Step 1: Introduction

Step 1: INTRODUCTIONS

An Igbo Introduction is very different to that done within the Yoruba community. When an Igbo man has found his potential wife he will have to introduce her to his family as a way of getting their impression of her as well as its an opportunity for her to find out for herself where here future husband is coming from and to see things like how close is he to his family. Typically they would travel to his village/ family home and meet his parents and siblings. Up until now unless they have been school friends this would be the very first time she would have meet his family.

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After this visit once she has returned home he will then make his intentions know to his family members for them to assist him with the next phase. However at this phase his family from their observations might not think she is a great fit for their family and might chose not to accept his decision which could result in the end of the courting process.