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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Bride Price app, what do y'all think of it?

Brideprice.com.ng, iro le pa! After playing the game, the app said my bride price is N482k. Lai Lai! Dear future husband, I don't care what this app says, my bride price is currently at N2.5million. If you waste time and don't show up this year, the bride price will increase by 50%. So gbo? Lol. #kidding!

Anyway, have you guys seen this app? Tried it? What do you think? It's a new app that helps women know how much they are worth so they can charge their future husbands accordingly. But it's all in good fun and not to be taken seriously. The app basically assigns virtual monetary value to women in an attempt to calculate their bride price based on factors such as their level of education, skin colour, nationality, weight, beauty, physical features, accents, country of residence, employment status etc'

I find the app hilarious but apparently not everyone does. A Cosmo writer yesterday described the app as sexist and someone even started a petition asking the app makers to take it down saying that it promotes objectification and misogyny towards women but the guys behind it Anakle.com say its just a joke and should not be perceived as a platform to objectify women. Find their statement after the cut


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 fun only. Admittedly, the satirical content caricatures the popular Bride Price concept popular in Nigeria, and most African countries. It should not be perceived as a platform to objectify woman of any tribe, race or color.


We have taken care that no derogatory, sexually explicit content or offensive language is used on the app. It is also not an attempt to put a price on the true value of a woman.
Below are some screenshots from the app
 






144 comments:

Anonymous said...

The app dey hilarious mehn!
~D great anonymous!

Ray said...

It's hilarious, my bride price is 405,500,i'm a premium babe and my wife material is 100 yrds of cord lace...lool

ONYX GODWIN said...

Kikikikiki!!! Wat will rita dominic,Tonto dike,Genevieve bride price be?

ALLYBERRY said...

MINE WAS 1,498,000. HEHEHEHEHEHEHHE

@edDREAMZ said...

Lmao... Am already loving the app.... Atlist those gals wey like to form and no sabi cook go chill small.... Dope no doubt... Lol..
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

I love it. my bride price was N900k plus. and they said my brideprice will cause war in africa (or something like that).LOL.

Its a joke. people should just chill. if some people have their way everyone will cover their faces in ashes, wear ash coloured clothes and talk in whispers to reflect very solemn behaviour.

The app is supposed to make you laugh. Chill people, chill.

Anonymous said...

Some people just can't take jokes its not that serious laugh it off n move on I personally had a good laugh thru out yesterday with this app...great job guys

delson said...

Linda na lie. Your BP no fit reach that amount. Call me and we'll both go through it together and you go see for yourself..

May O said...

So hilarious and real! Tried mine days back. So funny...lol

Valentine N Egbuna said...

Joblessness at its peak. Some gals bride aint worth above 500naira. Gals pls use dis app to console urselves. It is well. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

Anonymous said...

It's obvious this thing is just for jokes and is not meant to be taken seriously. The Cosmo writer must've been butthurt that her bride price was in the negatives.

Anonymous said...

Linda, its just so hilarious.


CoolDiva speaks!

Esterish esther said...

Lol
Will try this out!

sarah isaac said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

LOL I just used d app my bride price is like 370 it means hubby is owing my father extra 355k hahahahahahhahahaha he needs to pay up

Sam banjo said...

Cool App, the app is old tho....

Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

I find the app very funny.
Its a good idea by the app makers.

@BOBO_EDO said...

Hehehehehehehe. Some know their bride price is 24 garlic bulbs with a gallon of palm wine, kola nut, 12wrappers, 7tubers of yam and bla blaa... Y'all be waiting for millions there. Lol

@Bobo_Edo

Ajayi Olusoji said...

bia linda ! how u do the calculation ..wetin u add up....giri wanyo o...in my estimated na 76,000 be ur bride price.

Sam banjo said...

Its not that new an app... but still cool tho... I think Linda shld be worth more than that tho... maybe like 1.5mill... maybe d accent and degree and legs aspect deducted from her worth... #myopinion

Anonymous said...

