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Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by omocalabar93: 10:14am On Sep 26
Igbo Kwenu! Yes, Igbo ladies are unarguably beautiful, but the beauty is not just skin deep, it is embedded in the rich cultures and traditions of the tribe.

We will be talking about Igbo Traditional Marriage and everything about it.

1. ‘Iku aka’ or ‘Iju ese’ which is the marriage inquiry
Here the groom has to visit the bride’s immediate family accompanied by his father or the eldest member of his family, if his dad is deceased. This is where the bride-to-be is called out by her parents and asked if she accepts the suitor for marriage, her response determines the bride price negotiation and informing the extended family.

After this stage, investigation is carried out by the bride’s family to check history of illness, hereditary diseases, if the groom is either already married/divorced and other necessary things before informing their extended family.


2. ‘Umunna’ seeking consent from the extended family of the bride-to-be
Here, the suitor takes gift along with him, such as snuff, Kola nuts, palm wine, goat, etc. And this is where the final decision is made whether or not the family of the bride accepts the suitor and his family. The date for traditional wedding is set and bride price list is sent out.


3. ‘Ime ego’ which means bride price negotiation and payment
There is really no unified Bride price requirements especially in Igbo land and people tend to complain of the exorbitant list of items the groom is expected to bring or meet before he is able to marry from this tribe.

It depends on the place, community and family when it comes to this list. But before anything else is done, there must be a final agreement on what to bring as the bride price.

4. ‘Igba Nkwu Nwanyi’ and ‘Idu Uno’ which is the wine carrying ceremony by the bride
This is the last and final stage in the Igbo traditional wedding ceremony and it’s usually hosted by the bride’s family where they entertain their guests depending on their level of affluence in the community for the groom’s family coming and invited guests, they also hire a live band and maybe traditional dancers to make the ceremony interesting.


Usually, the bride-to-be is dressed in the traditional Igbo wedding attire which include a blouse, a double wrapper, a red coral bead necklace and a big head tie known as ‘Ichafu’ or a bead round her head.

The groom is expected to be accompanied by a larger party this time (friends included) and bring along with him the bride price list. He must present the list along with the required gifts to the Umunna before the ceremony begins.

https://ngg.ng/2019/09/25/4-important-things-you-should-know-about-the-igbo-traditional-wedding/

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by crafteck(m): 10:18am On Sep 26
Ftc

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:34pm On Sep 26
First Step on that beautiful day...


First the groom asks his potential partner , aka babe,
to marry him.
Assuming babe answers in the affirmative,
the groom will visit the bride’s residence accompanied by his father.
The groom’s father will introduce himself and his son and explain the purpose of his visit.
The bride’s father welcomes the guests, invites his daughter to come and asks her if she knows the groom. Her confirmation shows that she agrees with the proposal.
Then the bride’s price settlement (Ika-Akalika) starts with the groom accompanied by his father and elders visiting the bride’s compound on another evening.

Tbc.(Duty Calls)..........

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by tillaman(m): 12:34pm On Sep 26
I would have continued reading this if I was still dating Onyinye!!
Damn you Onyinye if you are reading this
I hope you kept the baby!!

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by oogbiko(m): 12:35pm On Sep 26
wow interesting... lets continue to celebrate our culture





Get a transformer before that wedding to better your chances of having constant power supply
Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by Sunofgod(m): 12:35pm On Sep 26
Odiegwu...Davido take note!

You go meet Chiomas parents on your own?

Na wa ohh!

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:35pm On Sep 26
Beautiful culture....

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by KingAzubuike(f): 12:35pm On Sep 26
In terms of everything including food, Igbo traditional wedding beats Yoruba weddings hands down.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by Caleb4show: 12:36pm On Sep 26
Am a Yoruba guy buh I wish to marry Igbo girl

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by Kazeemakeem(m): 12:36pm On Sep 26
omocalabar93:
Igbo Kwenu! Yes, Igbo ladies are unarguably beautiful, but the beauty is not just skin deep, it is embedded in the rich cultures and traditions of the tribe.

We will be talking about Igbo Traditional Marriage and everything about it.

1. ‘Iku aka’ or ‘Iju ese’ which is the marriage inquiry
Here the groom has to visit the bride’s immediate family accompanied by his father or the eldest member of his family, if his dad is deceased. This is where the bride-to-be is called out by her parents and asked if she accepts the suitor for marriage, her response determines the bride price negotiation and informing the extended family.

After this stage, investigation is carried out by the bride’s family to check history of illness, hereditary diseases, if the groom is either already married/divorced and other necessary things before informing their extended family.


