History Of Owan West LGA, Edo State

Owan West is a Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Sabongidda Ora.

It has an area of 732 km2 and a population of 97,388 at the 2006 census.

The postal code of the area is 313.

Wedding customs
Wedding List is the list given to the intending groom looking to marry a woman from Sabongida Ora (Owan West). Everything on the list is to be purchased and presented at the traditional wedding ceremony (this is to be fixed and agreed on before list is given). The content of the list varies based on the family head, the standard however are;

Bride’s dowry (depends on the head of the family)
Suitcase of clothes
An umbrella
A Small basin of egusi seeds
Twenty-one tubers of yam
One smoked/dried antelope
Twenty-one kola-nuts (double lobed)
One large dried fish
Twenty-one pieces of bitter kola
A keg of palmwine
Twenty-one pieces of alligator pepper
Two bottles of schnapps
Two bottles of dry gin
Two kegs of palm oil (25 litres)
Two bags of salt
One she-goat
A bottle of honey
A packet of sugar
Two cartons of beer
Two cartons of malt drink
Two crates each of 3 different soda drinks i.e. Cola, Pepsi, Fanta, Mirinda, Sprite etc.
Idegbe #500 (depends on family)
Igele #500 (depends on family)
Erahoin #1,000 (depends on family)
Iyanhoin #500 (depends on family)
Towns and Villages in Owan West
Owan west is home to towns and villages such as Ivbiodohen,Iloje, Ovbiokhua, Ohia, Sabongida-Ora, Oke, Avbiosi, Okegboro, Uhonmora,Sobe and Eruere.

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