Renowned Nigerian singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, popularly known as Iyanya, has expressed his belief in the beauty of marriage, urging Nigerians to look past the prevalence of divorces in the entertainment industry and embrace the institution of marriage.
In a recent episode of The Kingz Corner podcast, the ‘Kukere’ crooner shared his thoughts on marriage, emphasizing the need to disregard “bad marriages” in order to maintain a positive outlook on the institution.
“Marriage is beautiful. We have to learn to ignore bad marriages and not allow those bad marriages to define our expectations of marriage,” Iyanya stated. “Don’t let a bad marriage make you think you can’t have a good marriage.”
The singer went on to highlight the importance of finding a partner who is willing to make sacrifices, emphasizing that such a union can indeed be beautiful. He also pointed out that many happily married couples choose to keep their relationship private, away from the scrutiny of social media.
“I believe that if you find someone who loves you and is willing to sacrifice, it [marriage] is beautiful. I know people who are happily married, not that they don’t have challenges, but I’ve watched them protect what they have,” Iyanya said. “Some people who are happily married are not on Instagram; they don’t post valuable moments. They keep it, they cherish it.”
The singer also cautioned against the negative impact of social media on marriages, urging couples to prioritize the authenticity of their relationship over the desire to entertain others online.
“Social media is two words; social and media. Is your marriage social? If you want to be entertaining people with your marriage, if you guys now have small issues, you can’t even make up again,” he explained.
Iyanya’s perspective on marriage comes at a time when divorce rates are on the rise in the entertainment industry, leading to increased scrutiny and skepticism about the prospect of successful marriages among public figures. His advocacy for a positive view of marriage aims to encourage individuals to focus on the potential for happiness and fulfillment within the institution, rather than being discouraged by negative examples.
As a prominent figure in the Nigerian music industry, Iyanya’s insights on marriage carry weight and are likely to resonate with his fans and followers. By sharing his views on the complexities and joys of marriage, he contributes to a broader conversation about relationships and the importance of maintaining a positive outlook in the face of societal challenges.
Ultimately, Iyanya’s message serves as a reminder that despite the prevalence of divorce and relationship struggles, the beauty of marriage remains attainable for those who are willing to prioritize love, commitment, and authenticity in their partnerships.