Traditional wedding

The Unique Culture of Ebira/Igbira People Traditional Marriage Rites in Nigeria

Ebira wedding The Ebira people are outspoken and very hard working. Farming and cloth-weaving are occupations the Ebiras are known for. The Ebira (igbira) people speak Egbira, a Nupoid language belonging to the larger Niger-Congo language phylum. Egbira is spoken by about 2 million people in Nigeria especially in Kogi State. Many Ebira people are from …

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Wedding Menu: Foods to Serve Guest in a Typical Isoko Traditional Marriage

owo soup Food is a vital part of any celebrations in Africa, it is an essential part of any marriage ceremony. Weddings in Nigeria mark the beginning of a new chapter in any couple’s life. Therefore, making it memorable should be the main thing. For me, one way to make it memorable is when there …

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Unique Traditional Marriage Customs of Ngoni Tribe in East central Africa

Ngoni(Nguni) is ethnic group found mostly in East central Africa in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. The Ngoni are a small group of the Zulu of Kwa Zulu natal in South Africa. It is believed that the Ngoni were once existed as part of the feared Zulu empire found in the southeast coastlands of South …

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Unique Traditional Marriage Rites in Kogi State – Olamaboro L.G.A

The joy of marriage cannot be overemphasized, in a typical African setting – marriage brings lots of happiness, it converges the family together to celebrate the birth of a new era.  A traditional marriage in Nigeria is more respected and valued than other weddings. Most churches may not join couple in holy matrimony, if the …

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4 Unique Guide to Traditional Marriage Rite of Kikuyu People in Kenya

The Kikuyu tribe, is the largest ethnic group in Kenya, making up about 22% of the country’s total population. Kikuyu culture is one of the more documented cultures, with lots of fact depicted in books and movies. Below, are 4 Guides to Kikuyu traditional wedding process.  It should be noted that Kikuyu traditional wedding customs, …

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Traditional Zulu Marraige Rites and BridePrice/Dowry Payment

Image by:Vita Bella Photos Africa is blessed with rich cultures, one of which is our traditional wedding ceremony. Traditional African weddings are much more different from the western weddings – a lot of right and rituals has to be done to appeal our ancestors to guide and protect the newlyweds on their quests towards marital …

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Traditional Wedding Customs of EWE Tribe in Ghana

One of Africa’s most exciting cultures is our traditional wedding custom and ceremony. These weddings are uniquely fashioned to suit the life of those that relate to such customs. Delicious foods, drinks and beautiful dancing style are also never left out. Most traditional weddings in Ghana are similar in one way or the other but …

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Bride Price List of Okrika Traditional Marriage Rite

bride-price items The Bride price List of Okrika Traditional Marriage is such a lengthy one but very affordable. Dowry Payment with Okrika people is an important aspect of their traditional marriage rites. A woman is only regarded as a married woman when her bride price is paid, she may have had other forms of marriages, but …

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Introduction ceremony of Urhobo People in Delta state, Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with enormous and rich traditions and cultural practice. Recently I witness the introduction ceremony of a friend; his fiancée is an Urhobo woman. The Urhobo people are from southern Nigeria, one of the major ethic groups in delta state. Today I will be brining to you a typical Urhobo marriage introduction ceremony; …

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Traditional Wedding Made in Idoma-Land, Central Nigeria, Benue State

In most cultures in Nigeria, traditional marriagesare usually an arrangement between two families, some times this arrangement may not be the wishes of the two individuals involve. Education and civilisation is changing that norm gradually. Furthermore, in many Nigerian cultures, it is the man that pays the dowry or bride-price, invariably making him head of …

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