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I’m sorry, but as my grandmother would say, this question di nkilinka. Why should a man not want his future wife to be pregnant before marriage biko nu?
Bia, let me tell you sontin. You are mistaken in comparing your Igbo man, that prince among men, to any others. He is unlike no man you’ve ever known (yes, I see it too). An Igbo man is special as are his circumstances and should be treated as such.
First of all, congratulations! An Igbo man who wants to give you the gift of his seed has only the highest esteem for you. Do you think it is every woman who is entrusted with the task of bearing strong Igbo sons? This is the way that an Igbo men shows you he loves you. All those flowers-and-perfume things, he did them just for you, to get your friends to envy you and agree for him (that way, if you are foolish enough to have another boyfriend they will tell him). He demands the bouquet of your womb in return because and if you truly love and trust him, you will comply.
Igbo men does have feelings love. They just have a different way of showing them. I’m not sure why anyone would doubt enough to type this query twice.
An Igbo man is ever pragmatic. Is he to continue in love nwantinti that childlessness shall abound?
What is he supposed to do with a woman who cannot bear children? The main purpose of Igbo relationships is to bear progeny. Not to do loving. Your man has just told you the most romantic thing any Igbo man can ever tell a woman. And you still want to know why? I don’t understand some women.
Okay, imagine your favourite proposal scenario: he is down on one knee, there are candles everywhere. And a white horse. A few white horses. A huge ring. You’re in a tight, flattering dress
because you knew this was coming because you always look your best anyway. Ditto all your friends and family and their cameras and phones and tablets. And maybe one of those wedding bloggers to report on the whole thing. Your man says the magic words: “Will you marry me?”
Do you tell him, “Wait. Let me consult Nwunye to ask her why you want to marry me”? Because that is exactly what you’re doing right now. Don’t be ridiculous. Hopefully, you haven’t ruined it all. Go over to wherever he is, kneel down and beg him. Then lie back and pray that his seed finds you worthy enough to take root. Remember, I said lie down. If you stand up at this point, any child you have nine months later will be crazy. Ask anybody.
And before you buy your ticket for Nigeria with your Igbo boyfriend, I suggest you learn how to cook and enjoy onugbu soup.
‘What is it about Igbo men’? Girl, I can’t answer that one. I still have no clue. Let me know when you figure it out.
(Found in draft folder. First written March 13, 2013)
8 thoughts on “The Hero Series: ‘Why do Igbo men want you to get pregnant first before marriage’?”
Anam achi ‘kwa kwa kwa’ because any other kind of laughter will not wash!
Nice one, nwanne!
O buro soso gi. I read it in the igboyic phonetics way.
Nwunye, I di too much
Ezigbo “nkilinka” question o! Hian! I didn’t even marry a thoroughbred Igbo guyn but first law of going that route is to understand them and I did. To them…The seed is love ana ahu anya (visible love)!
Oh well, on reply to the question, it’s just that way with 90% of Igbo men, they (and the entire clan) need to know that the lineage won’t stop with their handsome son!
Hahaha! ‘Igbo guyn’!
I just found out I’m pregnant. My man told me he wants me to have his baby, and he’s acting like a jerk. So I’m terminating the pregnancy. I’m American he’s Nigerian (Igbo). I don’t have time for bs. And I dong see the big deal about Igbo dudes. Controlling, jealous, possessive, cheater. I’m not having a baby just so he can take it away and control me. That’s what he does with his other daughters mom. ✌️🙋💔
Pregnant out of wedlock in igbo culture is a taboo.So if he want you to be pregnant before marriage he want you to do a taboo before he marries you.
I just met an Igbo man and we have been dating for a couple of months now. He is asking me to get pregnant for him and I just laugh and tell him to behave himself. I don’t know what to do. I like him a lot but I don’t want to be a baby mama. but reading from your post it seems its his way of telling me and I quote “An Igbo man who wants to give you the gift of his seed has only the highest esteem for you. Do you think it is every woman who is entrusted with the task of bearing strong Igbo sons? This is the way that an Igbo men shows you he loves you. ”
He has never been married or have kids before. I don’t know what to do and I also do not want to lose him.
Erm, sis. This is a satirical post. Don’t bleddy get preggers for anybody – unless you want to.