Award-winning Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, has shared important insights on the topic of marriage and the pressure she faces from family and friends in an interview with Cool FM.
The superstar singer subtly debunked rumors about tying the knot with her manager, affirming that she is currently single.
Yemi Alade acknowledged the societal trend of people getting married, especially towards the end of the year, but emphasized that she does not feel pressured. She expressed her belief in the right timing for such decisions.
Family pressure, as Yemi pointed out, can be challenging to resist, especially when it comes from respected individuals. Despite this pressure, she emphasized the importance of finding the right partner over rushing into marriage. Yemi urged those who genuinely care about her to be patient, as making the right decision is more crucial than succumbing to societal expectations.
People often get married, especially towards the end of every year. I’m not feeling pressured. When the time is right, it will happen. Family pressure is a challenging thing to resist because it’s coming from the people I respect and look up to, insisting that I should get married. However, I believe that if they genuinely have my best interests at heart, they will be patient with me because finding the right partner is more crucial than just getting married. But beyond that, I don’t think anyone should rush into making the wrong decision of being with the wrong partner.”
This interview comes amidst speculations earlier in the year about Yemi Alade tying the knot with her longtime manager, Taiye Aliyu. The singer has been romantically linked with her manager for over six years, but she has chosen to address the marriage rumours and societal pressure with a thoughtful and patient perspective.