- Leila Djansi says men should stop spending on women they are not married to
- She also noted women must not allow themselves to be 'used' by men
Ghanaian filmmaker, Leila Jewel Djansi, has counselled Ghanaian men not spend their money on women they are not married to.
According to the award-winning movie director, women should also be independent and not rely on men for their daily bread.
“… A woman should be able to take care of her own self. You should not be spending money on a woman you are not married to.”
She however, urged men to invest their monies or expect nothing in return from a woman if they decide to spend on them.
“…Save that money and invest in something else, unless of course, you are a sugar daddy.”
Leila’s advice came on the back of a post on her Facebook page, admonishing women not to cook for men they are not married to.
“Ladies, do NOT go cooking, cleaning and doing laundry in the home of a man who has not married you. He's not buying a car that requires a test drive. You are an individual human being and you don't need a master, you WANT a part-ner," she posted.
Djansi's first film was awarded a 2009 worldFest Platinum Award for the film 'Grass Between My Lips', a story of female circumcision and early marriage, set in a northern Ghana village.
In 2010, her debut feature, 'I Sing of a Well' was nominated for 11 African Movie Academy Awards. The film won 3 awards: Best Sound, Best Costume and the Jury Special Award for Over-All Best Film. In 2011, Djansi was presented with the BAFTA/LA Pan African Film Festival Choice Award for the film 'I Sing of a Well'.
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