Ephesians 5:31 of the Christian bible states; - "…a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is purely European tradition. Therefore, if a man leaves his father and mother to join his wife, it invariably means that he has left his father’s house to go and live with his wife in her own house. The woman has married him.
But in Igbo/African tradition, it is the woman that leaves her father and mother to join her husband and the two will become one. Hence, it is the man that marries the woman. This particularly makes sense considering that Ephesians 5:23 states: “for the husband is the head of the wife…”
So if the husband is the head it is reasonable to assume that the subordinate will have to join the head in his own house. Or could it be possible for someone to be the head in another person’s house?