When it was dancing time by the couple,
the occupants of each canopy took turns in
dancing with us and spraying us money.
My father repeatedly warned our Village
women not to come to the dancing floor to
help us pick money. He physically chased
them away with treats, but some of them
whose face he could not recognize sneaked
in and stole enough money. Aunty Esther,
Akin, Tunde and Gbadebo packed up eight
full ‘Gana must go’ bags of money.
It was Baba that gave the vote of thanks
for me. He talked for almost one hour until
people were getting bored with his speech.
It was Auntie Esther that went and
collected the Microphone from him and
called me up to say a word or two. I simply
went and thanked the crowd and wished
them journey mercies back home.
Daddy told me not to take a dime from the
money that we realized from the wedding,
he told me they belonged to Yemisi my
wife. I did not have a problem with that, so
I told her mother to take all the bags home
and pay the money into Yemisi’s account.
To be continued