Gbokus Weren’t There! – Adewale Sobowale

I just finished watching the Queen of England’s funeral and I’m so much disappointed.

In the first instance, how can a whole Head of the Commonwealth die and be buried, by African or Nigerian standards, like a commoner?

By the way, in Yorubaland, who has ever seen a king being buried in the full glare of the public?

Even if she had to, there ought to have been an Oro outing for her during which those who don’t belong to the respected cult must stay indoors.

Preceding that would have been an ijeja. That’s a process during which the wares of market people are “taken” or even broken because an important person has died. Any of the market people that complains might end up being sanctioned.

And, if the corpse had to be taken to its final resting place in the full glare of the public, undertakers in uniform or some members of a certain uniformed voluntary organisation (gbokus short for gbokugboku), must be present to give her honours.

The honours would have been in form of throwing the corpse here and there.

Then, the survivors should have been dressed in etu material.

By the way, today is holiday in the United Kingdom and some other countries.

Pray, what holiday?

Will they assemble and do lagbo lagbo?

If it had been in my country, the corpse of the Head of the Commonwealth would have been to each of the Commonwealth countries. That would probably have taken six months.

I, so much, miss the feferity of my country!

Particularly the gbokus!!


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