A Nigerian man has taken to social media to lament an incident that occurred on his wedding day, which he was uncomfortable with.
The man identified as Emolad said that the church forced him to shave his beard or he would not be wedded that day.
He shared a photo of him before he shaved his beard and after the shaving, which he did so that they could proceed with the wedding ceremony.
Emolad said that his best man's beard was also shaved against his wish, adding that the incident took him time to heal.
He said," Still hurts till now, on my wedding day, I got a tremendous shock of my life for this right there in the church, this was shaved. A lot of people ranted. They didn't' start the wedding till I shaved completely. They said I couldn't get to heaven with the beard.
"I was so embarrassed. We were taken to the mall, and shaving still was used in my beard and my best man's beard against our wishes. It took me time to heal up. It hurts. So people keeping beard will not go to heaven?"