- A North Carolina resident has recounted an experience during a visit with her father to Ghana
- Then 15 years old, @CharisKalt narrates that a Ghanaian man stopped his wedding to ask her father to allow him to make her his second wife
- @CharisKalt was responding to a tweet that requested that people share an experience that sounded too good to be true
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In what may seem an absurdity but very true, a white lady recounted how a Ghanaian man had his wedding halted just so he could ask her father to give her off as a second wife.
According to the lady currently resident in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with Twitter handle, @CharisKalt, she was only fifteen at the time.
She indicated that the Ghanaian man was getting married to his new bride at the time when he stopped the marriage proceedings to ask her father to give her over in marriage as well.
@CharisKalt detailed her experience when she visited Ghana with her father as a minor.
She shared her story in response to a tweet that requested that people should ''tell me a story about yourself that sounds like a lie but is absolutely true' .
@CharisKalt said the groom made the demand of her becoming his second wife in front of his bride.
@CharisKalt, ''When I was 15 I visited Ghana with my family and a man stopped his wedding and came over to haggle with my dad about adding me as a second bride…all in front of his other bride.''
''Ghana Twitter found me so fast Loved Accra, such an awesome place with awesome people!!! But to this day I believe I’m in his professional wedding album sitting on a mantle somewhere,''@CharisKalt added in another tweet.
The bizarre and absurdity of her story make it hard to believe, however, considering her age at the time and even now, child marriage is still permitted in some families and African communities.
Girls below the accepted legal age for marriage are given to older men to pay off family debts among other reasons.
@CharisKalt's response to the tweet attracted some interesting reactions.
Kofi Asante teased: ''For real? Short men are jus brave.''
''The actual wedding pictures are taking me out lmaooo like ur parents really said go & take a picture w/ this dude that’s tryna buy u off of us,'' Hot Gyal A said.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported that recent motivating photos of Ama Anima’s set of twins have surfaced on social media and the kids are looking all grown-up and adorable.
Photos of the boys have already generated some pleasant reactions since they were shared online.
YEN.com.gh reported that Ama Anima was given a 5-year jail sentence after she failed to pay a court fine of GHC1,200 whilst she was pregnant with the twins.
The fine was imposed on her for allegedly biting the hand of a family member during a fierce altercation and was jailed because she was unable to pay the fine.
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