Tag Archives: African


Caribbean Wedding Customs

The sacred nature of weddings in the Antilles of the Caribbean is often communicated with indigenous customs that take place before, during, and after the ceremony. “Jumping the Broom” is a right of passage for the newlywed. After vows are said before the church and the bride and groom have been pronounced husband and wife,… Continue Reading »

The Significance of Yams in Nigeria

My friend grew up in Nigeria before coming to the US for college. He says yams are life in Nigeria. Friend:“The yam is the staple food and therefore a measure of masculinity and wealth. If a family has a lot of yams, you’re rich because you can feed your family. This makes you a strong… Continue Reading »

“Every day is for the thief, one day is for the owner.”

Subject: Yoruba (Nigerian Proverb Phonetic Script: “Kwa ụbọchị bụ maka ohi, otu ụbọchị dị ka onye nwe.” Translation:” Every day is for the thief, one day is for the owner.” Interpretation: You can lie, cheat, and steal, but one day, you will be caught. Analysis: This proverb shows the values of the Igbo people. Virtue is… Continue Reading »