In Africa, it is believed that a woman who is yet to get married at 30 needs divine intervention. Is it individuals who place this pressure on themselves or the society?
This week’s episode of Real Talk throws more light on marriage expectations from the average Nigerian spinster and bachelor. Although the women face more pressure from family and friends, the male folks also experience the issues that comes with being single after a particular age, especially when they are the first or only son.
Seated at the discussion table with Nicole is Leslie Okoye, Uche Maduagwu, Francesca Uriri and Daniel Effiong, as they collectively try to settle the scores on the topic. While Uche feels age is nothing but a number, Leslie disagrees with that ideology, emphasizing on the Nigerian cultural value of early marriage.
Quite a tricky, sensitive and inexhaustible topic though, the host and panels explored the it to the best of their knowledge, citing personal stories and societal scenarios.
Well, marriage at 20, 30 or 50, what’s the big deal? Do you think it is a problem if a woman or man is still single after 30?
Watch this Real Talk below and drop your thoughts in the comment box.