Among the over 250 ethnic groups in Nigeria, the Yorubas in South-west Nigeria will easily win the award for being avid socialites. They cherish celebrating moments as they adorn resplendent traditional attires popularly called Ashoebi.
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
Dancing in a Yoruba marriage is an opportunity for the couple to make some money. The bride and groom usually take to the dance floor while they are circled by friends, family and well-wishers who spray cash on their heads. At the end of the wedding ceremony, the money accrued will be used to settle some minor debts incurred while planning the wedding and cover some expenses like paying for canopies, cake, and drinks among other strange things.