- Renowned writer Chimamanda Adichie has told people to challenge conventions, noting they were made by somebody and repeated by others
- The writer made an example of western weddings and said its traditions sideline the mother of the bride
- Chimamanda then encouraged her followers to make changes as she revealed what she did on her wedding day
To celebrate her late mum, renowned writer Chimamanda Adichie took to social media to share how she honoured the late woman on her wedding day.
Chimamanda revealed that she had a small wedding and a part of the reason was that she wanted privacy.
Before her big day, the writer stated that she decided that both her parents would walk her down the aisle. Chimamanda also decided that she would have the first dance with her mum.
Noting the support of her dad, the award-winning author said everything went according to plan as she also shared wedding photos as proof.
Urging people to challenge conventions, Chimamanda said they are made by someone and repeated by others.
According to her, the inspiration behind what she did on her wedding day was that western wedding traditions sidelined the mother of the bride.
She noted that the man walks the bride down the aisle, the man has the first dance with the bride, and oftentimes gives a speech while the mother does nothing.
"We can unmake convention to make things more just, more complete, more beautiful."
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As expected, there were mixed reactions as Chimamanda's followers made comments on her post.
"Very true. If that convention eats ur craw, if it feels funny to u, pls stop, question, and do your thing the way you want. The world will be alright."
"A father walking the daughters down the aisle is nothing compared to what mothers gain from their son-inlaws and their daughters. Generally, mothers benefit more from their children than fathers."
"True...thanks for bringing this to light...as an only child my parents deserve to walk me down the Aisle...no matter how weird it’d look to some ppl I don’t care."
"For me, my father is walking me down the aisle.i have been to many church weddings and from my own observation and understanding, I think it's best for the father of the bride to do so based on what it signifies for me (this is my own opinion)."
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that internet users reacted after a Dominican singer wedded his bride in ripped denim shorts.
The singer Nfasis left jaws hanging when he turned up for his own wedding ceremony in the most casual look yet.
While his bride dressed in a mermaid lacey dress with a lovely veil and a tiara, Nfasis did not compliment the look with the traditional tuxedo outfit.
Instead, he went for a more laid-back look comprising of a white t-shirt and a pair of ripped denim shorts.