A video of a 95-year-old Emekuku woman from Imo state who has never been married has sparked emotional reactions on social media.
A TikTok user with the handle @nelojosh has posted a touching video of a 95-year-old woman from Emekuku, Imo state.
In the video, the woman revealed that she stayed single all her life due to her father’s rejection of suitors who were not of the Catholic faith.
Despite having numerous suitors, her father insisted that she marry within the Catholic community.
“I had many suitors but my father rejected them all. He even called Reverend Father to talk me out of marrying outside the Catholic Church,” she said.
In the video, the elderly woman, who remained sharp-minded, explained that all her siblings found spouses who were Catholic.
Her unwavering commitment to her father’s wishes resulted in her remaining single, but she cherished the Catholic values instilled in her by her family.
Netizens respond to the old woman’s story
The TikTok video showcasing the 95-year-old woman’s story has garnered significant attention and touched the hearts of netizens. Many admired her for being strong and very outspoken at her age.
“She has a very sharp and good memory even at 95. This is lovely.”
@Chidimma Deb commented:
“At least she lives a very long life.”
“U see what doctrine of church turn her to by her father.”
“I don already dey sound it to my parents that church won’t stop me from marrying a man love oh.”
“Wish her father is still there to see things now.”
“This woman must be very pretty when she was young. Aww my birthday mate.”
“Her father no try at all.”
@fave chidebelu commented:
“And she is so smart. Her Knowledge has no comparism.”
“Her father no try abeg.”