It’s only a few weeks since 90 Day Fiance couple, Nigeria’s Michael Ilesanmi and America’s Angela Deem, got married but the cultural difference has become an issue and may lead to the courthouse.
Michael’s relatives want Angela to allow Michael get a child through another woman and Michael agrees, but Angela won’t have it. This leads to an argument during which Angela is asked to be submissive and respect Michael as the man.
The argument degenerates from there as Angela and Michael’s relative, Lydia, get into a verbal fight.
Angela tells Lydia – who she calls Aunt Lydia based on Nigerian culture – that since she wants her to be submissive and respect Michael as the man based on Nigerian culture, she (Lydia) has to respect her (Angela) since she’s older than her and African culture asks younger ones to respect their elders.
Lydia tells Angela it doesn’t work that way because in Nigerian culture, the woman who married into the family first is the elder, irrespective of age and she married into the Ilesanmi family first.
The Americans who were on the video call with the couple were shocked and couldn’t understand it.
One American stated that if Angela is expected to respect Michael’s Nigerian culture, he has to also respect her American culture and act accordingly.
Angela then adds that she feels sorry for Nigerian women because they are expected to break their necks to please their men and to always bow to their men. She says she won’t do that and the only man she’ll bow to is God.
When asked what the next step would be, Angela said they will be heading to the courthouse for a divorce.
Watch the video below.