Di’Ja Calls For The End Of Child Marriage
“Aww” crooner Hadiza Blell professionally known as Di’Ja has called for the end of child marriage. She urged parents to give their girl child the opportunity to grow before giving them out in marriage.
Taking to her Twitter page to advocate for the girl child, she asked that parents should at least wait for the age of 18 before giving out a girl in marriage.
Di’Ja who is a mother of three herself also used her post to draw attention to Obstetric fistula, an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina, which is very high in young girls who married early.
“Our young girls need to be allowed to grow up before doing grown man and women things like marriage and anything to do with sexual reproduction. If you really mean well you will at least give her until 18 years old, while honestly guiding her spirit. Not every one means well.”
In a followup tweet, she added:
“DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OBSTETRIC FISTULA? Very high in young girls early marriages whose reproductive systems have not fully developed. Ya Allah we ask you for guidance. Our children cannot keep going through pain because of lack of understanding.”
Di’Ja has lived in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the United States and Canada.
She began her music career in 2008 and her first single “Rock Steady”, which was released in 2009 was nominated for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards.
She won the Best New Artist award at the 2008 Beat Music Awards.
In 2014, she signed to Mavin Records and on December 15, 2017, Di’Ja released her extended play Aphrodija, which also features guest vocals from Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks.