The Yoruba people of West Africa are an ethnic group also known as Ìran Yorùbá, Ọmọ Odùduwà, Ọmọ Káàárọ̀-oòjíire. They inhabit parts of Nigeria, Togo, and Benin. Yorubaland are areas in these countries usually occupied by the Yoruba people. There are over 52 million Yoruba’s in Africa with over a million of them outside the African continent, which further represents members of the Africans in the diaspora.
One of the oldest institutions among the Yoruba ethnic group is marriage as this marks the beginning of a new era between two different individuals, who have a contract to live together. Marriage is a family affair while numerous steps are required before marriage can be consummated. This episode of AfriSQuare Chronicles highlights the uniqueness of the Yoruba Marriage Rites.
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