Simi and her mother
The mother of Nigerian singer, Simi has taken to Twitter to give her opinion about the institution of marriage.
She told her followers to stop repeating the maxim that husbands need respect and wives need love.
She said everyone, whether male or female needs both love and respect. She then advised people to treat their spouses the way they want to be treated.
She tweeted: "Please let's stop this noise of husband needs respect & wife needs love. Show me one human being who doesn't need respect & love from his/her spouse. Let all couples learn to treat each other with respect & love. Don't give your spouse what you cannot accept.