Eru Iyawo list – Yoruba traditional wedding list

Eru Iyawo

The Yoruba traditional wedding list (also known as the Eru Iyawo list) is very important for Yoruba(Nigerian) traditional weddings .

The list is usually presented to the groom’s family by the bride’s family.

The list may vary slightly from family to family but overall items on the lists are pretty similar.


Below is a list of the Items on the “Eru Iyawo” list; these items are available at themarketfoodshop

eru iyawo


yoruba traditional wedding list

alligator pepper

eru iyawo list


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Eja osan

  • Yams
  • Kolanuts ( obi abata)
  • Alligator pepper (ataare)
  • Bitter kola (orogbo)
  • Eja osan ( asa fish)
  • Bag of rice
  • Basket of fruits
  • Soda drinks
  • Live goat
  • Bottles of non-alcoholic wine
  • palmwine
  • Vegetable oil
  • Aadun (peppered corn meal)
  • Pure honey
  • Juice
  • Sugar
  • Bag of salt
  • Bible (for Christians)
  • Quran (for moslems)
  • Praying kettle (for moslems)
  • White Hijab (for moslems)
  • Veil (for moslems)
  • Rosary¬† (for moslems)
  • Praying mat for moslems)
  • Biscuits and sweets
  • Box (es) of clothes, shoes and bags

Eru Iyawo

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