Edited by Azizi Powell
This is a post in part of a continuing series in this blog that focuses on the custom of spraying money in Nigeria, and in certain other African cultures.
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FEATURED VIDEO: TRADITIONAL NIGERIAN ENGAGEMENT HD Minnesota
estrellaphotovideo,Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011
TRADITIONAL NIGERIAN ENGAGEMENT HD Minnesota HIGHLIGHTS HD
"HD" = "high definition", refers to the high quality of the video
This engagement ceremony took place in the state of Minnesota in the United States.
Scenes of money spraying weren't the only thing that interest me about this featured video. I also like the beautiful traditional Yoruba clothing for females and for males that is shown in this video. For example, one scene shows the brides's gele (head wrap) being tied on her head.
As an African American who has been socialized to expect there to be no dancing to religious music, I also was interested to see people dancing into the engagement event singing the Gospel song "This Is The Day That The Lord Has Made". Other aspects of the engagement ceremony (that Americans would call "the wedding ceremony") were quite interesting to watch.
Here are links to other pancocojams posts that feature videos of money spraying at another Yoruba engagement ceremony, Igbo (Nigerian) engagement ceremonies, and a Nigerian birthday are given in the Related Links section below. Subsequent posts that include scenes of money sparaying by people from African nations other than Nigeria will be published on this blog.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/03/seven-videos-of-traditional-igbo.html for a video of money spraying at a Nigerian Igbo engagement ceremony (wedding).
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/09/pinning-birthday-dollars.html for an article about the African American custom of pinning birthday dollars, and other Nigerian videos of spraying money.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-i-started-wearing-african-dresses.html for another video of a Yoruba (Nigerian) engagement ceremony.
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