Music boss and Politician, Banky W has taken a shot at Islamic states in Nigeria who allow Child marriage
The singer’s assertion on the Child marriage issue is coming few days after singer Di’ja spoke about it as well
Banky W reveals that Saudi Arabia been the head quarters of Islam has risen marriage age to 18yrs
Hence Nigeria has no excuse to still continue chike marriage
He wrote and we Quote;
”Some Nigerians try to hide behind religion as the reason why they should be allowed to marry children. But if Saudi Arabia – the kingdom, the headquarters i.e. Mecca, can raise the age of Marriage to 18 (because it’s the right thing to do) then Nigeria has no excuse. #Timeup”
Saudi Arabia announced the ban on Child marriage in December 2019 and announced that the age of marriage for any girl is 18.
Banky W tweet has sparked off a debate on Twitter.
While some people agree with him, others are against him, saying he shouldn’t be sharing his opinion on such matters.
One Twitter user @ShamzDe90 wrote ”Islam isn’t about headquarters or how we think. Islam is about Menstruation as a sign of maturity or adulthood. If Saudi like, she should raise it to 30, Islam remains Islam”
Another twitter user @innocentjude7 while responding to Banky’s tweet, wrote ”If girls who are 17-16 yrs old can get their virginity broken by their age mates,don’t you think it is better for them to get married at such ages by responsible men?”
See the divergent opinions to Banky W tweets below
Banky W has indeed made some Valid points, regarding the Child Marriage issue
But sincerely, we believe this issue is more enmeshed in religion than in Law
Hopefully as more celebrities speak out against the act, something can be done to put an end to it