Parents barred me from marrying my Igbo fiancée – Yoruba man opens up

A Yoruba man known as Komolafe has recounted how his plans to marry an Igbo girl was shattered due to tribal differences.

He said they were barred from getting married to each other by his lover’s parents after learning of his tribe.

According to the young man, his fiancee was flogged and harrassed because she insisted on going ahead with the marriage.

Komolafe who shared his story on Twitter said that his babe’s mother even called him several times to issue him warning to leave their daughter alone.

He said that after everything that happened, he and his girlfriend came to the conclusion that they cannot work so they decided to go their separate ways.

Komolafe also shared screenshots of a conversation on WhatsApp to backup his claim.

He wrote; “I was supposed to Marry an Igbo Lady, at d Mention of my tribe to her Dad, He vehemently refused. She did all she could, she was flogged, Harassed & ostracized by her fam. Her mum called several times to warn me, based on the fuss at home. We held on together amidst all d uproar.

But at a point, we both knew we can’t work & had to let go. Those were d worst time of my life as I couldn’t imagine letting go a woman I was sure I loved after my Grandma. In all of this, i wondered why d man hated my tribe so much. Now i know better & i am not angry anymore.”


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