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Ndi Anambra Please Come Let Us Do Kporakpo Meeting.



I saw a comment yesterday on Bella Naija on the post "ENGAGED! Jude Okoye Proposes to Ify Umeokeke on his Birthday” and my curiosity was instantly piqued. I was half asleep otherwise I would have pinged one of my numerous Anambra friends or called my father but sleep wouldn't allow me.



The comment reads:



"finally jude settles down. he’s a typical anambra man and i hope ify is from anambra or at least understands the traditions. on another note, i hope the problem with his brothers has been settled."

My question is please what do you reckon she meant by "he’s a typical anambra man and i hope ify is from anambra or at least understands the traditions."?
I'm really really curious. What traditions? What does she mean by typical Anambra man? Please who can shed light on this for me?... All the Anambrarians by origin, marriage, residence, association, naturalization and knowledgeable non-Anambrarians alike, please help a confused sister out. 
By the way I'm from Anambra state but I'll score an F if there's a course like Anambra 101. While I've always doubted I'll marry someone from Anambra state (for no particular reasons o!), just in case God's plans for me lean towards that geography I would like to be fully prepared. 

BTW @ImpurfectHer you've been MIA. I hope all is well?

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  1. well most anambra ppl like to marry from within their village,place or wteva. i even hear that its so bad that even within anambra, they can be very tribalistic and r certainly very traditional. e.g anambra cant even marry imo state etc etc etc

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  2. Pls,im anambra too nd im also curios bout the stereotype...
    What does one need to know bout being anambra?

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  3. "The Sabbath was made for Man, and not Man for the Sabbath"-Mark 2:27.

    The problem with tradition is that all those who are enslaved by the tenets never bear in mind that the originators were mere teenage boys and girls, who were creating occasions to improve their dull social lives at the time. With time, these tenets were modified and cocooned, enhancing segregation in large part by the fanatics. So if you're one of those that want to kill yourself because of the traditions of your forefathers, bear in mind that your forefathers created these traditions when they were kids.

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    1. Lol...ouch! But are u anambra tho?
      This post isn't bout tradition as a whole (cos every culture has,African or not) but its about Anambra in particular...

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    2. I'm from Imo state though, and can totally relate to this post because people from my villa don't joke with tradition. Most times you hear a typical Imo man swearing to never marry "ndi WA WA"(Anambra/Enugu people). Silly, 'cos my mum's from Enugu, and they dare not cause her stress.

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    3. Errrr Memphis WaWa refers just to Enugu state.

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    4. Really? Ok, I thought, since both states used to be one before, they were both WAWA

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    5. Wawas re the nsukka people of Enugu. Not Enugu in general. I know this cos 'm from Enugu State

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  4. Anambra men and women alike have their issues. the men are very arrogant and very chauvinistic. their women are beneath them. the girls are known to be stubborn and insolent, all also money-lovers. the mother in laws are very difficult to please. this much I know about Anambra people.

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    1. Hmm...no positive reviews? Not a single one?

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    2. very stereotypical.. you should not put everyone is a box.. or are speaking based on your experience with the ones you know..

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  5. They spend money on their babes but have no respect for them, their mother(guys mother) rules and decides what happens in the sons family,it's always my mother said

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    1. Is this just Anambra or igbo men in general?

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    2. Ndi anambra always says Mma anyi si which means 'our mum said'. The man's mum always has d final say n makes all d decisions.

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    3. So in other words,Anambra men are mama's boys?
      Well,Il do say that Anambra (donno bout igbos in general) love to meddle in family affairs. Umunna and co can conveniently frustrate u if they choose to.
      Before marriage,the in-laws of either families expect not just the couples to be perfect and flawless but their extended families to be too. If a family line has coma,they believe it wld reflect in the marriage.

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  6. Hmmmmm, bikoooo all this negativity should stop joor ... I know anambra ppl (generally all igbo ppl) r bout dat "nma anyi si" talk but anambra ppl r foooiiiiinnnnneeee o! My besty is anambra n hes a cutie😜...
    P/s: i'm rivers(kalabari) but i hav a thing for igbo language n pple, bia, biko Thelma, hook a sisteh up na wit ur hot anambra relatives nau😂😂😂☺️ #babylawyer

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  7. Hmmmmm, i've sha learnt a thing or two.

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  8. Anambra men are male chauvinists. They don't want dia wives on same level wit dem. Dey xpekt dia wives 2 serve dem food on bended knees n stuff lyk dat. Bt dey re very responsibl fathers.

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  9. Anambra men are male chauvinists. They don't want dia wives on same level wit dem. Dey xpekt dia wives 2 serve dem food on bended knees n stuff lyk dat. Bt dey re very responsibl fathers.

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  10. Chai...the comments here are hilarious.....im from Anambra married to an Anambra man with an Anambra father and 3 Anambra brothers... (so I know what im saying). Nothing on here (except that they are fooooooiiiinnneee) is true....just generalised gist that people have come to attribute to Anambra men...Anambra men are just...men with similar characteristics as the Enugu, Rivers or Ondo man. Kponkwem!
    P.S. my dad is married to a woman from Imo so that too....debunked! Ciao

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  11. Sorry this comment is coming late. Ironically, i am in anambra right now(i have extended family here), and i agree that their men tend to be chauvinists, and their women have really bad mouth(i.e they can be rather insulting and rude). I also think that most of their men are unfaithful. But then, in all this, we are judging all of them by a select few, and they should be given (especially those who weren't brought up here) the benefit of the doubt.
    Thelma, thanks for checking up on me, i appreciate it :)

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