‘Marriage is not an achievement’ – Mercy Aigbe advises women
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.”
“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.
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