Culture 08 May 2022

Unique Cultural Dispositions and Mannerism

Ndigbo are highly respectful to elders and titled people. But  their competitive stance makes others think they are over zealous for money and other earthly things. The average Igbo man

has pride and does not seek hand outs which they abhor as a sign of weakness.

Here are some answers from different contributors:

  • When you have people in your home you are expected to have a Kola-nut and your expected to share it with them.
  • Marriage: You must pay the father with money or other things worth value.
  • Marriage evolves both sides of the family. It is common to get invited to a traditional marriage (Igbankwu) and certainly worth witnessing one. Marriage is not just an affair between the future husband and wife but also involves the parents, the extended family and villages. First the groom asks his potential partner to marry him. Assuming that this is affirmative, the groom will visit the bride's residence accompanied by his father. The groom's father will introduce himself and his son and explain the purpose of his visit.
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