The Fulani tribes practise Sharo before getting married. Here the groom is beaten by the older members of the community so as to earn a wife and respect. If the man is not strong enough to bare the pain, the wedding is called off.
Other than flogging, the bride family can pick Koowgal, which is a dowry payment option or the Kabbal, an Islamic ceremony similar to marriage but in the absence of the bride and groom.
Sharo is a traditional cultural practice where young Fulani men in Nigeria compete to find a wife. The participants are flogged with wooden sticks and canes to test their endurance.
But the practice has declined in recent years, with some Fulani men describing it as dangerous and forbidden in Islam.
The Fulani tribes practise Sharo before getting married, according to the practice the groom is been beaten with wooden sticks by elderly men of the community for him to earn a wife and respect.
If the groom is not strong enough to withstand the pain the marriage will be called off. Most people believe if this practice isn’t abolished women from this tribe might find it hard to get married. Well there’s an alternative to the flogging, the bride family can pick Koowgal, which is a dowry payment process just like how most tribes and culture in Nigeria and Africa conduct their marriage.
The brides family can also decide to pick the Kabbal, an Islamic ceremony similar to marriage but in the absence of the bride and groom.
Fulani women are well known for their beauty and if you intentions of getting married to one don’t be afraid of beating, you can approach the brides family and option for either Koowgal (dowry process) or Kabbal (Islamic Ceremony).