Today’s women are quick to quit marriage – Faneye


Eighty-two-year-old former teacher, Mrs. Esther Faneye, talks about her career and life with DOLAPO AKITOYE

Where and when were you born?

I was born on June 17, 1935 in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.

What was your childhood like?

It was wonderful. I went to school in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. I don’t know my father because he died early. I was too young when he died. So, my mother had to move to Abeokuta. You see, at the time, when a man dies and his wife is young, the late husband’s male relatives would be jostling to marry her. That was the reason why my mother moved out of the home to Abeokuta. I went to primary and secondary schools in Abeokuta.

Did you go to the university?

No, but I completed Standard 6.

What did you do after completing Standard 6? 

Before I concentrated fully on tailoring, I taught at a primary school for about a year. I resigned when I wanted to marry…

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