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‘Don’t be pressured into marriage because your friends are getting married’ – Justice Ushebe



Justice Nuagbe, also known as Ushbebe, is a stand-up comedian, radio presenter, and actor who has some advice for young people who are planning to marry soon.

According to the versatile and talented actor, he was born into a polygamous family in Kaduna. “be sure of what they want before getting into marriage. They shouldn’t marry because their friends are getting married. They should know the person and family background. Guys shouldn’t wait until they have all the money in the world. I got married when I just started my career and I didn’t have much but everything fell into place in the long run and I reaped the blessings afterwards.”

Ushebe, who has been married for nine years, elaborated on his thoughts on divorce and how he has fared in his marriage.

He stated, “We have been pushing. So far so good God has been faithful. Every day we get to keep building the home irrespective of whatever plans or goals we set.

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My wife does a lot taking care of our son and working at the same time. I am of the school of thought that if one wants to do something, one will do it. If one chooses to stay married, one will. We are not in the league of those who choose to quit. We try to accommodate each other. There are many celebrities that have been married for years so I believe staying married is a choice. If one gets tired of their spouse easily then probably they weren’t meant to be together.”

“As commitment is a choice so also is divorce. I’m not an advocate for divorce because I believe it’s beautiful to stay married regardless of the challenges that might come with it. As long as one has chosen to marry, then one should try to stay married. People need to learn to compromise because marriage is beyond one’s principles and policies. Some people divorce because of infidelity, that is a choice but I believe there is still room for forgiveness. In church, we are taught that marriage is for a lifetime and I live by that principle. The only time I accede to divorce is on the grounds of domestic violence. I don’t support staying in an abusive marriage.”

Ushebe is from the Delta State town of Aladja, Urhobo. He is a Delta State University Theatre Arts graduate. After completing his mandatory National Youth Service, he began his entertainment career in 2006. Ushbebe was an On-Air Personality (OAP) on Naija FM and a presenter on the popular television show, AY shows.

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