Earlier on, we brought to you a report on a bride who appeared so unhappy on her wedding day. It seems that is the tradition from where she comes from and not as the Internet has painted it to be.
The bride identified as Duchess Alexis, reacting to the news, revealed that everything that happened on her traditional wedding day is simply the tradition of the Ijaw people.
She added that, according to the Ijaw tradition, the bride is meant to “Frown” after been ushered in by her friends and sisters, and then the groom and his friends/family are expected to spray her until she laughs. She will have to maintain the frown until she feels satisfied by the amount of cash sprayed on her. The reason for the many sad pictures that surfaced on the internet.
The bride stated on her Facebook timeline:
“Please if you don’t know people’s culture and tradition, then you should ask questions. I’m the bride in question, in the Ijaw tradition a girl is expected to frown after been ushered in by her friends & sisters, then the groom and his friends/family are expected to spray her until she laughs. Please and please once again ask questions before you post.”
A user on Facebook had even posted about the unhappy bride after the wedding day:
“That Moment When The Bride Duchess Alexis Is Been Stubborn To Laugh For Her Husband My Paddi Domor Mienye So He Is Petting Her And Spraying Some Dollars On Her To Make Her Laugh Without She Still Not Laughing. But Only One Joke From MC/Comedian Endurance Keyamo Made Her To Laugh Like Never Before Congratulations Once More My Correct Pipo!”
Everyone can now be calm since she has come out to explain the reasons for her actions. We wish them all the best in their married life