Igbo Polygamy: In Igbo land, marriage is one of the most important social customs. An Igbo man can decide to marry one or more wives for certain reasons but what spearheads the order of marriage here is patriarchy. He needed more than one wife to exercise his full-blown patriarchy.
How many wives can an Igbo man have?
The traditional society however recognised polygamy - the marriage of more than one wife by a man. This means that marriage contract in the traditional society did not recognise the wifes right to monopoly over her husband, since the husband under customary law, could marry more than one wife (6).
Who pays for the wedding in Igbo culture?
The brides price is negotiated between the fathers. In most cases there is only a symbolic price to be paid for the bride, in addition to other prerequisites such as kola nuts, goats, chicken, wine, said Igbokwe.
Which tribe is the dirtiest in Nigeria?
The most dirtiest tribes today in Nigeria are the Igala, Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, Kambara and the Idoma tribes respectively. Interestingly, the Fulani tribe is the largest nomadic people in the world, which is seen as almost all the Fulani people are nomadic and cattle rearers.
Can a man marry a second wife legally?
A person who contracts a statutory marriage is bound by law to practice monogamy. He cannot therefore lawfully contract a second marriage during the subsistence of the first marriage. If he did so, the second marriage would be void by reason of its taking place during the life of the former husband or wife.