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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 Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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