I think this app is really funny...

Jessica Frank said...

Yeah.I saw this app yesterday.mine was worth 534,500.00..Its a very funny app though..

~IG:Jessiliciousjes~

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha, this is very funny @the elders are fasting on ur behalf

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahaahaha.....my bride price is 544k.

Anonymous said...



Loveeeee it... Mine is currently 2.9 million :))

Anonymous said...

Ts really amusing.those saying it should be taken down should go find another cause to fight for.

Ajayi Olusoji said...

whoever built this app is a genius...well done

Anonymous said...

People need to calm down. It's all in good fun. Mine was N1160000 :D #exclusivewifematerial :p

The fashion whisperer...

onyinye chukwu said...

Lol, this is just hilarious. Me I be correct wife material with a bride price of 572,000 and 100 yards of cord lace.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Mehn !!!! Dis game is funny. Just tried αη∂ can't stop laffing @ some parameters. Abeg if any babe na lupita ♈ōϋя blessed...... Lol

it's purple star's blog said...

lool tried it.. it's sick.. nice one

BOOTYLICIOUS said...

stale

ADERONKE AROGUNDADE said...

I think the app is just for Fun. People should chill out abeg.

Anonymous said...

mine is N2,319,500.00 guess what the elders says 'any chewing gum boy that will come near you shall hear from amadioha' lol

honestly, i like the app.

DotteD LineS said...

Yeye elders...........lolz

Bianca BRUNO said...

Lwtmb oooooooo
Linda this is a very funny app.
I got 368,500N as my bp. Abeg I try joor.
Nor be my fault say I short, get warri accent and a civil servant. Abi una want make I cheat say na Americana accent I get? Lol
But y them minus mony frm PHD na? Na sin to get phd without hubby?
Lwkm @ d list of employed and brown teeth. Lol. Prayer warrior hohoho. Abeg me be Ada Ada. I nor add Caro for nyt.
TMI hehehehehe

Teemah Salau said...

Lol I fink its funny amma check it out

Anonymous said...

please this app should not be taken down oooh, cause i so much like it, and its fun.

i know say some guys mind don they cut no be small. but its all for fun now.

kudos to the administrator!

Anonymous said...

mine came out 477000 and I gave honest answers.

Anonymous said...

Lol...lin lin we have d same prize

JO said...

Lol, it is funny. It can also be seen as sexist. Personally I find it funny.

Anonymous said...

This is so funny

Anonymous said...

Abeg cosmo writer shld shut up...i love tha app,im a premium babe ...lmao...i think a one for potential husband shld be created and then one for potentail sugar or splenda daddy shld b created lmao

Anonymous said...

abeggie i love this appp. joor . mine was 1 POINT 5 HANDRED NAILA KPOM KWEM. NO CHINGUM BOI* SHLD COM NEAR MI OOO *IGBO ACCENT .. THAT IS SO FUNNY. ITS SHLDNT BE TAKEN SERIOUS NAAA

BONARIO NNAGS said...

I don't find this app funny atall.
If women won't tolerate jokes about rape,I don't see any reason why they should tolerate this.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

LOL! Looking out for the fun until I saw Lupita's name as a type of colour. That means I can say, "She's lupita by complexion." Lol.

Aisha Musa said...

Lmao...itz hilarious rly..woke up ystdy nd saw this on mst social ntwrks.

Amarachukwu. said...

Just like love calculator...funny apps.

Anonymous said...

Lol@the elders are fasting on your behalf....rotfl.....#tilda

rytebabe said...

linda i have checked mine is 36,700. but why didn't they rate age as well? which is supposed to be the major criteria.

Ijjoy said...

No b small thing ohhh. Chei My own na N412,000. LOL

Anonymous said...

Anty linda talk true u sure say ur own reach 450k. Becos no paco naija babe go qualify from wetin I see

Anonymous said...

Abeg they shld lighten up, d country already don hard reach. Wats d link,i want to play. It looks like fun

Makeover by T.E.J.U said...

