Toolz Presenter speaks on gender equality bill

The Beat FM radio personality says Nigerian women have a lot to do before things can change.

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Yesterday, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Beat FM OAP, Toolz Oniru took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the gender equality bill thrown out by the Nigerian Senate at the last plenary session.

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A lot of women were appalled when the gender equality bill was thrown out, but after talking about it extensively on radio and everywhere else, I came to the conclusion that we as Nigerian (African) women have a lot to do ourselves before things can change positively,” the newly married OAP said.

And then she asked, “What is it about our society that makes tearing each other down the first thing a lot of women think to do?” and then launched into a story about how she feels insecure when she see women who are more successful.

But I’ve learnt to change that energy,” she added. “Now I get so inspired…I think if she can do great things, so can I….I think ‘she’s doing great, so I better get my sh*t together and move up this success ladder.”

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She further went on to write,

"As much I love what I do, being in the public eye sucks sometimes, because it can be difficult dealing with being torn apart a lot. I've been doing this for about 7 years, and it's still makes me sad when I get hate from women.

I thank God for the positivity, but sometimes the negativity has me thinking I need to go some people's houses, sit down and figure out where the hate is coming from. Like did I steal your inheritance or something?

The spirit of the African woman is a powerful force. Imagine how we could change things if we stopped tearing each other apart and came together.. in a society that already puts you at a disadvantage just because you are a woman..... You learn to deal with it the best way you can, but I still think women that constantly tear other women are unhappy."

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Toolz who once revealed she ran away from home when she was young, recently drew the lines between her hubby, Tunde Demuren and a female admirer.

The Beat FM presenter was quick to reply a female who made a complimentary remark about her hubby on his Instagram page.

Watch a behind the scene video of Toolz' wedding below.

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