Prenup in Nigeria

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Hey hey…
What happening? The year has already finished now now and it was only like yesterday it started. All of you that wrote new year resolutions, I hope you were faithful to it o, because we cannot have another wasted ‘New year, new me’ story.

So I was watching a Nigerian movie (yes, I am very patriotic) recently, and a guy was insisting that his bride to be has to sign a prenup. In my head I’m like ‘Akuko. Will this one work in Nigeria?’ So I decided to bring it before your table to hear what you have to say about it.

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This one that love is no more blind, people are now securing their property incase of any future wahala. No more we divorce and you take half of my property. As how na? Is it me and you that were going to farm together? Or doing brick layer together? Your now want to reap where you dinnor sow. If we divorce, it’s to your tent O Israel. Everybody should bear their father’s name.

Most Nigerian girls will not agree to sign a prenup. Just imagine now, after you have proposed with a huge diamond ring, you will now bring paper and say it is marriage contract, incase of divorce.
Na you go still suffer last last. She will blackmail you emotionally ehnn, go through the whole trust issue lane. Some of them might honestly love you and feel bad about the idea, some might just be acting the script out for you. But except you’re in the abroad, where these things happen, you will tear the contract by yourself, beg her and still buy gift to apologize, maybe car sef.

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Personally, I think signing a prenup shouldn’t be a problem, if you’re honestly faithful to the relationship. Plus everyone should have their own hustle sef, so that incase yawa gas, you can still bear your father’s name without hawking pure water. If you’re doing joint business and owning joint account with your spouse, better be smart. I am not trying to put asunder in your relationship o, all I am saying is that you should shine your eyes. Wives still dey dupe husbands. Everybody be a signatory to your own account.

What do you think about prenups tho? Please leave a comment and don’t forget to subscribe too. That’s all folks. ✌🏽️✌🏽.

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13 Comments on Prenup in Nigeria

  1. black boy says:

    Pre-nups will work as long as there is a binding legal document stating the terms.

    Unfortunately, most divorce proceedings in Nigeria are settled in the sitting room of the family house, only few make it to civil court. Besides, I feel it’s an another of the many imported traditions we don’t need in Nigeria.

    Unfortunately again, how many Nigerians would think of signing a pre-nup when marriage is seen as a right of passage into womanhood/manhood, and is ‘supposedly’ to last forever?

  2. Gerald says:

    In my own view, I think it largely depends on who the bread-winner is, and also trust. First, on the issue of joint account, I feel that Joint Accounts are mainly for the children. The husband and wife should share responsibilities according to their capacity. And then if one can’t fulfill his/her role, or might be in need of assistance, the other supports.
    I’m not even trying to consider the possibility of prenup agreements, if that uncertainty is already there at the beginning of the marriage, then it’s like starting divorce proceedings at the beginning of the marriage.
    Furthermore, I don’t know about anyone else, but I wouldn’t wanna marry a woman, or even have a girlfriend who would be totally dependent on me. You’ve got to have something doing that can bring in sustenance. You’ve got to have that Pride because frankly, it’s because of people like that, who eventually try to covet their husbands’ wealth, or vice versa, that prenups started.
    My thoughts…

    • Yes to independent wives

      • black boy says:

        I love this statement:

        “I’m not even trying to consider the possibility of prenup agreements, if that uncertainty is already there at the beginning of the marriage, then it’s like starting divorce proceedings at the beginning of the marriage.”

        “I don’t know about anyone else, but I wouldn’t wanna marry a woman, or even have a girlfriend who would be totally dependent on me. You’ve got to have something doing that can bring in sustenance”…

        Frankly speaking I’m only attracted an independent woman… One who isn’t waiting for a man every time…

  3. irene says:

    Hehehe…. Carry ya marriage and go ayam not signing anything

  4. Kingsley says:

    Prenup messes up relationships quietly… Cause no matter the amount of love involved.. As soon as Prenup gets involved..a Lil bit of trust issues start coming in..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nne, biko stop am! Say No to prenups.. Ahn ahn.. eez it in the bible? Looooool.. Biko he shuu carry his marriage and go..

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