Kalu Ikeagwu: Bride Price In My Village Can’t Buy A Recharge Card Because Women Are Not For Sale
August 4, 2017 – Kalu Ikeagwu: Bride Price In My Village Can’t Buy A Recharge Card Because Women Are Not For Sale
Veteran Nollywood actress Kalu Ikeagwu has revealed that bride price in his village in Abia state can’t be used to purchase a recharge card.
While speaking as a guest on TV Continental show, Mr Ikeagwu who married beauty Queen Ijeoma Eze in a modest ceremony last year said since women are not for sale in his village in Abia state, intending grooms do not have to worry about picking a wife there.
The British Nigerian actor said N60 Naira is the maximum bride price in his place.
The highly respected thespian was said to have made the comment to negate a widely held but erroneous view that bride price is outrageously in Nigerian eastern states.
August 4, 2017 at 4:09 AM
Good one bro. Did you pay N60 on her as well?
August 4, 2017 at 11:36 AM
NICE QUES..IT DEPENDS IF THE LADY IS FROM THE SAME TOWN.LOOKS LIKE SHES FROM ENUGU STATE.KALU IS A SEASONED ACTOR
August 4, 2017 at 9:33 AM
In all the tribes in the whole of Nigeria, i don’t think their is any tribe you pay a BRIDE PRICE up to #10,000.
The main problem is other traditional rites that follows.
What will you say about a situation were you pay #60 as BRIDE PRICE, but you are ask to bring 10 cow, 200 tubers of yam, expensive wrappers etc as part of the BIRDER
August 4, 2017 at 3:56 PM
Niyi, you are well informed.
August 4, 2017 at 11:25 AM
are you sure because everything in this country is unbelievable
J. B. Hunter
August 4, 2017 at 3:04 PM
@ NIYI, Kai… May God Himself richly bless you for this your comment.
About two years ago, a wedding ceremony was shown on NTA LIVE in Kogi state where even the then gov of the state was a special guest, aside some commissioners, ministers, ambassadors, senators, governors of other states and special guests of honor.
Ask me how much the bride price was… N40. Mint in one brokable plate like that. N40!
Now, do you think that a wedding that was attended by the class of personalities mentioned above will not gulp close to a million plus naira?
The Igbos have a tradition of presenting what they called “ LIST“ to any willing suitor to their daughters. Beautiful as they are but you may end up selling your house just to marry them especailly anyone that went to the University among them. Ha, na there you go fear o…that one na no go area.
I take a stroll…
August 4, 2017 at 4:03 PM
Niyi and J B Hunter, you guys are on point. Whether the bride price is one Naira or one million Naira is not the issue. The issue is will you get a happy home? You may spend 10 Naira and have a low key wedding and your marriage will stand the test of time with love. Many of those who paid high bride price and what they call high caliber wedding that gulps millions of Naira end up in sorrow. The wife will end up a tigress.
August 4, 2017 at 4:11 PM
I DID NOT ALLOW MY PARENT TO TAKE BRIDE PRICE FROM MY HUSBAND BECAUSE I AM NOT A SLAVE TO BE SOLD OFF. I TOLD MY FAMILY THAT I DO NOT LIKE IT.
BECAUSE WITH MY SISTERS WHO RECEIVED HUGE BRIDE PRICE, EACH TIME THERE WAS A FIGHT OR ANY ARGUMENT,
THEIR HUSBAND ALWAYS REFERRED TO HOW MUCH BRIDE PRICE HE HAS PAID
AND MADE MY SISTERS TO LOOK AS IF THEY HAVE TO SERVE AND OBEY HIM LIKE A SLAVE MASTER.
SO, WHEN MY DAUGHTER WANT TO GET MARRIED, I TOLD HER HUSBAND, SORRY MY DAUGHTER WAS NOT BORN TO BE SOLD OFF.
IF SHE DECIDES TO WALK AWAY FROM THIS MARRIAGE ANYTIME, PLEASE ALLOW HER TO WALK AWAY IN PEACE .
BECAUSE IT WAS THIS SO CALLED BRIDE PRICE THAT WAS MAKING MANY OF THESE MEN TREATING THEIR WIVES LIKE A CONNIVING LITTLE SHIT, SCUMS.
August 5, 2017 at 1:41 PM
I still what to use this opportunity to plead with our parents and most especially the Igbo race as a whole, to please for God sake to check the excesses in terms of marriage as a whole which has lead to a very negative repercussion but in their family life, marital life and single hood life with the following reasons
1, They have the oldest singles in the world
2, The highest and most expensive brides and traditional rites
3, even after marriage their is every tendency of sending you a responsibility (a boy or girl to leave with you)
4, Once your wife gives birth (gbese) humugwu meaning after 3 or 6 month your pocket will tell, wrappers upon wrapers.
5, If your mother or father in-law dies, your are in for the main thing
6, And most especially when you are a total stranger coming to marry them.
Please am not in any way trying to insult or mock any body here, but it just a fact and reality.
As for me intended marrying an Igbo lady due to their beauty, intelligent, industrious nature and must especially their ability to endurance and supportive nature in their marital life, but when i thing of all my observation mention above i always have a rethink and sleepless night.
Please can will profile a solution, advice, help or find a way out as one Nigeria. Tnks to Uzoma, J.B Hunter and MADAM ERANKO for your understanding.