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Friday, 22 December 2017

Mama Tee Series -The Bride Price That Chases Suitors Away

Two of my cousins have vowed never to get married to a man from the same State as them because of high bride price.




You may wonder why they should be bothered about the bride price since they are not men. Well, they said they don't want their daughters to experience what they are experiencing presently; men run away after seeing the marriage list. Lols.

I was chatting with them the other day, they told me their parents want them to come to the village for Christmas maybe they would get suitors but they blatantly refused, saying they don't want to marry from their place because of high charges for traditional marriage.


Frankly speaking, I notice that many ladies these days get pregnant and move in with a man without the man doing anything to legalise the union.

Let's take a look at the list briefly: The dowry is fixed at N200,000 for a graduate including Masters degree holder, OND and NCE is N100,000, SSCE holder is N50,000. Lols. This does not include other monies like father's money, mother's money, grandparent's owni, village youths and village elders money which ranges from N50,000 to N40,000. 


Then the items which fills about three pages of A4 paper includes bicycle for the bride's mum which has been upgraded to a motorcycle (lols), tubers of yam, a large female goat, baskets of dried pepper, kegs of palm wine and ogogoro, kegs of palm oil, boxes of clothes for bride, her dad and mum, large basins, pots and mortar. The list is very loooong, it runs into over a milion naira if you add everything together. Hahahahahahahaha.


I heard that some people have been mobilising for all the young ladies to organise a protest and march to the Paramount head's palace. They would demand for a reduction in the marriage rites items and cash including dowry.

So my people, how una see this marriage rites requirements? How would you rate the one they charge in your place?


Mama Tee

25 comments:

abril said...

Bride price in my place can be as low as #50. Those accompanying charges are the real deal.

Rappakatakata said...

Why not come out openly and say you intend to spite Imo state or perhaps Mbaise people with this post.

Mrs Gee said...

Kwakwakwakwakwakwakwawa
This is what they call endtime marriage list. Where is One Trillion? this one follow for his Endtime comments.

Anonymous said...

lol..oriegwu.see list.this is extortion oh.we all know marriages dont last long again why spend so much money? Not like she is a virgin oh..or like she will wake up to cook moi moi at night.lol..i rather use my money and find abroad wife or wife from neigbouring country like kenya.where i know i either get a green card or become dual citizen.*winks* than spend much here when you aint getting nothing special from the women here.

Bibian Obunse said...

This bride price and list thing depends on families to me,they should be considerate,and the bride should be able to talk to her people about it before the marriage cos some of the lists can be so outrageous.

Anonymous said...

I am Igbo and this is likely an Igbo community especially Imo/Abia/Mbaise etc and some Anambra. I am ashamed to say so.

It is only one word; greed!

Stella Igbokei said...

The most they will charge as bride price is 10k and they'll give u back 2k and they tell you that u owe them.

Kristy said...

Just Negodu

ola wealth said...

They should marry themselves bikonu

Stella maris Baby said...

I am from Anny state,if you are marrying from same town and you don't want to go thru.traditional rites 250k will be OK both paying bride prize and elders but if you are a stranger just hold 350k,you might have small change.After that you are good to go with your wife.
White wedding follows

Anonymous said...

Thank God for Marghi tribe in the Northeast. Brideprice can be as low as 5k, it all depends on the bride's family.1million can take care of the introduction and wedding.

Miss Ess said...

This is outrageous....

Anonymous said...

Abeg I hope ngwa(Abia state) no follow o. My babe from that side o. Shivers..

Lady Port (The Portress) said...

This bride price thing depends on the family. My dad don't use to charge men that wants to marry any of his daughters. He will just tell the men to make sure they take good care of them.

Chika Vincent said...

Hahah this days that marriage dnt last..

Mhiz A... said...

Qnon 15:53, Ngwa is the worse oo. Better ask your gal now. Their bride price and other charges is quite high. My sis married an Ngwa man, we didn't charge them anything, they were so surprised and open mouthed, they were thinking we charge like them.

Anonymous said...

it depends on the part of IMO state and the family, am from mbaitoli in IMO state, when my husband came to pay my bride price it was 10k and my dad gave him 2k back that am not for sale, the list and other stuffs made everything 190k, my dad refused his kinsmen to collect all those things written for the bride's father, he said his in-law will give him more later out of his will, he is enjoying it today because my husband adores him

Mummy J said...

That family is a greedy family. they are selling the daughters. I pity the ladies there

Anonymous said...

I am from ngwa. It depends on the family. All those extreme list are gradually reducing. If your babe is from an educated background they would know how to handle it.

the fair one said...

THanks anon 22:05 I am from ngwa also and it depends on the family.

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Bride price for my place is 25naira
Fathers money 3k
Mothers money 2k

The rest na chicken change

When our Imo inlaw see our list then, them dey laugh.

When we see our Abia inlaw own, we almost faint.

I think they should protest

Uka Chidinma said...

Ohafians in Abia state their bride price is #60.

Anonymous said...

My place in umungwa Obowu our dorwy is 10k men things is not expensive but Ihe umu nwanyi is abit high, though mothers sat down to discuss reduction considering economic situation my uncle's wife who is the chairlady of women in my kinsmen refused cos she has only boys so she feel she is not affected but am gonna show them shege on my sister's trad cos my mum is not from their place\ state though married in IMO, we have plan it out, we give them what we have & tell them to debit others or even claim we are separated life members we don't need them. Greedy women.

Ani Sunday said...

Same problem with ogoja people... my friend even paid for wrapper in the name of their Late Grand mother.... even paid for DVD and some other stuff that irritates the ear!!!! Na waooo

Lady Lawyer said...

I think this brideprice issue is based on the family you come from. An educated family wont ask for much. Its only the family that have seen serious poverty that will be demanding ridiculous items. As per, they have seen a cash cow that will quench their poverty away.

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