Speaking in an exclusive chat with The Sun Newspaper, Nigerian rapper, Michael Stephen Ugochukwu, popularly known as Ruggedman, has observed that parents who force their children to get married are doing more harm than good as that could be a major cause of domestic violence in homes.
The single rapper who said marriage will happen when it will happen, said he is not in a rush to tie the nuptial nuts.
“Marriage is not a fashion statement that everybody wants to join the trend. You don’t get married because people are getting married or get married because people asked you to do so, you get married when you are very ready to get married.
“I keep saying parents should not force their children to get married because it’s part of what causes domestic violence in homes of nowadays,” Ruggedman said.
The Abia State-born superstar enterprenuer also shared his opinion on the perception that marriage slows down the progress of artistes.
“I know I’ll get married when the right time comes. If you do things right, marriage won’t be a barrier to your music or whatever you are doing.
“I will not lie to you, I know a lot of artistes that got married and it slowed down their career so much. But there are those who got married and are still doing their thing. It’s all left to you and how you manage your marriage and career. I’ll always advice that one should marry his or her best friend; it helps a lot,” he said.
Asked if he is a relationship presently, Ruggedy Baba, as he is fondly called, said, “I don’t want to talk about my private life. I want it to remain private. I’m not scared of talking about it or scared of commitment. Marriage is nothing one should be scared about.
“It should only be done at the right time. Some people, when they see their soul mates, they just can’t wait to get married to them. That’s how it should be, but when you are having second thoughts, then calm down, check yourself and make sure you are doing the right thing,” the ‘Oloshi’ crooner said.