Veteran Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, has told women in her popular YouTube vlog that marriage is not an achievement. Amongst other statements said in the vlog, the media personality said that marriage is overrated.
Mercy Aigbe who is a single mother of two, separated from her husband, Lanre Gentry in 2018. She spoke on the importance African mothers place on marriage and how they encourage their daughters to remain in a man’s house.
Giving marriage tips, she stated that for a couple to enjoy marriage, they must both take responsibilities instead of heaping everything on women. She said:
“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.”