Controversial Nigerian social commentator, author and political activist, Reno Omokri has dished out a piece of advice to would-be couples and those making plans to get married.
As wedding has become an item that pre-empts a happy marriage for some people, many put a lot of work on the kind of wedding they organize. Some to show the financial muscle of the couple or the man which is depicted by its flamboyance and glamour.
However, Reno Omokri believes investing a lot of money into putting up a wedding is not necessary, rather, it will lead one into bankruptcy.
Reno Omokri advised his followers not to lose their marriage whilst trying to make a statement with their wedding.
“Dear couples, Going into debt to have a wedding of the century can cause the problem of the century. Don’t gain your wedding and lose your marriage. A wedding is the icing, a marriage is the cake. You can do without icing, but not without cake.”
See the tweet below:
Reno Omokri’s tweet generated different and mixed reactions from Twitter users, however, most users concurred with his submission.
@chinemelumihe: I love having small quality circle.. Gathering a marmot crowd just for an eye service in your wedding will leave you in insolvency
@Airopeace: Oh that they would heed wise counsel! Sadly, learning the hard way is the alternative.
@renoomokri: Until couples start to realise that a wedding is just a ceremony. And that marriage is the koko
@kingchaegame:Marriage rites are very costly. Most parents are indifferent to the harsh economic situation when it comes to marriage.