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Meet Emir Sanusi’s Pretty 18 Year Old Wife: Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa



Ever since the photo below hit the Internet this morning, many have been asking: Could this really be Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi‘s new 18-year-old bride, Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa?

Well, it appears she is.

The photo below was reportedly taken at the couple’s wedding which sources say took place on Friday.

She is Sanusi’s fourth wife.

Sa'adatu Barkindo-Musdafa NEW

The photographer at the wedding, Maigaskiya Photography, took to his Instagram page, to post the photo above, with the following caption:

Here comes the bride… congratulations to HRH, Muhamned Sanusi II and his entire family. GOD BLESS THIS UNION…AMEEN makeup by @prettyinksignature #proudlymaigaskiyaphotography #maigaskiyaphotography #royalfamily #kanoemirate #sanusilamidosanusi #northernnigeria #hausafulaniwedding

Photo Credit: Instagram/@maigaskiya


  1. lotusflower

    September 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    It is. The photographer put up the picture and a “statement” about it on his instagram page.
    She’s quite pretty… they usually are.

    • Biker Chic

      September 29, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Hnmmm, she is pretty. they usually are. Just like the other wives were at her age. Umuaka, wanting to do what grown women do. Yet, posing for photo with phone.

    • MeMyself&I

      September 29, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      HAAA GOD FORBID BAD THING. If she were his only wife maybe. But 4th wife? By the time she is coming into her own, Sanusi go don tire. See sexual frustration! One small boy go be Sanusi helper.

    • Frida

      September 29, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Pls I don’t understand what the fuss is about. This girl is 18yrs old!!!!! She’s an adult.

      This has nothing to do with religion or culture.

      Omotola Jalade married at 17/18yrs. …Kanu Nwankwo’s wife was 18yrs old when they got married.

      Pls let them be.

    • Bobonkiti

      September 30, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      The age difference to me is the fuss. Jalaade and Nwako’s wife married at 17/18 but to young men, not the age or senior of their father.


    September 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Can’t wait for some Nigerians that will come and start tearing their pants over another person’s life.

    *brings chair, sits on it eating popcorn*

    • Caligula

      September 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Girlllllll I just pulled up a chair next to you! Can you pass the popcorn? I’m ready for the haters

    • ANGELA

      September 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Hahahahaha. Of course sweerie *passes the popcorn*

    • Damilola

      September 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      She looks happy(rolling eyes). Yeah, anything with money and chance to have extravagance wedding northern Muslim girls will sign up. They plan, look forward to this day as their greatest accomplishment. The younger you get married, the better for them. These men are bunch of animals.
      An animal is an animal, no amount of education or exposure will change that. All these weddings everyone is praising, that’s the closest they get to a marriage, after that it’s really nothing. This young girl will have babies, luxury cars and shoes. Sanusi will begin to plan for in the fifth wife. These women are ok with such backwardness, it’s their life. If anyone claims Islam is a religion of peace, I hope the person falls dead. How can such barbaric beliefs be peaceful.

    • Y

      September 29, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Such bitterness!

    • Mbeke feeling funky

      September 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      As a Christian, I find your comment to be quite distasteful and ignorant. Our religion preaches tolerance of other religions and your comment is anything but. Have you actually read the Koran to provide proof that Islam is evil? The followers interpreting the teachings in an evil manner is another case and occurs in many religions. Also please take into consideration the Holy Crusade where Christians killed Muslims in the name of religion. Does that make Christianity as a religion evil? I’m not bashing our religion but please pause before making such generalisations.

    • NaijaPikin

      September 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      You do know her father is an Emir, so money is most likely not the basis for this. And oh Islam only allows 4 wives so not 5th one coming along. lol

      And you do know there are many muslim men with only 1 wife right?
      You do know there are many Christian men with multiple wives right? Oba Sijuade is one.

      Stop spitting unecessary fire and generalizing. If you have an issue with Sanusi, it should not be an issue with all muslims.

    • Manny

      September 29, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Damilola there are many church-going men with multiple wives. Even bible talk say “the way of a man with a young woman”. Not the way of a Muslim man with a young woman.

    • Damilola

      September 29, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      @mbeke funky

      The difference between Christianity and other religion is, it condemns a lot of the things. It teaches you to be a better Christian. You are suppose to repent and ask for forgiveness. So, people who are not acting like a true “Christian” is reflection of them not the religion itself.

