Veteran Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie has stated that it is inappropriate for men to go down on their knees to propose marriage to their girlfriends.
It is common in Europe and some developing countries where this is done in open places.
According to the award-winning actor, the act is not part of the African doctrine and hence should be thrown away and not given space in the African culture.
“Kneeling to propose to a woman is white people’s culture because women dominate there and have more rights than men, it is not the African man’s ways,” he said.
To buttress his point, he used our traditional setting as an example and stated that it is a woman who kneels to give drink to a man to show her loyalty, humility and total submission to the man and that’s the way it should be.
“I didn’t kneel to propose to my wife and we’ve stayed 50years in our marriage, I took my time to woo her, when it’s time to settle down, I asked if she’ll marry me and that was it”, he said.