Nollywood Actress, Iyabo Ojo, gave her daughter, a piece of motherly advice concerning marriage.
According to the thespian, she married early, and as such, she’s a big supporter that one should marry at an early age.
In a video shared on her Instagram page, the actress said her daughter must marry at 24 years, and she would not accept a late marriage.
Iyabo Ojo, who got married at age 23, further advised her daughter never to date anyone who has no marriage interest at heart.
In the video she can be heard saying ;
23 Engaged, 24 Wedding, 25 Baby
I was 23 when i had you, so you must marry early.
I don’t want any ‘arugbo’ level. Settle down and marry.
Any man that does not want to marry you, don’t date them.
According to Iyabo Ojo, she is not pressurizing her daughter, but she believes in early marriage. Sharing the hilarious video, she wrote:
I guess I’m old skool ????? call me an African mother ?♀️ I believe in early marriage ???♀️ @its.priscy @rachel_doll_ no pressure tho ???? but I can’t wait to pick aso ebi
See video below ;
On that note, Iyabo explained further and defended her stance on the issue. She said,
“It is always a mother’s dream that their kids get married, settle down and have children. Trust me, this world we live in is vanity. Everything we have, we are going to leave behind. The only things that will remain are the children that we bore and the memories we had. Kids are a blessing, if one is blessed to have them. Every mother would love to see their grandchildren. I am still very hurt that my mother did not live long enough to see her great grandchildren because it was my desire for her.”
The actress also maintained that it was a mother’s duty to ‘stress’ their children and push them to be better versions of themselves.
“I read some comments that I should not stress Priscilla. We, African mothers, stress children. We stress them to go to school, to pass their exams, and to become good. It does not mean they won’t turn out to be their own persons. It is a mother’s duty. A mother’s job is to be behind their children and keep pushing them to be better versions of themselves.”