a lot in some roles but that is not enough to bring depression for men

  59. I didn’t understand this lost at all at first. I thought she was being unrealistic but now I understand it’s all about the headline. Women have indeed have major breakthrough since this 21st century and I believe it will continue.

  60. I wanted to concur half way but for the fact, women shouldn’t see this as a leadership role but supportive role in their various homes. Thank you.

  61. I don’t think this is correct and if it is the men are the ones who chose to be depressed because when they come to understand what gender equality is all about they will find out that there is nothing wrong with women occupying such post. Men just have to deal with their ego and in the longrun they will really enjoy it

  62. Ladies at taking leadership roles in their homes and this is not right. But wen the one who Is supposed to do dat z not helping, wot should she do

  63. Well you have said your mind,but I don’t think it’s because Ladies are taking leadership position

  64. Why are they depressed, high post are not meant for men alone,
    The reason for going to school is not to be in the kitchen but to acquire some leadership positions.
    What a man can do, a woman can do better

  65. Why should men be depressed? Is it only in the kitchen that u will find a woman. Give them a chance to prove themselves

  66. Am happy the way women are going, I am hoping one day a woman will became a President in this country.

  67. Man should never be depressed not matter what he Thanks for the update its very vital keep it up we need more from you

  68. Well, in the absence of showing leadership as a man, a woman can actually take it up and show that she is able to the task.
    That alone should cause depression to the man

  69. Yes we men get depression every day and all you said really bring fact I really love it what we pray for us change

  70. She’s mistaken. I for one can not be depressed because of the mere fact that my woman is taking up a leadership position.

  71. Depression is not the way forward. Learn to adapt to any circumstances that come your way. Always look for a way to make positive impact on the society around you. Be it little, it is accepted

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