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  • Matthew Shokunbi

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    November 30, 2020 at 01:14

    Why do we keep certain information religiously from people. A good example is the sex/gender of our pregnancy, date of delivery, wedding plans, date of travelling etc. Having experienced two different culture (USA and Nigeria), I can say this is mostly predominant in Africa; thesame also among Christians. Without asking, American Christian friends/colleagues will share with me and everyone the exact day of conception, delivery and every details. However, when you joyfully ask a Nigerian (in more specific) for the date of their expected delivery, the look on their face is enough to make you realize you have asked the wrong question.

    Is this something that has to do with spirituality, culture or morality. Please share your experiences and views.

  • Olusegun Oyetunde

    Member
    November 30, 2020 at 16:29

    Well, Africa is Africa…

    I don’t see any reason for sharing all those before the baby comes.

    Nonetheless, if anyone wish to do that in Africa, make sure you have AUTHENTIC FIRE…

    Make sure you have FIRE BAPTISM…

    Africa is not America nor Europe.

    File is different from Fali

    Israelites are different from Philistines.

    I for one don’t buy into all those displaying, announcing things before they are done.

    AFRICA IS REAL my people…

    Africans don’t like the Truth…

    Americans n Europeans don’t like Lies…

    • Matthew Shokunbi

      Member
      November 30, 2020 at 17:00

      Well said my brother. Africa is indeed different from America, and the fire of the Holy Ghost is universally relevant for all Christians. I can see your submission to this question is “Spirituality”. Thank you Sir.

  • Ikeoluwapo Olanorin

    Member
    December 2, 2020 at 10:16

    I would say our culture plays a big role in our formation, attitude and mentality. In African, Nigeria for instance, you ll hear proverb like “ti isu eni ba ta, owo la fi bo'( translation: when your yam is done, you cover it with your hands) meaning you don’t go about announcing your success. My Dad will say ” mo ti bimo la maa gbo ki se mo ti loyun”( translation: I have given birth is what we announce not I am pregnant).

    Therefore, we see detailed information about oneself as sensitive and should be kept secret.

    Here are more of those Yoruba adages we grew up hearing:

    * Oju lari, ao meni to fe ni. (we only see people’s face, we don’t who love us)

    * Gbogbo alangba lo da ku bole, ao mo iyi ti ikun ro (all lizards lies on their belly no one knows which has running stomach)

    * aye o feni foro…. (the world does no wish you prosperous)…

    And many more… add yours😂

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