Bride Price Is Purely Commercial And We Should Get Rid Of It– Chimamanda Adichie

Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories, and nonfiction, Chimamanda Adichie has said she is not a fan of bride price and wants it to be gotten ridden of.

Adichie said this in an evening programme with some young Nigerians in Lagos on Sunday, that focused on their work and talk on bride price and why she finds its commercialism.

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 bestselling book ‘Americanah’ will be adapted into a series, not a movie.

According to the author, Danai Gurira is writing the script for the series which will also feature Lupita Nyong’o as part of its cast.

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

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