Your favourite Nollywood star and cooking show host, Mercy Johnson Okojie and veteran actress Liz Benson- Ameye, got together to make plantain and pepper sauce in Mercy’s kitchen.
“It was an enlightening experience, we talked about marriage, sex education, safety for the girl child and more. The food was sweet, but the conversation was definitely sweeter…” the mum of 3 disclosed on her weekly Mercy’s Menu show.
When mercy asked the question AT WHAT PARTICULAR POINT WOULD WALK AWAY IS ENOUGH IN MARRIAGE? the Nollywood icon, Liz Benson-Ameye replied, “You would have to take it into cognisance what had been before the marriage, that is, the source of event that has unfolded itself for the marriage and when you add it up to where you are at that marriage, its still not showing positive sign, that is, the good sign, i think would had to call it a day. And someone would say, why is she talking like that, i mean, marriage should be for better for worse, Yes, for better for worse, but when certain things come into place,like violence that cannot be cautioned, violence that can not be stopped, then i think it is better to get out and stay somewhere be alive than to be in there and lose your life”
Mercy Johnson Okojie further asked the Icon to advise young couples. ADVISE YOUNG COUPLES WHO ARE NOT IN A VIOLENCE MARRIAGE. ADVISE FOR BRIDES AND THOSE WHO ARE COMING UP IN A YOUNG MARRIAGE, WHAT IS THE STRONG ADVISE YOU CAN GIVE TO US, WHEN YOU DON’T SUFFER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ITS JUST A CASE OF HUSBAND AND WIFE?
Liz Benson-Ameye said, “Something i always say is there is no perfect couple, no perfect husband, no perfect wife. What you do is come together and work at it. You work out the relationship in the marriage. If you can work at other things and other areas of your life, your marriage also, as a couple, you should put in time, out in effort to work something good out of it. Because most times you don’t , if you are having problems in the business or in your job, you just don’t quit because it get tougher or get bad or goes really really horror. what you do is, you work something out. its the same thing, relationship such as that in marriage is not something you can just throw out.
Mercy also asked “IF I CATCH MY HUSBAND, PRINCE OKOJIE WITH A SIDE CHICK, IS IT OKAY TO WALK OUT? Liz replied immediately, “God forbid. (Both Laughed). If you catch your husband with a side chick, that’s what you call it right, (Mercy nodded) The answer is, not to be out of it, but you are going to draw that power that is inside of you and treat it in a more wise way, mentally, emotionally and Spiritually”.
That ends the conversation on marriage before Mercy and her guest, Liz went back to check their food on fire.