“I Was Forced Into Marriage At Age 19”- Patience Ozokwor
Award winning actress Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G opens up about her marriage.
Mama G who is now an evangelist has revealed that she was forced into marriage by her parents at only 19. In an interview with a Ghana television station, RTV, the actress said
“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. 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.
I was not brought up to disobey them at all.
When asked if she enjoyed the marriage after she obliged her parents push, she added, 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”.
Patience further 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.