Most guys don't like it, After playing this game, as a lady,truth is you see yourself and value yourself with more esteem.

kimkeem said...

Lmao. Linda my bride price is 707,000 o. Dis app dey lie joor. 5yrs ago that I got married my bride price was 270k which my husband still talks about till tomorrow. How can over 5yrs now my bride price is just 707k. It should be 4,350,000 as at now. I have appreciated in value biko.

Anonymous said...

Omg this is hilarious. I haven't tried the app, but I remember my boyfriend saying he checking my bride price on an app n I didn't understand. Mehn I love the app. M downloading it now.

Seslie said...

The people protesting agaisnt should go and sit down abeg. The app is fun, just that it isnt perfect. It doesnt do the right calculations..The comments are hillarious and fun.. Dont take it too seriously!

AVID BLOG READERS said...

Unfortunately, women will continue to be objectified because we as WOMEN objectify ourselves - bleaching, fake hair, butt pads, breast pads, scanty clothing etc. We cannot eat our cake and have it. I think the app is fun!

Anonymous said...

Lol @ Whitenicious and Lupita. @ Naija #0, lol. We r not that bad nah. Still laughing.

Peejay said...

I used the app two days ago and found it hilarious and not the tiniest bit offensive. By the way, I have some change to collect from my inlaw *bbmtongueoutface*

Anonymous said...

It promotes bleaching. If they revise it and score smooth ebony skin high and score whitenicious low, it will be good.

Mark Precious said...

Hahahahahsh have checked mine ...am a premium babe .....the elders are seriously sick

Anonymous said...

It promotes bleaching. If they revise it and score smooth ebony skin high and score whitenicious low, it will be good.

Mark Precious said...

Hahahahahsh have checked mine ...am a premium babe .....the elders are seriously sick

hilary obiorah said...

I saw the app yesterday calculated an ex's bride price, it was 944, 000, na only me close the page!

Anonymous said...

*ROTFL*jeez. ......,,lmao

Anonymous said...

I'm happy for you o Linda. You finally removed the close-up mouse thingy. Or did you run out of toothpaste? lol

Anonymous said...

I'm fine with it, its funny. But thats because I am a successful, confident Nigerian woman. I cant say the same for my Nigerian sisters. I fear these jokes and stereotypes do hit hard and subconsciously plant a seed in our minds concerning beauty perception and value of our women.

Another thing, our entire culture is based on misogyny, so what can we really say. All my mom ever said is "is this how you will be doing XYZ when you are in ILE OKO' ILE OKO means husbands house. I used to get so upset about that as a child like that was my goal in life.

Bride price? Thats our culture. But who in their right minds wants to be bought. I don't defend it. its stupid. Why we still do these things, I dont know. We need to update our cultural beliefs and practices.

precious nwogu said...

Luvly app! Mine is N494k. Lafd all tru nd mk those pple siddon abeg!

Kendra Hitchcock said...

Tried it ooo... My bride price was 2,709,607,900... Laff killed me coz in my village,the price is #60... Lol... Dear future Husby a beg listen to this app n not my village elders... Amen

Anonymous said...

I did mine.!
Totally hilarious.loved it

Sweet Mary ...@mzz_mary1 said...

Lmao
Dis shit is crazy

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. I'm tired of laughing. you all need to try this. Tried mine and my pride price is affordable. NGN 1,334,000.00*wink*

OLA LIB

Anonymous said...

Loooool!! Still laughing ada in the morning and caro at night! Its really funny

Anonymous said...

LOL....It's a nice and funny app. I did one for my sister and it gave a bride price of N1.163million....Nice though...and funny

Chris Obi said...

You are definitely worth much more than any app can tell. Just give me the go ahead.........

winniekoko said...

for me I am priceless because I am wonderfully made!

vivvybanks said...

Dis is really funny ooooooo

Anonymous said...

