How much does a bride typically cost in Nigeria?

Is bride price legal in Nigeria?

The practice of bride price is a distinctive and established feature of African customary law marriage. In Nigeria, the practice has received statutory and judicial approval.

Which state in Nigeria has the highest bride price?

What is the most expensive bride price in Nigeria?

  • The Kalabari in Rivers state: their bride-price and cost of items required might go as high as N1million naira in some cases.
  • Ibibio in Akwa-Ibom state: their demands can run as high as N700,000.

What do you call a woman who marries for money?

Gold digger is the usual term for somebody who pursues a relationship for money. Its connotation is more greed than poverty, however. If you want a more neutral term, I’d suggest marriage of convenience.

Who pays for the wedding in Nigeria?

Marriage license and any applicable fees. The bridal party is responsible for paying for the cost of their attire, their accommodation and transportation. The bridal party and friends of the couple can and should help pay for the bridal showers, bachelorette party, and bachelor’s party.

What is the most expensive wedding?

Guinness World Record holder. According to Guinness World Records, the most expensive wedding ever officially recorded took place in Versailles, France in 2004, and racked up an eye-watering $55m (£42.4m) price tag. The happy bride and groom were Vanisha Mittal and Amit Bhatia.

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What does the Bible says about bride price?

Bride price is not a condition for marriage but only as a penalty for rape. Exodus 22:16-17: “If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.