I remember back then, during the 80's and '90s. To people back then, early marriage is just like an achievement because, it makes a lady feel like, she is beautiful, that's why she has a lot of suitors, and then eventually get married to the beautiful and rich man who will take care of her.
But come to think of it, in this current world we are in, this 21st century, if a girl should make an attempt to tell her parents that she wants to get married at the age of 16, she might be sent to a psychiatric so as to check her mental state of health, or even worse consider you a lady with no plan for the future. This is because at 16, most people consider you to be a fresher in the university, studying, and after completing your education, you should be thinking about finding a good job, building a name for yourself and making money before you can even consider thinking about marriage.
But back then, it is kind of different. Maybe we should blame it on illiteracy and lack of exposure.
So in this article, will be going back to the good old days, when ladies are permitted to get married early, even at the age of 15, as we will be looking about some popular Nigerian celebrities who got married early and the age they got married.
1. Liz Benson (Married at 17)
Elizabeth Benson Ameye (popularly known as Liz Benson) got married to her first husband, Samuel Gabriel Etim when she was just 17 years old. The marriage was blessed with 3 kids, a boy and two girls.
Later on, in her 20s, she lost her husband, as she remarried In 2009. Liz married Samuel Gabriel Etim, with the union blessed with another 3 kids.
2. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Married at 18)
Beautiful and prominent Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade got married to the love of her life whom she met at the age of 16. Omotola fell in love with the pilot and married him at the early age of 18.
The union is blessed with 4 kids, as she gave birth to her first daughter, Princess Ekeinde at the age of 19.
3. Shan George (Married at 16)
Shan George is a beautiful Nollywood actress who got married at the early age of 16 years. The union was blessed with two lovely boys, but ended sadly, as she walked out of the marriage. Shan is now living as a single mother.
Shan George welcomed her first grandchild on the 7th of September 2014 at the age of 50 years, after her first son, Delnoi had a beautiful baby girl.
4.Amarachi Kanu (Married at 18)
Amarachi Kanu is the wife of the former Nigerian Super Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo.
She got married to Kanu at the early age of 18 and was allegedly pregnant with her first child as at then. Their union is blessed with 3 beautiful lovely kids.
5. Obot Etuk ( Got married at the age of 15)
Obot Etuk is a Nollywood actress and TV personality. The Akwa Ibom born actress got married at the early age of 15 in 1985. Sadly, she divorced her husband after spending 17 years together, in 2002. Their union was already blessed with 3 lovely kids before the divorce.
6. Patience Ozokwor (Married at the age of 19)
Patience Ozokwor aka Mama G, got married at the early age of 19. She has three biological children and five adopted ones who all bear her name. She lost her husband in the year 2000.
7. Regina Daniels
I know we will all be familiar with Regina Daniels, as he wedding was the talk of the town.
Regina is no doubt a beautiful girl but got married early to a 59-year-old Billionaire, Prince Ned Nwoko in Aniocha local government area, Delta State.
The union is blessed with a child which they had in June 2020.
How old were you when you got married? Will you allow your daughter to get married as a teenager?
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