Posts Tagged “Marriage”

I’M GLAD NIGERIANS ARE GETTING MARRIED TO CHINESE —LAGOS CHINA TOWN FOUNDER, LU LU JACKSON

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I’M GLAD NIGERIANS ARE GETTING MARRIED TO CHINESE —LAGOS CHINA TOWN FOUNDER, LU LU JACKSON

Lu Lu, better known as Jackson, first came to Nigeria in 1986 on the invitation of a prominent Nigerian businessman and politician. Thirty years on, Jackson has literally adopted Nigeria as his country. Apart from being the head of the Chinese community in Lagos, his effort to recreate China in Nigeria with the founding of…

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MARRIAGE IN IGALA LAND| By Adejoh Akoh

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MARRIAGE IN IGALA LAND| By Adejoh Akoh

The Igala people are said to have originated from the Arab Country of Yemen, now situated in Niger-Benue Confluence Region of the Middle Belt Area. Infact the Igala Language has alot of similarities with the Yoruba and the Kanuri Language. The Igalas are said to have a kind of chronological relationship with the kingdom of…

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A Peep into Jukun Traditional Marriage

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A Peep into Jukun Traditional Marriage

By Paul Eric The Jukun with their rich Afro-Asiatic heritage adore marriage and posit it as an aspiration for all grownups. Little wonder in my short sojourn in Wukari, the headquarters of the Jukun’s Kwararafa Kingdom, I have witnessed a great increase in marriages contracted. The reason simply ascribed, suffice to say the low rate…

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Arit Okpo: A Pot of Afang Does Not a Calabar Woman Make

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Arit Okpo: A Pot of Afang Does Not a Calabar Woman Make

Writer, Yemisi Ogbe recently penned a piece on Calabar women, and her story took me down memory lane to the place settings of my childhood.   The ceremony involved in preparing a meal for my father. Three place mats, one above the other; one to the right side, a water coaster in the upper right hand…

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10 MOST EXPENSIVE CULTURES TO MARRY FROM IN SOUTHERN-NIGERIA

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10 MOST EXPENSIVE CULTURES TO MARRY FROM IN SOUTHERN-NIGERIA

Just like the Mbaise people, when you sum up all that are required before you can take a bride from Ikwere land, you would realize that it is in excess of one million naira, hence it is amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria.

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Igbo Traditional Marriage Rites!

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Igbo Traditional Marriage Rites!

Oke Efagene of Pulse In many parts of the world, a marriage ceremony is mainly an affair between the bride and groom, but in igboland, parents of the couple, their extended families, villagers and towns people play active roles in traditional wedding ceremony. The Igbos (also known as Ibos) are from the eastern region of…

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How to Manage your Yoruba Inlaws

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How to Manage your Yoruba Inlaws

by Moremi You’re in the early stages of cultural acculturation. It’s a long journey but it’s worth it if you want to minimize drama in your marriage. Most Yoruba folks are very simple to please and understand once you get a hang of it. Here are a few tips that might be helpful for your…

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Traditional Marriage Rites: How It’s Done In Yoruba Land

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Traditional Marriage Rites: How It’s Done In Yoruba Land

Oke Efagene (Associate at Pulse) The Yoruba traditional marriage ceremony even though a serious affair, is full of playful banter, rich contemporary Nigerian music, graceful colours and sumptuous meals. Weddings in Yoruba land is an occasion to show your best outfits, handbags, jewelry and even dancing styles. The traditional wedding is an occasion to alleviate…

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