      However, Islam encourages/supports a lot of these practices. Koran encourages polygamy only to take care of each wife equally. Islam encourages fighting and dying for holy war. How many Muslim voices condemn terrorism. Majority of them stay quiet and keep saying Islam is of peace when their action says opposite

    • Ada

      September 29, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      I am sorry but I have to say this! I am so glad that this ignorance is spewing out of the mouth of a non-Igbo person or we won’t have heard word today! Lol! *i kid!* madam damilola, you are the one that education has been wasted on, if you won’t the heart to type some of the nonsense you did.

    • Thots

      September 30, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Damilola obviously we can tell that all that marriage is to you and many who are ranting is sex….no wonder many marriages don’t last…it’s a license to have sex and nothing more….

    • Damilola

      September 30, 2015 at 4:46 am

      @ to all the people responding

      If y’all are going to call me ignorant, at least you guys response should be far from ignorance too but all your responses is rubbish. Christianity teaches tolerance of other religion and it also teaches condemnation of what is not of God according to his WORD. Tolerance means acceptance or keeping quiet out of fear. The bible doesnt teach that. Love doesn’t mean you should accept or tolerate. And people claiming there are Christians who have several wives using obas as examples. Really? Are you dumb? Obas are far from Christians, they practice more of traditional cultural beliefs than the bible. Difference Koran approves of many things, bible doesn’t approve of these things. Christians having more than one wife are living against the bible. Muslims having more than one wife Koran supports it.
      And don’t twist the bible now to support your stupidity.

    • yetty

      September 30, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Please watch ur words, i m a proud Muslim, and Islam is a religion of peace, if u wish to die,die alone and stop spouting nonsense on top matter wey no concern you. If she chooses to be his 4th wife,its her choice, and stop judging Islam based on some people’s way of practising it…focus on your religion instead, That’s if u have one..

    • Ahmad

      October 1, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      damilola and her likes are illegitimate children ie; they we’re born out of wedlock. people like u lack religious tolerance. u r simply jealous of this princess who has just gotten married to a caring husband. y shud an issue like that which is purely personal concern. please get a job.

    • Damilola

      October 3, 2015 at 4:21 pm


      You just took the definition of being stupid to another level. I’m jealous of a princess with a caring husband? Ok, I’ll take that as a failed joke.
      Muslims, please do yourself a favor. Next time have more intelligent responses to defend your barbaric actions including sanusi. All he wrote there is irrelevant and bunch of BS.
      And for Christians writing nonsense, please study the bible and carefully know the difference between a claiming and a practicing Christian who is truly living by the bible.

    • Ahmad

      October 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      @damilola barbaric ?? the only thing that is barbaric is your misunderstanding of both Islam and Christianity. I’m not here to make derogatory remarks about one’s faith. one of the downsides of the internet is any fool with access to it can post nonsense and the whole world sees it. like I said earlier, u are a product of street affair.frustrated pig-headed deacon. before u criticize any one’s faith or culture, criticize yours which supports sex outside of marriage, courtesan etc. people like u are the reason y Nigeria has failed

    • Ahmad

      October 6, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      by the way, we absolutely have no reason to explain our faith to u illiterate peasants . cause u probably won’t understand. also, this is a forum and not a gathering for wajokos, go where u belong. I’d recommend u get a learned person to translate my wise words to your local language. I doubt if you have been to school

  3. tinu

    September 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Wonder shall never end…

  4. HerExcellence

    September 29, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    she looks happy and excited
    …oh well… her choices her life.
    HML Pretty one

  5. Wife

    September 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Hummm it’s alright…..

  6. ATL's finest

    September 29, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    One word #FINE# Oya over to you my BN fire crackers while I do my 3miles treadmill. I’ll be back to read on.. I bet a penny sombori will say she look more older than 18 & is ripe for marriage?

    • nene+

      September 29, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      When i heard Mugabe shout “we are not gays’ Buhari must have mumbled” we are pedophiles”!!!!

      No religion is superior to natural morality and justice. Religions don’t endorse immorality nor cover sin but expose them. This type pierces natural conscience and promotes mans evil intentions which a religion ought to curtail.

