Osinachi’s life was cut short as a result of the kind of culture that she was born into. The kind of culture that encourages and breeds boys as leaders, with their sisters as followers, who should almost not question the authority of a man simply because he is a man.
This would have been okay if the one’s that were taught to lead were actually taught to do so, but rather women and girls were raised to higher standards and taught that they were homemakers and thus makers of society. The boys and men were handed generations of centuries old traditions passed down from time immemorial and were told to guard jealously these traditions that kept their supposed followers as followers forever. Regardless of the fact that these centuries old traditions of man and of the world was in service of the men and a disservice to the women.
Injustices such as abuse, rape and the entire culture of objectivity emanates from a societal culture maintained by years of patriarchy that sustains a system of female servitude to the male, a tradition that reflects years of the history of different diverse cultures and traditions of the world.
The demerits of such practices has produced a world where feminism has to breath life and both women and men have to fight for these deep cultural and societal changes that greatly condition women to accept whatever treatment and relations they enjoy just because it has been so for centuries old. Because it is only when a man does not recognize that his wife or women are equally human beings that desire self actualization, and dignity respect and fair treatment, that will subject their women or wives to disrespect, battery and physical abuse. And it is also only a woman that does not know that she deserves better and has been deeply indoctrinated into the damaging effects of subservience and servitude, suffering unimaginable abuse like Osinachi, both physical, mental and covering it with the cloak of religion.
Very many times, Africans, Nigerians would want to draw social norms from their indigenous religious interpretations and they end up putting the woman in more harms way by this.
Why does it say that, the institution of marriage cannot be quitted from because God does not accept, divorce and so people both women and men should suffer and die in marriage. Admittedly, more women suffer from cases of domestic and gender based abuse not just because of physiological makeup but because cultural and societal programming, that has raised men who need to show masculinity by raising a fist, and not by showing the essence of their true selves.
It is clear that patriarchy has not served both genders, men and women well instead it continues to serve men at the expense of women. And in a dynamic times as this, culture has to serve people and not the other way round, where people are in service to culture, and reaping dangerously from the servitude.
If cultures and countries will be deliberate to continuously pull the lever of society to serve people, equally and justly, the world will continuously being a better place where men and women are treated fairly, but for now, women are not, and Osinachi, a young vibrant, soulful gospel artist lost her life in service to culture, and tomorrow it might be another name.