In Igboland Nigeria, bride price has been a culture that is as old as marriage it self. Different people have different bridal price ranging from dowry, money, cows, food stuffs etc.
Award winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie advocates for the abolition of bride price in Igbo culture. And it seems some people also harbour the same thought as she does. See her statement below.
“When I got married, I felt very conflicted about the payment of bride price. And my father, a very lovely man, said he didn’t want any money because we were not selling anybody. Instead he asked for something symbolic.
“And so he asked for 1 kobo, because of its symbolism. I think bride price should be scrapped from our culture.”
Again, many Nigerians have showed support and disapproval.