Photo credits: Bella Naija
In Western nations, such as the United States, rigid social norms are subtly prescribed, which use age to formulate a so-called “window period” for accomplishing a number of life benchmarks.
A four-year undergraduate degree supposedly should be obtained at the age of 21 or so. If an academic career is not within reach after high school graduation age, the 18 to 25-year-old crowd is encouraged to get a job they plan to stay on for life. For women, the “window period” for things like marriage and child rearing was once very short.
However, trends have shown that average age of women giving birth to their first child is rising.
According to a 2010 study published by the Pew Research Center titled The New Demography of American Motherhood, the average age U.S. women gave birth to their first child jumped from 20 to 25 in 1990 to 35 and older in 2008.
But a woman of Nigerian descent is overshadowing this trend and setting an even more amazing standard in her own life. Vivian Chiologi (pictured left) is showing that marriage and child rearing can still be successfully and happily achieved well past the modern American 35-year-old age window for giving birth to a baby for the first time.
Chiologi is a beauty branding magnate and socialite who did not marry the love of her life until she was 50. At 51, she had her first child by her Nigerian husband John Shittu (pictured right), whom she married at a five-star hotel resort in a lavish, mid-2016 London, England ceremony.
Shittu is a licensed sports agent who represents professional soccer players who play for the NFF, Nigeria’s most popular national sports league. The romantic story of Chiologi and her successful quest for a stable love life set up for the long haul proves a number of things, which defy today’s mainstream medical and socioeconomic ideologies.
For one, it is never to late to fall in love and marry the man or woman of your dreams. Also, a healthy woman (such as Chiologi) with a wealth of medical and lifestyle resources at her disposal does not fall under the same risk category as other women with limited resources and no access to an adequate health care system.
Congratulations to this odds-defying and successful black couple as they sow the seeds of unity, great family structure, and generational wealth preservation.