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The Top 10 Tribes with the Cheapest Bride Price in Nigeria

10. ONITSHA 

They are from Anambra state, though there is a fact that Igbos charge exorbitantly for bride price but these people are different, they are one of the tribes with the cheapest bride price. Traditionally, ₦40 is requested but you will buy a lot of things to accompany it.

9. TIV

The Tiv is an ethnic group found in Benue state, they made it a norm that any marriage rights costs and also the bride price shouldn’t exceed a total of ₦100,000, once you as a man have this amount then you are already considered a husband.

8. ITSEKIRI 

Itsekiri tribe is found in Delta state, they also request a very low bride price. Other marriage rights might cost you but their bride price is just ₦120.

7. BINI

This tribe is a majority tribe in Edo state, they speak the Bini language and are blessed with beautiful women, their bride price is just ₦24, though other things might be asked of, as you can see Bini people are one of the tribes with the cheapest bride price in Nigeria

6. THE KAGORO

The Kagoro tribe is not that very popular because their population isn’t that much. They can be found in Kaduna state and the paying of bride price in this part of the country is not compulsory. Though some parents do request it, it is not expensive.

5. ESAN

This is a notable tribe in Edo state, one of the most populous in the state. Edo generally is a state that takes tradition seriously, you might not spend much on ceremonies but the tradition is dear to them. They give you the impression that their daughter is not for sale.

Esan tribes charge around ₦24 which simply means 24 cowries or British pounds being used in the olden days, though you are needed to buy other things which might cost you some money, check the marriage rights on this post.

4. URHOBO

Urhobo tribe is also one of the tribes with the cheapest bride price in Nigeria, they are found in Delta state and they charge a very low amount as bride price, their bride price ranges between ₦12 – ₦15.

3. FULANI

The Fulani tribe cut across West African countries like Niger, Nigeria, Chad e.t.c. They have a quite huge population in Nigeria and are based in the Northern region of the country. They mostly speak Fulfulde which is their own original language, they also speak Hausa. They majorly Muslims so their tradition seems to be based on Islamic laws

The Fulanis are always very attractive, most especially their women, their major profession is rearing cattle and diaries and they make use of this for their marriage ceremonies and other events.

2. HAUSA MUSLIM

They call the bride price “Sadaki” and this is always very low even beyond your expectations.

When they accept a very low bride price they have this belief that many blessings and joy will be attracted and there will be ease in whatever they do.

Due to their religion, they make use of the “Rubu Dinar” which means “quarter kilogram of gold piece” based on the Arabic expression, this can be paid by anyone ready to marry their daughter but you must be the responsible type.

1. YORUBA

The Yorubas are seen as the most educated tribe in Nigeria and also the most respectful tribe in the country. They place much value on their daughters and this is the reason why they do not charge much bride price. They see you as their son once you marry their daughter. And they tell you they do not sell their daughter but as custom demands, the bride price is called “Owo Ori” in the Yoruba language. It is a must for you to pay the bride price but not an amount that will be inconvenient. After collecting the bride’s price they might give it back to you, this solely depends on the decision of the parents.

Marriage in Yoruba land is seen as a joint venture so do not be surprised if the ladies’ parents also foot some bills to make the marriage a success.

Yoruba bride price cost ranges between ₦5,000 to ₦20,000.

Though after collecting it the parents usually return it to the groom as support for the marriage. The initial collection of the bride’s price is just to signify that they actually collected it in good faith and to make it a symbolic event. After this you will be given a list of things you should buy, these are edible things like yam, plantain, sugarcane and so on, these are not expensive in any way and even a man with no job at hand can manage to buy them.