Owambe is a lavish and flamboyant party thrown by Nigerians which is usually characterized by a show of luxury, lavish spending, colour, extravaganza, paparazzi, lots of food, music, dance and networking. The origin is mostly from the yoruba culture.
Owanbe parties are always the talk of the town. Most especially in lagos, There’s nowhere you’d reach without seeing ladies put on native clothes and gele with heavy makeups on their faces.
You don’t want to arrive too early. By chance you actually have an invitation card (and not the ordainment of word of mouth), if it says 2 pm., arriving at 4 pm. is trying too hard. As we say in Lagos, don’t fall your own hand or, better yet, don’t stain your own white.
Every Nigerian, most especially the Yorubas always have some situation when it comes to owanbe parties.
1 The Tailor Saga
When the tailor starts cutting your materials in the morning of the day the party is supposed to hold.
2 The Ladies of the house with their 3 hours make-up.
You can't tell me otherwise. All ladies are guilty of this. Things get serious when the ladies decides to call makeup artists to make their make-up go on fleek. If you're a man and you're going to an owanbe party with ladies, Please do yourself a favour and order uber before the Catera tells you amala is finished.
3 After getting to the venue and the bouncers tells you "No IV, No Entry"
So because of one small paper i won't be able to enter. After paying 60k for Aso-ebi ?? Laslas everybody will eat this breakfast.
4 When the oppressor gets oppressed
When you think you've dressed than the people doing the party not knowing that there are levels when it comes to competition in this owanbe saga. Pass me the souvenir pls....
5 Calculating the Aso-ebi money and how much you're going to spend at the party as the olori ebi
Depression and airflow restriction is a normal thing for the olori-Ebi (Elders) of the family anytime they're having an owanbe party.