Nollywood icon, Pete Edochie has stated that kneeling down to propose to a woman is wrong in Igbo culture.
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.
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There has been a lot of reactions since the video where the veteran actor expressed his views on the men kneeling to propose to a woman.
Pete Edochie is multiple award-winning actors, and he’s considered one of Africa’s most talented actors.
A couple of months ago, Pete Edochie reacted to the Twitter who berated his acting prowess. The veteran actor has since reacted to the opinion from the Twitter user and writer.
During an interview with PUNCH newspaper, Pete Edochie said;
“I’ll be honest with you: I’m indifferent to opinions expressed about me because they don’t make sense to me.
If Pete Edochie is a fantastic actor, thank you very much.
It doesn’t mean anything to me; it has absolutely nothing to do with me.
If you start responding to things that don’t make sense, there is that danger of reducing yourself to the level of that person.”