Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has said that it is improper for a man to kneel before a girl, especially in the Igbo tradition, when proposing.
The actor made this statement in a recent interview, where he insisted that kneeling has its significance. When a man kneels before a woman, he stated, it means that he is subjecting himself to the woman's authority.
He also pointed out the significance of kneeling to give a man palm wine, as observed in Igbo traditional marriages, adding that a woman who kneels in this manner accepts the man as her husband.
"Kneeling down to propose to a woman is totally wrong, it is not our lifestyle. Kneeling before a girl in Igbo tradition means you are handing over the authority to her. She becomes the head of the family. Marriage in Igbo tradition is when a lady gives her husband to be wine while kneeling down. What does it signify? That the man has been accepted as the husband of the lady. It is the lady who kneels before the husband, not vice versa," he said.