Nigerian Weddings

A huge feast always accompanies Nigerian weddings. Before the wedding, the families of the bride and groom meet and investigate each other. The groom’s family offers gifts to the bride’s family. Gifts are usually cattle, yams and money. When an agreement is reached, the bride will come and live with the groom’s family. If everything works out between the couple, a feast will be held and they will be considered married. While the feast is taking place, the bride patiently waits for her groom in a special hut. The groom will present tobacco and chicken to the guests and then will go inside the hut. Once the groom is inside the hut, the marriage will be announced. The next day, a goat will be killed for the bride and its blood will be poured onto the hut.