Ace comedian Basketmouth’s estranged wife, Elsie, has asked Nigerians to stop marriage-shaming women.
Elsie, in a video she shared on her Instagram page on Friday, January 6, said marriage is not something someone should rush into, so society should allow women to do what works best for them.
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She stated that, as lovely as marriage is, it’s pure hard work; thus, people should only marry when they are certain they are ready.
“You need to understand that if a woman is not married, it’s because she is probably taking her time or she hasn’t met the right person because you do not want to rush into this institution called marriage in the name of wanting to get married on time and end up rushing out because marriage can be touch. As beautiful as it is, it is hardwork. If a woman decides that she is not ready yet, you need to let her be. Stop with the derogatory remarks”. She said.
Recall that in December 2022, Basketmouth announced the end of his 12-year marriage to Elsie.
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Watch her speak below,
Meanwhile, a Nigerian man, Daniel Oteng, has opined that pride and a lack of respect are some of the reasons for the many failed marriages in today’s world.
Oteng made this assertion in a Nigerian Facebook group while responding to a post on why marriages don’t last as long nowadays compared to those of the older generation.
He stated that many marriages are failing these days because most young couples lack patience. According to him, his mother has refused to leave his father, even though he has children with other women—something he claims the younger generation won’t tolerate.
“Let me answer this , my mom is still living with my dad, while my dad has children with other women. Even her own children advised her to leave the marriage, she said never, she will wait end of this. This generation don’t have patience and no atom of respect for each other, Pride, too knowing.” he wrote.