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”Marriage,Not an achievement’-Linda Ikeji and Other Top Celebrities Drops Hints

”Marriage,Not an achievement’-Linda Ikeji and Other Top Celebrities Drops Hints

Ladies from 25 to 30 in this western part of the world often get pressured about getting married with a perfect partner. This pressure often come from intending spouse, society, family members, friends or someone concerned. They come up with talks like, ‘’aunty age is not on your side, when are we picking aso-ebi? Who is the lucky guy?’’ They feel worried when you are getting late for marriage.

There are many celebrities in their late 30’s that should be married but stay single considering the number of recent breakups they’ve seen in the society. Due to this undue pressure, many single ladies rather keep their relationship status private or keep marriage issues off their minds.
Below are opinions from famous women in Nigeria about handling marriage pressure.

LINDA IKEJI, a famous blogger believes Marriage is not an achievement. There is so much more to life than being someone’s wife,” Ikeji said defiantly while also underscoring the importance of settling down. Linda Ikeji spoke on the subject, ‘Pressure to Marry Before 30′, alongside two other women, in a recent feature on Genevieve Magazine. She said ““Get married please, but don’t be pressured into it.

Seemingly unnerved by her own personal experience, Ikeji further said: “I don’t know how many of you single girls are under pressure to get married but I am. Pressure from family, friends and people who just can’t mind their business.’’

“The pressure is so intense right now I feel like going to husband market – if there is any such thing – to buy myself some breathing space. Give me a break, you people.”

TINA MBA– Tina Mba is a versatile actress and her candid role in movies has made way for her. In a recent interview, she said ‘’If people think they are going to hurt me by talking about marriage, then they need to have a rethink because they do not know what my stand is and they can only conjecture and most of the time they are wrong’’.

‘’I can stand my own, if it comes, it comes, not like I haven’t had propositions but I am not in a hurry. If it’s not right, it can’t work and I believe that if you get into it, you shouldn’t get out of it because it is supposed to be right, not perfect but right.’’

But these days, people get married and are divorced in 3 months. In some cases, people get married and they are very unhappy in their marriage. Why? Because people get married for the wrong reasons. So if I were to marry today, it would be for the right reasons and it has to be an agreement, something that we both must understand and until that happens, I am happy that I am being me.

Seemingly unnerved by her own personal experience, Ikeji further said: “I don’t know how many of you single girls are under pressure to get married but I am. Pressure from family, friends and people who just can’t mind their business.’’

“The pressure is so intense right now I feel like going to husband market – if there is any such thing – to buy myself some breathing space. Give me a break, you people.”

CHIGURL- Chigurl, a comedian, singer and actress, believes women allow themselves to be affected by the constant nagging of relatives and parents.

“In my opinion, the pressure is not a fabrication. It is very real. After you have worn aso-ebi about a million times, you begin to wonder when it is going to be your turn to sell aso-ebi too. And when you factor in mums and aunties constantly reminding you about the shelf life of women. It gets to you, even if it is just a bit.”

“The decision to get married should not be taken because you are being pressured, that could lead to a disaster. Don’t let anyone make you go into anything you are not ready for or your joy may be short-lived. And to those mounting pressure on others to go and get married, there is simply no justification for your behaviour.’’

BETTY IRABOR– Betty Irabor, publisher of Genevieve Magazine, contributed in form of a counsel to single women who are consumed with nothing but thoughts of marriage. According to Irabor, every woman requires marriage education from the “school of life” as such, being unmarried by 30 is not such a big deal.

“I don’t think women should be worried about being married before 30 because many women before that age have not yet gone through the school of life which prepares them for marriage,” she said. ‘’In Africa and some other parts of the world, society tends to view an unmarried woman as being incomplete, however, the cloud of modernity is slowly changing the trite belief.’’

GENEVIEVE NNAJI– Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, revealed in a recent interview that she is still single because she is afraid of divorce and she has the desire to stay married for long.

Genevieve explained that she was born and raised Catholic and she doesn’t believe in divorce. “If I get married, I really want to stay married and staying married is not an easy thing. It means you are completely in tune with your partner. It means you have found your soul mate because you will have to be able to stand a lot of disappointments that would definitely come but then again you have to learn to forgive,” she said.

What do you think about the opinions raised by these celebrities?

 

 

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