It is through the changing trends and the latest technology of app development that a group in Nigeria called Anakle, came up with the BridePrice app, a web application which enables one to calculate how much in terms of cash and physical appearance you can pay for your bride.
The new app helps women know how much they are worth so they can “charge” their future husbands accordingly. It can also be used by men and prospective husbands to gauge how much their in-laws will expect in terms of bride price ones a person requests for their daughter’s hand in marriage.
The Brideprice app enables a lady to find the true value of her worth or bride price as well as gauge or calculate that of friends and enemies alike.
Users are taken through various questions which come with multiple answers, each with a corresponding value in Naira.
The questions range from the bride’s physical appearance to education level. Once the final question has been answered, the elders go into consultation (the app calculates the lady’s worth in monetary terms), and just like that, the worth of your future bride is revealed.
On the first page the user is given an option to either check the bride price for one’s self or to check the bride price for a friend or an enemy.
The categories that describe the brides include, height, weight, leg shape, facial beauty, skin colour, facial quality, teeth colour, residency, nationality, highest education level attained, cooking skills, employment, body art, accent and a bonus question. In each category, you are given a few options which have a quoted virtual amount in Naira.
For instance, under the height category, the app user is asked to choose if your bride is tall, short, medium or aki and paw paw. If your bride is tall, the elders will ask for N20000; if she is short, N4500; medium attracts N14500 while Aki and PawPaw come with a price tag of N50,000
Once you are done, and you submit the end results , the elders go into consultation and eventually give the answers. The app gives you an option to share the final results on facebook and twitter platforms.
The app itself is an aggregation of jokes and stereotypes regarding Brice price in Nigeria. These stereotypes are all jokingly used in various Nigerian cultures and on social media every day.
What the app does is aggregate these collections of jokes in one place, and this is for the purpose of fun and humour only. Admittedly, the comic strips are the popular Bride Price concept popular in Nigeria, and most African countries. It should not be perceived as a platform to objectify a woman of any tribe, race or color.
The developers of the app caution everyone on the disclaimer page stating: ‘We are responsible for optimal performance of this app, but we are not responsible for what you do with it. This app is a joke, and all there is to it…”
This is an interesting app that one should try out using. Go ahead,calculate your brideprice and don’t forget to share it!
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