DISCOVER, RECONNECT & RECLAIM

ANCESTRY WEDDINGS

At MBBA, We have a team of professional African multicultural wedding planners that provide cultural/traditional wedding planning, Greatly skilled in event planning and management with broad knowledge of traditions and cultures of different African countries, we team up to provide an unforgettable wedding planning and management, our desire is to bring into reality the traditional wedding our brides have imagined and dreamt of, we know that some brides just discovered their ethnicity and tribe, so, would wish to get married according to the customs of their Ancestors, we guarantee a perfectly done job, from the grooming your family on how to go about it to arranging your Big traditional wedding day, we stand firm with you.  we also understand that living in a foreign land keeps people away from their cultures, and anything that is far away is sometimes unreachable but certainly not for us as it is our pleasure to bring ancestry to our client’s doorstep and make culture reachable and accessible. An African woman’s pride lies on the respect given to her family when her hand is being asked in marriage, Usually, there is always a great show of emotions from the bride n groom, to the father of the bride giving his daughter away and also family members on both sides, there is no pride that exceeds that of a father that  was honored by his daughter not only by giving her hand in marriage but also in the right way, when you honor a man’s culture, you preserve his pride,  We promise our brides the most enchanting African Ancestry wedding.

 

The African culture is a very great and diverse culture,  people can never know it all, this is because Africa is the second largest continent with the most cultural oriented people, The culture of Africa is varied and manifold, consisting of a mixture of countries with various tribes that each have their own unique characteristics from the continent of Africa. It is a product of the diverse populations that today inhabit the continent of Africa and the African Diaspora. African culture is expressed in its arts and crafts, folklore and religion, clothing, cuisine, music, languages and marriage customs. Expressions of culture are abundant within Africa, with large amounts of cultural diversity being found not only across different countries but also within single countries. Even though African cultures are widely diverse, it is also, when closely studied, seen to have many similarities. For example, the morals they uphold, their love and respect for their culture as well as the strong respect they hold for the aged and the important i.e. Kings and Chiefs.


As a person who just newly discovered their African heritage, its always hard to take things in, due to the fact that you find yourself confused about where to start from, the mixed emotions you have because you just found out that you’ve got a culture which you’ve been deprived of practicing or partaking in all your life because you didn’t know about it, The confusion makes it difficult, the excitement gets you started and your determination makes it achievable. So, as you desire to go on a cultural adventure by incorporating your newly found culture and traditions into your life we understand that you may not know what first step to take, and that is totally understandable. Learning and showing off your culture is your right, so we encourage you to give yourself the opportunity to learn about your ancestry and start a new lifestyle but we also know that cannot be achieved in a day, it starts gradually as you live your daily life and try to learn something new about your heritage, most importantly, embracing it and practicing it is the best way you can improve your knowledge of it and the AFRICAN TRADITIONAL CUSTOMARY WEDDING  is one of the most important and well-respected cultures of the African nations. also widely known as the bride price.

AFRICAN BRIDE PRICE

A payment in the form of money, property, or other valuable assets that are made by or on behalf of a prospective husband to the bride’s family and kinsmen in certain cultures or societies. Also called bridewealth. The custom of paying bride prices is widely practiced in Africa, but traditions vary, according to different ethnic groups.

 AFRICAN ANCESTRY WEDDING

  

The African culture is a very great and diverse culture,  people can never know it all, this is because Africa is the second largest continent with the most cultural oriented people, The culture of Africa is varied and manifold, consisting of a mixture of countries with various tribes that each have their own unique characteristics from the continent of Africa. It is a product of the diverse populations that today inhabit the continent of Africa and the African Diaspora. African culture is expressed in its arts and crafts, folklore and religion, clothing, cuisine, music, languages and marriage customs. Expressions of culture are abundant within Africa, with large amounts of cultural diversity being found not only across different countries but also within single countries. Even though African cultures are widely diverse, it is also, when closely studied, seen to have many similarities. For example, the morals they uphold, their love and respect for their culture as well as the strong respect they hold for the aged and the important i.e. Kings and Chiefs.