I also think that the App is sexist, nobody needs to start valuing a woman with the curves and shapes of her body. There is more to a woman than her sexiness. The strength in our hearts, the love in our arms--the arms that have rocked the cradles of the great men and women that have and are still ruling our world. Those are unquantifiable worth of women. We women are too beautifully and wonderfully made to be placed on the scale of that App. Thanks.

Jadesola said...

Linda I just love your sense of humor...God bless you and answer all your heart desires...Amen

Anonymous said...

Yea! my bride price is over one million. lol

Ijeoma Okafor said...

Lmao

Anonymous said...

Seen it just. Funny. Vee

Mena Peters Triflections said...

It's all jokes! Some people take life too seriously! Loosen up

Anonymous said...

@chux.com......linda this is an expensive jock oooooo.

Anonymous said...

I find it absolutely creative and fun. People need to relax and stop taking everything too seriously. #loosenup#

By the way, I know future grooms will secretly make use of this. Hehehe.

Anonymous said...

I actually found it interesting and funny. It said mine is 472k

Anonymous said...

Lolz,wetin we no go see. My bride price was 265k according to d app. I can't laff

Anonymous said...

I love it!!!!!! My bride price is above 1.3million... The app is soooo hilarious and my hubby jokingly said so he still owe the remaining and I said yes ooo pay up lmaoooo

KIKIS said...

It's just funny. No need to sign anything taking it down.

Shoutozone said...

Well, if d owner say its a joke, den its a joke nd shuldnt b taken seriously. I evn think ppl shuld like it

Apinex said...

Hahahahahahaha,dis is fun,plz I need it

Anonymous said...

I actually tried it and mine was over 600k. Had a nice time with it. Its just a joke and it truly made my day.;-)

Anonymous said...

Chai my own 363 k! So bein average height and dark skinned is a minus. Naija men we hail thee!

christiana robinson said...

Hilarious

christiana robinson said...

Hilarious

Ifeoluwa said...

I think its completely witty nd hilarious, nothing there suggesting misogyny. Some ppl can just like to take life too seriously. Jeez, cultivate a sense of humor. And my own bride price go b 5 billion b dat, lol for my mind.

Anonymous said...

Yess linda,I saw it yest mine wz 500k n sometin sometin....lol

Anonymous said...

It might be a joke but it is a tasteless one.

destiny egharevba said...

Chai Linda Diaris God oooo, Naija won't kill someone which ond be Ada Ada for morning and Caro for night. Well sha nice innovation. But if na dis one them take dey tear us bill for bride price na die oooo

halimsy said...

This is so nice/funny

David (dave_gino) said...

LOL. My mom's 65k hahahaha. See me see DoroLinda. 2.5m? Now I see you are ready to spend the rest of your life in your Pman's house. Trust me, if you don't get married this year, that 400k will reduce by 70%, year after by 90%, year after by 99% and finally another year after you will be the one to pay your husband's groom (huh?!) price....Don't take this seriously, just messing around. You are always in my prayers all day everyday. Bless you.

chuks tony said...

All those skin bleeching girls should better take it serious

Chioma Nwagboso said...

Who knows how much mine would have been b4 I got married. OMG

dazzy said...

I thought of was hilarious till I saw halfcaste 50k, dark skin 20k, like seriously? Mchew

Anonymous said...

This is sexist, racist and every thing wrong with the world today. Very stupid app.

Obilo Collins said...

NICE APP; After accumulating mine is 425k LMAO

>VIA TECNO B3

Sylvonce said...

Hahahahaha very hilarious. Y wld anyone take this serious. They shld chill jor.

motunrayo olaide said...

Lol

Okoro said...

Haha. This one go cos alot of gbege!

Anonymous said...

May be N40 abi? Just kidding abeg.

Anonymous said...

Are u blind? Whitenicious is -50k

dudette said...

Lovely app,they tried jare...pple should try n loosing up its jst an app and im sure it means no harm...

APPLE said...

Very funny..lol

NINa said...

Hian! Wetin konsain agbero with overload for this matter?

NINa said...

Ha abiakwa!

Anonymous said...

Well ur an idiot den. Sad life u live

Anonymous said...

