By Danielle Ogbeche
Divorce is now a celebrated social status symbol – Nollywood actor
Popular Nollywood actor, Benson Okonkwo, has lamented the rate at which marriages break up.
The actor, popularly known as ”Mr Packaging’ said the rate at which marriages collapse now is assuming a social status symbol in the society and in no-time, people will be throwing divorce parties and inviting friends and well-wishers to celebrate their divorce anniversaries.
The Enugu-based actor said this on his Instagram page @teambensonokonkwo.
He wrote: “They will choose aso-ebi, hire a hall and popular musicians & what have you. Even a question like “So when are you getting divorced?” will become common.
“If u know u can’t handle the weight & pressures of marriage, pls remain single. If u don’t know what marriage is all about, pls remain single until u do. If u are getting married because of the things u desire or hope to gain from the other person pls remain single.
“If u know u can’t be faithful, remain single. If u can’t endure insults from one another, pls remain single. If u can’t forgive one another’s wrongs, pls remain single.
“If u can’t place ur spouse above every other human being, pls remain single! Don’t get married out of desperation. “All my friends are getting married” is d most foolish reason to get married!
“If u desire a successful home, but ur choice of friends are forces not to reckon with, think again. Be very mindful of where you go for advice, Many would give, but not many mean well!
“Guys, if u know u can’t put ur wife ahead of ur ego, pls remain single till u’re mature. Ur wife is your priority and EVERYTHING else including u, comes last.
“You are d teacher, d guide, d bodyguard, d role model – u are not a deity or God. So do not expect to b worshiped.
“U need respect, earn it by being responsible!
“Ladies, if u know u can’t be submissive pls don’t go into marriage so u’re not turned into a punch bag! If u know u can’t stand being corrected, pls remain single.
“Mr/Mrs I know it all!!! Ladies check ur domestic scorecard – if ur score is 0, pls stay in ur parents’ house! People, pls make ur marriages work. Read carefully and share it with others. It doesn’t matter if u are Married or Not, Marry for love.”