Category Archive: Culture

Hausa Traditional Marriage

  The Hausa population resides mostly in the northern parts of Nigeria.  They are predominantly muslims but some are Christians.  Hausas are about half of Nigeria population and speaks Hausa language though different tribes among the Hausa have local languages.  They are not monolithic.  Hausa traditional marriage is based mostly on Islam.  Their marriage ceremony …

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Yoruba Traditional Marriage

Marriage is an essential institution in the Yoruba culture and history.  Yoruba tribe is one of the three major tribes in Nigeria.  Their wedding ceremony have always been colorful and very festive.  Families and friends are dressed in their brightest and best attires. Yoruba man usually purse his traditional Yoruba woman by direct approach or …

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Traditional Marriage in Igboland

In most part of the world, marriage is mainly an affair between future husband and wife.  In Igboland located in the southeastern part of Nigeria, parents of the bride and groom, their extended families, villagers and towns people plays active part in traditional wedding ceremony.  Traditional marriages use to be arranged decades ago.  In arranged …

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