A traditional Nigerian wedding was put on hold because of a disagreement regarding the bride payment the prospective husband provided.
400 enormous tubers of yam were requested by his fiancee’s family, but they refused the food when he delivered it for one reason.
The lady’s family offered a temporary solution the man might utilize if the marriage had to continue in order to salvage the situation.
A Nigerian man described how yams offered as the bride payment caused his brother’s traditional marriage in Imo state to fall through.
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When John Doe, an influencer, said that Edo state has the cheapest bride price in Nigeria, @Foedosa1 tweeted about the incident in response.
@Foedosa1 claimed that the bridal price for his brother’s fiancée’s family contained 400 huge tubers of yam.
One tuber, nevertheless, broke when they were delivering the yams to the village. To their amazement, the woman’s family refused to accept any of the tubers and insisted that the damaged one be replaced with a fresh one from their neighborhood market.
Their reason being that the wife-to-be’s leg is not broken.
See the tweet below:
Social media reactions
“Agba are you talking about marriage list or just bride price? Bride price is never a problem, my younger sister’s bride price was 10k, we removed 3k and handed the bal to our inlaw to take care of our daughter.”
“Some states will charge as low as N5000.
“And some will demand as high as 400 tubers of yam. A tuber big tuber of yam in some places goes for 1, 600k or there abouts (taking cognisance of present market conditions).
“1,600 × 400 equals more than half a million Naira.
“But I’ve always ask myself this one question everytime I see or hear something like this. And the question is what will they be doing with 400 tubers of yams. Is it that they are planning to re-sell them or what? I’ll ask this question if I was the bride I swear.”
“But sir, I’ve been willing to ask, why do some family do this? Is it that they do this intentionally to frustrate the man’s effort to marry their daughter or their greed just want to milk every last penny from a man’s pocket?”