Nigerian singer, Di’ja has taken to social media to urge parents to allow girls grow up before they get married.
Taking to her Twitter page, Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di’Ja, wrote that if people really mean well for the young girl, they should allow her to at least clock 18 years of age before engaging her in grown woman things.
The mother of three also drew awareness to Obstetric fistula, an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina, which is very high in young girls who married early.
See what she wrote below;
“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 every one means well.
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.”