Ogoja, Ngwa, Mbaise & More: 10 Most Expensive Cultures/Tribes to Marry From in Nigeria

An investigative report has revealed the Igbo speaking region and also some states from the Southern part of Nigeria as some of the most expensive cultures to get a wife. Below are the full list.

In Nigeria, marriage is definitely a big deal when you talk about marriage, considering the kind of money and energy people invest into it to make it happen.

Though in most cases, the traditional rites can be termed as expensive cultures to marry from and so are dreaded.
Although the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria is not restricted to just a geographic region or tribe in Nigeria, but of course the eastern part of Nigeria – the Igbo speaking region of Nigeria and also some states from the Southern part of Nigeria can be said to be some of the most expensive cultures to get a wife.

Below are a list of the 10 most expensive cultures in Nigeria to marry from.

1. The Nkpa People of Abia State
The Nkpa people are the most expensive according to the information available to us. The Nkpa people of Abia state are found in Bende local government of Abia state. Marrying an Nkpa lady is truly expensive especially if you are not from Nkpa.
The list for the traditional marriage rite is designed in such a way that it is cheaper for and Nkpa man that is getting married to an Nkpa lady; but if a man who is not from Nkpa is seeking for the hand of an Nkpa lady, he must be ready to organize a marriage ceremony that accommodates the entire community, and also must buy gifts not only for the parents of the bride, but also for all the kinsmen (Umu nna) and their daughters (Umu Ada).

2. The Ngwa People of Abia State
The Ngwa people are found in Abia state of Nigeria and they constitute the largest and most populous sub – ethnicity or clan in the whole of the south – eastern part of Nigeria. The culture of the Ngwa people is said to be amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria because of the many things the groom is expected to do for the bride’s family and for the entire community where the bride hails from.

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