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Simple Yet Beautiful: A Look At The Isoko Traditional Wedding

The Isoko Traditional wedding is one that heavily stresses the importance of bride price payment and other requirements a man must fulfil before he takes the bride as his wife.

 

Getting married the Isoko way comprises of three basic steps which are the-First visit, second visit, and the paying of the bride price.

 

On the first visit, the groom to visit has to visit the bride’s home in the company of his family members to make his intentions known.

 

Upon their arrival, they are entertained by the girl’s father with kola nut and drinks. The girl’s father will give his guest money for their troubles while finding their way to his house.

 

In return, the groom’s family will reciprocate by offering the girls family their own drinks and kola nut.

 

They will also pay back two times the money given to them by the girl’s father.

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At the second visit, the groom to be will present his gift (different type of drinks and kola nut), to the girl’s father.

Simple Yet Beautiful- A Look At The Isoko Traditional Wedding
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The girl is summoned and asked if she knows the man and want to marry him. The presented gifts are accepted only upon her agreement to marry him.

 

The Groom receives a list of required items needed by the girl’s parent to buy.

 

It is customary for the girl’s father to introduce the man to some of his family members and also relatives of the mother’s family.

 

The groom must visit these people one after the other and he must fulfil requests they ask of him.

 

Also, he receives a list of required items needed by the girl’s parent to buy or pay the equal.

 

He presents these items on a fixed date where he pays the bride price and takes his wife home.

 

The Isoko Traditional wedding is simple and displays the rich culture of the Isokos.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

A creative writer ready to dish out juicy stories as they drop. When she is not writing, she is probably thinking of what to write next

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