‘Outrageous’ list of demands from a Nigerian bride’s family to the bridegroom goes viral

Nduta Waweru August 10, 2018
Photo: Daily Gist

In Africa, marriages are seen as an important milestone. It comes with fanfare, celebrations and even more.

Away from that, there are also some demands that either side of the family needs to fulfil.  Some of these are considered part of the bride price, but others are seen as an independent demand, usually from the bride’s family.

Recently, a Twitter user by the name @_noHANDLE posted a series of demands a prospective bride’s family listed for the grooms family.

The list comes with items in different categories including consultation gifts, items specified for the marriage proper with gifts for the father, mother and for other family members, gifts for royal princess rites, gifts for women who would create roadblocks for the groom’s entry, and gift items for the youth and children.

And these are just for the traditional wedding.

Many thought this list was too long and the demands outrageous. Here are some reactions:


Last Edited by:Nduta Waweru Updated: August 10, 2018


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