2. ‘Umunna’ seeking consent from the extended family of the bride-to-be
Here, the suitor takes gift along with him, such as snuff, Kola nuts, palm wine, goat, etc. And this is where the final decision is made whether or not the family of the bride accepts the suitor and his family. The date for traditional wedding is set and bride price list is sent out.


3. ‘Ime ego’ which means bride price negotiation and payment
There is really no unified Bride price requirements especially in Igbo land and people tend to complain of the exorbitant list of items the groom is expected to bring or meet before he is able to marry from this tribe.

It depends on the place, community and family when it comes to this list. But before anything else is done, there must be a final agreement on what to bring as the bride price.

4. ‘Igba Nkwu Nwanyi’ and ‘Idu Uno’ which is the wine carrying ceremony by the bride
This is the last and final stage in the Igbo traditional wedding ceremony and it’s usually hosted by the bride’s family where they entertain their guests depending on their level of affluence in the community for the groom’s family coming and invited guests, they also hire a live band and maybe traditional dancers to make the ceremony interesting.


Usually, the bride-to-be is dressed in the traditional Igbo wedding attire which include a blouse, a double wrapper, a red coral bead necklace and a big head tie known as ‘Ichafu’ or a bead round her head.

The groom is expected to be accompanied by a larger party this time (friends included) and bring along with him the bride price list. He must present the list along with the required gifts to the Umunna before the ceremony begins.

https://ngg.ng/2019/09/25/4-important-things-you-should-know-about-the-igbo-traditional-wedding/


nice thread but igbos are too expensive to marry thereby most of the ladies or men become old before getting married ,most times 40-45 yrs.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by Tina26: 12:36pm On Sep 26
its high time government looks into this. its now a means of extortion and its driving many guys into crime. today some ladies even sponsor their own bride price. some will give you list as if they want to open shoprite

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by Jayug(m): 12:36pm On Sep 26
Weldone!
Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by chibu4u2(m): 12:36pm On Sep 26
:-Xj
Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by tolakush92(m): 12:36pm On Sep 26
I CAN NEVER MARRY AN IBO GIRL
THE STRESS IS JUST TOO MUCH

I HAVE TESTIMONIES

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by hopeforcharles(m): 12:37pm On Sep 26
Great, the Igbo traditional marriage is very affordable depending on how u approach and do things,
Even if u no get money we go give u credit. Anai alucha Nwaanyị.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by SLAP44: 12:38pm On Sep 26
Tina26:
its high time government looks into this. its now a means of extortion and its driving many guys into crime. today some ladies even sponsor their own bride price. some will give you list as if they want to open shoprite

If you don't like it, remain single.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by franchasng(f): 12:38pm On Sep 26
grin grin
Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by 2innocent(m): 12:38pm On Sep 26
IGBO AMAKA

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by vickyhow(m): 12:38pm On Sep 26
Igbo People and Money eh !
nobody should quote me am not feeling fine

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by IamR: 12:39pm On Sep 26
tolakush92:
I CAN NEVER MARRY AN IBO GIRL
THE STRESS IS JUST TOO MUCH

I HAVE TESTIMONIES
Igbo people are still the best in Nigeria. If you don't like their ladies or men, stay away.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by SLAP44: 12:39pm On Sep 26
tolakush92:
I CAN NEVER MARRY AN IBO GIRL
THE STRESS IS JUST TOO MUCH

I HAVE TESTIMONIES

Who is begging you kwanu?

Which Ibo unfortunate girl will agree to you?

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by SamOyovwi: 12:39pm On Sep 26
I'm an Urhobo but I must confess that the Igbos have the most beautiful and pretty ladies in Nigeria. I Love the Igbos. I will marry an Igbo girl. Igbo knwenu

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by naijadrivablog: 12:39pm On Sep 26
cool
Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by SLAP44: 12:39pm On Sep 26
vickyhow:

Igbo People and Money eh !

nobody should quote me am not feeling fine

They sure have money.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by mimilogs: 12:39pm On Sep 26
Beautiful, informative thread!







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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by IamR: 12:40pm On Sep 26
vickyhow:

Igbo People and Money eh !

nobody should quote me am not feeling fine
Tell me an ethnic group that does not like money?

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by Kulas: 12:40pm On Sep 26
Igbo women are the most beautiful tribe in the whole of Nigeria,quote me right or wrong!.

I am not here to make tribal statement but to state a fact,which even you that is reading my comment know that what i am saying is TRUE.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by SLAP44: 12:40pm On Sep 26
Kazeemakeem:



nice thread but igbos are too expensive to marry thereby most of the ladies or men become old before getting married ,most times 40-45 yrs.

A poor person will always say expensive things are bad. Pray for God to help you with money.

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Re: Important Things You Should Know About The Igbo Traditional Wedding by mysticgal(f): 12:40pm On Sep 26
Igbo Amaka cheesy

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