15 Things Any Groom at a Yoruba Introduction Ceremony Will Remember

In the Southwestern part of the country, introduction ceremonies are significant during the process of getting married. It is where close family members of bride and groom to be, meet officially and get to know relatives of their son and daughter before the wedding day proper. Here are a few things that can go down during…

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In the Southwestern part of the country, introduction ceremonies are significant during the process of getting married. It is where close family members of bride and groom to be, meet officially and get to know relatives of their son and daughter before the wedding day proper. Here are a few things that can go down during this introduction ceremony:

1. So you decide to remove the ‘Yoruba Demon’ tag once and for all by settling down

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2. You proceed to tell your parents that you want to settle down and you receive their blessings

TNC / Via YouTube [Bahd Guys Record]

TNC / Via YouTube [Bahd Guys Records]

Ori e wa ni be!

3. Then you honestly and humbly propose to your Baby Gea

TNC / Via YouTube [YBNL Nation]

TNC / Via YouTube [YBNL Nation]

Honey mi, my super-hot ewedu, the only gizzard in my plate of Asun…wee you marry me?

4. How you and your ‘Retired Demon’ Gang storm your potential Bae’s territory on the introduction D-day

TNC / Via Instagram [@agbadastyles]

TNC / Via Instagram [@agbadastyles]

Ahhh, ota lenugbagbe osi!

5. You, wondering whether it is even necessary to prostrate and lie on the floor, just to greet your potential in-laws

TNC / Via Instagram [@iamkanmi]

TNC / Via Instagram [@iamkanmi]

So I will stain my starched Agbada.

6. When her father is taking like forever to bless you people and you look up to be sure of what is going on

TNC / Via YouTube [Bahd Guys Record]

TNC / Via YouTube [Bahd Guys Records]

Ejo, Daddy…no be firewood dey for ground o. Na person body.

7. That your Aunty whose dress and makeup is so on fleek that one will mistake her for the bride-to-be

TNC / Via EncomiumMag

TNC / Via EncomiumMag

 

8. When you see people (that you don’t even know) at the Introduction Ceremony, and they start famzing and claiming cousins

TNC / Via Instagram [@okonlagos]

TNC / Via Instagram [@okonlagos]

You people will not even wait for the main wedding before doing Mogbo Moya.

9. How your face lights up when you see your bride-to-be coming out in all her glory

TNC Gifs / Via YouTube [ProjectFameWestAfrica]

TNC Gifs / Via YouTube [ProjectFameWestAfrica]

See babe…I sabi better thing jo…

10. When the Alaga Iduro asks the bride-to-be whether she knows you and whether she wants to marry you

TNC / Via YouTube [AYTV]

TNC / Via YouTube [AYTV]

See ehn, Aunty Alaga Iduro, no spoil market for me o. I go throway you comot from this place.

11. Your face when the bride-to-be takes sometime before she answers Alaga Iduro’s question

TNC / Via Instagram [@destorm]

TNC / Via Instagram [@destorm]

Ife mi, I beg you in the name of God, don’t do this to me, please.

12. When they start all those ‘special prayers’ for the well-being of your future family

TNC / Via Instagram [@welove2laugh]

TNC / Via Instagram [@welove2laugh]

My Father, My Lord…we cover this boobie and this prick with the special blood.

13. When you sight that your uncle (that didn’t contribute anything to your education and upbringing) eating goat meat, drinking Goldberg and chopping life

TNC / Via YouTube [Nigeria'sGotTalent]

TNC / Via YouTube [Nigeria’sGotTalent]

Onku, enuff is enuff!

14. When you get a clue about what the Eru Iyawo Engagement list will look like

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Owo Ori – N100,000, Owo Ijoko Agba – N100,000, Owo Ikanlekun – N100,000, Owo Aeroplane – N100,000, Owo Omo Ile – N250,000

15. But you are not worried because you know that you are financially buoyant and capable

TNC / Via YouTube [ProjectFameWestAfrica]

TNC Gifs / Via YouTube [ProjectFameWestAfrica]

E mi ni…okunrin meta atabo!

Responses

  1. ME
    Hahahaha….No. 12 totally blew me up! As in!…this blood don sufa sha, using d blood to cover ‘things’ upandan!…lolsss
    And No. 14, the ‘list’ can make ur groom grow grey hair at first sight…especially if bae is from Akwa Ibom, my broda, u go need apply for loan from bank if u intend sorting even d first two pages, cos d list is usually not less than 5 pages long even after all ya negotiation. Nice one Dr. Ba’ruu
  2. olamii
    Lolz @’retired demons ‘….. The squad na ghenghen! And some girls wee bee lyk *this demon on the right is frosh o* still famzing.
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  4. Tunde
    Funny stuff!! I think you captured it nicely. There is one other thing though…..when u and bae or u and the boys plan to have an engagement to end all engagements.

    N50k aso ebi. Hennessy and Moet flowing anyhow. N1m for 10 min performance by guests artists….

    Engagements are becoming less about marriage and more about showing off.

    ..my 2 kobo

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