Popular Tanzania actress, Wema Sepetu, has disclosed that she prefers to be with a man who would beat her up once in a while. According to a report sighted by YEN. com.gh on Pulsegh. com, beautiful Sepetu said she could not spend years with a man who would not beat her. She added that, at least, she must not be denied a slap by her man.
Wema Sepetu was reported to have made this revelation in an interview with a Tanzanian newspaper, Ijumaa Wikienda, at the birthday celebration of her manager, Neema Ndepanya, in Salasala. She is quoted as saying: “Napenda mwanaume anipe kipigo kidogo siyo mwanaume mnaishi miaka yote, halafu hata kukupiga kofi kidogo hakupigi,” to wit: “I like a man who beats me up occasionally, not one I’d to spend several years without hitting me, even just a slap.”
Her revelation may come as a surprise to many people, especially feminists, in this time and age where domestic violence is being preached against.
While some women are fleeing from their hostile marriages and others dying in silence because of constant physical abuses from their spouses, Wema has proven by her revelation that she is a different kind of woman. Meanwhile, a lot of actresses, including Nigeria’s Chika Ike, Ini Edo, Tonto Dike, have all been reported to have tasted domestic violence and ended their marriages as a result.
Ghana’s own Afia Schwarzenegger and others are not left out. Afia revealed how her ‘ex-husband’, Lawrence Abrokwa, subjected her to physical abuse on many occasions, prompting her to find comfort in the arms of another man. Afia’s relationship with the unidentified other man culminated in her being caught in bed with the man, leading to a divorce with Abrokwa.