Sonita Alizadeh’s music video is very powerful and inspiring, makes me think there is hope in the horizon for victims of child bride. Her life’s story is similar to millions of Nigerian girls sold into child marriage. Through the help of her supportive friends, she escaped and now using her music to share her story so other girls can seek help.
I especially like that Sonita’s music is in her local language so the message can out as intended.
Who knows, maybe enough people in northern Nigeria will see this to realise escapees can not be bullied into silence for ever. Eventually, young girls susceptible to this tradition will learn and rebel, I only hope it is sooner than later.