LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A video of Nollywood actress, Ekene Umemwa where she excused her husband to kneel before gospel singer Moses Bliss at their wedding has sparked varied reactions.
Umenwa tied the knot to Ifeanyi Ogbodo Alex, the movie producer, on Saturday.
In now-viral footage, the film star was dancing with her groom when Bliss showed up and began to deliver a surprise performance.
Upon sighting Bliss at the wedding reception, Umenwa, who could not contain her excitement, left her husband and rushed to the gospel singer.
The actress thereafter fell to her knees before Bliss and hugged him after which Alex claimed her back.
However, the video has generated a range of responses among netizens. While some interpreted her reaction to the surprise appearance of gospel singer Moses Bliss at her wedding as an expression of happiness, others perceive it as disrespect towards her husband.
Reacting to the video, _RealKingsley wrote, “This was one of such interesting moments for her on such a great day. The kneeling and hugging was actually not about Moses Bliss. All I see is a woman that was overwhelmed. I don’t see any embarrassment here.”
HonChime wrote, “This lady is not yet ready and I see she can’t sustain this marriage.”
iamWillyv wrote, “Lol the fact that she knelt for that man is a big L seriously. A lotta women rather respect other men than their own man. They shout and nag at their man than other men outside. They obey their bosses, pastors but when it comes to their husbands they automatically draw line.”
UnlimitedEniola tweeted, “People should please stop saying NONSENSE about actress Ekene Umenwa. Don’t scatter the home she’s starting to build. She didn’t abandon her husband and follow Singer Moses Bliss. She’s surprised and happy. Women don’t really know how to contain their emotions, so it’s understandable. Please, don’t nail her to the cross.”
AlexUnusual11 wrote “All i see is an emotional Lady that loves God…U guys are missing the point, she’s not kneeling to worship Moses Bliss , she’s kneeling because she feels the holy spirit and spiritually thanking God through the act of hugging.”
UnkleAyo wrote, “The 7th time I’m watching this video, this morning. Who is the husband? Oh, you better follow Moses Bliss home because I’m walking out. Zero control.”
Another user, Christindu tweeted, “No level of excitement warrants kneeling down for another man who’s not either your father or your father in law on your wedding day. It’s disrespectful. What happened to kneeling down for your husband if you were excited?”
Bobosjeru stated, “This is one of the reasons why most marriages will crash. The respect most women give their pastors, gospel singers and many more is way too much than their husbands! The groom should have exchanged his suit with Moses Bliss and left them to continue the wedding. Rubbish!!!.”