Every Nigerian tribe has her own cultural wedding. The colours and tradition that is strictly adhered to shows a rich array of different histories and oral stories passed from generation to generation.
Our people say you are not married until you have completed the traditional marriage rites of your tribe.
Let’s talk about the Hause Trational Wedding.
Here is a video from Kulu Blogs that explains everything, however, in case you don’t have time to watch that, you can just read ahead.
The Kayan Zance
Kayan Zance has to do with the list of items the groom’s family provides as soon as the bride’s family accepts their wedding proposal.
The list of items includes cookware, furniture, fabrics beauty products, shoes, underwear and well money called (Kudin Gaisuwa)
If the groom’s family has enough money, they will be asked to provide a house for the couple while the bride’s family will fully furnish the house.
Wedding Fatiha [Daurin Aure]
This is the most significant event of the entire wedding ceremony.
A representative from the groom and bride’s family usually performs the exchange of vows and not the bride and groom.
This is done in the presence of a religious priest and wedding guests. Prayers are then offered to the newly wedded couple and celebration continues.
Wuni [Sa lalle]
The event is strictly for the women.
A mixture of henna is made and used to make beautifully designs on the bride’s hands, palms and legs. All her friends and family also get henna designs on their hands but not as elaborate as that of the bride.
Kamu which means catch the brides is one of the oldest and most interesting events in the Hausa traditional wedding.
Here, in order to catch the bride, the groom’s family negotiates with the bride’s friends for her release her to them.
This is a always fun and negotiation may take up to 30 minutes followed by a reception.
Here, family and friends escort the bride to her matrimonial home to be well received by the groom’s family.
This is usually preceded by prayers and advises from her family.
Depending on how well to do the bride and the grooms families are, there is usually a grand reception to end the entire wedding ceremony which will include food, music and entertainment.