      Pukes! and they said a 40 years old man rapes 10 years old girl when yerima married 14 years at over 40 and our very former CBN governor attracts the nod of an 18 years old girl ???? Our president was not left out as Aisha was 18.

      Seems like the rich pedophiles marry their victims while we flog the the living day light out of semi illiterate and the poor rapist……

      This is terrible!!!! Disgusting after 12 children,three wives and several concubines he end up with his daughters age mate.

      Aisha Buhari speak up for your girls even tho your case is similar

    • Ada Nnewi

      September 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Mary had Jesus in her teens, she was about 14…

    • Nenye

      September 4, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      And how old was the Holy spirit?

    • MISS

      September 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Calm your nerves biko. Would it be fine if it is a bf she has at the age of 18 and is sexually active? Somebody is getting married and your bitter self is talking about Buhari. You cant seem to have a pleasant day anymore. Besides the pic doesn’t look like she’s unhappy. Soooo many people across the globe get married at this age regardless of tribe,religion etc. If you must criticize at least be very objective.

      Omotola Jolade Ekeinde got married at the age of 18!!!

    • Niola

      September 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      @ nene `18 is an adult o, i doubt paedophilia applies here abi will you go and shout at the European MP’s who legalized ‘age of consent’ to 14. and nene Nigeria did not legalise paedophilia, some people indulge in such despicable acts but that is not the voice of Nigerians, in the same vein, majority of Nigerians at the moment speak against homosexuality and we will like the western imperialists to respect that

    • shut up nene+

      September 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Put a sock in it!!! how does it concern buhari who any man chooses to marry? she is over 18 go and look up the word pedophile in the dictionary. Even 18 is legal to marry in the US. Doesn’t make it morally right but geez buhari is our president get over it already.

    • Kenechukwu

      September 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      @nene my dear, I understand ur opinion. But don’t 4get that she is nt a minor. Let us don’t talk about Mrs Aisha Buhari cos MAYBE back then, she got married to PMB cos they(Aisha’s family) are not well to do.

      An 18years old person is an adult.

      The girl has every right to consent or refuse or even to run away.

      She knew what she did and she is happy that she did it.(From been a Princess to a Queen)

      Fight for the little girls(both Christians and Muslims) who are forced into marriages like this, not grown ladies who chose such fate for themselves.

    • Beeeee

      September 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      nene+ I am so done with you, [email protected] “we are pedophiles” ?????????

    • nene+

      September 29, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      nene+ knows an is a lil adult yes. At 18 i already had a bf yes. was i dating a 54 years old man? HELL NO!!!! Such a man is called a molester

      18 years is not a problems ladies!!!!The problem is 18 Vs 54.

      It is 18 vs 54 yrs with 12 children and already existing three wives?????

      At 18 what has she achieved in terms of equipping herself in marriage and raising kids???? Is that not responsible for the street urchins we have overflowing in the Northern Nigeria.

      18 years vs < 30 is not same as 18 and a grandfather!! or 14 vs yerima

    • Ada Ada

      September 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Since election campaign finished and Ada Nnewi can no longer shout Sai Buhari, she has been making DAFT comments ever since. Empty basket/gorodroom.

    • Ada Ada

      September 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Since election campaign finnished and Ada Nnewi can no longer shout Sai Buhari, she has been making DAFT comments ever since. Empty basket/gorodroom.

    • ty

      September 29, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      but this people are happy….. i dont know why everyone is making an issue out of this. so many 18 year olds nowadays are not virgins anymore, most of them have slept with their fathers age mate all in the name of been a runs girl. if you ever schooled in a nigerian university you will know what im talking about. these are done secretly. this girl looks and feel happy to me. stop using panadol for the headache she doesnt have. if shes going to cry now shes going to be in a Bentley with escorts. please people chill pills are sold for free .

    • S!

      September 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Ada Nnewi pls where in the bible did you see Mary’s age at the time of Jesus’ birth?

    • Ebere

      September 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      If they like, they can powder her all up and make her look like an adult, but to that 54 year old man and his 3Wives old enough to be her mummy, she is still a naive BABY bride……..So unfair (But if she’s as happy as she looks), “GOODLUCK” to her……………..

  7. We yaf hear

    September 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm


    • kikikiki

      September 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Chika/ada nnewi abeg park well!!!!!