Nd ur so stupid to take d app srly. Na so e dey pain u.

Anonymous said...

My bride price is
NGN 865,500.00

Super Premium Babe! Your bride price is going to cause a war in this Africa

Anonymous said...

Lmfao bcos u fit get bride price abi. No wori.u go soon find.sweerie life is nt so hard ok.

meroh said...

Any woman who think it is okay to assign monetary value on what she's worth is utterly stupid. Words cannot express the level of idiocy being portrayed by people who say this app is "hillarious"

Anonymous said...

It's very offensive and ignorant.

Anonymous said...

Mine is #715,000 the elders said 100 yards of wife material

Anonymous said...

What IS the problem is the concept of Bride price itself, and not the app. The app is just emulating that culture. How else do you think bride's parents calculate their bride price? If it's not based on the girl's beauty, then it's on her education.
You guys, that is those that find a problem with the app, are pointing fingers at the wrong people/thing.

Badoo of Toronto said...

Is Linda now a Yoruba girl cos the way she speaks Yoruba these days is funny lol

Anonymous said...

To them ladies...what ever amount you get should be divided by the number of men you have slept with...the amount you get is your actual BP! I hope I am understood! Lol

Anonymous said...

Americana! Lol

kenkfa said...

hahahaha,my gf own na 5k,so i told her dt i wuld marry her plus all her sisters cos it amounted to 25k,lwkmd(runsaway b4 she reads dis

Anonymous said...

i love the application it D.O.P.E big ups to those that created it i tried my luck and my price on the application is NGN 642,000.00 after consulting the elders lol funny app tho!

Anonymous said...

Linda's legs alone r worth 500k! Especially since she put on some weight.

Anonymous said...

Hahah, †ђξ part D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ really cracked up Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ †ђξ skin color, lol @ whitenicious Α̲̅πδ lupita colour, dis app Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ jst fun abeg.

J'wizzle

Anonymous said...

Hahah, †ђξ part D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ really cracked up Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ †ђξ skin color, lol @ whitenicious Α̲̅πδ lupita colour, dis app Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ jst fun abeg.

J'wizzle

charles international said...

Bride price will only be paid to women that are still virgin. if you have lost yours,you better forget it.

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 12:29AM haaaa that will be bad oooo cos some would av slept with thee exact number of what they would get meaning they might not be any involvelment of bride price na free dem go give dem...lol

Anonymous said...

Some people sha...despite the fact that they said the application was just for fun yet some people re taking it serious to the extent of petitioning this guy...haba...if they know how to write petition make dem pls petition the govt on the money they claim was not lost that it sublime...that Sanusi was lying...hahaha the money sublime sha...or he or she should help us petition the uncle BH.....irational pple...

ANIEFUNA AMAKA said...

my bride price is 1,725,460. cud dis b so true.lmao

Rita Usman said...

Funny and hilarious

oluwasemiloore adelodun said...

...very funny app. my bride price was NGN411,500.00.Says i'm a Premium babe! 100 yards of wife material...
LOL@the teeth part...

Anonymous said...

Bona no mind dem. It's not funny to me either. Needless calling names, happy life anon.

Sparks and Tingles said...

Okocha legs? Lmao

Anonymous said...

i be fine babe, a professional lawyer with over 15years experience, flawless face, white gapped teeth, tall, slim with fine shape and very pretty, yet that app costed my bride price to be N0.00k, very funny.

Anonymous said...

okay I discovered this really late but I think this app is just out of this world.. I'm not from Nigeria but I tried it out ticking those categories that apply to me and hahahah I am so expensive :-D.. I really enjoyed the game..love it!! and Linda I admire that you we'rent offended but found it hilarious..haha

Anonymous said...

okay I discovered this really late but I think this app is just out of this world.. I'm not from Nigeria but I tried it out ticking those categories that apply to me and hahahah I am so expensive :-D.. I really enjoyed the game..love it!! and Linda I admire that you we'rent offended but found it hilarious..haha

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