Only foolish old men marry young ladies—Ebenezer Obey


One of Nigeria’s iconic singer Ebenezer Obey has said that it is only a foolish old man that would want to marry a very young lady.

The 78-year-old veteran singer said this in a chat with the Nation, where he talked about the kind of woman he will likely settle for following the demise of his first wife.

In the interview, he gave his reason why he hasn’t married a young lady since the death of his wife.

According to the award-winning septuagenarian,  it is only a foolish old man that will get married to a young lady who hasn’t yet experienced anything in life.

”Marry a young lady? It’s a foolish old man that will say he wants to marry a young lady. The young lady has just started her life and definitely is virile and strong. Someone like me should be thinking of a woman who is 60 or above. And when I do it soon, everyone will know.”

He opined that whenever he is ready to settle down again, it would be for companionship and he would be looking at a woman in her 60s and not a young lady.

” Well, the companionship of a wife is a good thing. It is not against God’s rule. So, I am here, I can marry at any time; not just for the sake of marriage as it is, but for the sake of companionship, because what else do I want? I have children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. So I have been blessed. It is not like I am looking for a wife that would conceive babies. As long as I still have life, you will hear when the time for marriage comes.”