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Singles: Would you marry yourself like Yasmin Eleby?

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Yasmin Eleby and her 10 bridesmaids
Yasmin Eleby and her 10 bridesmaids

For more than 25 years now, I have been counselling singles and married folks and I haven’t seen anything in Africa like Miss Yasmin Eleby did earlier this year in Houston, Texas USA. She married herself in a wedding ceremony after failing to have a husband before the age of 40.

So would you dare such a thing like this under the guise of having waited too long for Mr. Right?

Yasmin was walked down the aisle by her mother and was ‘married’ by three ministers – one of whom is her sister according to

Yasmin ‘tied the knot’ in a purple gown, surrounded by her closest friends and family. As one cannot legally marry one’s self in America, the ceremony was spiritual rather than legal, conducted by three ministers, one of whom is Yasmin’s sister.

The bridal party included 10 bridesmaids as well as the bride’s mother, who walked her down the aisle.

One of Yasmin’s friends posted on her Facebook page: “Congrats on loving yourself enough to wait. It took some of us to get to 40 to recognize we didn’t need a man to be complete regardless of what was instilled in us.”

And another called it “a well-deserved celebration of life.”

In Africa, Yasmin’s selfie-nuptial may end her in a psychiatric home to have her head examined. Good spouses are few and far between, we know; but a selfie-nuptial? Oh my, nobody I have spoken to in Nigeria would try it. Or would you?[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]


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