The Nigerian wedding industry is booming at home and abroad at the moment. Even Daily Mail UK belive it’s a multi-million dollar industry. A new TV show is emerging called ‘Nigerian Top Weddings’. The pilot is currently in production. Daily mail stated that “NTW is a TV show that celebrates the vibrancy and extravagance of Nigerian weddings.
NTW will feature TOP Nigerian weddings from all over the world, exploring the many ways the celebrate weddings, taking the audience from the start till the fascinating and flamboyant finish!
After an interview about Nigerian weddings with Betty Irabor of Genevieve Magazine and Elohor Elizabeth Aisien of Prive Luxury Events who planned Tiwa Savage‘s Dubai white wedding. The ladies accepted that Nigerian Weddings are very competitive. Here is some of what they told Daily Mail.
‘It’s a competition, people want something like “wow, she arrived by plane”. The bride wants to look good and wear the best of everything.’ said Elohor.
As a result, she said brides will pay around £100,000 for a bespoke dress by a designer like Vera Wang and £475,000 on diamond jewellery.
‘The other women want to make a statement, “I wore this diamond, my diamond is bigger than yours”,’ Elohor Elizabeth Aisien explained. Out of This World Booze & Gift Budgets
Elohor added, ‘They will spend the most money on Champagne as you have two to three thousand guests at a traditional Nigerian wedding and they will get a bottle of Champagne each.’
This means at an average Nigerian wedding, £150,000 will be spent on booze.
While at British weddings, attendees may get a token favour like a chocolate, at affluent Nigerian weddings, they will get a gift bag worth £6,000.
Such a bag might contain a £345 perfume, a cashmere scarf worth £350 and a £5,000 watch.