Jade Osiberu, the producer, and director of the recently-released movie, Isoken talks about the pressure to get married even as a successful young woman.
In an interview with LIBTV, Jade explained that the movie, Isoken, talks about her experience and that of her friends, as single women in their 30s and are under the pressure to get married.
In an African society where a successful lady without a husband is not accorded any respect, Jade explained that marriage shouldn’t be the ultimate goal for a woman.
Read some excerpts below.
On what inspired the movie, Isoken
The pressure to get married, to be married at a certain age has just increased especially as people are getting married later now. That pressure has increased and I have friends and myself, who are going through the same pressure. So, that’s where the story came from. Some of the experience was personal but not all. Some come from observing the people around me.
On success without a man
I looked up to my mom growing up. She rose up to certain ranks and everything (in her career). However, when I told her at 28 that I wanted to go and get an MBA, she said the book was too much and this is a woman who is very accomplished. So, I feel like already in her psychology, “yes, achieve everything o but unless….” even with this film, a lot of my aunties were like, “premiere premiere, but wedding… When are you getting married? Where is the husband?” It feels like that’s the crowning of glory on a woman’s head and well, marriage is a good thing but it cannot be the ultimate thing. It compliments you as a human being, it’s not the goal of your life’s purpose.
Watch the full video below.