OAP Baddie Kimmy Drops the Mic: “Men Not Fit to Lead Society”
Popular Nigerian radio personality Baddie Kimmy has thrown down the gauntlet with a fiery declaration: “Men are not fit to lead society.” The statement, made during a recent podcast interview, has ignited a nationwide debate about gender roles and leadership in Nigeria.
Kimmy, known for her outspoken and unapologetic views, cited a string of failures in Nigerian politics, business, and other sectors as evidence for her claim. “From the top down, men have consistently shown themselves incapable of leading effectively,” she argued. “Look at the state of our country. Look at the corruption, the inequality, the lack of progress. Can we honestly say that men have done a good job?”
Her words resonated with many Nigerians, particularly women who have long faced systemic barriers to leadership positions. Social media erupted with reactions, with the hashtag #MenNotFit trending on Twitter. Supporters pointed to historical and contemporary examples of female leadership successes, from Queen Amina of Zazzau to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the current Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
However, Kimmy’s statement also drew sharp criticism. Some accused her of making sweeping generalizations and ignoring the contributions of male leaders, both locally and internationally. Others questioned the timing of her comments, given the upcoming Nigerian presidential elections.
Regardless of the backlash, Kimmy has remained firm in her stance. “This is not about hating men,” she clarified in a follow-up interview. “It’s about calling attention to a systemic problem and demanding change. Women deserve to be represented at all levels of leadership, and we need to create a society where our skills and talents are valued equally.”
The debate sparked by Baddie Kimmy’s bold statement is likely to continue in the coming weeks and months. It raises important questions about gender equality, representation, and the future of leadership in Nigeria. Whether one agrees with her fiery declaration or not, there’s no denying that Kimmy has started a conversation that needs to be had.