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Bride price list in Abia state

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The bride price list in Abia state has been described as the cheapest in Igbo land. In this article, we will be discussing in detail the bride price list. Keep reading to find out.

About Abia tribe

Bride price in Abia state


   Abia state is one of the 36 states in Nigeria with its capital in Umuahia. Abia is one of the southeastern parts of Nigeria with a population of 4.3 million people.
   Abia state was created in the year 1991 from part of Imo state.
    Abia is divided into seventeen Local governments and speaks Igbo as their traditional language.


What makes Abia state unique


 Before we delve into the bride price list in Abia state we must know what makes Abia tribe unique from others.
     In Abia state, the colour riot is the order of the day. It is funny that you find a woman who is dressed in a green blouse with loud colours such as purple wrappers and a redhead tie. The indigenes of Abia state are also known for eating food from nylon (paper bags).
  They are also known for their hospitality to strangers.

Bride price list in Abia state


Now, we shall be discussing the bride price list in Abia state. The bride price varies from one family to another depending on the town. Some town demands less while some demand more.

   After the suitor has made his intention known, his mother informs all relatives and friends, and the family of the bride is also informed. Once the groom is accepted by the family, the bride price list would be given to him and the day of traditional marriage is fixed.

Below is the bride price  list in Abia state;

Collection of list

  1. 1 carton of medium stout beer
  2. 1 carton of star/golden beer
  3. 2 jars of palm wine
  4. Cash price of N5000
  5. Onye ofo
  6. 4 kola nuts (ok Igbo)
  7. 1 jar of palm wine
  8. 1 bottle of seaman Schnapp
  9. 10 big tubers of yam
  10. Ego iko obera ewu-N200.00
  11. Ewu ogbugbandu
  12. 1 big live she-goat
  13. 2 jars of palm wine
  14. 1 bottle of seaman's schnapps
  15. 10 big tubers of yam
  16. N2000( two thousand nairas) for condiments

Onye ofo

  1. 1 bottle of schnapps
  2. 4 kola nuts
  3. 2 big tubers of yam
  4. Cash price of N500( five hundred nairas)

Traditional chief

  1. 1 carton of star beer
  2. 4 kola nuts (Oji Igbo)
  3. 1 jar of palm wine
  4. 1 bottle of seaman's schnapps
  5. Cash price of N500( five hundred nairas)

Manya Ajuju Nnawai

  1. 1 jar of palm wine
  2. 1 bottle of whiskey
  3. 1 carton of star beer
  4. A complete chieftaincy attire
  5. Cash price of N5000(five thousand nairas)

Manya Ajuju Umunna Uma

  1. 2 jars of palm wine
  2. 4 cartons of Star beer
  3. 1 bottle of seaman's schnapps
  4. Cash price of N1000
The cash price of N1000 (one thousand nairas) in the bride price list in Abia state differs according to the town and family.

In conclusion; we believe we have given you a comprehensive list of the bride prices list in Abia state. 

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