A video of a heavily pregnant woman at her traditional wedding ceremony has elicited mixed reactions on social media.
The pregnant bride, who appears to be due at any moment, looked stunning in her traditional attire as she danced towards her groom during the ceremony held at Nando Community, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.
In the video which has gone viral since it was posted on TikTok by @milliechinenye, the bride was captured dancing with her massive baby bump in the presence of her family and in-laws who came to pay her bride price.
Another part of the clip showed the bride flanked by her bridesmaids as she carried out the activities expected of a bride during her traditional marriage rite.
The video has however sparked a barrage of comments on the video-sharing platform as netizens argue that the ceremony should have been postponed until after she put to bed.
Others revealed that in their culture, a groom is not allowed to pay a woman’s bride price while she is heavily pregnant.
See how some reacted below,
@Chinwendu Loveth wrote, “She for born first so that e go too sweet”
@oma wrote, “This can never happen in my village,😳😳 it’s a taboo 💯 except your belly never come out, and it’s only you and your hubby knows about it..”
@official_badadvisorkenya wrote, “In my community it means you forced or manipulated the man with pregnancy to marry if you do this”
@Elia Adorodion wrote, “It’s a taboo in Benin Edo state they can’t collect bride price”
@Queen Finaa wrote, “I never knew Igbo’s allow this. Wish you all the blessings in your marriage🙌🏾”
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