Award winning Nollywood actor, Femi Jacob, says he hasn’t found someone to spend the rest of his life with.
He said he is not ready to leave the bachelorhood any time soon, even as all his siblings are married.
The actor was speaking in a chat with the Punch where he described marriage as a resting place and should not be rushed into.
Jacobs said, “It is not just economics of marriage, it is the dynamics.
“Everybody has a dream in life. Some people have a business and they just want to make money.
“For me, marriage is a resting place; it is a place where you can scale your dream up to another level. I want to be at a particular level of settlement before I go into marriage.
“Also, there is a space and time for everyone. I love the concept of love even though I am not a champion for it; I am not a champion for romance.
“If I was one, I would have been married at the age of 25. But I believe it is part of life and culture to an extent. I think love is beautiful. It is a beautiful thing to love someone and to be loved back by the same person.”
He noted that marriage was fast taking another dimension in Nigeria and that should not be so, adding that people rushed into marriage without putting the proper factors into consideration.
He added that the rate of divorce was high because people did not understand the concept of marriage.
“I think marriage should be a practical issue instead. It should be personal to everyone. I have been lucky; I have about six siblings who are all married.
“I have four elder siblings and two younger ones and they are all married.
“The pressure is a bit low because my father is no more alive and my mother has a lot of grandchildren to keep her busy.
“She still remembers me once in a while but I know how I evade the questions whenever she raises them up.
“It is every parents ’ dream to cuddle their grandchildren but we should bear the responsibility for that dream.
“I don’t think parents should put pressure on their kids when it comes to marriage especially when they are not ready for it because that would be counterproductive at the end of the day.
“As you can see, the rate of divorce is high and those that are not divorced are separated . We are basically just patching the institution and that is because it is filled with the people who are not ready for that space.
“Marriage is quite intense and it is not something you should do without critical intention. It is not something you should force, you have to be ready for it,” the actor said.
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