Wofai Fada’s in-laws saga… should parents choose who their children marry?

 Wofai Fada’s in-laws saga… should parents choose who their children marry?

Nollywood star and comedian Wofai Fada faced public scrutiny as her in-laws disavowed her marriage to Taiwo Olakitan Cole. 

Engineer Kunle Cole, representing the family, issued a formal disclaimer, stating that there was no recognized union between their son, Taiwo Olakitan Cole, and Wofai Fada. They urged the public to disregard any rumors or publications regarding the alleged wedding. 

Additionally, rumors circulated that Wofai Fada might be pregnant. 

Previously, Wofai Fada had shared affectionate photos with her undisclosed partner, showcasing an engagement ring and hinting at an upcoming wedding in 2024, although the official date remained undisclosed.

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The statement read: “Images and videos come to our attention showing our son Taiwo getting married to a Wofai Ewa in a traditional ceremony in Ugep, Cross River State. 

“This serves to notify all acquaintances, family, and friends that the Cole family of Victoria Island Lagos are not aware of any marriage ceremony of our Son Taiwo Olakitan Cole, neither did we grant permission nor support in this regard.

“As such, person(s) parading themselves as new members of the Cole heritage by virtue of this purported event, are not known nor accepted by the family. All publications and documents being circulated about this are to be disregarded.”

7 reasons Why Parents Shouldn’t Choose Who Their Children Marry:

Autonomy and Personal Agency: Marriage is a significant life decision that should be made by the individuals involved, respecting their autonomy and right to choose their own path in life.

Compatibility and Connection: The individuals getting married are the ones who truly understand their compatibility, connection, and shared values. Parents may not fully grasp these aspects of their children’s relationships.

Happiness and Fulfillment: Forced marriages often lead to unhappiness and resentment, as individuals may feel trapped in a relationship that doesn’t align with their desires and aspirations.

Individual Preferences and Needs: Each person has their own preferences, needs, and priorities when it comes to choosing a life partner. Parents may not fully understand or appreciate these individual factors.

Risk of Conflict and Strain: Imposing a marriage partner can strain family relationships and lead to conflict between parents and their children. Respect for individual choices can help maintain harmony within the family.

Evolution of Society and Culture: In many societies, the concept of arranged marriages is evolving, with individuals increasingly having the freedom to choose their own partners based on personal preferences rather than familial expectations.

Legal and Ethical Considerations: In many countries, forcing someone into marriage against their will is illegal and considered a violation of human rights. Respecting individuals’ rights to choose their own partners aligns with legal and ethical principles of autonomy and freedom.

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