‘Kneeling Down to Propose to a Lady in Igbo Tradition Means Handing Over Conntrol to Her’ – Pete Edochie


Pete Edochie thinks it is totally wrong for an Igbo man to kneel and propose to a woman before marriage.

The veteran actor made this known during an interview where he got to speak about the Igbo tradition. According to him, if a man decides to kneel and propose to a woman then he has made her the head of the family.

“Kneeling down to propose to a woman is totally wrong, it is not our lifestyle. Kneeling before a girl in Igbo tradition means you are handing over the authority to her. She becomes the head of the family. Marriage in Igbo tradition is when a lady gives her husband to be wine while kneeling down. What does it signify? That the man has been accepted as the husband of the lady. It is the lady who knees before the husband, not vice versa,” he said.

Edochie said it is the duty of the elders to correct the children of this generation who are following the western tradition.
He said 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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