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Stella Damasus Debates Senator Yerima On Al-Jazeera Over Underage Marriage In Nigeria (Interview Video)

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Sept 5, 2013 – Child Bride, Underage Marriage: Stella Damasus Fights Senator Yerima On Al-Jazeera TV Network (Interview Video)

Stella Damasus Debates Senator Yerima On Al-Jazeera Over Underage Marriage In Nigeria

Controversial Nigerian actress Stella Damasus and alleged Paedophile Senator Sani Yerima were both guests on a live program that aired today on Al Jazeera TV network.

The two notable personalities talked at length on the issue of child marriage that rocked the Nigerian senate few months ago.

In the interview, Senator Yerima claims that he married his 4th wife when she was just 14 yeas of age and she now has a son for him.

He claims he doesn’t see anything wrong in marrying a child.

At this point, Stella Damasus counter-argued. She claims people like the senator who married a child should be prosecuted in Nigeria.

Stella Damasus didn’t make much sense as she appeared overly emotional. She would have done a better job if she’d calmed down a bit.

Watch the video below



  1. mac

    September 5, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    Why are Nigerians cracking their heads over an issue which is supported by people full of greed and selfish aims.Why don,t a Muslim who doesn,t support this slavery move and ask for Yerima,s daughter hand in marriage.

  2. brazeal

    September 5, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Yerima and his selfish senators re good as mad dogs together

  3. Jibky

    September 5, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Thats a good comment from Mac”why dont somebody from among his pears make move to marry s.Yerima’s uddr aged dauther” then lets see how he reacts to that,stupid fellow!

  4. shakira

    September 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    our parents who married @ younger ages in the days before, are dey slaves? No… People make it look like yerima said an under 18 must get married, he only said it sgudnt be signed out of law. In nigeria, many african countries and even non-african countries, under-age prostitution and pregnancy is rampant. Why do we say yes to such and no to marriage? Its all over de net as a big deal dat de youngest mum is 5 and youngest dad is 12. Now dese two seperate youngest parents never marry anyone and today, dey are world starr but to legalize it is now evil. To hell with u all. Omotola married @ under 18, did she regret it? Mtcheeeeeew

  5. general

    September 5, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    You re right my brother it is not a must a lady shld marry at under age beside now adays it very hard to still see a girl of 15 being a virgin not only in nigeria but around the world instead of allowing them committing fornication which we all kn it againt our religion why nt allow those who want to marry marry at least may be that wld reduce the rate at which young grls jump in prostitution nd other forms of illicite crime

  6. laloo

    September 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    who is this idiot ishola why is he crying like a baby fighthing for yerima i bet he want some money from yerima

  7. Mr jolly

    September 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Pls, you pples shuld leave this man alone he did n`t force anybdy to marry underage . @ stella or stainless she is fight for her self indirect bcs she is a husband snacher she want yarima take her by alms

    • Charles

      September 6, 2013 at 1:30 AM

      Mr Jolly … This issue isn’t about Stella. It’s about ur kids …whether now or in future.
      These are elected officials… Tomorrow now Yerima would want to be president and u know what to expect..

    • victoria

      September 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      Mr Jolly, if you don’t know what to say keep quite. this is about our kids they are talking about. why don’t you give your daughter out for marriage at the age of 13. shame on you.

  8. Man

    September 5, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    @Shakira can u define a child? Who is a child pls? Dont worry i wil be coming to take dat ur 3yrs old baby girl watch out.

  9. lanre

    September 6, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Y do we still ponder over issues like dis,it is acceptable In islam and dis nation also support islam and it is even by d implied consent of d 2 parties so wat a we saying 4 Crying out Loud stop dis critics haba !!!

    • Charles

      September 6, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      How many of these girls truly consent to these marriages to men old enough to be their dads or are u counting parental consent? Who will live with the man? The girl or her parent… Can u image the joy that girl will feel if u told her she will be going to school and become somebody in life, and make a change in people’s life and community..

  10. Charles

    September 6, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Why wouldn’t Yerima address the issue of VVF… He just shied away from answering. Stella was coherent and articulate so did the guy from Havard. It’s just pathetic how old men think.. I guess that’s why they are old and demented.

