Upcoming Igbo writer, Chinaza Ada Igbo has warned against the dangers of replacing palm wine with juice or malt in traditional marriages.
The Igbo write, singer cum song editor took to her Facebook page to explain on the dangers of throwing away some Igbo traditions as she talked about the recent trend of Nigerians replacing the “wine carrying” tradition with Juice or malt.
See what she wrote below…
When you pour away the wine (Nkwụ) your father in law (bride’s father) released heavy loads of blessings in for a peaceful and fruitful marriage between you and your wife, replacing it with juice or malt, what do you expect? Of course you destroyed the very marriage yourself that very day of your traditional marriage by pouring those decrees away, oh you think it’s a mere word, it was a powerful declaration from a father whose daughter is entering a new home, he gives the daughter and husband words of blessings from the depth of his heart, that is why you both ought to drink it happily to show that you accept those blessings! But no you’re afraid the wine may be poisoned, oh religious mindset, it has destroyed and still destroying homes!
Our ancestors are wise, in everything they do, there are reasons why it’s done so, but you won’t ask questions, because you’ve been made to believe that your culture is evil… The earlier you wake up to reality, the better for you…
Teta nụ, saa anya gị ka ị hụ ụzọ (wake up, shine your eyes and see)
For those of us that knows xup, ndị na atụ nzụ with pride, tụwa nụ nzụ with no apology!
Asị m na Nkwọ taa ga akwọnye anyị ihe ọma o ji bịa, Iseee iseee iseee!!!