Wednesday, May 28, 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