The Nigerian social media space is currently compounded with mixed reactions following the news of a planned marriage between a 25-year-old Kenyan man, simply identified as Muima, and Thereza, an 85-year-old woman.
Photos showing the prospective couple in an amorous display of love, which followed a new by Afrimax English on YouTube where they shared their love story and decision to get married, triggered mixed views.
According to Tuko website, they first met while Muima and some of his friends were searching for a house to rent.
They ended up renting her house and she would often call Muima, “My husband”.
While speaking about his love life, Muima said: “This is my choice. This is my happiness, as anyone else has theirs. Before pleasing others, first, please yourself and decide not based on anyone else’s opinions.
“The way she behaved and treated (me) pushed me to love her and though she is an old woman and in reality, she could be my grandmother but I love her.”
Thereza, who is a grandmother, said, “I have eight children and 20 grandchildren. According to my boyfriend’s age, he could be my fifth grandchild. He loves me and I love him. I am ready to put on the wedding dress and ring.”
@Abiola Adeboboye wrote: “Is not a bad idea for men to marry anybody he like as far there is peace of mind. Meanwhile you ladies do marry old men that’s enough to be ur father as hubby….so leave the young man alone and face ur business.”
@Rachel Ofun: “I see nothing wrong with that, life is a choice, happiness is free if u wants to, enough of pleasing the society, if a woman of 20 years can marry a man of 76 years what’s wrong if a man do the same. Congratulations in advance Jo. Looking for to attend. Emi like ikan orire o.”
@James Beagg: “This man is blind. There’s something here we don’t know.”