A man identified as Chuka_emordi has disclosed his displeasure on the division of his sister’s bride price by the elders of his family.
As disclosed on his Twitter page, he stated that his mother received N5,000 only out of the N300,000 bride price paid.
In Nigeria, bride price is a very important item in marriage as it is believed to give the woman the legal right to be called a wife.
It is well known that the bride price in the eastern part of Nigeria is expensive, and the amount collected is said not to be enjoyed by the immediate family members of the bride, especially the females as it is believed that they don’t really have a say over matters in the home.
Chuka who spoke against this, said the act is that of misogyny, but stated that he can’t do anything because he doesn’t want to be ‘sent to the evil forest’.
“Them pay my sister bride price almost 300k, na 5k reach my momsy hand, elders share the rest, so na the misogyny ebele and uloma dey talk since be this
“Elders wey I never see for my life dey call my sister their pikin.
“We need to dismantle this misogyny thing, assuming my momsy collect better money I for done see my share.
“The male privilege no even reach my side and I dey fear to ask make them no send me go evil forest 😭😭😭” he said.