10 Most Expensive Villages/Cultures to Marry From in Nigeria

This was earlier published on Nollysugar

The argument has always been on and with the current economic condition most people will be interested in avoiding too much costs involved with marriage.

If you do not have enough money or excess dough you should probably not go to any of these places to marry.

Check to see if your girl friend or fiancee’s village is in the list;

10. The Annang People of Akwa Ibom state

The Annang people are found in Akwa Ibom state and they are the second largest ethnic group in Akwa Ibom state. Any groom who intends taking a bride from the Annang people must be ready to meet and fulfill the traditional marriage rites which is indeed expensive because of the loads of stuff and fees that the groom is expected buy and pay for.

9. The Ogoja People of Cross Rivers state

The Ogoja people are found in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State. The major communities in Ogoja are Ekpogrinya,, Nwang, Esham, Nnang, Egbong, Ewinimba and Banasara. Marrying an Ogoja lady is expensive because of all that is required for the groom to fulfill before the bride can be handed over to him.

8. The Ibibio People of Akwa Ibom state

The Ibibio people are found in Akwa Ibom state and they are known to be hardworking people especially when it comes to the Agricultural sector. The requirements from any man who wants to take an Ibibio woman is a wife can be said to be expensive because of the numerous components that makes up the list.

7. The Efik People of Cross Rivers State

The Efik people have a rich culture and marriage is not left out. A groom is expected to organize a carnival like event for the traditional marriage especially if he is getting married to the daughter of an influential person in the town.

6. The Ngwo People of Enugu State

I know many people has been expecting to see the igbo people. Well, the Ngwo culture requires that any man that wants to marry their daughter must be willing to prove that he can take care of their daughter by first meeting their requirements which often is expensive and at least train one of bride’s sister or brother.

5. The Ikwere People of Rivers State

The Ikwere people are found in Rivers State and they are generally considered to be Igbo people because of the similarities in both their language and culture of the Igbo people. Taking a bride here is in excess of one million naira, hence it is amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria.

4. The Mbano People of Imo State

Well, Nollywood beloved Chinedu Ikedieze married from this town. Mbano is a community that is located in the Southeastern part of Nigeria and they are part of the Igbo people of Nigeria. The groom must fulfill all that is listed in the marriage list, and in some cases, if the groom is wealthy, he might even be required to build a house for the bride’s parents as part of the marriage requirements.

3. The Mbaise People of Imo State

Just mentioning this town to most people in Nigeria, it send a lot of “chills” i must tell you but am not gonna discuss that today. The Mbaise people are found in Imo state in Nigeria and they occupy three local government areas in Imo State (Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise and Ezinihitte Mbaise).

The Mbaise people are known for their quest for higher education, hence the large numbers of graduates and professionals amongst them. The Mbaise culture is amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria because of the numerous components that make up their traditional marriage list. As a matter of fact, the more educated the bride is, the more expensive the marriage list becomes.

2. The Ngwa People of Abia State

The Ngwa people are found in Abia state of Nigeria and they constitute the largest and most populous sub – ethnicity or clan in the whole of the south – eastern part of Nigeria. The culture of the Ngwa people is said to be amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria because of the many things the groom is expected to do for the bride’s family and for the entire community where the bride hails from.

1. The Nkpa People of Abia State

The Nkpa people are the most expensive according to the information available to us. The Nkpa people of Abia state are found in Bende local government of Abia state. Marrying an Nkpa lady is truly expensive especially if you are not from Nkpa.

The list for the traditional marriage rite is designed in such a way that it is cheaper for an Nkpa man that is getting married to an Nkpa lady; but if a man who is not from Nkpa is seeking for the hand of an Nkpa lady, he must be ready to organize a marriage ceremony that accommodates the entire community, and also must buy gifts not only for the parents of the bride, but also for all the kinsmen (Umu nna) and their daughters (Umu Ada).


One thought on “10 Most Expensive Villages/Cultures to Marry From in Nigeria

  1. This is definitely not the kind of article that should be circulated in the social media particularly at this point in time when our people are passing through so many difficulties in living their day to day lives.

    I would appreciate articles written by intuitive thinkers and researchers that is targeted at proffering solutions to a certain or some societal problems and not this kind of gibberish that was borne out of the desire of the publisher to discourage, disparage and to tarnish the cultures of a group of people.

    While I do not support a hike the traditional marriage rites, I strongly encourage anyone who intends to get married not to be deterred by the discouragements and other junks that is contained in the said article and go all out to achieve your desire.
    Your mates are doing it. So you can do it.

    My humble advice to the Publisher of the above article is that he/she should get ingenious, get intuitive, work hard to use your research abilities and your publications to solve societal problems and to discourage people from mingling across the various tribes of this United Country.

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