Life lately; March/April Update

Hello loves, recently I’ve been MIA because I had so much on my plate and I’m willing to share them with you. Honestly its not really that much but I’ve been fighting with being available for no damn reason this week, in order to feel better I decided to write this post. So here goes;

March started off really well for me. I had all these events coming up, collaborations, work and a wedding to prepare for, but something made it dark, lol. On 15th March I paid a whole lot of money for a Nikon D750 on eBay and its yet to arrive. The estimated shipment and delivery dates were 4th April and 14th April, its now 18th April and still no update on the shipment. (seriously guys this is making me so sad even though I know we can retrieve the money).

During the ending of March I spent time with my family mostly. Haven’t been working or doing anything stressful. I also went for an afternoon tea with Chichi of Chiliousssss, I traveled on the first week of April, for a wedding, My mum’s convocation and birthday dinner to kano.

First day I spent in kano was with my family, and the next morning we went to my Mum’s convocation. Her birthday was that same week so planned to take her out and create a video for her (video is up on my youtube channel).

As for the wedding, It was my brother-in-law’s. It was a royal wedding because he got married to Kano State’s old Emir’s granddaughter. It was a longggg wedding that took almost two weeks to complete. On the first day they had the pre-wedding dinner which consisted of the groomsmen and the bridesmaids.

They had the Alibidi second. Alibidi is a Hausa tradition that the bride’s friends sell local snacks and desserts to the groomsmen. They get paid a lot of money that is way more than the worth of the snacks. I will post some clips on my youtube, stay tuned.

On the third day they had the Kamu. Kamu is also a Hausa tradition where the grooms family go to the brides house to go and spray perfume on her and pay friends to see her. It is the first time they’re seeing the bride officially, so they have to pay to see her.

this is the only picture I have of the kamu.

The fourth day was the Royal dinner, which like every other wedding dinner you guys have been to. The fifth day was Gada day, Gada is a local Hausa event where the brides friends dance and rejoice that their friend is getting married. They sing to her, they eat and jolly till sunset. This event is exclusive to females only.

 

On the sixth day we had the Angwanci. This is a parade by the groom and his friends on horses, they go around town and back to the brides house to take pictures and eat. My husband played this event so I’ll bless your eyes with a little bit of his slayage.

The seventh day event was the wedding Fatiha. This is the official wedding where the representatives of the bride and groom come together to pay the dowry, pray and officiate the marriage. We had Wuni on the eighth day, Wuni is basically a traditional sitting at the grooms parents house. It is exclusive to women, they eat, dance in some cases or they pray and eat, depends on the family type. As the grooms family isn’t a loud one, we just went, gisted, ate and left.

On the ninth day, the groom hosted a dinner to welcome his bride. This event was exclusive to only the youths. (don’t worry I got clips).  On the 10th day the bride was conveyed to her house (my house. Yes we live in the same building but everyone has their side. We just share a fence and a gate).

Thank you for reading. Now that I’m back to reality I’ll be posting twice every week, one video and one blog post. Make sure you’re subscribed to my channel and following my socials. Everything is linked at the bottom of this page.

xoxo, Ummeeta.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mide says:

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! Plus I think I’m starting to love the Hausa culture, you sure know how to turn up. Hopefully your camera will arrive soon so that you won’t be sad. We cant that pretty face sad.
    Great post dear!

    http://www.theportablehub.com

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    1. Aww thank you Mide💜 It really means a lot.

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  2. princeahlan83 says:

    Aminci agareki malama ummi

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  3. Great post. Learnt a lot about the Hausa culture. Your dresses were beautiful. Your camera will definitely come soon.

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  4. Ummee where are you in abuja area rescedent place

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