Mavin Records Singer, Di’ja expressly publicize her opinion towards the consensual age of 11years in Nigeria, as she calls for change in consensual age across the country
In Nigeria, it is fact-checked the 43% of girls are married off before their 18th birthday and 17% are married before they turn 15.
Also, the prevalence of child marriage varies widely from one region to another.
Di’ja ran a Google query on the “age of consent in Nigeria” which returns the age of 11 as result, hence, the reason for her post.
“Just going to drop this here and hear your thoughts …. We have come a long way, we have advanced beyond comprehension in a short amount of time, music, lifestyle, agriculture and are still growing. That being said there are some areas I believe needs more attention and this is one of them. There are many ways to go around this issue but the best one is to go through it… This isn’t a fight against religion, tribe, gender but a redirection of our energies and thought processes to protect the ones that birth your nation. If children become psychologically, physically and emotionally damaged before a certain age all you will have are adults with suppressed memories of abuse, which lead to psychological mind ware-fare.. #saveme”