Our Young Girls Needs To Grow Up Before Engaging In Sexual Relations" - Singer Di'Ja Condemns Child Marriage
Popular Nigerian singer, Di’Ja has spoken against child marriage, demanding that women be allowed to grow up before marriage and procreation.
Hadiza Blell simply known as Di’Ja, who is a Sierra Leonean-Nigerian recording artist has taken to Twitter to condemn child marriage while taking awareness about Obstetric Fistula.
Child marriage is predominant in the northern part of Nigeria where Di’Ja hails from. It is no surprise to see her lending her voice in the movement to end child marriage.
The mum-of-three said women should be allowed to grow up before marriage and procreation. She suggested men wait till women are 18. She added that 18 is still too young but can be a start.
She wrote: “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.”
A follower mentioned that 18 is still too young and Di’ja added: “That’s why I say “at least” legally the laws. But even that IS too young. Especially in today’s world.”
Raising awareness about Obstetric Fistula, she wrote: “DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OBSTETRIC FISTULA? Very high in young girls early marriages whose reproductive systems have not fully developed. Ya Allah we ask you for guidance. Our children cannot keep going through pain because of lack of understanding.”
She added: “No woman should suffer like this no way! #endfistula #thekadunachallenge.”
Obstetric fistula is a medical condition in which a hole develops in the birth canal as a result of childbirth.
This can be between the vagina and rectum, ureter, or bladder. It can result in incontinence of urine or feces. Complications may include depression, infertility, and social isolation.