Nigerian singer and mother of three, Hadiza Blell, popularly known as Dija, in a tweet has protested that young girls should be allowed to grow up before engaging in sexual relations.
According to Dija, a young girl should be given at least 18 years to decide if she wants to engage in any sexual relation.
In her words;
“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.”
Recall that about a year ago, the singer called for a change of age consent in Nigeria which stands at 11 by the Nigerian constitution. She mentioned that it is wrong and the government should look into it. With the current age standing at 11, it means an individual is allowed to consensually have sex with an 11-year-old child to without any fear of being prosecuted by the law.