Men kneeling to propose are idiots.
Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has criticised men who get on their knees to propose to their partners.
In a video circulated on social media on Thursday, the 72-year-old is seen saying: “Any young man who gets on his knees to propose to a girl, is not just an idiot, he’s a bloody fool, a compound buffoon…”
He explained that the practice is alien to the African culture and confers authority on the wife as the head of the house, instead of the husband.
“We try to copy the white people, I believe in the sacrosanctity of our culture…the white man kneels down to propose to a girl…the girl takes over the family,” he said.
The ‘Lionheart’ actor also said he does not believe the practice signifies love or civilisation.
“I have lived with my wife for 51 years, nobody has come to say ‘please stop beating this woman’. Is it hatred that united us?” he asked his interviewer.
The actor joked that men who insist on going on their knees to pop the question, risk being kicked out of the house by their wives.
“Kneel down before your wife and I’ll sympathise with you when she takes over the home,” he said.
Pete Edochie made similar comments in Igbo in January this year, saying: “A marriage is recognised when a woman offers her future husband wine on her knees, signifying his authority. Therefore, the wife should kneel before her husband and not the other way round.”FOLLOW US on