Over the weekend we were talking about Ghanaians and our disgusting tribalism which brings so much sorrow to some people, who are told by their families they cannot marry someone from a certain tribe – a blanket ban.
But that doesn’t happen with just other Ghanaians, right – some families would sit on your neck when you travel outside that if its time to marry, you have to come back home.
It’s the same bigotry, judging people based on where they hail from rather than who they are, and veteran actress Maame Dokono is guilty of that.
According to her, one of her sons broke her heart when he married a foreigner despite her objections.
Maame Dokono said she and her husband usually choose a good Ghanaian girl for their children to marry, but this particular stubborn one did not agree.
“My son who lives in New York wanted to marry and usually the father and I will select a Ghanaian woman for all our children but this son said no and he got married to someone from Trinidad & Tobago.” she said.
According to her, the marriage later broke down and she was quite happy about that.
“We were all in London for the wedding but after some time it broke down and then I said well I am happy that it has broken down.” she continued. “This time, I am going to give you a Ghanaian medical doctor, a very beautiful girl then he goes for another white girl. A pure white.”
For the older generation like Maame Dokono, this is soaked in their blood so its quite understandable – but it’s the younger generation who aren’t adapting to an increasingly globalized world who look quite silly espousing such views.