Nollywood actress, Toni Tones, has said that bride price culture should be scrapped.
According to the media personality, women are not properties and are not meant to be sold.
She took to twitter to write ;
“Scrap bride price culture. Women are not property to be and sold.”
Scrap bride price culture.
Women are not property to be and sold.
— Toni Tones (@iamTONITONES) June 23, 2020
However, while some fans were in support of her, others vehemently opposed it saying it’s a practise that dates centuries before she was even born.
A twitter user with the handle @alsocarter wrote ;
Na wa, As this girl fine reach so, she nor get sense. wow, now i believe that saying that;
“You cant have it all in life”, fine girl, fine height no brain.
Saying They should scrap bride price. Feminist weldone o
See other reactions below ;
Tell your family to scrap your own.
— LiQuid EleCtricity (@jimenez_cartel) June 24, 2020
Many people (villages) in Igbo land have different understanding of what bride price represents.
According to my people, bride price is not the value of a woman paid in sum, but an allegiance of unity, signifying oneness of both families. My Dad collect N10 as bride price.
— DENG (OOO)? (@UtchayMillion) June 23, 2020
No please. It is Ourculture. I rather we handle it like my village does. We ask you to bring #10,000 and it most be cash. So when the groom brings it, they make sure to collect as low as #30. They will ask you to use the rest to take care of your wife. ItsOurheritage
— ToC (@TreasureChinwe3) June 23, 2020
Why? If you don't want it, don't take it. There are others who believe it's culture and don't mind it. That's okay too. Bride price is the least of our problems, though.
— Martha Rrazi (@martharrazi) June 23, 2020
The day you all scrap the whole white wedding paparazzi.
Paying bride price does not mean you own the wife, it is our culture and most families even return it.
You all want bride price be scrap but not those loads of gift and all, hypocrisy is smelling.
— DOSUMU Adeyemi (@DOSUMUADEYEMI01) June 24, 2020