      We all made hell of mistakes at early twenties how much more 18?

      You talk as if your 18 years old neices are allowed to kiss in front of you!!!

      Abeg carry your dusty ass comot

  8. FasholasLover

    September 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    He can powder her up all he wants. Face beat or body beat does not remove from the fact that she is 18. SLS, we expect better!!!!!

    • ANGELA

      September 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      But did the girl come to you and lay any complain? Nne go and sleep. Its her religion/tradition, its her life so kindly stop taking panadol on her headache.

    • FasholasLover

      September 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Angela, It is on the blogs so, we are allowed to air our opinion. Inugo?
      Women like you turn a blind eye when your husbands abuse your maid who is a minor or even sef your daughters. Just becos, it is nobody’s biz. Well fyi, if it on the blog, we will air our opinions. You do not have to agree with it. Just like my opinion does not matter to Sanusi and Paedophiles like him.

      If you cannot tolerate diverse views, gerararhere.

    • nerve

      September 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      That he actually waited for her to be 18 is gross! She be ram being groomed for slaughter?
      For those who do not see anything wrong here, when men begin to groom your daughters at 13yrs with their eyes make una no complain o!!

    • ANGELA

      September 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Hehehe! Did u say a Minor? But there isn’t any minor here. Lmao. Idi sure na ima ife ina ekwu? 18 years and above=ADULT.

      And it seems u are telling us how ur husband abuse ur maids and daughters who are underage makana obu ife onye ma anya ya ka ona ekwu.

      Sweerie, Keep airing ur view while the bride is enjoying her life. Lmao.

      Your opinion can never ever change the fact that she is 18 and got married to a 54 year old neither can ur opinion change the tradition of the Muslim.

      Nne you need to rest. Life is too short to carry another person matter for head.

      It would have been another matter if da bride is underage or 18 and being forced into da marriage.

    • Chidera

      September 29, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      OK Angela, your husband is allowed to abuse your 18 year old maid, sister, daughter. Ibu onye ojoh.

      Our opinion does not really matter. But what is not good is not good. There is no other name to it.

    • Chika

      September 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Is she a Minor? NO. She’s an adult that knows whats best for her.

      Was She forced into the marriage? NO

      Are her parents poor? NO

      Lastly! Did she complain to you or anyone? Just as Angela has asked you. NO.

      So why all these?

      Where were you when Bianca and the late Ojukwu’s own happened? You diddn’t air ur opinion abi? What of Oshomole abi na wetin be im name and the Ethiopian lady? U diddn’t air ur opinion. Or is it b/c SLS is a Muslim?


    • Ever Green

      September 29, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      God bless you Chika for this comment Damilola and Nene should be friends.

    • Just Negodu

      September 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      Shame on you Chika, soo it is only good for the children of the poor to be married out at 10years? Look at your dirty analysis. How old was Bianca when Ojukwu married her? How old is Lara Oshiomole. Old men have been marrying younger women since time immemorial but does it make it right? Like @ Nerve said when men groom your daughters from age 13yrs, do not complain.

    • ATL's finest

      September 29, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      @ Just Negodu thank U jare! Well I don’t know where Chika Originated from but honey ur analysis shows that U need more sleeping pills to slumber back in the bed. Chair look the maths & comparison?? Smh it’s Sad .. I don’t ve a problem that SLS is marrying a 4th wife, in short the bride tried cu I sure can’t grind on a 54yrs old Senior Citizen I’m sorry..

  9. lala

    September 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    She is beautiful, i wish her a happy marriage life.

  10. Doyin

    September 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Does this person look like whom was forced down d aisle biko lets move on baba enjoy

    • uncle olu olu

      September 29, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      i like that! they aint forced at that age and with influential parents. she wants it too. so let them be please.

  11. justdeywakapass

    September 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm


    • justdeywakapass

      September 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      sorry ‘babe’, ‘fine’

  12. lyl

    September 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Hmmmmmm……….. I say bring it on pple of the world. My eyes have seen 99 whats 100 # nothingisnewunderthesun

  13. Bella

    September 29, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    She is very beautiful. However, she is still 18.

  14. Wale

    September 29, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    She looks older than 18. But her fingers/nails looks really abnormal/maybe they are still developing. To each his own.

