Over the years, marriage in a conventional sense has always been considered the union of a man and a woman desirous of living together for love, procreation and social acceptance.
In Nigeria, weddings (as distinct from marriages) have become glorious festivals, with people going the extra mile to ensure that their "big day" is glamorous and fun filled with plans for fanfare and elegance, regardless of financial resources.
According to the market research group, TNS Global, getting married in Nigeria is worth millions. An average wedding ceremony is between $9,460 (N3.5 million) and $13,515 (N5 million); for as many as 500 guests. Some, especially for the upper-class weddings have been known to cost as high as $55,478.60 (N20 million), and even higher, with as much as $277,393 (N100 million).
This edition of the Human Angle anchored by Taiwo Adeoti discusses Weddings, Marriage and Finance. Watch Video Courtesy WebTVNG.