In this edition of Arts and Culture, we head to the South-Eastern region of Nigeria, the home of the Igbo people where we will be looking at the marriage culture.
From time immemorial, the Igbo culture includes outstanding ceremonies that distinguish them from other tribes in Nigeria. Every ceremony has its excitement, beauty, uniqueness, fun and is deeply rooted in the culture.
One of the exciting ceremonies that is celebrated greatly in Igbo culture is the Igba nkwu Nwanyi which means Bride’s wine carrying.
Igba nkwu is an Igbo customary way of marriage. It involves rites that a groom performs at the bride’s family home in the presence of her family, extended family and his family as well. It is an affair that joins a man and woman as well as their families and villages