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EastMeetsWest || 6 questions on our Inter-Ethnic Marriage

One of the reasons I felt inclined to start this blog, was to share experiences on Inter-Ethnic relationships and Marriages in Nigeria.

I shared my experience on the Yoruba culture of kneeling to greet elders here, and going forward, every other personal experience will be in the EastmeetWest posts. 

For now, as an Inter-Ethnic couple here are some of the questions we get asked the most, and we've answered. 

EastMeetsWest || To Kneel or Not to Kneel?

I run the risk of sounding like a broken record, but I am an #IgboBrideYorubaWife. It may be helpful to read this post here for a bit of background. For those who do not know, Yoruba culture expects girls to kneel down to greet their elders. Boys are expected to prostrate with arms outstretched in front of them. Some elders are flexible, and along with a bit of modernisation girls are often permitted to do a sort of mini squat or genuflection with just one knee hitting or almost hitting the ground