As a lady, an unmarried woman or even a single mother, it is very difficult to rent an apartment on your own in a lot of places in Nigeria, especially in Lagos. You will hear things like ‘’ you are unmarried, how can you afford the house rent’’? Like women are incapable of making good money and getting a place on their own.
Some landlords or landladies even request for a guarantor which must be male before they can rent out their apartments. The misogyny and patriarchy associated with this has thrived for too long to remain unnoticed.
You literarily have to have a man’s name attached to yours before you can get an apartment to live in in some places in Nigeria. Whereas, men undergo no such treatment when they try to rent out apartments. I believe that this has to end as women are not objects and they shouldn’t be treated as such.
Feel free to let me know your two cents about this. Also, if you as a woman have experienced something similar to this, kindly share.