- Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has advised women on marriage, saying it is not an achievement
- Mercy said that African mothers always put their expectation of marriage on their daughter, expecting them to stay in a man's house
- The mother of two who has married twice said that for a marriage to work, it takes the contribution of both parties involved
Popular Nollywood actress and media personality, Mercy Aigbe, has told women in her popular YouTube vlog that marriage is not an achievement.
Among other things she said in the vlog was that the institution is overrated. It should be noted that the single mother of two separated from her husband, Lanre Gentry in 2018.
She spoke about how African mothers are always of the idea that their daughters should remain in a man’s house.
Still, on the institution, she said that for marriage to work, the two people involved have to take responsibilities instead of “heaping everything on women.”
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“Our mothers brought us up, as women, to take whatever our partners do to us. They tell us to take it because we want to remain in a man’s house. To me, it is not an achievement.
Let’s just say as it is– marriage is overrated. It takes two people to make it work; it’s not just about the women. But, everybody keeps heaping all the responsibilities on the woman. That shouldn’t be," she said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Iyabo Ojo, a popular Nollywood actress and producer, reportedly reacted to the news that Fathia Balogun has got engaged to her boyfriend.
It should be noted that Fathia’s marriage with Said Balogun broke down in 2006 but was formally annulled in 2014.
News of the Nollywood actress trying out love for the second time has gone viral online as many celebrated her bravery.
Barely days after the announcement of the engagement, Iyabo Ojo, who is known to have had a long feud with Fathia, shared a short humorous video on her Instagram.
Though she never mentioned any name in the said video, the timing and inference drawn from the video could be seen as her response to the engagement news.
In the said video, she laughed hysterically as she said (loosely translated from Yoruba): “What is not funny? It is very funny”.
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