In Nigeria, weddings are a big deal. I’ve enjoyed my share of them (attending that is. lol) and for some reasons i do not want to critically analyse, i have started thinking about what mine would look like if i do decide to have one.
Of course, i thought about clothes, venues, food, music and all the attending glitterati. But what really occupied my thoughts was the tradition of fathers walking their daughters down the aisle, or the closest male relative if the father is dead.
Some historical perspective here; “In ancient times, it was very common for female children to have either arranged marriages or be purchased by their future groom so-to-speak. The root word “wedd” of Anglo-Saxon derivation actually means a “pledge” or “vow”.
This either referred to the groom vowing to marry the woman or it meant the barter money or trade agreement with the bride’s father for his daughter. The actual word wedding refers to a “wager”.
Therefore, the bride’s father would setup a type of contract with the groom that he would barter for land, social status, or even political reputation, which back then was as significant as it is today.
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Happy 13th wedding anniversary to Pastor Yemi and Bimbo Davids. I don’t attend Global Impact Church but i have heard him preach a number of times and i must say that, i was impacted and i have never been the same. I haven’t had a conversation with him yet but you know the strength and influence of a leader by the quality of the followers he produces.
I have friends who are leaders and members at Global Impact, among them ID Cabasa and Sijuade, IK Worships, Bidemi Akinade, Opeyemi Beckley and my daughter, Jessica. My interraction with these people and their strength of character and examplary life is a testimony to Pastor Yemi Davids’ teaching.
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This is wishing my sister and colleague, Wazobia FM’s Kody and Nigeria Info FM’s Emmanuel Etim a blissful married life! Congratulations darlings! may your home be filled with joy and immeasurable blessings!
Oh! and i looove the bicycle concept too! (I might steal the idea soon… **winks**)
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