21 Things That Might Happen When Going To Ask For A Girl’s Hand In Marriage In Southeast Nigeria

Marriage is such a lovely thing. And different tribes have their respective processes towards completing marriage. In the Southeastern part of Nigeria, basically the marriage starts from when a guy proposes to a woman. After she accepts the proposal, he then goes for the ‘Door Knocking’ (Iku Aka or Iju Ese), which is basically going…

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Marriage is such a lovely thing. And different tribes have their respective processes towards completing marriage. In the Southeastern part of Nigeria, basically the marriage starts from when a guy proposes to a woman. After she accepts the proposal, he then goes for the ‘Door Knocking’ (Iku Aka or Iju Ese), which is basically going to the girl’s place to officially inform her parents and the umunna that he wants to marry their daughter.

So below are some things any brother who has gone down this lane can relate to. Enjoy:

1. When you get tired of living the Bachelor life and want to settle down

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I cannot go on like this…amoshine from now onwards.

2. Then you buy ring and propose to one of your numerous FINE Igbo Gea-friends

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My Sweety Peperempe, My Tomato Jos, Udala Mmicha mu…wee you marry me?

3. Afterwards, you tell your parents that you have found your missing rib out of many

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Praise Master Jesus!

4. Then you start getting marriage advice here and there, from different people that you didn’t even know before

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Aunty, that one is not compulsory na.

5. And you also start taking lessons on your culture and traditions, and how to comport yourself on the ‘Iku Aka’ Day

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Because the ancestors will not want to be embarrassed.

6. Your squad and your Umunna arriving at your fiancee’s house like…

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Oge adiro nwanne…No time at all!

7. When you eventually sight her parents, her own Umunna and virtually the whole village at the Obi

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How will it now be on the main Igba Nkwu day?

8. When you walk into the Obi without genuflecting and greeting the elders properly

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Put some respek on our traditions, boy!

9. Presenting the ‘small kola’ you brought for her people

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Schnapp for the Umunna, Hollandais for the Umuada!

10. When the elders find out that you cannot break kola properly

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Ordinary kola, you cannot break…you are finished!

11. Then her father starts interrogating you like a State CID detective

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Wawu…all these questions for ordinary introduction!

12. The question they ask you and you know it is obvious they don’t want you to marry their daughter

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Hayy God o, see Jamb Question!

13. When her father finally asks you the much dreaded question

So tell us, which church do you attend?

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Sah, I am in the congregation of the Most High Lord!

14. When you tell your prospective father-in-law that you don’t attend the same church as they do

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Ezz all ova!

15. When he tells you that they will consult with their Daddy GO before they give you their final answer

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So this is how it all ends?

16. Your home boys, siblings and relatives consoling you like…

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Nwanne, cam dan…women plenty for everywhere, you hear!

17. You, engaging in 21 days fasting and prayers, so that their Daddy GO will give a favorable response on your behalf

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*soaks chaplet in water*

18. Waiting endlessly for when you will be summoned again for the final verdict

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Is this how all my treasure and apiriko will end?

19. When they finally tell you that they saw a vision that you are the right man for their daughter

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Shiboriborobo…Turn Up Sneh…Oya Dab. #IgbaNkwuLoading

20. They will now give you the Bride price list for the upcoming Igba Nkwu

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Na wa o…na woman I wan marry abi na land I wan buy.

21. But you are lucky that your prospective father-in-law is an educated Christian, so they reduce bill for you

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Thank you very much Sah…I promise to be a loyal son-in-law, Sah.

Responses

  1. Imaobong
    This cracked me up too much, lol!
    Traditional introductions and marriage and all the “senrere” that comes along with it.
    But most educated and modern day non-traditionalist homes don’t ask for bride prices of great magnitude anymore.
    At least so I hear lately.
    Great job.
    You made my night!
    1. Sparks & Tingles
      But most educated and modern day non-traditionalist homes don’t ask for bride prices of great magnitude anymore.

      I pray o. I like igbo girls and I would like to end up with one. It is the future value of the current bride price obtainable that keeps me in check.

    2. Dr. Baruu
      Well my dear, to an extent, this exorbitant brideprice issue doesn’t matter anymore in a lot of families.
      Besides, the woman you are marrying is not property na. Lol
      Thanks for reading. Amin!

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    1. Dr. Baruu
      Na so Baba Sparks. Gratitude!
      As for that Igbo babe wey you wan marry, no para at all Baba.
      Last Last, we go know as we go take do the brideprice when that time don reach.
      Blessings Baba…

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    1. Dr. Baruu
      LOL…don’t worry my sister Blaqlotus.
      You will even stay at the high table, with E-Money and his money spraying gang.
      Blessings!
  2. Whispering Hope
    I dodge every atom of “igbo-ness”wen go try to approach our doorstep at this rate. Anyway my bros. This was just the write up i needed to crack me up. It has been a long day. So much humour. Thanks for spreading laughter jor!

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