Nollywood comic actor Charles Awurum, aka Lucky in the popular sitcom ‘The Johnsons’ is happily married with three kids. However, before he got married, he wanted to marry an Nnewi lady.

He had proposed and was ready to commence their traditional wedding when the lady’s mother rejected him leaving him heartbroken.

Charles narrated his ordeal. “I almost married my former girlfriend from Nnewi, Anambra State. But, unfortunately, her mother didn’t like our relationship. At that time I was living in one-room apartment in Enugu. Trouble started when I visited her in their house. It happened that there was blackout that day, and when I asked why they were in darkness, her mother quickly replied, “Buy us generating set.”  I jokingly replied her: “The person you want to buy a generating set for you, does he have any?”

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He said “From that moment, she became violent and warned her daughter to avoid me. She told me outrightly that her daughter would never marry a man living in one-room apartment. Initially, I thought it was a joke until it dawned on me that she meant every word she told me. In an effort to stop her daughter from seeing me, the mother conspired with her family members and sent her to Lagos. However, after one year of  losing contact with her, I joined her in Lagos.”

Then “While in Lagos, I made efforts to finalize plans to marry her. I proposed to her and she accepted. But in the heat of the preparation for our traditional wedding after we had fixed a date for it, the unexpected happened. Her mother sent words to me that the wedding would not hold.  `What was the problem?’, I asked in anger. She replied:  “The family wouldn’t allow her to marry outside of their locality.” I felt very bad and somewhat humiliated. But to my surprise, when I called my girlfriend to ascertain her position on the issue, she supported her mother.”