Not long after Flavour N’abania’s interview with Hip TV where he said his mind about marriage being a distraction to an artiste’s career, IK Ogbonna gave a contrary opinion about the gains of marriage, and many people perceived that to be a diss shot at the ‘Ada Ada’ singer without mentioning names.

Now, in a new Instagram post, the actor speaks up for the first time, saying that he never meant to shade anyone with his talks on marriage.

I can never throw shade on anyone, especially not on a guy whose craft I totally admire. That can never happen,” he wrote today, adding that he deeply respects Flavour.

Ogbonna, though fully supports the marriage institution, also agrees that it can mean hell for other people, and him having a great relationship with his wife Sonia may not be the same with other people.

Read his full note:

So lately I have been getting calls from different media platforms asking if I threw shades at Flavour. I believe I addressed it on my interview with “Punch” newspaper, but since I want us to be on the same page, here is my response.

I can never throw shade at anyone, especially not at a guy who’s craft I totally admire. That can never happen. Kudos to Flavour and big thanks to him for making Africa proud with his music. I just believe that as a public figure, you carry a certain social responsibility in a way that there are many people who look after you and tend to learn from you.

As a celebrity you have a loud voice to speak up and a real power of it lays in ability of touching and influencing people’s lives in a positive manner. The fact is that marriage concluded on wrong, superficial reasons can be equal hell and prison and such union will definitely block and stop your prosperity and progress.

I will never ever encourage people to get married just for sake of getting married or because society says it’s about the time. That’s rubbish. No one should ever settle.

My intention was and still is to share my very own personal life experience and how presence of a right person in my life helped me grow and prosper in every single segment of my life,and that there is no reason to be afraid of marriage, all you have to do is to talk to God everyday and ask Him to send you that your missing rib that is made for you only.

I feel that marriage based on pure love, respect, support, honesty, friendship and loyalty is a beautiful blessing and I wouldn’t want anyone to miss it because he or she was afraid that it will reflect negatively on other fields of their lives. It really doesn’t need to be that way.”

What do you think?

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