Opinion: Is It Right for the Woman to Contribute to Her Bride Price?

by Sola Legend
Opinion: Is It Right for the Woman to Contribute to Her Bride Price?

Bride Price in Nigeria can be described as the sum of money or quantity of goods given to a bride’s family

It is required of the groom or of the groom’s family in some tribal societies before marriage. In other words, bride Price is the money or property given to the bride and his family by the groom.

In many parts of Africa, this money is what makes the traditional marriage valid because it is a way of asking for permission to marry the bride.

Opinion: Is It Right for the Woman to Contribute to Her Bride Price?

Not everyone finds it easy to pay this money, some families allow you to go ahead with your wedding so you can pay up at a later time in the marriage. While some families allow you to do that, some won’t as it is custom and this sometimes puts a strain on the intending groom. Some tribes in Africa demand a very high bride price from the groom.

Now the question is, should a woman assist the man in looking around for the money, can she contribute to her own bride price? Is it right for her to do so?

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