“Our ancestors didn’t have this,” a man complains about the high cost of weddings in Igboland.
An Igbo man complained on a social network about the high cost of marriage in Igboland.
Referring in particular to requests for marriage lists passed to future spouses in Nnevi, Anambra State, the person who filed a complaint through his Twitter account @Kene_Nnewi said that young people from every Igbo community, commonly known as Umunna, they should reduce the demands placed on men seeking the hands of women in their community in marriage.
“I kicked this in my umunnu and will fight until the executive body fixes it … If you can … fight for yours. Igba-Nkwu in Igboland is getting more expensive every day .. I told my umunna that we either reduced the list of drinks, or completely eliminated all drinks …. collect 70 thousand for two goats, 10 thousand for a few crates and schnapps, and that’s all … that’s the number of gatherings to share almost 8 bottles each drink after Igba-Nkwu stops. “
When a Twitter user responded by saying “African culture makes life too difficult these days “Kene disagreed, saying that it was this generation’s greed that led to the expensive wedding lists.
“Not African culture, but the greed of our generation … our ancestors never had this”
See the tweet below;