Renowned Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor, has called on fellow women to remain in their matrimonial homes no matter what happens. Although she did not further buttress her point, she said the only reason a woman should leave her home, is when life is involved. Patience Ozokwor advices women to remain in their matrimonial homes no matter what.
The actress cum evangelist said this recently when she revealed how she was forced into marriage by her parents at the age of 19. Ozokwor, fondly called ‘Mama G’ said she did not see any reason why her parents were forcing her into marriage at that age, adding that they just wanted her to get married. She said as a child born into a polygamous family, her mother was eager to see her get married before other children.
In an interview with a Ghana television station, RTV, the actress said, “It was not my decision to get married at 19. And if it’s not my decision it means I was forced into it. I was forced into it many years ago, and I did not see any reason my parents were forcing me as I was still young. And even at that age I had so many suitors.
Patience Ozokwor advices women to remain in their matrimonial homes no matter what
“You know when you come from a polygamous family and your mother is struggling for her own daughters to get married and this other one is also struggling for her own daughters to get married and when this one [suitor] came around and my mother said go and I could not make a choice. I was not allowed to make a choice. At the end, I had to obey my parents. Also, I was not brought up to disobey them at all.
When asked if she enjoyed the marriage after she obliged her parents push, she noted, “Sincerely speaking as a Christian I did not. The marriage was not easy at all for me as a young girl, it was not easy.”
She said no matter all she went through in the marriage she had to stay on because her parents eyes were on her and could not jump from one man to the other.
Patience however advised women to remain in their matrimonial homes no matter what, adding that the only reason a woman should separate from her husband is when life is involved. Possibly cases of domestic violence but it bats me when abused women remain in their marriages and say ‘because of my children’. Women truly need help and some sort of counsel.
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