Pre-wedding photos of 17-year-old marrying 15-year old girl in Sokoto

Pre-wedding photos of 17-year-old marrying 15-year old girl in Sokoto

Though Nigeria is among the countries with the lowest age of consent which is put at 11 years, many Nigerians still frown at teenage Nigerians getting married for many reasons.

But despite that, some regions in the country believes in early marriage especially for their girls. gathered the pre-wedding photos of two teenagers who are set to get married.

Aliyu, a 17-year-old boy and his 15-year-old fiancée, Aisha, have released their pre-wedding photos ahead of their wedding coming up in the third week of April in Sokoto state.

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According to reports, Aliyu is following his family tradition which requires them to marry early.

The tradition requires that male children of his family marry at the age of 17 while their daughters marry at age 15.

But in some extreme cases of situations beyond their control, their children can marry at the age of 19.

The reason given for such a tradition was allegedly to prevent their family members from fornicating.

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Another reason given is that it will allow them see their grandchildren early. reported the story of Opemipo Fajana and Opemipo Kehinde who met inside a tricycle popularly known as keke Napep. The lovebirds who are namesakes, released their stunning regal pre-wedding photos and it is absolutely adorable. Using the TV series Game of Thrones theme, the couple choose the wedding hashtag, #HouseOpemipo. Their amazing love story and it has left many people in tears.

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