'No Chemistry' Between President, Buhari & His Wife Aisha - Sahara Reporters Analyses

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at 07:59 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)

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So, we woke up to a press release from the office of Aishah Buhari – with pictures of her visit to London, to see her husband, Mr. President. All was well with the pictures and the usual commentary online, until murmurs arose of the apparent disconnect between Nigeria’s First Couple.

Not long after, Sahara Reporters posted the tweet below:



“No Chemistry”…

I have been reading all the comments and it occurred to me that perhaps… just perhaps, we’re being a little too extra,  with our complaints of ‘no chemistry.’ I am going to play Devil’s Advocate here. So walk with me.

These are older generation Nigerians. Do we really expect them to display affection publicly? I mean, how many of our parents, older than 60 years, do we see holding hands and nuzzling each other? Come on, guys! How much of our different cultural factors allows for this ‘chemistry’ y’all expect to see between the Buharis?


Gist time… Gulma kei nan!

I know we have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat, and it’s not letting us remember that these are Naija parents we’re talking about. See, the average Nigerian parent of President Buhari’s age cannot say the word “sex”; isn’t it a little unfair to expect that they start touching each other romantically for a photo?

Secondly, there’s the issue of religion. Our President and his wife are Muslims. Islam is a religion that encourages and promotes modesty. Show me an apparently devout moslem that goes about holding hands and doing kissey faces? Even Hindis in Indian movies don’t kiss! What are we really expecting from two practicing moslems?

First Lady, Aishah is not President Buhari’s first First Lady. So, this is not his first rodeo, guys. What are we expecting really? This is not Sweet Valley High where they’re gazing into each other’s eyes and all that shebang.

I know we are all coming from the high of the lovely pictures of the Barack and Michelle Obama. Those images made us feel the love oozing from the White House.



I know, y’all wanna see all that mushiness… but Nigeria is NOT that country yet. We don’t have light, good roads, running water… heck, we don’t even have good hospitals. Why, oh why are we majoring on the minor of ‘no chemistry’ between our great president and his wife?


Got any tips for chemistry in pictures with my husband, Michelle?

In any case, pictures are merely a reflection of what the photographer wants us to see. Who says these people are not goofy, fun and exciting within the confines of their bedroom? I mean, look at Mummy Aishah on her daughter’s wedding day.


Playful Mama! Chemistry is NOT in doubt

Look at Daddy Muhammed at his daughter’s graduation…


There’s a smile lurking in there… somewhere behind that half grimace.

Finally, why is there such a fuss about this absence of chemistry in photos? Just take a look at past photos and you’ll see that nothing seems different. This is how they take their photos. Let’s cut these people a little slack! In fact, let’s cut them a whole yard of slack…

Anyway, as we start this week, let us say the following prayers: May we have enough diesel to power our generators this week. May our telecoms companies not steal our money, and supply us with fast data. Finally, may one random Okada man not break your side mirror as you’re innocently going on your merry way.

Oh, and if your Nigerian parents are in their 60s and 70s, please tell us whether they display affection of the Barack and Michelle type. We want to read and be envious!

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watford14 at 08:19 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Cows, no dey get affection. Never hang a leg.
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angesco at 08:25 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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How many Nigerians HUG their wife's or husbands in public in Nigeria?

How many Nigerians KISS their wife's or husbands in public in Nigeria?

It does not mean  they DO NOT love their spouse.

Let's NOT try to be what we are not. It's the AFRICAN way. And there is NOTHING wrong with that!!


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stephen153 at 08:37 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 08:25 AM, 30/01/2017
How many Nigerians HUG their wife's or husbands in public in Nigeria?

How many Nigerians KISS their wife's or husbands in public in Nigeria?

It does not mean  they DO NOT love their spouse.

Let's NOT try to be what we are not. It's the AFRICAN way. And there is NOTHING wrong with that!!

Who says hugging and kissing wives/husbands is not the 'African way'? What then is the way? Beating them up and divorce and cheating?
YES Nigerians and Africans should show love to their spouses both publicly and in private so that the joy of marriage will be complete
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angesco at 08:44 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: stephen153 on 08:37 AM, 30/01/2017
Who says hugging and kissing wives/husbands is not the 'African way'? What then is the way? Beating them up and divorce and cheating?
YES Nigerians and Africans should show love to their spouses both publicly and in private so that the joy of marriage will be complete

The KEYWORD is the sentence is in "PUBLIC."
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angesco at 08:46 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 08:44 AM, 30/01/2017
The KEYWORD in the sentence is "in PUBLIC."
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Dramaking at 08:47 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Smh.... Not surprise tho, even our new generation girls barely show affections 2 their boyfrnds on the street, coz they dont want 2 be caught by either their sugar daddy,side boyfrnds or lebs frnds.
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kacylee at 08:52 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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its an indication that there is a strain in the marraige... maybe since the other room saga

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stephen153 at 08:52 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 08:46 AM, 30/01/2017

There is nothing wrong with expressing love in public
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maxzy277 at 08:58 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Na mumu dey worry the people wey sey make we dey copy Oyinbo ppl. Chemistry is for the other room Grin
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beneno at 09:04 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Michelle Obama wear pad for her yansh for that pic with Obama abi ni her real size of yansh be that ? I know why I dey ask  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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jamepinto at 10:27 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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baba don old make una live baba alon
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osarobo62 at 10:35 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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they don't have chemistry Huh? Huh?....but their physics and biology produced some very beautiful lovely children.
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dynasty4all at 10:49 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 10:35 AM, 30/01/2017
they don't have chemistry Huh? Huh?....but their physics and biology produced some very beautiful lovely children.
BENIN MAN WHAT DO U KNOW?
GO BACK AND DEPEND ON YOUR WOMEN FOR FEEDING, WHAT ELSE?
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osarobo62 at 10:52 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: dynasty4all on 10:49 AM, 30/01/2017
BENIN MAN WHAT DO U KNOW?
GO BACK AND DEPEND ON YOUR WOMEN FOR FEEDING, WHAT ELSE?
better than selling my children to buy food and cars
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gogoman at 11:52 AM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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james987 at 12:17 PM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Wetin una no know be say,before and now no be the same Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes she been dun lament about the cabal wey keep her away from her husband Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes abi she no talk am last year?? Say now to see her husband na war Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes secondly with all those young Governors,ministers wey dey flashy,wey always dey for aso rock. She needs something fresh.. It is not wise to marry a woman who is half your age take note Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes you will get old while she is still young.. Chances are,secret basket balling Grin Grin Grin
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akinmanchy at 01:26 PM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Nor be only chemistry na geography

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chukkychukky at 03:12 PM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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ok

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DollarBill at 05:01 PM, 30/01/2017 (2 years ago)
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Michelle obama's arse is huge, sexy and alluring. Won't mind sucking on them to be honest.
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