Popular Nollywood actress, Eriata Ese, frowns at the idea of parents deciding whom to spend the rest of one’s life with.
Eriata argued that the concept is one-sided as it only considers the parents’ interest without consideration of what the son/daughter wants or the personality of the individual to settle with.
She further emphasized the regrets that may come with settling with a partner whose personality does not match that of the person they married.
In a post via her official Snapchat page, Eriata Ese wrote;
“The biggest mistake u can ever make in your life is letting your parents decide who u should end up with. How parents always think they know it all because they feel they’ve been there; makes me wonder if they realize they are using their clock to set our time.
All they want is the best for you and what will favor the family.
But they neglect the part where they have to be sure if what they want for u is what u want for yourself.
I hear things like “I’m not into my marriage” and when u ask “why?” You hear things like “my parents wanted it”. Do you know the regret that comes with ending up with someone u don’t want to be with?
Then they Console you with “don’t worry love will come along the line” shey na from arik airline or Emirates airline e go pass come
It’s 2021! That nonsense has to stop honestly.
The most irritating part is when they are specific on the tribe not to bring home like say e no get tribe way no Dey do evil things.
What has tribe got to do with someone’s personality? When will our parents know that tribe doesn’t Determine a good person? Even your very own town person can do u dirty so why the Tribalism?”