Lifestyle November 07, 2019 at 08:19 am

Get to know how couples from these ethnic groups in Africa dress for their traditional marriages

Akan Marriage -- Photo Credit: Louisa Fofie

Before the introduction of church marriages, everything was obviously done the traditional way. Couples didn’t need to exchange rings or publicly exchange vows to solidify their union and also make it official.

With varying customs and rituals surrounding traditional marriages across the various ethnic groups on the continent, one peculiar requirement cuts across – the groom has to pay or fulfil the bride price or dowry.

Though church weddings have become popular in recent times, traditional marriages are still of great importance as the couple need to fulfil that side of the custom before taking it to the altar, that is, if they want to do the latter.

Traditional marriages are equally recognized by society as official unions and couples only need to sign at the law court to legalise their status.

With the pomp and pageantry that usually surrounds traditional marriage ceremonies, your ultimate destination for global black lifestyle news, Nsuri, shares with you how couples from some of the most popular ethnic groups on the continent dress for their weddings.

Check them out below:

Akan Marriage (Ghana)

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Akan Marriage — Photo via thinkingcrumpets.org

 

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Akan Marriage — Photo Credit: Maxwell Jennings

 

Akan Marriage — Photo Credit: Louisa Fofie

 

Traditional Cameroonian Marriage

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Traditional Cameroonian marriage — Photo Credit: brinsimageblog.com

 

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Traditional Cameroonian marriage — Photo via rootstoglory.com

 

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Traditional Cameroonian marriage — Photo: @yungcxo (Twitter)

Zulu Marriage (South Africa)

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Zulu Marriage — Photo Credit: news365.co.za

 

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Zulu Marriage — Photo via Pinterest

 

Yoruba Wedding (Nigeria)

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Yoruba Wedding — Photo via weddingchannelafrica.com

 

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Yoruba Wedding — Photo Credit: Klala Photography

 

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Yoruba Wedding

 

Ndebele Wedding (South Africa)

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Ndebele Wedding — Photo via Pinterest

 

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Ndebele Wedding — Photo via mybeautifulblackancestry.com

 

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Ndebele Wedding — Photo via mybeautifulblackancestry.com

 

Maasai Wedding

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Maasai Wedding — Photo via zumi.co.ke

 

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Maasai Wedding — Photo Credit: Bethel Productions Kimana

 

Maasai Wedding — Photo via zumi.co.ke

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