- A Nigerian man has contributed to the discussion surrounding the needless expenses people incur for their weddings
- The young man said his money will be better invested in seeing new places together with his wife than serving free jollof rice
- While some people supported his view, others said that the culture that supports flamboyant weddings in Nigeria is strong
A young Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @KingFoye_ stirred conversations around the expensive nature of most wedding ceremonies.
The man said he would rather use his money to visit new countries and get experiences for two weeks than use the same fund to feed 600 guests at his wedding.
His submission came amid trending talk on how people break an arm and a leg for wedding events.
In a subsequent tweet, the man said that a wedding should be a time when new couples share a beautiful moment together.
He added that going on 'baecation' is sensible than organising a party where guests would later review the taste of the rice they were served.
See his tweets below:
As at the time of writing this report, his first post had gathered over 166,000 likes with almost 38,000 retweets.
Briefly News compiled some of the reactions below:
"I would rather have the money to do both tho fr."
"African Parents will disown you in 4 different ways."
"Dear future husband let's visit 6 countries in one month and have only 40 people or 50 tops at our wedding. I can agree to church blessings with only our family and close friends to make this happen. What do you think?"
"Anything above 200 guests is a rally as far as my opinion about a wedding ceremony is concerned. 100 from each side at the very MAXIMUM."
"In my place, friends and relatives contribute ¾ of the wedding expenses. So feeding people in excess of 1000 won't be my problem."
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that 27-year-old youth and 'agripreneur', Segun Adegoke, has explained how his grandmother made him a millionaire starting as a 10-year-old boy.
Adegoke, who now owns a thriving agricultural firm called Baay Farms, based in Lagos, made this exclusively known to Briefly News' regional reporter, Adewunmi Adeoye.
Segun, who grew up with his grandmother, described her as a farmer and a trader who took him through the rubrics of farming and trading. Adegoke said he never expected the farming skills being infused into him by his grandmother would help his financial status.
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