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I love my country Nigeria mostly because it is a country blessed with rich cultures and diverse ethnic groups with wonderful cuisines.
In the average Nigerian culture, When a man and woman are going to be joined together, one of the most important ceremonies, is the traditional wedding. This is very key as it is a symbol of the couple's parent being in total support of the union. There must be a traditional wedding before the church or court wedding, whichever way the couple chooses to be joined.
A typical traditional wedding tells guest, friends and everyone that needs to know, where the couple is from. In most traditional marriages, in the order of events, the bride's ethnicity is first represented with the bride dressed and dolled up in almost everything that represents where she is from and then after all the pomp and pageantry of the acceptance of the bride price, the bride then changes her attire into the grooms ethnic group i,e if they aren't from the same ethnic group.
But what I really want to point out in this post today is one of the most important item in any wedding ceremony around the globe, THE CAKE! (Yeah! that's what I am more interested in, please don't get me wrong, I write about cakes lol).
Nigerian bakers are getting more creative and I am so proud to be able to relate with this, as there is a lot of talent in this country. When you attend a Nigerian traditional wedding that you don't even know the couple, don't be scared that you would be bounced out, here is a tip, just take a quick look at the wedding cake on display and you will have a lot of things to say about the couple and viola! you won't be bounced. (Be warned, this isn't for the light-hearted) LOL. But honestly, Nigerian traditional wedding cakes says a lot about the couples especially where one or both of them are from. I will be posting pictures of how a typical Nigerian traditional wedding cake looks like and what ethnicity it represents. I will be mentioning a few here so am sorry if yours isn't represented!,