  11. kenny

    September 6, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    between bastard and legitimate children, which do nigerian want? over 50% of under 18 girls had given birth or abort pregnancy. i would nt support marrying dis girls to over aged men but my stand is, if as a young girl or boy cant hold body, y not get a source of income nd den marry instead of having illegal affairs…..

    • Charles

      September 6, 2013 at 9:54 PM

      Has your 12 or 13 year old daughter started having sex…then you did not train her well.. How many of these teens indulge in sex if not defied or abused by older men. What level of education did u complete? If you didn’t finished high school, I wouldn’t expect you to understand the importance of having choices in life.

  12. Aji

    September 6, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Hello house,can you guys give reasons for supporting or opposing early marriage.pls be objective.

  13. Mee

    September 6, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    The issue is not underage marriage, but its whether these children agree to be married to these old men. What i think is that these selfish he-goats don’t want the issue to be discussed because the girls are being forced to marry them without their consent. If the girl agrees fair and fine its her choice but if they are being forced then something needs to be done. No religion should accept the exploitation of anyone whether man or woman. These people have twisted what their religious beliefs say to fit their perverse desires and to justify rape and sexual abuse. Like i’ve already said wo, are these girls being asked before they are married or do they just wake up one day and be told they are leaving home to go to their 100 year old husband.

  14. Imran

    September 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    seriously,We all know a good deal of men,be Ȋ̝̊τ̲̅ a muslim or christian,even among those who come here claiming saints will secretly agree to have sex with a beautiful 13,14,15 yr old girl.So maybe Ȋ̝̊τ̲̅ should be all about our morals and discipline,not yerima this,yerima that. And lets face Ȋ̝̊τ̲̅,A good number of parents will willingly offer their kids to dis people no matter how much we rant.No be money we dey talk?

    • Charles

      September 6, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      Then you must be really suck in your mind to be attracted to a 12,12,14,15 yr old girl? Did somebody sleep with you at that age?

  15. atolagbe morufat

    September 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    if anyboby want to fight for our children not husband stealla nd big prositute which is stella which lesson she want to teach her children bcos she has been having sex at d age of she better go nd repent first.for yerima is not his forth but d parent who she is not by force to married at teenage.

    • Charles

      September 7, 2013 at 1:36 AM

      I do not know Stella or who she slept with and I seriously don’t care ;Why , because she is an adult.
      This is about Yerima… An old man in his 50s marring your 13 yr old daughter .

  16. Wolex

    September 6, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    If u support Yerima bcos of prostitution n unwanted pregnancy among teenagers, den u dnt knw d meanin of consent/agreement. A teenager/child who chooses 2 b a prostitute followd his consent nd not her parent’s decision. However, Omotola who married @ age of 17 followd her consent aftr undastandin d meanin of lov. So, it’s a cheat wen a girl who knws notin abt lov is forced 2 marry an old man. Let’s play a fair game n stop dis unfair game of lov. Let’s fight 4 LOVE n FUTURE of dis children.

  17. mrs ohio

    September 6, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Are there no more reliable people to speak on our behalf anymore, because how can they choose these two people to speak about child abuse, stella was a husband snatcher, and the other senator was a child rapist, why can he not give out his own children , why did he send them to school , i think the government should jail this man whose face look like oranguntan

  18. Akuwax in Barotseland / Zambia

    September 6, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Stella is right but this old man seem to bump on right and faith issues, he is not specific. Can someone lecture him.

  19. Jenny

    September 7, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Hw will senator yerima feel if sum1 comes and ask 4 his 13yr old daughter’s hand in marriage, i think he won’t consent 2 dat. Dat poor child who has been given away into slavery all in d name of marriage(GOD FORBID) was forced 2 do so. Lets face d fact nw, yerima is old enuf 2 be dat poor child’s great-grand father. Let 4get religious issues and face wat’s called CHILD RIGHT

  20. emmanuel

    September 7, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Yerima is a sanator but he behave like an ilitrate. D’nt u have councise? He is only distroying d girl’s future. Pls stoy this child abuse. Imagine yerima is 50years but marying 13years old girl. How is he going 2 sex her? Even when she concive an want 2 delivers, she might die. D’nt kil d inocent my sanator

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