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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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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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