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Why the idea of bride price should be gotten ridden of – Chimamanda Adichie

Nigerian writer, speaker, and activist, Chimamanda Adichie, has suggested that the idea of bride price in should be gotten ridden of. According to the writer and public speaker, bride price ruins things because nobody is being sold.

Adichie had an evening with some young people in Lagos yesterday, and someone asked a question about the traditional practice.

According to her, her dad didn’t receive any bride price during her wedding, he just collected 10kobo to make it symbolic.

She also revealed she is not a fan of bride price because it ruins things. She said;

“I am not a fan of bride price. I think we should get rid of the whole idea of money in marriage, it ruins things. We are not selling anybody”.

Her comment on bride price does not portray what the scripture says and what God expects from us. So don’t be carried away by someone else’ opinion.

Chimamanda Adichie, who is currently in Nigeria, has revealed that her best selling book ‘Americanah’ will be adapted into a series, not a movie.

According to the renowned author, Danai Gurira is writing the script for the series which will also feature Lupita Nyong’o as part of its cast. Some major highlight of the evening was Ms. Adichie’s talk on bride price and why she finds its commercialism disgusting.

Chimamanda Adichie also told those present that it is wrong to use feminism as an excuse to insult a man.

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Iyanu Sunkanmi

Iyanuoluwa is an Engineering graduate cum author at Kemi Filani News. Writing is something I enjoy doing alongside my Engineering tasks for the day! Email: [email protected]

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