A majority of countries have put the age of consent at 14 and of the countries with a lower age for consent laws, Nigeria has the lowest at 11.

Even though the age of consent is 11, the Nigerian constitution also stipulates life imprisonment for anyone who has sex with someone aged under 18 - this is really confusing abi?

Singer and mother, Dija has come out to speak against the age of consent in Nigeria.

The artiste, who is signed to Mavin records, took to Instagram to share her views on the issue.

”Just going to drop this here and hear your thoughts …. We have come a long way, we have advanced beyond comprehension in a short amount of time, music, lifestyle, agriculture and are still growing. That being said there are some areas I believe needs more attention and this is one of them.

"There are many ways to go around this issue but the best one is to go through it… This isn’t a fight against religion, tribe, gender but a redirection of our energies and thought processes to protect the ones that birth your nation. If children become psychologically, physically and emotionally damaged before a certain age all you will have are adults with suppressed memories of abuse, which lead to psychological mind ware-fare.. #saveme” she wrote.

What should be the new age for consent?

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