Popular celebrity, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has come out to flaunt photos from her wedding to honour her late parents. She recently wrote about conventions on her social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to her, even if most wedding traditions sideline the mother of the bride by letting the father walk the bride down the aisle, she decided that both her parents would walk her down the aisle.
Chimamanda added that convention is something made up by somebody and repeated by others, and it should not be law.
Her words, “Convention is something made up by somebody and then repeated by others. If convention feels wrong for you, if your skin bristles and your spirit stalls at the thought of doing something “the way it is done,” then stop and act.?”
“We can make changes. We can try and craft small slices of the life we want. ?”
“We can unmake convention to make things more just, more complete, more beautiful.?”
“Not everyone will be happy with you, because it is human nature to try and conserve things as they are, but your spirit will feel full, and there is nothing more meaningful than knowing you have been true to yourself.”
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