    • Person

      September 29, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      She is a nail-bitter 🙂 You can see from the nails. And yeah, I have really sharp eyes. To each his own gbaa ni. I guess he waited till she was 18 so that we won’t call him a pedophile. He’s still one. That he waited till she was 18 even makes it worse in my own opinion. When he mentioned in that NdaniTV interview he was marrying a 4th wife, I was like haba!!!! As educated as he is? And now, we find out the babe was not even legal at that time? Rankadede!!

    • Wale

      September 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      What is really weird are these northern children that their parents wear makeup on them at very very young age(not referring to this bride, she is after all a teenager). Obviously sanusi had his eyes on this one probably when she was a baby. These girls are highly sexualized at such young ages. Well he has decided he will wait until she finishes her education to consumate the marriage. We know that will it not be the case, since from what we’ve gathered from sanusi and his womanizing that man can’t keep his pants zipped up.
      One thing we all should accept-the girl is legal to marry, sanusi according to his religion and his status as an emir is entitled to marry 4 or even more if he so wishes. It is just so strange to most of us observing that he went for a girl this young. He will suck are sweetness now, and once she pushes out a baby of two he won’t desire her anymore and he will start looking for another young fresh blood, like most men do. It is the way we are engineered.

    • Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

      September 29, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      If God wan punish am, one small boy will just “go” there before him. What happens if the girl says she no wan do again after jamming a “real dude” at Uni???

  15. Mimi

    September 29, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Happy married life

  16. Bey

    September 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Beautiful bride!!

  17. s

    September 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    18 = ADULT people! Most of you were already claiming to be adults at 18 under your parent’s roofs. If they had allowed you roam free, you sure would have, so please leave her be. She no come complain to you. Like it or not, she’s an adult. At least the man didn’t marry a 10 or 12 year old.

  18. dupsy

    September 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    There is no doubt she is a pretty girl ( no hard feelings for her) but this is not an example of what I would want for my daughter at 18 in this present age and time. At 18, I expect my daughter to be about to start her university and focus on her education primarily and if she wants to get married while at it, definitely not to a baba at 54 ( especially to a baba with 3 wives and many children). Just my two cents – each to their own!

    • Manny

      September 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      I would raise up my daughter to expect more but for a girl who has been raised to find this exciting, as long as she is not being forced, what’s the problem. From all indications, she is not being forced so people should mind their businesses and raise their own daughters differently.

  19. coke

    September 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    God really loves this girl…

  20. Orikinla Osinachi

    September 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Looks more like a commercial for a GSM telecom service like Etisalat.

  21. Ms.b

    September 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    U are tried as an adult at 18 in the court of law n ya’all say u can’t fuck an adult penis at same age???? Puh leaseeeeeeee. Whatever floats your boat, some girls like older men d way usher Raymond n jlos Casper love older women.

  22. MISS

    September 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    BN, you refused to post my reply to nene+ abi. Only heaven knows your criteria for approving comments. I dont understand why a lady of 18 years has suddenly become a child to many in this case……mschewwww. If she was sexually active now with a 20 year old bf it would have made sense to many.

  23. Eighteen is the age of consent

    September 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Okay, especially because I do not support paedophilia or child marriage, I’d like to point out that 18 is the age of consent in Nigeria. If the girl can vote, drink, drive and enjoy other privileges, she can take a husband. Let them be! This isn’t one for the crusaders… there’ll be other opportunities, so take a rest.

  24. MissT

    September 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm


  25. Palmwinefortwo

    September 29, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    She’s an adult, and Sanusi is a cat daddy. ?

  26. Bobby

    September 29, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    If you think this is ok, there is something wrong with you. As a Nigerian man, I have to say I am extremely disappointed that a whole Sanusi whom I held in so much regard can actually do this. Anyway, I guess to each his own but all these elders make me loose respect for them by their actions.

  27. B-Lady

    September 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Many of the people commenting on this have mothers who married a lot earlier. Some non-northern ethnic groups in Nigeria still marry their daughters out at eighteen or a bit younger or older, and ask that the hubby trains the girl. How is that different from this? See, culture differs and she is 18! Omotola was not older and no one thinks she under achieved because of this. Let us spare this girl, if she got pregnant out of wedlock we would say the man involved should take responsibility. He has married an 18 year old lady Honorable.

