A 26-year-old man Sean Chukwuemeka, who married a 56-year-old woman earlier in 2021, says he does not believe in menopause as God could give one a child at any age.
Chukwuemeka, a footballer based in Owerri, Imo State told BBC Pidgin that he did not listen to people who had concerns about whether the woman, who already had three children, could bear more at her age.
The footballer, who also does point of sale (POS) business, said he met her on Facebook in January 2020, proposed to her online, and eventually married her.
“As a 26-year-old boy who married a 54-year-old, I don’t see the age gap. She’s like my age mate and best friend. She has three kids, two of which are a twin she adopted before she birthed her son now aged 18,” he said.
“Marrying an older person, the trust and respect are there. She doesn’t rub her seniority in my face. We have our differences, yet, she calms down when she wants to talk to me. This is unlike what a Nigerian lady will do.”
According to Chukwuemeka, when he proposed to her she asked him if he was sure of his love for her.
“She said she was ready if I’m willing to go down this path. She said she liked the way I gave her attention. She gives me what I want in a woman,” he said.
Chukwuemeka also denied marrying her for benefits.