Only a foolish old man will marry a young lady who is just starting life’ – Ebenezer Obey
Legendary Nigerian singer, Ebenezer Obey, has slammed old men who marry young ladies, as he dismissed any plans of getting married to a girl.
The 78-year-old singer, who lost his wife in 2011, during an interview with The Nation, said it is only a foolish old man that will get married to a young lady who hasn’t yet experienced anything in life. He says for him, whenever he is ready to settle down again, it would be for companionship and he would be looking at a woman in her 60s and not a young lady.
Responding to a question on why he hasn’t married a young lady since his beloved wife passed on, the multiple award-winning singer, said;
”Marry a young lady? It’s a foolish old man that will say he wants to marry a young lady. The young lady has just started her life and definitely is virile and strong. Someone like me should be thinking of a woman who is 60 or above. And when I do it soon, everyone will know.”
Speaking further, he said
” Well, the companionship of a wife is a good thing. It is not against God’s rule. So, I am here, I can marry at any time; not just for the sake of marriage as it is, but for the sake of companionship, because what else do I want? I have children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. So I have been blessed. It is not like I am looking for a wife that would conceive babies. As long as I still have life, you will hear when the time for marriage comes.”