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We should get rid of bride price – Chimamanda Adichie

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Nigerian writer, speaker, and activist, Chimamanda Adichie has said she is not a fan of bride price and wants it to be gotten ridden of.

Adichie had an evening with some young people in Lagos yesterday, and someone asked a question about the traditional practice.

According to her, her dad didn’t receive any bride price during her wedding, he just collected 10kobo to make it symbolic.

She also revealed she is not a fan of bride price because it ruins things. She said;

“I am not a fan of bride price. I think we should get rid of the whole idea of money in marriage, it ruins things. We are not selling anybody”.

Chimamanda Adichie who is currently in Nigeria, has revealed that her best selling book ‘Americanah’ will be adapted into a series, not a movie.

According to the renowned author, Danai Gurira is writing the script for the series which will also feature Lupita Nyong’o as part of its cast. Some major highlight of the evening was Ms. Adichie’s talk on bride price and why she finds its commercialism disgusting.

Chimamanda Adichie also told those present that it is wrong to use feminism as an excuse to insult a man.

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