- A number of adults are usually shamed for not being married especially ladies
- A Nigerian lady recently took to social media to complain about her difficulty renting a place in Lagos because she is unmarried
- Chioma Okoye shared different instances of when she was rejected by landlords as a tenant for being single
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Quite a good number of adults have been pressured into marriage by not just family but also society. Ladies especially are on the receiving end of these troubles as many things seem to work against them because they are not married.
One issue that keeps on being brought up on social media is that of single ladies who have problems getting a suitable apartment to rent because they are not married.
Just recently, a YouTuber identified as Chioma Okoye took to her Instagram page to lament bitterly about the ordeals she had faced at the hands of Lagos landlords all because she is a single woman.
According to her, she had faced one disappointment or the other from landlords while trying to acquire a comfortable property to rent in Lagos.
Chioma Okoye shares photos of a property she really wanted to rent but was rejected because of her single status. Photo: @officialchiomaokoye / IG.
Chioma said that the first property she wanted to rent was one that had a swimming pool and cost N9.5 million but she was turned down over being single.
She also recounted how she was only successful renting a property nine years ago because she pretended to be a married woman.
Chioma wrote: “I’m actually quite familiar with this experience as at 9 years ago with the last residence I rented at Abraham Adesanya. I had to lie to be one Mrs Afulabi and I remember getting embarrassed when the agent approached me in public in front of my friends and greeted me as Mrs Afulabi.”
The YouTuber continued to lament as she shared other experiences she had as a rejected tenant because of being unmarried.
She wrote: “I suffered the same fate with the second house with a price of 5 million. And now the one that absolutely broke the camel’s back is the third duplex in which I filled the form a few days ago. I have attached the details of this form as proof. The Lawyer rejected me outrightly saying the Landlord does not want to have a single woman as a tenant. Please can anyone tell me who I offended to be awarded this kind of treatment?”
Chioma eventually called on the Lagos state government to help because she is a person who works hard for her money and deserves to get a good place to stay.
Read her full post below:
Legit.ng had earlier reported that House Of Rep member, Akin Alabi, had vowed to deal with landlords who refused to rent their properties to single women.
According to him, those landlords in his constituency who form the habit of denying single women accommodation would see his 'red-eye.
His vow has been taken to heart by many Nigerians. Some of them commended him for making this pledge and others have sarcastically mocked his proposal.
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