As a person who just newly discovered their African ethnicity its always hard to take things in, due to the fact that you find yourself confused about where to start from, the mixed emotions you have because you just found out that you’ve got a culture which you’ve been deprived of practicing or partaking in all your life because you didn’t know about it, The confusion makes it difficult, the excitement gets you started and your determination makes it achievable. So, as you desire to go on a cultural adventure by incorporating your newly found culture and traditions into your life we understand that you may not know what first step to take, and that is totally understandable. Learning and showing off your culture is your right, so we encourage you to give yourself the opportunity to learn about your ancestry and start a new lifestyle but we also know that cannot be achieved in a day, it starts gradually as you live your daily life and try to learn something new about your heritage, most importantly, embracing it and practicing it is the best way you can improve your knowledge of it and the AFRICAN TRADITIONAL CUSTOMARY WEDDING  is one of the most important and well-respected cultures of the African nations. also widely known as the bride price.

Nigerian customary wedding


Ivory-coast customary wedding

At MBBA, We have a team of professional African multicultural wedding planners that provide cultural/traditional wedding planning, Greatly skilled in event planning and management with broad knowledge of traditions and culture of different African countries, we team up to provide an unforgettable wedding planning and management, our desire is to bring into reality the traditional wedding our brides have imagined and dreamt of, we know that some brides just discovered their ethnicity and tribe, so, would wish to get married according to their custom, from the grooming your family on how to go about it to arranging your Big traditional wedding day, we stand firm with you.  we also understand that living in a foreign land keeps people away from their cultures, and anything that is far away is sometimes unreachable but certainly not for us as it is our pleasure to bring ancestry to our client’s doorstep and make culture reachable and accessible. An African woman’s pride lies on the respect given to her family when her hand is being asked in marriage, Usually, there is always great show of emotions from bride n groom, to the father of the bride giving his daughter away and also family members on both sides, there is no pride that exceeds that of a father that  was honored by his daughter not only by giving her hand in marriage but also in the right way, when you honor a man’s culture, you preserve his pride,  We promise our brides the most enchanting AFRICAN Ancestry wedding ever.

 

AFRICAN BRIDE PRICE

payment in the form of money, property, or other valuable assets that are made by or on behalf of a prospective husband to the bride’s family and kinsmen in certain cultures or societies. Also called bridewealth. The custom of paying bride prices is widely practiced in Africa, but traditions vary, according to different ethnic groups.

In south africa, the bride price here is known as “lobola”, where the groom’s family presents either money or cows or both to the bride’s family as a gesture of his willingness to marry her.

The payment of lobola is a sign of the man’s commitment to take care of his wife and is seen as a symbolic act and a necessary part of upholding culture, rather than a purchase.

The term “lobola” is also used in southern Zimbabwe, but in Shona communities, it is known as “roora” and while the tradition is to give cattle, this is now often replaced by cash – the amount is subject to negotiation.

There are several stages to the tradition and it is seen as a way of thanking the bride’s family for bringing her up, but there is no sense that the bride is being bought.

The payment of bride price is customary in Senegal but largely symbolic, A small amount of money and a kola nut is given to the bride’s family after that the sum handed over can be anywhere from less than $100.

In Niger, there is an official maximum rate for a bride price of 50,000 CFA francs ($83, £54) but many pay much more than this.

The price is agreed between the families, but it is seen as a symbolic act rather than about buying the wife as Nigerians say no matter how much is paid you cannot buy a human being.

during the payment of the bride price, there are usually several ceremonial rituals observed which also includes the kind of attires the couples and their guests wear and also the kind of food served during the event.

For Africans, this customary event is usually done before the western adopted white wedding is done.

 

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In south africa, the bride price here is known as “lobola”, where the groom’s family presents either money or cows or both to the bride’s family as a gesture of his willingness to marry her.

The payment of lobola is a sign of the man’s commitment to take care of his wife and is seen as a symbolic act and a necessary part of upholding culture, rather than a purchase.

The term “lobola” is also used in southern Zimbabwe, but in Shona communities, it is known as “roora” and while the tradition is to give cattle, this is now often replaced by cash – the amount is subject to negotiation.

There are several stages to the tradition and it is seen as a way of thanking the bride’s family for bringing her up, but there is no sense that the bride is being bought.

The payment of bride price is customary in Senegal but largely symbolic, A small amount of money and a kola nut is given to the bride’s family after that the sum handed over can be anywhere from less than $100.
In Niger, there is an official maximum rate for a bride price of 50,000 CFA francs ($83, £54) but many pay much more than this.

The price is agreed between the families, but it is seen as a symbolic act rather than about buying the wife as Nigerians say no matter how much is paid you cannot buy a human being.

During the payment of the bride price, there are usually several ceremonial rituals observed which also includes the kind of attires the couples and their guests wear and also the kind of food served during the event.

For Africans, this customary event is usually done before the western adopted white wedding is done.