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Why I want my daughter, Priscilla to be married at 24 – Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo



Why I want my daughter to be married at 24 - Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo

Popular nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has revealed the reasons she wants her only daughter, Priscilla, to be married at 24.

Alice Iyabo Ojo is a Nigerian film actress, director, and producer. Iyabo Ojo’s statement on wanting her daughter to be engaged at 23, married at 24 and having her first baby at 25 sparked various reactions on social media, while some fans said it was good to get married early, others wanted the actress to stop pressuring her daughter.

On that note, Iyabo explained further and addressed her reasons. She said,

“It is always a mother’s dream that their kids get married, settle down and have children. Trust me, this world we live in is vanity. Everything we have, we are going to leave behind. The only things that will remain are the children that we bore and the memories we had. Kids are a blessing, if one is blessed to have them. Every mother would love to see their grandchildren. I am still very hurt that my mother did not live long enough to see her great grandchildren because it was my desire for her.”

The actress also maintained that it was a mother’s duty to ‘stress’ their children and push them to be better versions of themselves.

“I read some comments that I should not stress Priscilla. We, African mothers, stress children. We stress them to go to school, to pass their exams, and to become good. It does not mean they won’t turn out to be their own persons. It is a mother’s duty. A mother’s job is to be behind their children and keep pushing them to be better versions of themselves,” she said.