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Ebira Wedding Ceremony

The Ebira people are outspoken and very hard working. Farming and cloth-weaving are occupations the Ebiras are known for. Anebira (Ebira People) speak Ebira Language, a Nupoid language belonging to the larger Niger-Congo language phylum. Ebira is spoken by about 2 million people in Nigeria especially in Kogi State.

Many Ebira people are from Kogi State, but some can be found in Kwara State, Nasarawa State, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and Edo State. Okene, Kogi State Nigeria, is said to be the administrative center of the Ebira-speaking people in Kogi state.

Anebira (Ebira (Igbira) people) uphold their traditions. Awesome features of their culture can be appreciated most in the event of traditional marriages.

Ebira Traditional Marriage Custom.

Ebira Traditional Wedding Ceremony

In Ebira tradition, a man can not walk to the parents of the lady he wants to marry to disclose his intentions (In the old days though, this has changed); his parents or elders mostly the women do this by going to the lady’s parents to introduce themselves and also to inform them of their reason for coming to the house.

When a man sees a lady he want to marry, he discusses his intentions with her, if she likes him and also interested, she tells him to bring his people to express his intentions to her parents.

After this is done, the parents of the lady then carry out their private investigation on the upbringing, background, family history and so on, of the intending groom, this is done to know if there is madness, terminal diseases or criminality in the man’s family. No parents want to give their daughter’s hand in marriage to a family with a tainted reputation in the society.

After all investigations and no fault found, an approval is given to the man to visit the bride-to- be from time to time to get to know themselves properly.

A date is later picked for the formal introduction of both families and this is called “Isa Ewere” (Ise-ewere) which means the secret is now in the open. During the celebration, there is usually the presentation of gift items made by the family of the groom to the family of the bride.

The gift items usually include; tubers of yam, dried fish or bush meat, 10 liters of palm oil, a bag of salt, assorted wines and kola nut. The groom may also decide to present two wrappers to his would-be bride but this is optional. On the day of introduction, it is not necessary that the man attends the occasion as his family members do the necessary things on his behalf. The bride’s family in turn, entertains the groom’s family with food and drinks. The families interact with one another and formally introduce every member of both families.

The tubers of yam and other items brought are distributed to neighbors and members of the extended family no matter how small. This is done to ask for their prayers for a happy marriage as well as to ensure the acknowledgement of the community that the lady now has someone she intends to get married to. After this is done, the date for the traditional marriage is then fixed.

The bride price is also agreed upon by the parents of the bride and it depends to a large extent, on the financial strength of the man. Apart from the bride price, there are other things like “ozemeiyi” meaning “I like her” which a certain amount of money is attached to, and “otanuvogei” that is “joining hands together” which has it own amount attached. There is also “idoza” meaning “farming price” paid to the bride’s family because Ebira people are predominantly farmers. In the olden days when young man had to farm, the groom and his friends choose a day to farm for the bride’s parent but these days because most young men don’t farm any longer, they pay money instead.

On the day of the traditional marriage, women in the man’s family are seen singing and dancing carrying tubers of yams on their heads to the lady’s house. The singing and dancing continues at their arrival at the lady’s house where the ceremony kicks off. Other items to be taken are cans of palm oil, groundnut oil, dried fish, some clothing materials in some boxes etc.

The ceremony is mark with colorful display of dances by maiden groups mostly the bride’s friends and by women groups. The parents of the couple offer prayers to bless their marriage and if a clergy man is present he prays for them and hand over a certificate to them to acknowledge their marriage.
The lady is thereafter, escorted by her friends and other women to her husband’s house with her belongings.

List of Items Needed for Ebira Traditional Marriage.

  • 101 tubers of yam
  • Drinks
  • Kola nut
  • Dowry
  • Dried fish or bush meat
  • Liters of palm oil
  • Bag of salt
  • Palm oil
  • Groundnut oil
  • Clothing materials in some boxes
  • Jewelries and Adornment for the lady
  • Cash for the clan members and family elders
  • The groom may also decide to present two wrappers to his bride-to-be but this is optional.

Ebira culture is so great compare to other parts of the country Nigeria, where you need to bring heaven and earth before you can pick a bride.
To my friends that are bachelors like me what are we waiting for? 😃😃😃😃😄

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I'm very happy to show you some of the photos from the event, even though i wasn't present at the event, E pain me so tehhhhh.

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Barakatu is a very good friend and a sister and we all at Ebiraland Media are very happy and wish her happy married life may God bless their Union (Mr. & Mrs. Zubair)

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Family, friends and fans, You are invited to Celebrate with us our very own beautiful Role model, Salid Ohunene Rodiyat AKA #BARAKATU and our lovely brother Atimah Zubair wedding Ceremony....


