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Zahra Buhari There is nothing wrong with getting married at 21

If a woman wants to get married at a young age it doesn't mean she is abandoning her dreams and goals.

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President Buhari's daughter, Zahra play

President Buhari's daughter, Zahra

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The daughter of the President, Zahra Buhari will be getting married in December to Ahmed Indimi, son of the billionaire, Mohammed Indimi, who holds the position of the Marketing Director of Oriental Energy Resources.

Zahra is the second daughter of President Buhari to tie the knot this year. During the presidential campaign, Zahra became a viral sensation because of her good looks.

The 21-year-old has no doubt broken hearts with the news of her upcoming marriage. Apart from broken-hearted men, writer, journalist, literary editor and critic, Molara Wood wasn't too happy about the news of Zahra's intending nuptials.

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Zahra Buhari



Ms Wood yesterday, Tuesday, November 22, 2016, tweeted "Zahra Buhari, all of 21, straight of uni, is to marry billionaire's son. What of a second-degree first, or a master's, or a career."

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Molara Wood's tweet

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The respected journalist got a backlash on Twitter for her view. In the mind of an average feminist, a 21-year-old female getting married to a billionaire isn't ideal. At that age, a young woman should focus on her career and not be shackled by marriage.

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Molara Wood

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That's not a bad mindset too but on the real, there is nothing wrong with getting married at 21. A young woman who is 18 and above has the right to marry anyone she chooses and at any age. This does not mean that getting married will stop her from furthering her goals and pursuing her career. There are millions of women who got their Masters and other degrees years after they got married. Marriage does not stop anything.

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Zahra Buhari is set to marry Ahmed Indimi

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Also, what if Zahra doesn't want to further her education and is okay with her degree in Microbiology? Not everyone is a degree junkie. Some women just want to get their first degree and start a family. This doesn't make her inferior to women who want to further their education.

While feminism is a great movement, it should create room for women who might not agree with all of its ideals.

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