Igbo traditional wedding attire depicts the rich, dynamic culture of arguably Nigeria’s most enterprising and industrious people. Their fashion choices in such occasions equally depicts the high taste they have and appetite for opulence. It is top notch quality and sheer class. Too much hype?
For sure, Nigeria is a blend of cultures, and traditions with an estimated 370 tribes. But this rich store of cultures that Nigeria represents is segmented into three main categories, if you like. These are Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba.
As for weddings in Nigeria, they are usually very big events. Everyone is in attendance, including the uninvited guests or the “mo gbo mo ya gang” (Yoruba: I heard and I came).
What makes it even more intriguing is that these occasions last beyond a day. There is talk of people who have travelled out of the country to hold weddings, sponsoring a number of guests to make the trip.
My point is that Nigerians, the Igbos in particular, seem to be so inclined to spending so much for weddings. That is why getting married in Nigeria is not for the faint hearted. You must brave all the elements to take up the challenge head on.
A whole lot, money-wise, goes into preparing for Igbo traditional weddings. Apart from food and drinks, a lot goes into the outfit worn by the prospective couple.
This blog post therefore gives you a sneak peek into what a classic igbo traditional wedding attire looks like so you can appreciate the sheer display of elegance and beauty, not forgetting culture.