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Speaker, Commonwealth Youth Leadership and the National Coordinator of Nigeria Christian Youths Political Platform (NICHYPP), Comrade Matthew James Avabee (GP) proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Miss Ibrahim Humikurusum Tessy in Lagos last night at the most expensive Sailor Lounge Lekki.
Tessy is the CEO of DH Express, an online business outfit in Nigeria. Her company, , majorly distribute quality and affordable wears, make up boxes, electronics, phones and Jewelries across the nation.
The surprise event was witnessed by the founder of Confluence Mountaineering and Chairman of Father’s House Foundation, Mr Maleek Shehu and other notable friends.
Matthew, popular called Mr Spreading, and his sweetheart expressed their joy and rendered appreciation to God for his love towards them. They also thanked all their friends and family that took their precious time to pray with them all through.
The current rumor in town is that both has been dating for a while now and they are planning to tie the knot early next year.

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Last week on #Friday_Special i shared #Ebirawedding - Top 10 Ebira Pre-Wedding Photoshoot You Got To See. - #FridaySpecial which i received so many response on and a lot of people liked and share with their friends. So this week I must apologize for Been late i almost forget. but i am making it up.

So this week Edition of #Friday_Special I'm Sharing With You Top Ten Ebira Brides Pictures and i think you are going to Enjoy them see them below.

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3. This Ebira Bride Too Is Just Finishing Make Up and Getting Ready For Reception

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5. Another Pre-Wedding Photoshoot Of Ebira Bride

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 7. This IS A Pre Wedding Photoshoot Of Real Ebira Bride

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 9. See That Her Arm Tattoo? It Was Purposely Drawn Because Of This Wedding

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10. This Ebira Bride They Burst My Brain Like This. As In You Need To Feel That Swagger. Now i know why I use Her picture as this Posts thumbnail this her Picture is Strong.

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Just of recent i posted Photos: Ebira Women Are Beautiful, Please Tell Them - See Photos That Will Melt Your Heart   some of my readers commend the work and asked to see more pictures like this, because of this I'm kick starting #FridaySpecial on this blog site to always post pictures from beautiful Ebira Brides, Ebira Girls, Ebira Men, and Ebira Events every Friday unfailingly,

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Ebira Women Don't Want To Marry Ebira Men
Hello my fellow Ebira Men and Women, the youths in particular i wrote an article just a day interval to this one you are reading now (titled: Photos: Ebira Women Are Beautiful, Please Tell Them - See Photos That Will Melt Your Heart ) where a guy said Ebira Women are really beautiful but they are all refusing to marry their tribal Men, I promised the Guy this article after. I thought to my self and look everywhere to see the real reason behind this and after so much research I'm able to come up with something.

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Guys i want to let you know that no matter how many reports you read about the rise in numbers of divorce cases in Ebiraland Today, it still remains a dirty word that Ebiras are taught not to even contemplate. For Our Forefathers generation and those who are even younger, there is a growing number who rebel. But for older couples it is still very true. No matter how much they hate each other, divorce is not an option. “Real” men and women never divorce.

We are taught in schools that it is the most abhorred by God of all things Islamically permitted. Couples have separate bedrooms on different floors and lead chiefly separate lives and yet are still married. A man might take on a second wife and not see his first except twice a month to pay the bills and buy groceries. He does it because he thinks its manly and the woman stays on and is patient because that’s what a good woman does.

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This like all other things is changing. After reading a comment on one of my articles, I thought I would write a bit about it. In Ebiraland there are two ways to obtain a divorce depending on who initiates it, the first is easy and can be done by the husband and the second is extremely hard and is reserved for the wife. The first can be done by the husband simply by deciding in his heart to divorce his wife and in effect this becomes valid immediately. Then in his own time he can go to the courts and obtain a document of his decision and send a copy to the ex-wife. Alimony and child custody is not a big deal either and definitely not mandated. Several women I personally know in Ebiraland have never gotten any financial support from their ex-husbands. And in the case they are allowed to take care of their children alone, its only because the father is not interested in caring for the kids. So in essence he is allowing the mother to have them. Which is one hearth braking thing our Government should look into.

After noticing all this i said to my self what are people turning the World into. Before you can see a Single Girl or Woman that is Single with no child In Ebiraland is very hard not that we don't have them but those ones we see most are the ones that are abused by either their boyfriends or husbands leaving them to face the struggle of life with child if not children.

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So i can boldly say that this is the major reason why Ebira Women are deciding not to get married to their tribal Men, they are scared of divorce and it seams that the rate of divorce in Ebiraland now is greater than with Hausa's. I just pray that since our Ebira youths are now getting Education now they should be wise enough to tackle challenges in their marriage with patience and with no violence.

With heavy heart i write this article I'm single and a very small boy, i know i can't teach you my elders when it comes to marital life but when we the young ones see where you elderly ones are faulty we should try and make corrections and try to teach it to you if you are ignorance of it. and to my fellow single Boys out their i purposely write and dedicate this article to you guys please let us wise up and learn the best way to treat our women start it from your girlfriends, (Read my 3 Psychological Ways To Talk To Girls, To Make Them Fall In Love With You. )and the single girls out their you guys should maintain a very strong prayer support for we your future husbands, I'm sure together we are going to build a very strong and fruitful family together.

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At this junction i will drop my pen, Please and please don't just be a reader also be a contributor by dropping your comments or reply some comments below and share with your friends and save marriages i remain my Humble Self Yakubu Binuyaminu Adeiza, do you want to ask me a secret question please be free to contact me on Facebook click here or through my email -

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