“Marry Odogwu That Can Pay in Full”: Nigerian Lady Brags as Husband-To-Be Storms Her House With Loads of Goods
- An intriguing video of a man fulfilling his traditional marriage rites has caught attention online
- The man was not visible in the video, but his excited bride showed her face excitedly as she posed with all the items
- The items bought by the groom were put on display for all to see, and netizens lauded his financial strength
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Nigerians consider traditional marriage as the most important marriage rite. The standard Nigerian traditional marriage involves activities like paying the bride price and submitting items on the list.
The list consists of material items the groom and his family are to bring to the bride's family before the traditional marriage can commence.
The list varies from clan to clan, and the marriage list of some places in eastern and southern Nigeria has items that border on extravagance.
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In a trending video, the groom, who has been given the street chieftaincy title of 'Odogwu' for being able to afford every single item on the list, brought the things for the fulfilment of the traditional marriage rites of his bride.
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The bride's family, with pride, decided to put the items on public display for all and sundry to see.
The bride and her bridal train even took turns to pose for pictures with the items, which included cartons of hot drinks, crates of alcohol, beer and malt.
Also, there were different brands of packets of soap (for laundry and bathing), white talcum powder, three big travelling boxes, lots of stylish handbags, bags of rice, lots of wrappers, plenty of coconuts, basins of dried abacha (dried and shredded cassava), numerous big tubers of yams, custard, jerry cans of oil, salt, body cream and pomade, and so much more than what could be captured on camera.
Social media reactions
"Ur village people wan kill the guy I swr forget about dis odogwu thing abeg."
@Successful Winner wrote:
"You are shouting all these things way Dey here no pass 400k so why are you people shouting? Like if a man pay even 1m for pride price is it too much."
"God forbid, it can never be my family biko."
"Celebrating nonsense, after two years you will be hearing I get problem."
@Queen Diana111 wrote:
"No be Caro white I Dey see so."
"I no even see any expensive thing for there oo."
"Wetin caro white dey find for there."
"Custard dey una tradition?"
"Please I can see caro white lotion is it part of the tradition?"
@LADY EXCEPTIONAL said:
"Una try base on for sale or bride price?"
"Wetin be this na business marriage?!"
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@Destiny child commented:
"I will never allow my husband to be to spend such money because of what what if his money finish what are we going to eat?"
@Zubby Favy wrote:
"Afikpo North tradition. My Afikpo North my pride ."
@Mhiz Bliss wrote:
@oke owo commented:
"My dear marriage is not by odogwu paying in full..is by what zup when you enter odogwu house finally."
@Mercy Linda wrote:
"Wetin my love powder dey do there."
"Congratulations dear soo happy for you."
Watch the video below:
Man begs for help as he displays list of items for bride price
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man from Katsina state was given a a marriage list and was seeking support to organise his wedding. Halal Matchmaking, a platform that helps Muslims find their spouses, shared the man's marriage list on Twitter as it was contained in a letter, saying it was emailed to them by a brother who needs help for his forthcoming wedding.
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In the letter, the man identified as Hassan sought the organisation's help, noting that his wedding comes up on March 3, 2023. Hassan said that his parents died when he was in SS 2 and he earned a diploma in computer science from a polytechnic. He attached a list of items needed for the groom as well as the bride below the letter. The list had a grand total of $1,285 (N573k).
Some of the things listed for the bride are four Dubai Hijab at $80 (N35,600) each, five laces at $80 (N35,600) each, five pieces of jewellery at $100 (N44,500) each In another section labelled 'house' the man put their house rent at $250 (N111k).