I settled by night in the tender fold of twinkling lights and the moon’s soft hold… I was touched by the peace of wild things, the evening’s stillness against my skin, and I sank into lawns of emerald green, with a tingly feeling of the unseen, when words mean less than the movement of love, I’m bathed in essence of the stars above…
the richness of Africa
tokens of repect
*Lobola; abrideprice,typicallyofcattle,paidtoabride’s father.
THE traditional custom of lobola, also known as “bride-price” or “bride-worth”, may sometimes be misunderstood by western eyes but in African culture, it is a ritual that helps to bring two families closer together.
It is aimed at developing mutual respect, and showing that a woman’s future husband is capable of financially supporting his wife.
It is a token of thanks and appreciation on the groom’s part to the family of the bride for their care over her and for allowing her to become his wife.