I'm sure you've heard that the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, just married the 18 years old , the daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo-Musdafa as his fourth wife.
This news has elicited mixed reactions. Some people are ranting child not bride!, others are chanting 18yrs is no child! Some among them are quick to point out that Omotola Jakade Ekeinde got married at 18, Kanu Nwankwor also married his wife, Amarachi at 18.
But then that's not really the point. The child not bride hashtag is not appropriate in this situation, in my opinion... But we can't compare this to Omotola and Amara Nwankwo.
The 18 year old is not a child, but is she psychologically prepared for marriage? And to a 54yr old? You know, I'm aware that Islam permits a man to marry four wives and all that but I'm just a bit surprised that SLS with his pedigree and level of exposure would marry someone barely outside childhood.
But maybe I'm just tripping. Beyond all this hullabaloo, when you really come to think about it, has Sanusi Lamido Sanusi done anything so shocking by marrying the beautiful 18 year old Sa'adatu?
Obviously general consensus shouts SLS Carry on! See some tweets below.