When a couple decides to take things further by tying the knot. In Africa or at least Nigeria the lovers speak to their parents and a date is fixed for what we call “family Introduction” as the Yorubas call it.
The groom to be’s family members will go visiting their in laws with a basket of fruits. Sometimes the basket of fruits can be more than one accompanied with bottles of wine.
Both families meet and are introduced to themselves. After this fun meeting because it is usually a party time as the bride to be’s family prepare a table for their in laws to be.
In the end a date is fixed for the traditional wedding and church/court/Nikki wedding.
The bride’s family also give the groom’s family a carton of biscuits, bottle of wine and pack of sweets as a take away gift.
Family support and approval is very important in the decision to get married.
Adebisi Adetunji (C)