“It’s not advisable for ladies to marry before 28” – Venita

Former Big Brother Naija ‘All Stars’ contestant, Venita Akpofure, has revealed that she is opposed to the idea of ladies getting married before the age of 28.

The 37-year-old actress said young women should try as much as possible to enjoy their youth and not rush into marriage because of love.

Venita, who is a divorcee, gave the advice while being interviewed by fellow reality star, Natacha “Tacha” Akide on Cool FM’s The Big Friday Show.

According to the mother of two, she won’t allow any of her daughters to get married when they are less than 28 because as young ladies, they need to explore different aspects of life and enjoy various experiences before deciding to ‘get stuck’ in the union called marriage.

She said; “Don’t marry young o! Don’t go and do “I’m doing high school sweetheart, we die here”, just be young! Be young, enjoy your life. When you’re tired, get married.

“Do not marry young, I’m saying ideally — okay if my daughter came and approached me that she was ready to get married, if my daughter approaches me, as long as she’s not I swear to God, not up to 28, we can rock with it. Anything below 28, please no.

“Because you’re going to change your mind and you don’t know all of who you are at 20-something. Don’t get me wrong, there are people who are mature oh. But you need to try different things in life, different experiences, to be sure of okay, I want to be stuck here. Because it’s handcuff, you’re there.

“Because you’re stuck – that’s the social idea. Unless you’re Westernized like me, then you’re unstuck, you can unstuck yourself. I’m divorced. The ones that are enjoying now, ‘ll probably still reach a time where they’ll probably hate each other and still have to be in the same space.

“I’m telling you! Why do you think to say them get madam room and oga room? When the ground is shaking and I need space, I need space. Be in your room, I’ll be in my room. To me, an ideal marriage, my husband would have a wonderful house here, and mine would be over here, and there would be magnificent corridors connecting the two houses.”

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