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A 41-year-old man has gotten married to a very young girl just about three months after meeting on Facebook.

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A 41-year-old man has gotten married to a very young girl just about three months after meeting on Facebook.
The man married the young girl
 
Over the past couple of years, the Indonesian province of South
Sulawesi has been in the news with alarming frequency for viral stories
of children getting married, either among themselves or with much older
adults. 
 
According to reports, a 41-year-old widower named Rustam Ashary
last week married a 13-year-old girl, who has been identified by her
initials SW, both of whom are from the Sidrap regency of South Sulawesi.
 
Rustam met SW on Facebook, and the pair reportedly communicated via
the social media platform for three months before deciding to marry.
 
“We the families gave our blessings to their relationship,” SW’s
mother, Nurhayati, told Detik after her child’s marriage, insisting
that her daughter was never pressured into marrying Rustam and that they
are now happy together.
 
“She’s still in Grade 1 at an MTs (religious middle school, equivalent to grade 7),” Nurhayati added when asked about her daughter’s schooling.
 
Photos from Rustam and SW’s wedding day have circulated online,
some showing them holding up their marriage certificate, confirming that
the union is legally recognized.
 
The South Sulawesi provincial government say they had no legal
jurisdiction to prevent Rustam and SW’s marriage, but now that it has
happened they are focusing on ensuring that SW still receives her rights
as a child.
 
“We want to ensure she gets her rights such as to a full education,” South Sulawesi Child Protection Services Head Nur Anti told Detik .
 
Nur added that the government has urged SW to delay her pregnancy
until after she finishes formal schooling, but the reality is that it
would be difficult for them to intervene in Rustam and SW’s private
lives, whereas, if they weren’t legally married, the 13-year-old would
be considered a victim of statutory rape.
 
The current legal age of marriage in Indonesia is 19 years old for
men and 16 years old for women. However, the country’s 1974 Law on
Marriage also includes a major loophole to this requirement which allows
marriages to still be considered legal if they are done “in accordance”
with religious belief, known as nikah siri.

As such, underage marriages that have been sanctified by religious
courts or officials must still be officially recognized by the
government — if not, many are satisfied with merely fulfilling religious
or traditional requirements for marriage.
 
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Source: Coconut

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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