Igbankwu/Traditional Marriage


The indispensability of the Igbankwu (Traditional wedding/Marriage in Our Igbo society is expressed in the attitudes of our people to it. This well revered ceremony takes no rivalry from any sort of conjugal ceremony as it expends its beauty and bliss to the cultured community. The Igbankwu is carried out in series of processes as are included here below:

1. Iku aka n’uzo or Iju ese known as the background inquiry

2. Ime or ikpa ego i.e. Bride price negotiation and payments 4.

3. Wine-carrying ceremony by the bride known as ‘Igba Nkwu Nwanyi’ and Idu Uno. All these rhyme to the pattern of core traditional rites the man must put paid to before laying claim to his wife.


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