  28. Kili

    September 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Girl looks like she’s ready for this…. And happy too. So now I can move on. *adjusts glasses, crosses legs and looks the other way*

  29. el patron

    September 29, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    may allah in his infinite mercies bless the emir greatly.. this is African tradition at its greatest.
    the religion and tradition allow us to do this..

    • Manny

      September 29, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      Actually it is not African tradition at its greatest. It is what yorubas call ojukokoro. But since it is legal ojukokoro and all parties are fine with it, really there’s no need for all the diatribe about religion and ethnicity.

  30. i no send

    September 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    don’t mind all these jobless people .would it have been more honourable if she (as so many ) keeps a young boyfriend of say 21 whom she is sleeping everyday with??? people just like to talk…. she is not your daughter !!!if she is happy with it why carry the matter like gala on your head???….

  31. Nahum

    September 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    People, please stop. She is 18, yes she is young, but she is 18. Her parents made a decision for her and by the looks of it, she happily accepted. Mind your business and let us focus our fight on the UNDERAGE girls that are being married off and the little children that are being raped. This is nobody’s business and anybody who wants to make it an issue should also fight Capt Ekeinde and Kanu Nwankwo for marrying 18 year olds. And please do not make it a Muslim or Northern issue because it happens down south in Christian families too.

  32. hello kitty

    September 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    why you so mad tho? Fine its not your thing, doesn’t mean you have to tear down a whole tribe for their beliefs. to each his own, live and let live. tis never that deep.

  33. Umbrella

    September 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    @Nahum….Please did Captain Ekeinde or Kanu Nwankwo marry these 18 year olds you mentioned at the age of 54? Why are you comparing apples to oranges? Were they 4th wives too?

    • Nahum

      September 29, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      I don’t know how old the Capt was when he got married but Kanu was 32 when he married his wife. It is not comparing apples to oranges. The law has declared her an adult, her parents have declared her an adult and her body has aged into adulthood. Do not pick and choose what you want to condemn. If you are going to condemn older men marrying 18 year olds, then condemn ALL older men, not just the ones you do not like. That my dear, is being a hypocrite. Like I stated before, as long as the law and her parents are not against her marriage, MIND YOUR BUSINESS!!! And most importantly, if she had no objections to this Union, then under the law, this is a case of two ADULTS agreeing to unite and it makes it nobody’s business!!!

    • Manny

      September 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Please people should stop this age 54 thing. A 54 year old man or woman as far as I am concerned has the right to marry a person over age 18 as long as the other party is agreeable. Whatever their motives are na their business.

  34. lopi

    September 29, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I wish i married at 18, Many of the people on here wish they married at 18. That’s why many envy the likes of omotola and co that had all their kids earlier and have their lives back in their 30s. Sounds like a lot of jealousy here..Live and let live.Its not like the rest of Nigeria is this way.You all wish you have what she has.

    • Idomagirl

      September 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      MBA o, please speak for yourself. I don’t wish I had married at 18 biko. When I didn’t know my right from left….???

    • mz_daniels

      September 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Nne, I don’t wish I married at 18. I was emotionally unprepared for it. I just pray this marriage doesn’t cripple this woman psychologically. Africans seem to forget that there is more to growth than the physical bit. But on the flip side, Sanusi might really be patient with her.

      In the end, she looks happy to be married so I say dear, enjoy your marriage.

    • lamecommentabove

      September 29, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      speak for yourself alone when you say many pple on here wish they married at 18! LIAR!!!

  35. Madam Aproko

    September 29, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Fine gal…true..d gal set ..true…shey her parent try as dem marry deir inexperience daughter out make one old man dey tear her with oda 4 four wives and plenty children wey old like her? Dat one na dem sabi..d parent fit dey luk d money wey d family go gain if deir pinkin marry big man.and dat one no concern dem pinkin if dem like..make dem sell am to pig..shey d gal ready mentally to handle the wahala of a polygamous family? Who knows..she fit don sabi how to settle quarrel and fights bcos she sef grow for dat environment so its notin new..but shey u fit allow ur pinkin or niece marry old man at d age of 18? Dat one no concern me..but as madam aproko I no go like my 18yr pinkin marry at dat age even if she is old to do dat. I want her to date men..chose whom she love..know wentin he mean to be love by one man..get heartbreak sef so she go knw how to trust and go sch..make friends wey b her age mate..dis na century wey women fit b anytin wey dem want and not like olden days wey women dey marry bcos dem parent tell dem to or bcos she one get respect from her friends. Dis na my proud of dis..e no mean say u sef must like my opinion…u fit sell ur pinkin for ur opinion..say make woman marry at an old age sef no easy..

