After 23 Years, Nigerian Lady Shows How Much Her Father Used to Marry Her Mother in Bride Price List

After 23 Years, Nigerian Lady Shows How Much Her Father Used to Marry Her Mother in Bride Price List

  • A Nigerian Lady shared a photo post on TikTok to show her followers a glimpse of how much was paid as bride price for her mother's hand in marriage
  • The lady shared a bride price list, which she said was 23 years old, dating back to 2001, when her father married her mum
  • The bride price list contained different items which her father took to his in-laws, with some valued at N50

A Nigerian lady sparked reactions on TikTok after she shared the bride price list given to her father when he got married.

The bride price list contained everything her father was asked to present to the in-laws as the traditional requirement for marriage.

Lady shares list of bride price paid on her mother.
The lady shared her mother's bride price list. Photo credit: TikTok/@amara_the1st.
Source: TikTok

In the list posted by Amarachi, some items cost as low as N50, while others cost as high as N12,000.

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In her TikTok video, she disclosed that the bride price list was 23 years old, meaning her father must have married her mother in 2001.

It is not clear the total amount her father spent, but it gave a glimpse of what the bride price list looked like years ago. She said her mother was from Abia state.

Reactions as lady shares her mother's bride price list

@Anthonia Pada said:

"In Roman numerals as well. They meant business."

@Eunice Ebiteh said:

"Hmm the price of those things now is crazy."

@TT reacted:

"This is museum worthy! Love that she kept this for future gens."

@FxrevaUp said:

"How much all this cost I’m finna marry this woman."

@Fa__muel said:

"That first pic with your mum looks like my sister. I was like is this not my sister. Omo you resemble each other ooo."

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@Cherie Coco said:

"Dem go still dey complain that time."

@Sophia Achufusi-Amuzie said:

"E suppose dey museum."

Woman shows cows used to pay her bride price

In a related story, a married lady flaunted the cows her husband brought to her people when he came to pay her dowry.

The lady walked into a bushy area where the cows were grazing and told her followers that they belonged to her.

Some netizens were stunned after seeing the number of cows owned by the lady after she got married.

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