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We Asked, You Answered: How Old Is Too Old to Get Married?

Banky W got married over the weekend at the age of 36, but some folks thought he waited to long. So we asked out followers what they think is an appropriate age to get married. Here are the responses.

DIASPORA—In case you missed it, Nigerian musician, Banky W., tied the knot last weekend with his The Wedding Party costar Adesua Etomi. The couple held a dazzling introduction ceremony that attracted much fanfare and Instagram likes.


While folks were generally happy for the couple, some—mostly Nigerian aunties—still had one question for the 36-year-old artist—what took so long?  We've sadly all been subject to unwarranted interrogations from old school family members, wondering when we're going to "settle down," so we felt Banky W.'s pain.

We wanted to hear your thoughts on the matter so we posed some questions to our Twitter and Facebook followers: are your ever really too old to get married? And if so, how old is too old?

Your responses indicate that you all are a very sensible bunch. Read them below:

While many of our Facebook fam simply thought we asked a stupid question with an obvious answer, followers on Twitter engaged slightly more with the subject. The general consensus, however, was the same: you’re never too old to get married and perhaps, maybe, folks should just mind their business and stop asking.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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