What It Takes To Marry An Igbo Girl

It is said that igbo ladies are the most expensive when it come to performing the traditional marriage rites. A lot is expected from any man who decides to marry an Igbo girl.

 

In paying the bride price of an Igbo lady a long and rich list is being given out and it has been like this for a very long time. this practice is a straight message that a man to know the importance attache to an Igbo girl.

The content of this kind of list has prevented alot of men from marrying an Igbo lady.

 

 

Do you thing the financial demand imposed on men looking to marry an Igbo girl is too much?

 

 

 

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  • Honestly paying a huge amount of Bride price to marry a girl is not a problem but the problem is the girl you are marring worth that amount. That is what you should consider

    - David Akwe - 2019-08-31 13:13:24 Quote

  • The Bride price oppose on men to marry an Igbo woman is really too much for god sake you are only marrying the lady for love and not buying her why should you be charging a man who wants to marry your daughter so expensive like you're selling a good to me is really really expensive is much is too much

    - Nnamani Josh - 2019-08-31 13:14:07 Quote

  • Let's not be bias here.We all know very well that Igbo people love money and material thing,although all other tribes do too but Igbo's own is extreme. So,if you want to marry an Igbo lady,make sure you have more than enough for the bride price and other stuffs. Also,Igbos cherish their daughters a lot,so you should be able to take care of them.

    - Sylvia Dupe - 2019-08-31 13:14:16 Quote

  • I don't think anything is too much when it comes to getting the love of your life, just that the fact in which some Igbos believes hiking the things the groom must bring is due to the amount they've spent in nursing her up which shouldn't be so. Everyone with his/her own culture and ways of doing things should brbrespected though!

    - Oluwaseun David - 2019-08-31 13:16:51 Quote

  • I think everyone has a choice, you cant marry a lady without being able to take care of her, its just the culture you have to respect their am sure every tribe in Nigeria has their own thing, i dont think its wise to judge what other cultures do, am sure other cultures have worse stuff going on

    - Victor Abi - 2019-08-31 13:18:12 Quote

  • That list is really long o, all that just to marry someone's daughter, what if the daughter is someone that spends lavishly, the man would have spent a fortune only when they were courting then getting this long list will be definitely make him loose interest and just give up. Or paying all that money and divorcing the following year , a very huge loss to that man

    - Yusuf Abdulqudus - 2019-08-31 13:18:38 Quote

  • That's why u see Igbo guys, very hard working, I love them Igbo's,,

    But there Dont know who is a brother in business, they can kill for the money,, there love money so much,,,,,but in all I like them

    And their girls are so beautiful,, so the bride price list is worth the beauti of any Igbo girl

    - Edah Oghenetega - 2019-08-31 13:20:42 Quote

  • I don't think it's too much but looking at this list, one can easily jump to the conclusion that the lady in question is being BOUGHT. I guess it's their culture already sha. But I strongly believe the list should be adjustable because not everyone can afford this 

    - Bright Akhigbe - 2019-08-31 13:22:26 Quote

  • You were right when you said it makes the man know the value of the woman.

    The bride price is an age long culture so it cannot be espounged just because we now have you've people who think it's too much 

    - Okoro Sylvester Okechukwu - 2019-08-31 13:25:05 Quote

  • The cost of marrying ignore girls from my own perspective is quite much, because if such persist it can push the guy to engage in illegal works and attitudes and this can bring a lot of shame to him all in the name of marriage, i believe it should be critically look into and they should scare away men that are in love with igbo girls and are not opportuned due to financial constraint

    - Kehinde anthony - 2019-08-31 13:27:51 Quote

  • Why all this now, we all know this is tradition and all but this is too much, you shouldn't kill the man even before he gets married to your daughter. They should try and reconsider.

    - Ayomide Ogunsade - 2019-08-31 13:28:47 Quote

  • I don't think it's too much but looking at this list, one can easily jump to the conclusion that the lady in question is being BOUGHT. I guess it's their culture already sha. But I strongly believe the list should be adjustable because not everyone can afford this 

    - Divine Wisdom - 2019-08-31 13:30:53 Quote

  • I think it is too much... It is actually making me scared of marrying from my tribe... I feel making the husband to be spend extravagantly all in the name of bride price ought not to be because it makes it look like the woman is a property that the man is acquiring.... This is the major reason why some women are maltreated in their marriages bcoz the man tend to feel like he owns the woman and can do anything with ha even if it is at her detriment... 

    - Timothy Barnabas - 2019-08-31 13:31:19 Quote

  • Igbo people and their wahala , na by force to marry wife? If you want to marry, you will spend a lot that you can even use to build up a house and start a better business! That’s why I still prefer Yoruba people I’m what ever I do or so!! 

    Its really so somehow 

    - Umoru Abubakar - 2019-08-31 13:32:43 Quote

  • I can't say it's too much since it as been in existence since ages. And i believe the man wanted to marry a igbo girl will have so his findings and know what it takes before he decides to marry her. So i don't think it's too much since is there culture. 

