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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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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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