Princess Nma Appolus Chu emerge Face and Pride of African culture
A Princess of Okori in Eleme, Rivers State, Nma Appolus Chu, has been named ‘The Face of African Womanhood, Culture and Tradition’ when she boldly and against the trends, opted to go through the full wedding requirements in the core Eleme traditional way during her recent traditional marriage to her heartthrob, Ajirioghene Ilaye.
African richness, beauty and uniqueness of the fast eroding traditional marital rites of Eleme people was in full display as Princess Nma, despite her exposure, Western education and sojourn in Canada, observed all the traditional rites of her marriage ceremony.
The event which held in Okori, Eleme, Rivers State recently played out the real marriage tradition of Eleme people, as her father who is also the custodian of the culture and tradition of the people, HRH Appolus Chu, the Egbere Emere Okori, Oneh Oghale and Oneh-Eh Nchia Eleme X, embarked on a revival of the true meaning of Eleme tradition that had almost gone extinct. The sole aim of the entire rites was to awaken the consciousness of the people, so that what was left of Eleme tradition and culture can be saved and handed down to the generations to come; before modernisation, religion and politics strips it all away.
Princess Nma’s action is a clarion call to Africans at home and in the diaspora to reignite interest in the waning culture so as to rediscover the uniqueness of the culture and tradition of the people and find a basis for development, rather than following the trends of alien cultures.
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