A video had surfaced online during the week in where actress, Iyabo Ojo, told her daughter, Priscilla, that she wanted her to be engaged at 23 and get married at 24.
Speaking in an Instagram Live session, the actress defended her stance on the issue saying, “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.”
She added, “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.”