Saturday is the crowning jewel for any owambe lover. It is the day a lot of people come on social media to show off the fact that they were important enough to have been invited to the owambe instead of their peers. It is also the day a lot of people feel ‘slyed’ and bored at home.
As a Yoruba boy, I have been to many owambes especially the period almost all my cousins decided to get married. I got so many new clothes during that period and it also built my love for parties.
There are different levels to owambes and it’s always awesome when the party turns out to be lit. Nowadays, a lot of people have found different ways to make owambes unique. In Nigeria, it is now normal – even expected! – to have an after party for any wedding. I heard of one that they brought in strippers for the after party. There was also one I attended where there was a separate invite for the more exclusive after party and that is all they invited some of their friends for.
The fact remains we all love a good owambe.
But for real, the most important thing is the FREE FOOD.
I remember some wedding I attended a few years ago. It had a chocolate fountain with a pillar of marshmallows, strawberries and various other things you could put on a stick and dip in chocolate and it was white chocolate for that matter. There were also tons of cupcakes.
P.S: Sometimes they also spray money, that puts me in such an elated state.
This is just me as an owambe lover telling you a few things that came across my mind when writing this article, I hope it was a good read though.
Maybe a few tips before I go:
I could continue writing more tips but help me manage these ones.
Deji Nifemi Alabi