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About Asoebi Wahala By @Peero007

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This is beginning to look like a wedding series first it was the “Owambe Souvenirs” post, then “Marriage Proposals” from there we talked “About pre-wed photo-madness” and also “About Naija Wedding Ceremonies”, we can’t rant about all these and leave out “Asoebi Wahala”. You know in Nigeria, we are very “industrious”, so “industrious” that we see business in everything, I mean every/any venture can be an avenue to make money even if it entails extortion. There I was in the comfort and privacy of my bedroom, earpiece in ear enjoying music while working on my mobile device, a call came in. Below is the transcript of the conversation.         Me: Hello         Caller: Hey ‘Dewale, how far na?         Me: Bro I dey o, how your side?         Caller: my side bam.         Me: toh, e ku     palemo oo         Caller: My brother, thanks jare, e no easy ooo, this wedding thing just dey drain me.         Me: Pele, you need rest.         Ca

About Naija Wedding Ceremonies By @Peero007

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I'm adding this wedding idea to my archive.😁😁😁 I’m back again, first I started with the funny wedding souvenirs one gets at Naija weddings, then the new trend in marriage proposals, you know, about gathering the whole world to witness you proposing and all, then I ranted about pre-wedding photo-madness (sorry, I meant photo-shoot) today I’ll rant briefly about Naija wedding ceremonies. If you ask me, I’ll say Naija wedding ceremonies are overrated, I mean overrated to the extreme, way too extreme.  I always wonder why wedding ceremonies have to be the way they are, the first part of the wedding ceremony that irks me is the “aso ebi”, why don’t they just pick a color and tell the guests to come dressed in that color? Why do we have to have a uniform? Why do I get treated differently if I don’t wear the aso ebi? Is it really about uniformity or just an avenue to extort guests, perhaps “extort” is a strong word, maybe I should say “is it about uniformity, or it’s a means

About Pre-Wedding Photoshoots by @Peero007

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Star Wars Themed Pre-wed Photoshoot. The other day I talked about the evolution of marriage proposals, I remember telling the fellas to go back and ask their girlfriends how they would love to be proposed to, they haven’t turned in their assignments yet. Anyway, that’s that, today I’m going to rant about another wedding trend, one trend I haven’t been able to understand and may never understand in this lifetime, that’s the pre-wedding photo-madness… sorry I meant photo-shoot, I’m so sorry for that error, I hope it never happens again, now about pre-wedding photo-mad..shoots, I am in the dark as I do not know why and how it is necessary that my partner and I take some “le’s pretend” photos. Don’t get me wrong ooo, I’m not saying it’s bad, no! no!!, I’m also not saying it’s good, I just do not know its importance or if there is even any. Some years back, a lady asked me what my pre-wedding photo-shoot would be like, I looked at her with a raised eyebrow and had this

Evolution Of Marriage Proposals By @Peero007

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Each time I see the word “Evolution”, Darwin’s theory of evolution comes to mind, for those of you non-science people who do not think it necessary to know a thing or two about some basic geeky science stuff, I’ll give a very brief layman’s explanation of the theory. It's a process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable physical or behaviorial traits e.g notice how rats dodge poisoned food traps??? (Errmm this example hasnt been scientifically proven though). Now that I’ve explained, let’s proceed. I have been observing marriage proposals for a while and have noticed there is a trend, hence this brief write-up. On different occasions I asked some ladies how they would want to be proposed to and I was surprised when about 90% of them said they hadn’t really given it a thought, I was taken aback, why or were they lying? Because a lot of ladies fantasize about what their weddings should look like, is it an oversight that they do not fantasize abou

Owambe & Owambe Souvenirs.

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Owambe (party) and owambeing (lol) is a Nigerian thing.... I'm not being tribalistic, but the average Yoruba man attends at least two owambes in a month, perhaps that's why they rarely have BP, cause they always want to be in a joyous mood no matter how bad the economy is. Owambe Groove (Picture Courtesy: Google) A lot of stuff happens at these owambes, you get to see the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the light makeups, the heavy makeups---- makeovers, the nice attires, the overdressed guests that leave you wondering whether they are the celebrants, you'll see old women competing with younger ladies (I don't know what they are looking for ooo). In all Nigerian parties are usually colorful. Typical Owambe Setting. (Picture Courtesy: Belleza Haven C001AA818) The food is one Wahala, it could be a good Wahala or a bad one depending on if you get something to eat or not, it's painful though when you pay a huge sum for the "Aso ebi&