Renowned author and social commentator Reno Omokri has sparked discussions with his recent advice regarding age gaps in relationships. He specifically addressed men’s considerations when choosing a life partner.
In a statement, Reno Omokri emphasized on the importance of a healthy age gap for monogamous unions.
Omokri began by addressing men with a healthy libido, cautioning them against marrying women who are of the same age or just a few years younger. However, he reserved his strongest warning for those considering marrying a woman older than themselves.
The major reason of Omokri’s argument revolves around the enduring nature of male libido in contrast to the natural decline of female libido over time. He stated, “You, as a man, will retain your libido into your eighties and possibly nineties if God spares your life. But women do not retain theirs that long.” This fundamental difference, he argued, could pose challenges in a monogamous marriage when a wife’s libido diminishes, but her husband’s remains robust.
Omokri highlighted the potential consequences of such an imbalance, including the temptation to seek intimacy outside the marriage. He questioned, “What are you going to do? Start disturbing Unilag girls?”
“If you are a man with a healthy libido, it is risky to marry a woman who is of the same age as you. It is also risky, but less so, to marry a woman who is just a few years younger than you. However, IF you plan on a monogamous marriage, then it will be dis trous to marry a lady who is older than you. If you both agree that you can be polygamous, then it is not a problem. You say you are in love? Listen, love cannot control your libido. You, as a man will retain your libido into your eighties and possibly nineties if God spares your life. But women do not retain theirs that long. I do not think it is fair.
But gender libido imbalance is a fact of life. So, if you marry a woman who is your age mate or older than you, and she loses her libido after menopause, but you retain yours, what are you going to do? Start disturbing Unilag girls? That is why there should be a healthy age gap between husband and wife for a viable marriage.”
‘As a public figure, learn to keep your marriage private and secret’ – Reno Omokri advises celebrities
Kemi Filani reported that back in 2022, Reno Omokri had reacted to Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz marriage separation.
He has spoken out on the need for privacy in relationship, as well as secrecy. According to him, a person can be a public figure without having a public marriage. He also reveals that even as a public figure, a person must have 3 compartments to their life. Public. Private. And secret.