If it’s a colourful event with local music, dance, food, and drinks, you will find them there. And their weddings are just as comical as the people. If you are experiencing a Yoruba wedding for the first time, do not be startled when you observe any of these things Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal has listed below.
Dancing to rake in money
To ‘carry the bride’ is literarily translated Igbeyawo. This may not be a serious part of a Yoruba nuptial agreement but it is done for its significance. The ability of the groom to haul his wife automatically signifies that he has the strength to take care of her. It is something that every groom should anticipate. But what if he cannot…?
A widely known fact about Yorubas across Southwest states like Ogun, Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo, is that they value respect. In every sphere of life, courtesy is important to them. Therefore, the act of prostration during a wedding ceremony should not come as a surprise to one who finds himself in this situation. The groom and his friends are expected to lie down flat in their glossy regalia to show appreciation to the bride’s parents. This may be comical but it is an important part of any Yoruba marriage.