The traditional role of a man as the breadwinner and a woman as the home-maker has recently undergone significant changes as witnessed by the vast majority of women who are taking up roles that were predominantly male professions.

When this news crew visited a local tobacco sales floor, the air was filled with fast paced, incomprehensible musical chants of an all women tobacco selling team, a first in the local tobacco industry.

These consist of starter, auctioneer, ticket marker and ticket runner.

However, the auctioneering business is no easy walk in the park as the sale is over in a matter of seconds and mastering the chant is a requisite skill.

Women are partially closing the gender participation gap by joining the labour market in increasing numbers, thereby breaking the traditional jinx that compelled women to preside over the domestic sphere.