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The Mek tribe of paupau New Guinea think its a small pig, an arrow and a cloth bag.

What would you be willing to pay as bride price for your wife if she ends up being Nigerian?

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I honestly think this dowry of a thing is outdated;A woman is worth more than all the money and cows in this world-she is priceless and that"s how it is in my family-no bride price.

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@ Ifyalways,

Tradiitonal wrestling?

Dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyum. . . . . . . . This is getting dangerous.

Anyways, i will start bench-pressing 200 pounds so i can keep fit.

I am confident i can take on the local champion in a head lock . . . . . . That wont be a problem.

Honestly, marrying a bride in ur village is a huge task.

Tssssk. . . . . . . tsssssk.

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ifyalways that comes down to N17092.00 only.

Quite cheap . . . is this how much it costs to marry an igbo woman? Without the greedy ummuna of course?

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ROFL, at least your father tried.

me I was practically dashed away to my husband dowry-wise

but the laces and george wrappers and a few goats and chickens and bags of rice and things for umuada

they are standard in my place.

Those are non negotiable.

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am actually 4rm akwaibom,i think it depends on the family of the bride kz a family member of mine jst got married and the list was reasonably ok.

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@ chacal, those things are cheap. You wait until you start having to buy the yams (those things are expensive bo!) and the cow (yoruba families demand this) . . .

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see this other community in River state that took drastic measures when the town was overflowing with senior girls.

HAVE you seen the announcement by the elders of Ekpeye Clan in Ahoada Local Government Area of Rivers State? If you are a bachelor in search of a wife, or a married man in search of a second wife (for whatever reasons whatsoever), please start heading towards Ahoada, where the elders in deference to the pull of market forces, are offering a generous discount on bride price. According to their announcement, anyone who wants a wife can now get one from Ahoada with a smile! Ekpeye Women for Sale!. We offer good bride price! Enjoy the discount while it lasts! Offer is on first come, first served basis!

Lest you think I am making this up, then please read The Vanguard newspaper of January 24, 2006, p.8. The relevant story is titled "Community woos suitors for "overripe" spinsters - slashes bride price to N15,000". The traditional ruler of the Ugboji Clan of Ekpeye Eze Innocent Odum, concerned that his kingdom is littered with grown-up girls of marriageable age, who in spite of their beauty, education and good breeding, could not find anyone to marry them, decided to set up a committee titled "The Bride Price Committee". Its term of reference was to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the seeming inability of Ekpeye babes to attract men and to make appropriate recommendations to correct the situation.

http://www.utexas.edu/conferences/africa/ads/1482.html

so david,I've found you a discount already

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poor gys no EGO no marriage

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so ify make sure your man ji kwa aka.

all these professional students can't buy 1/4 of that list and still throw a great traditional marriage ceremony plus church wedding.ROFL

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people let me give you an insight.

In some parts of Igboland  for instance the brideprice is not the main issue

They can "charge you 50 or 20 naira.

but the commodities wey you go buy.

God help you.

I saw a list in another thread,I'll find it.

what's the point of a small bride price and then you have a prospectus that'll fill one 80 leaves notebook.

and most of these things are actually for the "umunna" aka kinsmen not even the parents.

some cultures are so strict and the list cannot be amended or the girls father will have to provide the contents himself to appease these hungry[i] umunna[/i]

But many men are standing up to these traditions and stating that their girls are not for sale.

In some places,the more educated the girl is,the more they want

if the man dey overseas,the more they want

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@ Gamine,

Are u sure?

Thats TRADITION.

The Groom has to pay the brideprice. . . . .

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Indeed

I Know!

The bride price?

We dont need any frickin guys money

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The topic is misleading

if it was about Bride Price, one matter

if it was about A Womans Worth, another matter

They are not equal

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The bride price is my Place is between N20 and N50, in addition, the woman parents buy her furniture, electronics, Pots, a bed and a wadrope

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i cannot put a prize on my head or my daughters head. if i did . no one will afford it.

then nothing under a house in spain comes in question

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