  36. chacha

    September 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    We know the defense is “it’s legal”, we are not disputing that fact. We are aware she is used as a “price” to unite two kingdoms. Yet we keeping fighting #childnotbride but the people to implement the laws are the ones guilty of the law. I don’t care if it’s her choice, it is selfish for a 54yr old man to agree to marry a girl who just became an adult. it’s bad enough she has to share him with 3 women. it’s unfortunate she didn’t get a chance to pick who she chooses to spend the rest of her life with and please don’t make comparison to our parents time. Our parents always pray for us to be better than them, make better decisions.

  37. Lol

    September 29, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Men its her life do you but let’s not lie he can give you money but that knack go dry die. I guess she can survive me I no fit.

    • Idomagirl

      September 29, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      ??? ??? make una no kill me biko…

      By the time she reaches her late 20s and 30s when her sexuality is just warming up, baba go don dey wind down. Oh well, atink Viagra dey…

  38. nene+

    September 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Kanu 32 as at over 12 years ago? ……. I smell lies as a 32 year old footballer is considered old.

  39. Anonymous

    September 29, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    The hypocrisy in Nigeria stinks to high heavens! It’s these same people who bash the likes of Dabota Lawson and Shade Okoya for marrying older men. Now they see no wrong in this! This girl is 18 for goodness sake! What does she know?! 18 might be legal, it does not mean she is mature enough to handle the issues that come with marriage; and a polygamous one at that. For all of you saying she made her choice, how many independent choices did u make at 18? And how many have you not regretted? This girl probably had no say in the matter. Ngwa, if u see nothing wrong in this, may ur daughter marry a 54 years old man at 18. AMEN.

    • chinny

      February 29, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      And Madam Anonymous how far with Dabotas marriage today? In the case of this immarure girl with phone she wont be able to walk out of the marriage,cos she is stuck,any protest i guess she will be killed

  40. Idomagirl

    September 29, 2015 at 8:16 pm


    I swear I love you BN commenters, d girl dey there dey shine teeth, leave this matter and move on. Already some have made this about tribe and religion in typical Nigerian fashion. No need to keep discussing this matter abeg.

  41. maromec

    September 29, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    So 18 year old princess saw Daddy sanusi and fell in love?
    Tell me more

  42. Finally!Finally

    September 29, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Some Business moves!! U pple just be yapping, while both families are cementing business deal, people marry for different reasons.

  43. Manny

    September 29, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    LOL there are many church-going men with multiple wives. Even bible talk say “the way of a man with a young woman”. Not the way of a Muslim man with a young woman.

  44. nnenne

    September 29, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Does Sanusi still work?
    I believe as a traditional ruler he lives off tax payers’ money.
    He has 12 children already and he is just starting a fresh. Whose gonna pay?
    Either he will also steal money or someone else will still it and bring it down to him for favors. You wonder why corruption is endemic in our land.

    BTW polygamy is not a Muslim thing because I know a lot of Muslims in monogamous relationships. It is rather an African traditional thing. Over time some people have left it behind as our standard of living changed while others are still clinging to it.
    Bottom line, our lives these days are different to that of our fore fathers. Polygamy does not go with it at all. If anyone should know that and show examples, SLS, should be the one. Our illustrious son, well read, well traveled, economists etc.
    He should be the one to teach us population control and it’s benefits.
    Even if tradition demanded that he took a 4th wife , he should have been explaining to the elderly, non educated ones the adverse effects of population explosion. …Too much demand on electricity, water, roads, hospitals, schools, food, etc.
    Wish him luck.
    I still maintain that we the new generation must turn our society around. We gotta do it better than our forefathers. The rest of the world has already left Sub Sahara Africa behind!!!

  45. forreal

    September 30, 2015 at 4:47 am

    plsss my Bella family which European country legalize age 14 as a consent age??? cos i keep seeing this or reading age 14,n 13 legal age of marriage in Western world?????

