It should also be noted that the Nigerian Constitution does not establish a minimum age of marriage. The Child Rights Act, which was passed in 2003, sets the age of marriage at 18 years-old. However, only 23 of Nigeria’s 36 states have adopted this act.
Yes, I do think it’s possible to make the right decision at that age. Having said that, your late teens and early twenties are huge milestones in terms of self-growth. I think that holding off on marriage so early while the hormones are surging through your body will benefit you both.
Why do I say this? Well, in the culture I grew up in, those years are used for self-discovery and for career-building. A very selfish time. Not to say that one cannot be loving during this time, BUT what I’m saying is if you make it through that time, that’s a true test. Of course, if your culture differs on the marriage aspect, this is still a similar story. Universally speaking, people just are too young to decide everything all at once.
But, hey, if you two are happy, don’t bother with all these strangers’ advice on here, including mine. I only speak from what I’ve seen, after all.
As everyone has said, if you are being mature and realistic about everything, there is no issue. You’re both of legal age, and fully-functioning adults.
I mean, marriage is not a death sentence. You can still do things you want, as long as you are open to discussing things with your chosen life partner.
I wish you two luck, friend. All the best.