Home / FEATURES / Photo of the day Photo of the day naijasinglegirl October 10, 2017 FEATURES 15 Comments According to the reports circulating online, the 19-year-old boy tied the knot with his 15-year-old bride in Northern Nigeria. Things I will never understand. How are these babies expected to raise a family? I wish them all the best. Like(2)(0) Share this if you want me to blow, abeg!FacebookTwitterEmailGoogleLinkedIn Related Tweet Pin It About The Author naijasinglegirl NSG just wants to travel the world & chase sunsets. Click here to buy her awesome novel or Buy from Okadabooks here or Buy from Kindle here Follow her on IG, Twitter, and Snapchat: Naijasinglegirl Click here to LIKE her Facebook page Email her on : naijasinglegirl @ gmail .com Related Posts 22 If the foundation be destroyed… 12 Guest Post : The Five Friends You Must Have When You’re Single 23 Naija Single Girl of the week 2 2017: My best and worst year Comments(15) Ayo. October 10, 2017 It's not a new thing in that part of Nigeria. I grew up in a barrack and believe me,I've seen more of this,those that have families in the barrack. They'll come with their family and you'll think they are siblings. I asked one of my friends then why they do such,he said it's better they marry early that indulging in pre-marital sex. Like(2)(0) Reply 'Rainbow. October 10, 2017 Their families will help them raise their family. Like(0)(0) Reply PASTOR BOB LEE SWAGGER October 10, 2017 that's Northern Nigeria for you,but a 15 yr old is too young to get married Haba! Like(0)(0) Reply Chizzy October 10, 2017 I actually love them because the look happy and its not a case of an old man marrying a 12 year old. Basically, we really have to define who a minor is in this country. Like(2)(7) Reply Bold Baby Pearl October 10, 2017 IMO, Better a 19 year old boy she can relate to, than a 70 year old grandpa. They could have waited till she was 16 which is the lowest legal age these days. I wish them the best as well. Like(5)(3) Reply Biggie October 10, 2017 It doesn't mean the girl will have to move to the guy's house immediately. It is more of a betrothal ceremony. She would have to live with her mother or his mother to attain the age for them to be formally considered husband and wife. Like(0)(0) Reply KG October 10, 2017 So far it's not one old man with a bride younger than his grand daughter than I'm fine with it. Most times, in the Hausa culture, marriages like this are sponsored strictly by the family and the couples won't even pay for the clothes they'll wear that day. The father of the groom will even get them an apartment and ensures the guy has a stable income to feed himself and his family. There's usually direct influence from both parents guiding them on how to live life. But wait a minute, a lot of "babies" their age already engaged in stuffs meant for married couples like sex and all so why can't they put it under an umbrella that is permissible by culture,tradition and religion. Happy married life to them abeg, after all some people wait till they are "matured" and still behave worse than guys this age. You'd be surprise how upright, honest, compassionate, loving, caring, understanding this young couples can be and this is not measured by age. Like(16)(6) Reply Ify October 10, 2017 They look happy, underage marriage is bad but of all the ones I've seen online, I actually don't mind this one. They seem to be in love and happy Like(0)(0) Reply chiwendy October 10, 2017 all I. have to say is *thank God I'm not from this part of the country *should I say happy married life abi happy marriage life Like(0)(1) Reply D'Arc Ed October 10, 2017 If not for so-called civilization and the long-drawn years of acquiring an education that doesn't help many, marriage was not supposed to be an affair you engage in at old age when your productive years would have been half spent with all the hormones racking human bodies. In those days, there was community. A son grew up groomed in the profession of his fathers and by his teenage years, he was already a master of his craft. At that age, society also recognized the fact that naturally, konji was already a bastard that should be managed somehow. So it wasnt against nature for them to find a young lady from a good background for him to start his life with. The community came together to help him start a home. Before she hits her thirties, a woman would have been done with childbearing issues to focus more on whatever her hands found to do. In those days, a person in their late teens was regarded as a man or a woman, not a child. Marriage in one's twenties was getting late already. Then civilization happened and long years spent acquiring certification came with it. And all of a sudden some thirty or forty years olds are still children with no direction in life. Maturity is not an age thing. Personally, I feel the lady in the picture is still too young though. A little older would have been better. I believe instead of engaging in premarital sex that doesn't help anybody spiritually, societal systems should be rejigged to allow people acquire more stability to marry as reasonably early as they should. Like(6)(5) Reply Dera October 10, 2017 Please define 'reasonably early'. Can two 16 year olds get married just so that they can lawfully 'engage in marital sex'? Like(4)(0) Reply Cherryðoc™ October 10, 2017 Darc Ed, nicely written but like you mentioned, civilization has happened. Everything isn't status quo. Communities don't come together to help nobody these days. There are hardly any teens these days 'versed' in the ways and crafts of their parents, neither do teens abound who are already independent by that age group. I'd have said 'cute' if they both were at least 5yrs older. Whatever be the deciding factor here, be it Religion or Tradition, is absolutely wrong. It may have been the practice all along, but it needs a review now. We are well into the 21st Century, not the stone age. Laws are made for man, not man for law. I hope it works for them though! Cherryðoc™ Like(5)(1) Reply Amarachi October 10, 2017 look who is back Like(0)(0) Reply Anonymous October 10, 2017 lol. Amy! Don't call it a comeback Cherryðoc™ Like(0)(0) Reply Hmm October 11, 2017 There is actually nothing wrong with getting married early. The legal age of marriage is 18 and 16 (with parental consent). An example of these happening in the developed country (at the top of my head) is Aaliyah who got married to R.Kelly at the age of 15. Like(0)(0) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Name Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.