A wedding in Kenya will cost less than $5,000 and the same amount of time, but it will have to be done in a Kenyan court and involve the involvement of the police, while Nigerian weddings are usually held in Nigeria.
Key points:Kenyan wedding: $5K ceremony, three nights, two-hour driving timeThe price tag could increase as the capital gets cheaperIn the US, a wedding costs $10,000, while in Nigeria it costs $9,500.
“A wedding in Nigeria is an event, an occasion, and an opportunity to make your relationship and your relationship with your partner better,” Ms Kato said.
“But that’s not a wedding in my home country.”
The cost of the wedding in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, is about $5 million, but that does not include any fees, including security, and is more than double what the US would have to pay.
“We’re not paying for a bride and groom,” Ms Karo said.
“I can’t pay for the bride’s dress and the groom’s shoes.”
In the States, the bride and bridegroom are the two people responsible for getting the wedding done, and Ms Karos said she had already booked some wedding dress.
The cost for Nigerian weddings is more complicated, because the groom and the bride have to work together and the couple needs to agree on a price for the wedding day.
“It can’t be done by a single person because you have to share the cost,” Ms Kayo said, adding that the wedding could take up to four weeks to complete.
The Nigerian Government has not made it easier for women to get married, and the Government of the Republic of Niger has not yet introduced a bill to allow Nigerian women to marry before they turn 18.
But the wedding cost is not just an issue for the women.
“Women’s rights in Nigeria have been very much neglected by the Nigerian Government,” Ms Kabana said.
“We’re a developing country, and we are very vulnerable.”
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