So you’re dating a Yoruba
This post is to help you prepare yourself properly for that angel in starched white Agbada.
Here’s what you should expect when you date a Yoruba boy.
1. Kneeling to greet his parentsIf you’re lucky enough to get introduced to his parents, under no circumstances should you stand when you’re greeting them. You will be blacklisted immediately. When you’re greeting your Yorubae’s (I just made that word up) parents, you’re expected to kneel on both legs.
2. You’re going to cook a lotIf you don’t know how to cook, learn immediately! Cooking is one of the tests you must pass to be with your Yorubae. His friends will expect you to cook for them when they visit, and his family will expect you to cook when you come to visit.
3. You will be introduced to a lot of peopleYour Yorubae is going to introduce you to a lot of friends and family. But make no mistake, this does not mean that you’re the only one in his life. The friends and family will cooperate with him and call you ‘Iyawo wa’ even when they know you’re not the only one. It’s a cold world.
4. There will be a lot of whispers each time you’re introducedEach time your Yorubae introduces you to someone new, his friends/ family will call him aside and ask him one of the following questions:
- Is this the new one?
- Have you left the old one?
- Are you serious about her?
- When did you start dating her?