- Di'ja has taken to social media to lend her voice to the fight against child marriage in Nigeria
- The Nigerian singer in some recent tweets said that girls need to be allowed to grow up before engaging in sexual reproduction
- The young lady also spoke about the dangers associated with underage girls reproducing
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di'Ja, recently joined others on social media, in the fight against child marriage.
Taking to the Twitter platform, she opined that young girls needed to be allowed to mature before being made to marry and engage in sexual reproduction.
According to her, if a man really means well for a girl, he'll wait until she's 18 years of age before marrying her.
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"Our young girls need to be allowed to grow up before doing grown man and women things like marriage and anything to do with sexual reproduction. If you really mean well you will at least give her until 18 years old, while honestly guiding her spirit. Not everyone means well," she tweeted.
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She also spoke on the health risk associated with young girls reproducing, adding that children can not keep going through pain due to a lack of understanding.
Di'Ja talked about obstetric fistula which is very high in young girls who are married off early and whose reproductive systems have not fully developed.
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Some time ago, a Nigerian man identified as Umar Ibrahim on Twitter weighed in on child marriage in a tweet shared on his page. The individual narrated a heartrending experience he had with a young mother.
Then, he spoke against underage marriage. In his tweet, Umar started out by begging leaders and northern folks in his immediate environments to speak against child marriage.
He recounted how painful it was to watch a young girl struggle to carry a child on her back. According to him, when he asked for the mother of the child, he was told that the young girl battling with strapping the kid to her back was the mom. Umar revealed that hearing this made him shiver in anger.
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In other news, Nigerian billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko, recently left social media users in awe after he took to the platform to share a new photo of his family.
The Nigerian politician and humanitarian unveiled the beautiful family portrait in which two of his wives including Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, and several of his children are seen smiling for the camera as they give the peace sign.
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