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Chioma Ifemeludike, an outspoken Nollywood actress, has emphasised that anybody whose marriage did not work out the first time should keep trying rather than discouraging others with tragic experiences.
This she remarked in reaction to her colleague, Uche Ogbodo, who said she finds marriage boring. After she had given birth to two children for separate husbands.
In a post on her Instagram story, the actress questioned why some individuals are willing to stay in a marriage that isn’t working.
Uche Ogbodo further asked if such people were enticed into the marriage or fell into the marriage because of poverty or their eyes were close.
She wrote: “A lot of people are in rubbish marriages with zero happiness ooo! Abeg I want to ask? Did they cajole you into it? Or you fell into it with your eyes Shut! Abi nah poverty push you into a joyless marriage? Wake up now!”
However in response to this, Ms. Ifemeludike penned her thoughts, advising that ‘Marriage is very important to society and God, it’s an institution which determines how a society turns out.’
” If it doesn’t favour you the first time you can keep trying. Don’t bad mouth it because you’re not enjoying it, you could be discouraging others, there are people who are committed to staying in marriages just to protect their children and I think that’s a valid reason as long as they are not in danger (domestic abuse). Marriage is very important to society and God, it’s an institution which determines how a society turns out, it’s a union that produces and builds a child to become leaders and champions. Staying single is not a crime but a sin (because you go dey fornicate) and you will certainly not feel cool if people start castigating you for that reason. Let’s just respect everyone’s decision and advice in love because at the end of the day no body is perfect!”