Traditional marriage is an African theatrical display of Romeo and Juliet. Only that, it is a jolly affair embedded with deep symbolic actions and symbolic gifts too.
Going to make known ones intentions bearing gifts to the bride’s family is one, discussing the time the main event will take place is another inclusive of the list given to the grooms family to provide at the next meeting.
For the main traditional union of boy meets girl that seals the deal between these two, called Igbankwu, for the Igbo’s or Fitihah in Hausa, and Igbe Iyawo in Yoruba. It is here that the disparity begins to arise. Igbe Iyawo just like others is done with deep-rooted meaning and calculated intention.
The engagement for the Yoruba is an essential part of the union which is mostly spearheaded by the Alaga taking the role of the MC with her poise and sense of humor she drives the smooth running of the event being a traditional custodian to ensure that all is done in the right