Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, the son of Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has argued that kneeling to propose marriage to a woman is not a big deal contrary to the opinion of his father who said when a man kneels to propose to a woman, means that the man has handed over his leadership role to the woman.
The opinion of the 73-year-old Nollywood legend sprung up a serious argument on social media, some spoke against his stands while a few supported his opinion.
In line with the controversial statement of Pete Edochie, his son who is also a respected face in Nollywood, stressed that his father was right based on his age and the period in which he grew up.
Yul Edochie who said he got married in 2004 and didn’t kneel to propose marriage to his wife then, argued that kneeling or lying down to propose marriage to a woman does not change anything. “I didn’t kneel because… well, I didn’t have to. My wife didn’t ask me to kneel for me to propose. We got married many years ago in 2004”, he told PULSE in an interview recently.
However, Yul Edochie insisted that his father is right to a large extent because kneeling down is foreign and not part of the African culture.
He said, “To a large extent, the man is right. You know, it’s not our culture. It is foreign for people to kneel. But it is really no big deal. It is not that serious. Whether you kneel down to propose or lie down to propose, it doesn’t change anything. A woman who is going to leave you would leave you. The woman who doesn’t respect you would not respect you and the one who loves you and respects you will be with you whether you kneel or you lie or you fly”.
Watch Yul Edochie contradicts his father here:
“I didn’t kneel when I proposed to my wife” on this episode of #PulseOneonOne actor and politician, @YulEdochie, tells us about his career, family, gender roles and marriage. pic.twitter.com/Y1spGYhnLL— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) February 29, 2020