BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
There has always been an age-long pressure on women to get married at a certain age or before a certain age.
Genevieve Magazine spoke to a few ladies in the spotlight about the very common pressure to get married before the age of 30. One of them was popular comedian and media personality Chigurl.
“In my opinion, the pressure is not a fabrication. It is very real ! After you have won asoebi about a million times, you begin to wonder when it is going to be your turn to sell asoebi too ! And when you factor in mums and aunties constantly reminding you about the shelf life of women. It gets to you, even if it is just a bit.
“People may even suggest some very strange things to you to do to ‘earn’ marriage. Well, I have come to realise that we allow ourselves to be pressured. The decision to get married should not be taken because you are being pressured, that could lead to a disaster. Don’t let anyone make you go into anything you are not ready for or your joy may be shortlived. And to those mounting pressure on others to go and get married, there is simply no justification for your behaviour.”