What are the essentials for this marriage to take place?

What are the essentials for this marriage to take place?

  • Both parties must be above 18 years of age
  • The couple must not have close blood relations.
  • The woman must be single but the man may already be married. However, the man must not be married under church or civil marriage. The subsisting marriage should be customary
  • The marriage here is between and therefore, the consent of the parents to the marriage is required
  • Bride price is paid as a form of acceptance of the marriage. However, this may be waved and a letter waving the payment of bride price written by the woman’s family.

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