    - Alade Akeem - 2019-08-31 13:33:30 Quote

  • There's no amount of money you will spend to marry an igbo lady that is worth to compare the money the parents of the lady spent in bring her up. And moreover that is what the tradition demands.

    - Ani Chinweokwu .G. - 2019-08-31 13:35:47 Quote

  • Let's not be bias here.We all know very well that Igbo people love money and material thing,although all other tribes do too but Igbo's own is extreme. So,if you want to marry an Igbo lady,make sure you have more than enough for the bride price and other stuffs. Also,Igbos cherish their daughters a lot,so you should be able to take care of them.

    - TAIWO ADEDOLAPO - 2019-08-31 13:36:27 Quote

  • All that matters is they stay happily together, imposing such a huge sum on the husband to be paid as bride price is just too much duh that's the way culture has it. This is one of the reason why some men doesn't allow their wives visiting her family, because he'll say he bought her with huge amount of money and she's no longer their own.

    - Yakubu Shelong - 2019-08-31 13:38:28 Quote

  • Culture will always be culture and nothing ca

    The Igbos people believe doing that the man will be able to understand the value of woman

    Woman are to be cared for and treat like a goddess

    - Olawuni Adijat - 2019-08-31 13:41:07 Quote

  • I must say  it's too much since it as been in existence for long and i believe the man who  wanted to marry a igbo girl will have do his findings and know what it takes before he decides to marry her. Cultural differences does not matter. 

    - Gbadegesin Ajibola - 2019-08-31 13:43:45 Quote

  • Lol.. seriously I dated one sometimes ago.   She was telling me to marry her I'm gonna be having about N10m..

    No problems marrying them expensive, but what can they bring to the table after marriage is the key..

    - Jimoh Oluwafemi - 2019-08-31 13:49:15 Quote

  • The price tag attached to your daughter doesn't  determine how valuable she is.  High bride price might also give people the impression of you selling her out. 

    - Olabanji Lebile - 2019-08-31 13:50:49 Quote

  • This is one of the reason why most of the Igbo girls get married late cause men will be scared of the bribe price which is wrong . I have seen a case where by after the husband finish paying the bribe price told  his wife never to step foot at her parents place . They should fine way to reduce it.

    - Faith Essien - 2019-08-31 13:51:23 Quote

  • How much is the Money. It's because of Poverty that you check bride price list if Money is enough You will Even be looking for where to spend it and a good place is on your Bride

    - Aina Bamidele - 2019-08-31 13:53:20 Quote

  • Yes the bride price is extremely too much

    That is why so many lovers like that have to run away from that town and have a secret wedding bcuz they can not affors the price 

    And this might disturb them maritally bcuz they did d wedding not in their custom process

    - Idowu Joseph Adekunle - 2019-08-31 13:55:14 Quote

  • Igbo ladies are one of the most beautiful ladies in Nigeria. Therefore, a lot is expected of any man opting to take one as a bride.

    The Igbo lady being well-trained, industrious, beautiful as well as accommodating. These are the contributing factors to why their bride price is one of if not the highest in Nigeria.

    The bride price practice of giving out a ‘long and rich’ list, has been in existence for a very long time. This practice is perhaps a direct message to a potential suitor, about the importance attached to a female child in Igbo land.

    - Ugochukwu Nwoga - 2019-08-31 13:55:38 Quote

  • I’ve once being with an Igbo girl and I can sure you that they are the sweetest kind of ladies you can ever be with. They know how to take care of thier men well in all forms. They can cook and know how to make you happy. The problem is not the brideprice. So if you want to get married to an Igbo girl,be ready to work hard and get rich so you can marry her.

    - Samuel Olaoyenikan - 2019-08-31 13:57:36 Quote

  • this is too much and it has hindered a lot of ladies from getting married to the love of their lifes simply because the man cannot afford most of the items that are on their long lists...how were things done before the time of gulder and maltina when it was just cowries and yams..

    - Awaye omotolani - 2019-08-31 14:04:22 Quote

  • I think if this continues for too long with the present harsh economy of the nation. They will end up generating much spinsters/bachelors in their mid/late 40s. Soon 76 Igbos out of 80 fraudsters apprehended in the US will be a thing of joke...

    - Eyen Jemibogho - 2019-08-31 14:07:30 Quote

  • Honestly no matter the worth of a girl it shouldn't be paid in money, that's slave trade if you ask me, an advanced one, most of these men go home to face hunger after paying big for their brides, others use it against their wives, treating them like an acquired property rather than being treated as a wife. I think their bride prices should be properly looked at, after all we are in the 21st century. 

    - Deborah Onyeoru - 2019-08-31 14:08:33 Quote

  • Lol.... We Igbo girls are still the best in terms of cooking, being respectful, being good in bed, just name it... No matter the amount paid on our head it's still not enough for the many benefits the men are going to enjoy...peace!!!

    - Joy Pius - 2019-08-31 14:09:27 Quote

  • Yes the marital rights are much and sometimes the cause such comes from a family who wants to gain everything they use in training the bride that's why some marry late. But our men are trying it's not easy.

