Popular Nigerian veteran actor Pete Edochie has stated that, its wrong for a man to kneel when proposing marriage to a man and that the Western tradition of a man going on his knee to propose cannot be accepted in Igbo culture.
According to Pete Edochie who criticized the act, in Igbo culture, doing so means handing over the authority to her which means she would become the head of the family.
He continued to say that, marriage in the Igbo tradition is when a lady gives her husband-to-be wine while kneeling down. He said this tradition signifies that the man has been accepted by the lady as her husband.
He stressed saying that, it is the lady that kneels before the husband and not the other way around.
Pete Edochie further revealed that he did not kneel to propose to his wife and he has been married for 50 years. He added that no one has ever settled disputes for them.
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