“Parents raised their daughters and let the boys raise themselves” – Simi

Afro-pop singer, Simisola ‘Simi‘ Kosoko calls the attention of parents to the different upbringing of a boy child compared to a girl.


According to the mother of one, a boy child is often left to cater for himself and only taught how to make money, unlike a girl child who gets more exclusive training.

In a lengthy Instagram story, Simi wrote;

“Many parents raised their daughters and let the boys raise themselves. This is why a lot of people think boys are easier to raise. If these boys fumble they say ”boys will be boys.” If the girls fumble the exact same fumble, they say she is wayward or wasn’t raised right.

“Hence, more effort is put in raising girls. She’s taught to be a good wife, good mum, prudent, enduring, faithful, perfect, or whatever society’s version of perfect is. Men are taught to make money and provide.