    - Emmanuel Chinaza - 2019-08-31 14:13:31 Quote

  • Let's not be bias here.We all know very well that Igbo people love money and material thing,although all other tribes do too but Igbo's own is extreme. So,if you want to marry an Igbo lady,make sure you have more than enough for the bride price and other stuffs. Also,Igbos cherish their daughters a lot,so you should be able to take care of them.

    - samuel Dada - 2019-08-31 14:15:54 Quote

  • That list is outrageous. I am an igbo man but that list is nothing to write home about. It's like buying the wife which is not proper. Just imagine after spending all these, the family would still expect you to give them money from time to time after marriage.

    - Francis Ekezie - 2019-08-31 14:18:27 Quote

  • The Bride price oppose on men to marry an Igbo woman is really too much for god sake you are only marrying the lady for love and not buying her why should you be charging a man who wants to marry your daughter so expensive like you're selling a good to me is really really expensive is much is too much..it just too much

    - Ezeh Collins - 2019-08-31 14:22:32 Quote

  • The financial aspect in marrying an Igbo lady is too much... This which indirectly translate that they are selling their women and that's not the right way to go about things. 

    P.s Igbo ladies are so pretty and they deserve the money

    - Simi Tobi - 2019-08-31 14:26:17 Quote

  • VVV

    I think everyone has a choice, you cant marry a lady without being able to take care of her, its just the culture you have to respect their am sure every tribe in Nigeria has their own thing, i dont think its wise to judge what other cultures do, am sure other cultures have worse stuff going on

    - okedoyin olushola - 2019-08-31 14:26:32 Quote

  • The ability to pay a bride price is one of the qualities potrayed by a man who is due for marriage .

    So saying bride Price made you not to marry your spouse is a flimsy excuse

    - Ifeanyi Kalu - 2019-08-31 14:30:58 Quote

  • If a man truly love a woman. He wouldn't see the bride price as being too expensive. It makes the man know the value of a woman. And also the woman should also be worth the price!

    - Ekpedeme Akpan - 2019-08-31 14:32:10 Quote

  • Everything has a value and it is also well known that good things don't come easy. I don't think it is too expensive to marry an igbo girl since they're so pretty, smart and loving. Just work for the money and get your girl 

    - Oso samuel - 2019-08-31 14:34:16 Quote

  • Is really not fair the kind of list men do receive because they want to marry. Is one of the things that should be look into in other to help us men to settle down..    marriage shouldn't be a thing to reap the man off, remember his now coming to be part of the family.

    - Odoemenam Onyenwearku - 2019-08-31 14:35:34 Quote

  • I believe every tribe has its own culture and tradition on bride price payment. Before you intend to marry her you must have known her so well, her culture, tradition even what it will cost to marry her. So, this list to me is not bad but if you are ready to marry one count the cost.

    - Emmanuel Adewale - 2019-08-31 14:42:42 Quote

  • Honestly paying a huge amount of Bride price to marry a girl is not a problem but the problem is the girl you are marring worth that amount. That is what you should consider 

    - Jonah Umeh - 2019-08-31 14:44:30 Quote

  • I think it's about choice,some parents see their female chil as a blessing and they couldn't afford to leave her cheap.If men are really determined to marry them I think they can.

    - Bajepade Sodam olanrewaju - 2019-08-31 14:45:18 Quote

  • This is outrageous. How can you spend a lot on just your traditional marriage then what happens to one's white wedding. The igbo culture should at least reduce if not stop the rate at which bride price is issued. This would not only bring more people to marry their daughters but also bring more respect to the culture at large

    - vincentbruno Ihemenwa - 2019-08-31 14:45:30 Quote

  • From what I had read and was told even seen, I have come to realize that Igbo bride price are always exuberant, and very expensive, which makes most groom run into unnecessary debt. My advice is that they should find an avenue, of reducing or cutting the cost of bride price because it’s on an alarming rate.

    - Anuoluwapo Awoyomi - 2019-08-31 14:52:34 Quote

  • Is extremely much, I know the pains our in-laws go through and the complain. We behave as if we are selling our daughters ,yes is our culture but such culture isn't healthy at all. But anyone who wants to marry our daughters ,my dear do so you are marrying the best breed of women you can't find anywhere in the world. 

    - Chukwuemeka Ekelaka - 2019-08-31 14:52:46 Quote

  • I don't think its too much  besides if he truly loves the woman, he would do anything just to get her.Also not all traditions demand all the listed materials, some demand less than that so it depends.

    - Onwukeme Juliet - 2019-08-31 14:53:11 Quote

  • I don't think its too much  besides if he truly loves the woman, he would do anything just to get her.Also not all traditions demand all the listed materials, some demand less than that so it depends.

    - Onwukeme Juliet - 2019-08-31 14:54:42 Quote

  • Yes...as no man will misbehave after the stress and his lost just to get her....And Igbo ladies are well train by their parent...they're been taught so many things about men...and how a woman should behave as a wife and a daughter inlaw

    - Precious Solomon - 2019-08-31 14:59:13 Quote

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