A young Nigerian lady with the Facebook name Maryam Shetty has revealed how a wedding was ridiculously called off because of where the prospective husband lived.
Shetty who bemoaned the level of classism that is now rife in some parts of Nigeria revealed that the bride’s parents canceled the wedding because the groom’s house does not befit their child’s status.
According to Maryam, the parents said that they would not want their daughter to go and suffer in such an environment.
Moreover, the bride’s family offered to give them a new house; an offer the groom emphatically refused.
“We are truly facing an epidemic especially in Northern Nigeria, often perpetuated by parents; classism. Recently, a wedding was called off based on the fact that the bride’s family felt the house she was going to stay in doesn’t fit her status and class. This was a decent new terrace house? They said they wouldn’t want their daughter to go suffer as she grew up in wealth!!!
The said husband to be is a decent, well educated person with a good job and also from an upper class family too; his parents said that’s all they could afford to house her as the house was gifted to him by his father.
The bride’s parents even offered to get a better house that suited her status. However, the husband and his parents stood firm. Consequently, wedding was called off. She went ahead to marry some socialite who practically does nothing. She basically missed out on a great person. Sadly, there are too many of such stories.Weddings are cancelled due to some trivialities and misplaced priorities.
Ironically, most of these parents had humble beginnings devoid of the luxuries they place so much importance on. They never allow their kids to navigate life on their own. Weddings and marriages have become like some competition. It’s mostly a lavish display of wealth, power, materialism, outshining of others etc; it’s truly no wonder marriages last a second.”