21st February, 2020
Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie said Nigerian men kneeling down to propose to their women are not just fools, but ‘compound buffoons’.
In January, a video of the actor condemning the act of men kneeling to propose to their girlfriends went viral. He said the Nigerian men going on bended knees to make marriage proposals are simply copy cats of a culture prevalent in the Western World.
The 72-year-old actor was asked recently to speak on wedding proposals, and again, he vehemently kicked against men going down on their knees to do so.
According to him, any man who does that is not “just an idiot but a compound buffoon’‘.
He said; ”Any young man who gets down on his knees to propose to a girl is not just an idiot, he is a bloody fool, a compound buffoon. We try to copy white people.
”I believe in the sanctity of our culture, the essence and the core of our culture. The white man kneels down to propose to a girl. You know what it means, the girl takes over the family. This is why whenever you disagree with a wife overseas, you are kicked out and your wife takes the house.
”Young men who should be in charge of their destinies hand it over to women. That makes you all fools.”
When informed that it is love that makes men go down on their knees to propose, Edochie said; ”I have lived with my wife for 51 years, nobody has said stop beating this woman. Kneel down before your wife, I will sympathise with you when she takes over the home” he said.