  46. Omoye

    September 30, 2015 at 4:55 am

    18 to 54 tho??? Why won’t these men marry someone their age when they get older…yuck! I bet if Nigeria didn’t have an age floor they would get much younger females.

  47. Niola

    September 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

    @forreal i think we are talking about the legalized age for sex and not for marriage with respect to our foreign counterparts.

  48. Umbrella

    September 30, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I am not sure why you are getting all excited about this issue but It is definitely not your business either. You are entitled to your opinion just like everyone else and whether you like it or not, your comparison does not make sense because Captain Ekeinde and Kanu Nwankwo did not marry girls triple their age as 4th wives to seal family/historical ties. If you like shout from here to Jericho….marrying your daughter’s age mate no just make sense to some people. We are all entitled to our views so keep yours and let me keep mine. Gracias…

  49. Ahmad

    October 6, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    @damilola by the way, we absolutely have no reason to explain our faith to u illiterate peasants . cause u probably won’t understand. also, this is a forum and not a gathering for wajokos, go where u belong. I’d recommend u get a learned person to translate my wise words to your local language. I doubt if you have been to school

  50. clara

    October 13, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I knw d girl is an adult but she is still too young for a 54year old. Well it may or may not be her choice.which ever way its their religion.and the deed has bin done.we cannot change their belief or religion. Let us jst bless their marriage and pray dat d Girl finds happiness in her new home.

  51. chinny

    February 29, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    mistake Aisha buhari was 9 not eighteen dear

  52. chinny

    February 29, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Why should he work? They kept Nigeria in this condition to enable them keep marrying small girls as they claims for caliphate ties to continue.They have numerous children and they all school abroad then they put fears in our hearts by keeping a huge number in poverty so that for a loaf of bread they will say kill and off they go to kill like he ordered the beheading of Gideon Akaluka and still walks the freely on the street Have you wondered why withh all the money they have the level of poverty is still high in the north a place where human and animals eat from the same pot.I agree with Dami entirely ,any christian who compares both religions should have a rethink!

  53. chinny

    February 29, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I get irritated when they call these people Princes and Princesses and Emirs and Kings! what makes them noble? My people answer? is it because of the extra cash? what is the difference between Sanusi and an almajiri? .Look at Queen Elizabeth and her family and the people they govern that is nobility! Not when you rule over hunger stricken people who cant think straight because of poverty ,who can rip open a pregnant woman’s stomach in the middle of the road,whose 10 year olds can turn on their class teacher ,kill her and burn her like the class teacher in Gombe state,and you feel you are a king .If i were Sanusi i will be ashamed when i see the calibre of my subjectsbut no he cant be because when he educates them he can no longer treat them like pawns on a chess board.The north is in bondage perpertually!

  54. kunkun

    July 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    What a shame! pointing fingers at others when same is pointing back you. Damilola do you that In 1022 Pope Benedict VIII banned marriages and mistresses for priests and in 1139 Pope Innocent II voided all marriages of priests and all new priests had to divorce their wives. This had nothing to do with morality, multiple women for males had long been the norm since before biblical times, but it was about MONEY! In biblical times many wives, concubines and breeders was common and never spoken against other than by Paul to the Elders of Timothy and Titus. In the Tanakh, Jewish priests suggest 4 wives was probably about the right number.

    The whole celibacy nonsense was also the result of middle age gnostic influences that false taught that the body was dirty and not spiritual and to be more spiritual you had to avoid natural sexuality. Talk about getting people really screwed up! Hating Muslims will make you hate all people around you. My advice to you is to study the English Qur’an and you might understanding If God makes you see the light.

    @Chinny: Dont tell me your born in wonderland! every Community has bad event, and incidence that might have occur which is unfortunate and regrettable for those concerned. preaching good even in the most dangerous places is Jihad.

    USA and Europe are not peaceful and free country, if a muslim will not be allow to cover herself or wear a head scarf terrorizing their peace of mind and restricting them to perform their religious rite, then it is just like any other country you know.

    pls lets always be someone who respect other people decisions afterall its their life not yours, envity and jealousy creates hatred.


    July 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    SHE LOOKS 30 INSTEAD… NOT 18 ROLLING MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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