There is no uniformity of the rules governing the quantum of bride price throughout Nigeria. It varies from one locality to another. Even within a state, the differences may be profound. For instance, it is commonly said that the Igbos are known for high bride price which may range in hundreds of thousands of Naira and it is also common among the Yorubas to return the bride price to the suitor.
Incidents of high-bride price in parts of Nigeria have been criticized for causing social ills particularly in preventing young men who cannot afford the large sums of money demanded by parents of bride-to-be from getting married.
Bride price(engagement list) I found on the internet
How much is actually paid in each case may depend on the outcome of negotiations between the two families. In other cases the girl’s family merely asks the suitor to pay what he considers fit and proper for a wife.
Is it possible to put a price tag on a wife? How do you even calculate what a wife is worth?
A friend today told me about a Nigerian website that helps women calculate their bride price To some this news might be stale, but for someone like me, it is new and hilarious and so I decide to share.
My bride price according to the elders
The app calculates the bride price by using the qualities below:
You can check out your bride price and even your enemy/friend’s bride price at
Check your bride price and share your bride price in the comments section below.
P.S: I don’t think men should be afraid of getting married.