By Anita Eboigbe
Abuja – Veteran comedian Alibaba Akpobome a.k.a Ali Baba says understanding your spouses career, is key to healthy relationships.
Alibaba, who is known for his discussing controversial issues, took to his Instagram page @alibaba to share his relationship goals.
He said that there is the need for couples to always prioritise their relationships no matter their hectic schedules.
He wrote, “I have taught this to many married women, who say their husband is too busy and several of them listened and snapped out of that if he loves you, he will find time to call and make time for you.
“Others are just set in their ways. That thought process is one reason many relationships break up, some before it even starts.
“While I agree that it’s important to be in touch, constantly, with your significant other, I also believe that there are times when work really can hold you down and shut down the world.
“Some could be jobless, have arrived, work for themselves, have light working hours, or even in careers that gives them time to waste.
“Believe it or not, there are people who can actually be busy for 4 hours straight.
“I am an MC, I have started working, sometimes, from 4pm and don’t get off till 12 midnight or even later. There are cabin crew members who are airborne for 12 hours or less.
“My point is, don’t throw away a good man, because he is always busy. Or would you rather one that is always home?
“Like I said, it’s a core part of relationships to stay in touch, but there are times all you need is understanding.
“I have a friend whose babe starts calling him from 4:30pm. Where are you? Are you still on the road? Why didn’t you pick your call?
“Are you sure you are at work? Are you not supposed to have closed? Can you video call me? Blah blah blah.
“Then he met one who doesn’t stress him. She will leave messages. How was your day? Hope the workload is not too much? You have been so busy, try and get a massage this weekend.
“Should I send you lunch? Should my driver bring you orange juice? Once you give a guy the impression that you are not concerned about his career, you are on a long thing.
“This also goes for men who, short of putting a tracker on their babes, monitor them like they are on Parole.
“You may be more beautiful, richer and sexier… but understanding your spouse’s career is KEY,” Alibaba said.
Alibaba has been a comedian for over 30 years and is popularly referred to as ‘the father of comedy’ in Nigeria.
In 2015, he was featured on CNN African voices, speaking about his goal to make Nigerian Comedy a trade worthy of mention in proper business realm.
In 2018, Alibaba received the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for his contribution to the Nigerian Comedy industry.