Polygamy in African culture is not a new thing, but when your husband is not twice but exactly 3 TIMES your age!!! We start talking….
Former Central bank Governor & Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has just tied the knot with an 18 year old princess from Adamawa State, Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, is now the fourth wife of the Emir of Kano, Even though she is of legal age, can someone please resurrect Michael Jackson to sing “where is my childhood?”
The secret wedding was held at a low-keyed ceremony in Yola (Adamawa State capital) on Friday 25th Sept. immediately after Jummat prayers. Kano government officials discreetly went to Yola for the wedding fatiha to avoid journalists.
While marrying a much younger wife is not new to paramount chiefs and other African royals, in our modern age it has become a bit of a taboo. You will however be thrilled to know that the blushing bride has just finished secondary school and has been enrolled for higher-level studies! We want to find out if you think that it is bizaar or normal for a man of the Emir’s age to marry an 18 year-old girl? Your opinion matters.