Nollywood veteran actor, Pete Edochie has condemned the act of getting on one knee to propose marriage.
According to the actor, kneeling down to propose is totally wrong and it iis not an Igbo tradition.
The actor said the western tradition is wrong and it is not a tradition accepted in Igbo.
Edochie explained that kneeling down in front of a lady in Igbo tradition means handing over the authority to her. He said it means she would become the head of the family.
Marriage, according to him, in the Igbo tradition is when a lady gives her husband-to-be wine while kneeling down. He said this tradition signifies that the man as been accepted as her husband and it is vice versa if the man is kneeling for the lady.
Edochie said it is the duty of the elders to correct the children of this generation who are following the western tradition.
According to him, he did not kneel to propose to his wife and he has been married for 50 years. He added that no one has ever settled disputes for them.