In as much as how you’ll see forceful marriages as an archaic practice it still exists and even now not only families force their children into marriages but friends do even force friends into marriage.
The complexity of it is even how social media is even forcing people to marry. Deborah Vanesa and Medikal and Kofi Adjorlolo and Lebene Mekpah are likely examples, considering how these couples are hellbent on getting married to also shy their critics.
Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor has taken a strip on forceful marriages as she recounts her experience.
According to the 59-year-old Actress nicknamed Mama G, her parents forced her into marriage when she was only 19 and she can’t fattom why that happened though she understands her mother was just keen to see her marry.
In interview with RTV as posted by myjoyonline.com Patience Ozokwor said ” It was not my decision and if it’s not my decision it means I was forced into it. I was forced into it many years ago, and I did not see any reason my parents were forcing me as I was still young”.
The Born Again actress who is now an Evangelist also continued that she was a respectful child who couldn’t disobey her parent so she obliged to their want.
“And even at that age, I had so many suitors. You know when you come from a polygamous family and your mother is struggling for her own daughters to get married and this other one is also struggling for her own daughters to get married and when this one [suitor] came around and my mother said go and I could not make a choice. I was not allowed to make a choice. At the end, I had to obey my parents. I was not brought up to disobey them at all.“
Talking as a Christianly Mother, Mama G advised that women should stay in their marriages no matter what and only life threatening issues should let them walk out to another man. She revealed that, that’s why she didn’t quit her marriage though she didn’t enjoy it. “Sincerely speaking as a Christian I did not. The marriage was not easy at all for me as a young girl, it was not easy” she said.
Patience Ozokwor the Ex-Newscaster and Teacher by profession had three children with her husband before he passed on to glory years ago.
Watch Her RTV Interview Below: