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Legendary Ghanaian highlife musician and television personality, Akosua Agyepong has opined that the ”no sex before marriage” belief must be reviewed and changed.
According to her, the traditional belief that to-be-couples have to abstain from sexually related activities until they tie the knot must be reconsidered and changed, as it is causing a lot of problems in society.
Speaking as a guest on GhOne’s Duvet show, the ‘Kokooko’ hitmaker detailed that this age-old moral principle is causing significant problems for partners who are mostly left unsatisfied in their marriage because they did not know their partners sexually before marriage.
She further argued that marriage is a substantial and life-altering commitment, adding that it is also the biggest investment in life. She also made known that, individuals must be sexually compatible before marriage.
”They have to change that ‘no sex before marriage’. Dem for change am now. E dey cause problems a lot. Your man might be impotent, as you might know. Maybe your woman too might me something else.It’s a problem o,” she said in pidgin.
The veteran crooner’s perspective challenges the traditional notion about pre-marital sex which has been echoed in religious doctrines. While some have agreed with her, others are convinced upholding traditional values that advocate abstinence is the way to go.