In Nigeria, marriage is definitely a big deal considering the kind of money and energy people invest into it to make it happen.That
is the period where every bride gets to feel like a queen because of
the way they are celebrated. It is usually a royal event and depending
on how big the wedding is, you will be shocked to find the important
dignitaries in the society there
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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 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
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
.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.
The Mbano People of Imo State
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
The Mbaise people are found in Imo state part of 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 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 and Nkpa man that is
getting married to an Nkpa lady; but if a man who is not from Nkpa is
seeking for the hands 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).