- An elderly Ghanaian woman has opened up about the age she was when she got married off to her husband
- Maame Afia Ali shared that she was 5 years old when her partner paid her bride price but it was not until she turned 12 years that she was intimate with her husband
- The 90-year-old woman also shared that when she was growing up, extra marital affairs were not rampant
A 90-year-old Ghanaian lady known as Maame Afia Ali has recently been granted an interview on De God Son TV where she opened up about the age she got married.
Maame Afia recounted that at the age of 5, she was married off to an older man but it was not until she turned 10 that an official marriage ceremony was held for her.
The grandmother revealed that her husband was not allowed to be intimate with her until she was grown enough to conceive a child.
According to her, she turned 12 years before she had sexual relation with her partner.
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Sharing more about her life, Maame Afia revealed that she had all her children with one man and during her younger years, there was nothing like husbands cheating on their wives.
The elderly Ghanaian woman shared more about her story in the video linked below;
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 14-year-old girl only known as Raminatu was married off to 42-year-old Alhaji Faruk in an Islamic traditional marriage in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Child marriage is prohibited under the 1992 constitution of Ghana, thus by law, any person under the age of 18 is a child and can therefore not marry or be married off. But there are claims that Raminatu is 21 and not 14 years old.
According to reports, Alhaji Faruk, 42, has been the sole provider to Raminatu's family and it appears she was married off to him due to a previous agreement.
Meanwhile, popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, recently shared more details about her marriage in an interview with BBC Yoruba.
The mother of four who got married at the age of 18 gave reasons for walking down the aisle at that young age. According to her, she was quite mature when she became a Mrs and she got married at the age of consent.
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