And then 2015 ended calmly and we were ushered into the new year.
Invitations to a lot of social events came through for which I chose quite a number to attend.
the very first social event for 2016 was the wedding ceremony of a
working colleague. It was out of town so had to travel the distance to
make it there. Somewhere in the Eastern region is where it took place.
on time, I made it to the service and everything as planned began. Time
went by and the service went on and on and on. The groom came in and it
was time for the bride to show her presence for the solemnization to
begin. Minutes went by, then it turned into an hour of waiting. Various
singing groups were called upon to minister different songs from
worship, to reggae, to praises all in anticipation for the arrival of
the bride but still it was a no show from the bride. It was an hour and a
half gone and the bride had not showed up. People started to express
some level of anxiety and anger as it was getting annoying to a few
myself inclusive. I asked a friend who also knew the groom and had come
to support, why it was always the case with brides delaying to show up.
Well guess what she showed up two hours after the groom had taken his
Fast forward to the plot of my post, I will try to get that bit
of why brides, if I will say take delight in keeping everyone waiting
for such long periods during their wedding days.
Soon they were
pronounced man and wife after their vows exchange and it was time for
merry making. Photographs were taken and we all headed to the reception
grounds. Guests and family got seated awaiting the newly weds to come
take their seats so the other half of the day could continue.
the MC showed up! He started with some jokes and introduced himself to
the gathering. All through his presentation and MC duties, coordination
of what follows what on the outlines program was duly delivered with
dexterity. He did well in mixing both the English and Twi languages to
the admiration of everyone. Still that doesn't pitch in my plot for this
Here it is......recently the form of worship with reference to Christianity has come under a lot of scrutiny. Several reasons have
been assigned to the modern ways of worship in recent times.
his MCing, one thing that run through was how the various forms of
worship in the christian faith was used as jokes and used them as jokes
formats. One of the very repeated ones was the speaking of tongues. The sight and movements that ensued around immediately warranted a form of
prayer and ended in the tongue speaking craze which drew laughter and
giggles from most people around.
Personally I wasn't enthused by
those gimmicks and thought I was the only one. Right behind me, I
overheard some grown up women expressing their displeasure of that
particular aspect of his mcing. One of the women expressed in twi "Enti
ebi nom ensuro Nyame anaa?" meaning "so don't some people fear God?"
wasn't the only time I had heard of such jokes. On a lot of platforms, I
have heard such lines being jokingly expressed. In not trying to
compare to other religions, will they - comedians, MCs etc try that
other forms of worship of other religions?
Aside the tongues bit,
kindly share any experience you've had where certain forms of worship of
other religions has been jokingly expressed even though will prefer
more of the christian religion.
Cheers and have the best of 2016 and welcome to another run of cool posts from me.