By Maria Immaculate Owechi
Religion has always played a big role in people’s lives. It is a basis on which marriages and alliances are made. In this case, a lady waited until her old age to marry because she could not find a person with whom she shared the same faith.
A Nigerian lady identified as Nwobi Nwakota wedded at old age to her new found husband Mr Okeke. Nwobi explained that she took long to get married because she has wanted to settle with a catholic man.
In an interview with BBC, the elderly woman said that only Anglican men were approaching her until Okeke crossed her path.
“I have never been married before. I am filled with joy. The reason why I have never married before is that I told God I only want to marry a Catholic but the only suitors that came my way were Anglicans,” she revealed.
In the wedding photos displayed, the bride looked lovely in a short-sleeved ballroom gown and a short veil. The red bouquet she carried added a pop of colour to her outfit.
The groom looked unique in a purple Nigerian traditional tunic which was quite different from the full suits grooms wear for their religious wedding ceremonies.
Nwobi also added that even in her old age, she always knew that one day she would get married.
Her husband, on the other hand, said he was lonely before which prompted him to remarry.
Okeke revealed that someone from his wife’s family linked them up and that made it easier for the marriage to take place.
The elderly man said then he decided to accept her wholeheartedly because he needed someone to complete him.
Now happily married, the groom says he tries to assist in whatever way he can with house chores.
“I often fetch water for her, she doesn’t have to tell me,” Okeke said.
For childbearing, his wife said that though many think she is in her menopause, she would be very happy to bear a child.
Nwobi also advised young ladies in search of a lasting relationship to exercise patience.
“My advice to young girls looking for a partner is that they should be patient,” she said as her husband added, “They should remain cool-headed and try not to jump in and out of relationships.”