Even though sologamy is not common in Nigerian communities, there are some places around the world where it's being practiced. Just like in the case of Cris Galera, a Brazilian lady who decided to marry herself and celebrate the marriage with her close friends, many people have followed this path at one point in time.
The Brazilian lady explained that she took this decision as it appears to be the best way to boost her self-esteem and free her from men's problems. She also encouraged other women to follow her steps and marry themselves. This statement was contained in a post which she shared via her verified Instagram page to announce the marriage with herself. Check out the screenshot below.(Credit: @Cristianegaleraofficial)
Also, a report on the internet revealed that an Arab Sheik made a marriage proposal to Cris Galera and promised to pay the sum of $500,000 as her dowry. As expected, the beautiful Brazilian lady refused to divorce herself, hence, rejected the marriage proposal.
Obviously, Sologamy is a personal decision that needs to be respected, but looking at how lonely anyone who dwells in it might feel, it can be said that the Nigerian culture will not condone it. Although we have emulated the white people in many ways including white weddings that are now very common in every part of Nigeria and Africa as a whole. This particular one may not fit into our lifestyle.
Sologamy indeed gives a picture of someone who values him/herself and has high self-esteem, but what about the main objectives of marriage? Such as a partner to walk through a hard time with, lend you a resting shoulder, and build a wonderful family with cute kids. Of course, sologamy can't entertain those imperative things.
In your opinion, do you think that sologamy as a marriage where someone marries him or herself should be practiced in Nigeria? We need your contributions on this topic, kindly share them via the comment box below.
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