Edited by Azizi Powell
This post presents six videos of Igbo (Nigeria, West Africa) weddings. A bonus video that provides information about traditional Igbo weddings is also featured in this post.
The content of this post is presented for folkloric, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
In addition to the other marriage customs, I'm particularly interested in the custom of money spraying. I'm also interested in the female & male clothing, and the music & dancing that are performed in these videos.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
(These examples are posted in chronological order based on the date of their posting on YouTube with the oldest date presented first.)
Example #1: Oge's Wedding reception (Igbo attire)
rewordblog Uploaded on Jul 13, 2011
Recorded on July 9, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.
Example #2: Traditional Ibo Wedding
Kimeke, Uploaded on Jul 17, 2010
Scenes from a traditional wedding ceremony: Find your husband in a crowd and offer him palm wine.
Example #3: Traditional Ibo Wedding
Arthur Pinkney, Uploaded on Aug 20, 2011
The Traditional Wedding of Francisca Eziafakaego Emefiene and
Francis Arthur Pinkney. It took place on 19 October 2006 in Ubulu-Okiti, Delta State, Nigeria.
**Please excuse a couple of typo's in the subtitles.
The groom is African American
Example #4: Traditional Igbo Wedding of Onwutalobi Anthony-Claret and Naomi Anulika (Codewit)1
Codewitz, Uploaded on Sep 20, 2011
Traditional Wedding of Onwutalobi Anthony-Claret and Naomi Anulika (Codewit) on the 3rd of September 2011. The bride takes action in 'body movements' to celebrate her day
Example #5: Traditional Igbo Wedding of Onwutalobi Anthony-Claret and Naomi Anulika (Codewit)2
Uploaded on Sep 21, 2011
Traditional igbo Wedding of Onwutalobi Anthony-Claret and Naomi Anulika In this clip, The groom is ushered in to his in-laws place.
Example #6: Igbo Bride Prize & Wine Carry Ceremony of Onwutalobi Anthony-Claret & Naomi Anulika
codewitz,Uploaded on Sep 21, 2011
Igbo Bride Prize & Wine Carry Ceremony of Onwutalobi Anthony-Claret & Naomi Anulika.
BONUS VIDEO: Traditional Igbo Wedding
Firegrlnikki,Uploaded on Jan 4, 2010
A Brief Description of a Grand Tradition in my Culture- A Wedding!!!
To contrast the Igbo (Nigerian) marriage customs shown in these videos with the Yoruba (Nigerian) marriage customs, watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2fLp1RxhbM "Sam & Abiola's Engagement 22". There are 40 other videos of this engagement (wedding/reception) on YouTube.
I included Sam & Abiola's Engagement video #18 on this pancocojams post: http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinning-birthday-dollars.html "Pinning Birthday Dollars". That video shows the groom dancing with his groom's men & the groom being money sprayed.
ACKNOWLEGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to all of those persons who are featured in these videos. Also, much respect and best wishes to each of the wedding couples. Thanks also to the uploaders of these videos.
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