Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has stated that it is wrong for an Igbo man to kneel before his wife during marriage proposal.
The actor who starred as Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart stated that doing such means the man is handing over authority to his wife.
According to Pete Edochie, the kneeling down is down by the wife during an Igbo traditional wedding.
“It is not our lifestyle.
Kneeling before a girl in Igbo tradition means handing over 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 that signify? That the man has accepted as the husband of the lady.
It is a lady who kneels before the husband, not vice versa
So it is our duty to correct the children of this generation.
I have lived with my wife for 50 years”