As if it isn't enough that Yorubas can throw party for any reason at all, these funny families decided to travel abroad with aso-ebi to celebrate their children's graduation party.
Apparently, aso-ebi trend started with the Yorubas, that's because they look for any reason to just throw a party and look all glammed up for the event. I really don't know if it's a show of their financial state. I mean to throw a party isn't a small deal especially when it doesn't involve crowd control or anything of such. Maybe it's just something that comes naturally, a reason to just groove.
So, there is this Yoruba saying, "O ti gbe ise ile de ita". This actually refers to when someone takes a habit or culture of the home outside the home.
So, there's this picture of two students who recently graduated from the university in the United states and well, yeah every parent and family member is always happy for the success of one member of the family. Anyway, these students' parents and entire family did not only throw a party for them, they went ahead to buy aso-ebi and of course, took it over there. Ahh!
Truth is, we've always known aso-ebi for wedding and burial ceremonies, not for graduation parties. So, it's totally surprising to see such for a graduation party. Not bad anyway.
Congratulations to the students.