Unlike the Indians where women pay bride price, in Africa, a man should fork out his savings plus what his parents have prepared for him to pay for his wife-to-be.
Different cultures have different demands from the girl’s family. In Uganda where I live today, a girl would go for between 5-12 cows plus other demands that the in-laws demand.
Times have changed. Women are dying to get married that they are now paying their own dowry or bride price. They get their savings, give them to their baes and they turn up with all that is needed to have her hand in marriage.
But is the cause of all this? Are men just broke or fear to spend on marriages? Would you buy yourself out to be married?