Why young couples don’t stay long in marriages –Tolu, Bimbo Odukoya’s daughter
By Rita Chioma
Fast rising gospel singer, Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun, is the daughter of the late relationship expert, Bimbo Odukoya. She was recently ordained as a pastor and has also stepped into the shoes of her mother as a relationship counselor.
Newly married Tolu in a recent interview with The Sun Newspaper reveals the reasons young celebrity marriages crashes within a short period.
“Right now, young people are not staying in their marriages anymore. If it’s not working, they jump out. And that’s how our own generation has been sensitized. But one thing I’m learning, I’m very practical, and what people will see on my relationship blog is that I am very straightforward. I don’t really hide under the umbrella of spirituality, but I try to relate things practically to life. So, I understand it better and then I can actually do what it’s asking me to do. So, what I try to do is bring it down to our level, explain it in our own language and get them to understand; and try to make everybody happy.”
She also urged married folks, who are victims of domestic to flee: “I think physical violence is that thing that would make me advise one to leave. Because, if a person is dead, there’s nothing we are talking about. When there’s physical violence in any marriage, one thing I advice is separation. Let both parties calm down, let’s understand the root cause and know if we can compromise and reach a decision to move forward. Now, if we see that it’s not going to happen, we have to just pray because we cannot afford to lose a life. Physical violence is a no for me.” she said.