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Entertainment of Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Scrap bride price culture - Actress Toni Tones

Actress Toni Tones has called for the scrapping of bride price culture.

Given reasons, the actress said that women aren't property which to be sold.

She wrote in a tweet: "Scrap bride price culture. Women are not property to be sold".

Below are some reactions from Nigerians to her tweet.

Na wa, As this girl fine reach so, she nor get sense. wow, now i believe that saying that “You cant have it all in life”, fine girl, fine height no brain. Saying They should scrap bride price. Feminist weldone o – @alsocarter

No please. It is Ourculture. I rather we handle it like my village does. We ask you to bring #10,000 and it most be cash. So when the groom brings it, they make sure to collect as low as #30. They will ask you to use the rest to take care of your wife. ItsOurheritage – @TreasureChinwe3

Funny enough no body talks about the cost of white wedding, what exactly is the issue people have with tradition and culture? What is the hate for? Oooooh – @KKekeocha

Many people (villages) in Igbo land have different understanding of what bride price represents. According to my people, bride price is not the value of a woman paid in sum, but an allegiance of unity, signifying oneness of both families. My Dad collect N10 as bride price. – @UtchayMillion

They should scrap bride price culture, it’s unhealthy, and it perpetuates the “I paid for your head” statement guys always use. Why are you paying for a human being? – @Omonomose_

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