getting ready to "spray" the bride and groom.
This is from a recent Nigerian wedding I covered. It has become tradition that during dancing, the guest put (spray) money on the bride and groom. Within the Nigerian community in the U.K, american dollars are usually preferred by the guest.
*Anyone that has been to a Nigerian wedding, for instance, has either witnessed, or if bold enough to make it to the dance floor, been the subject of spraying. Nigerians spray dancers or special individuals with money during celebrations, delicately placing each individual note on the head of the subject. A bride, for instance, can be overwhelmed by the amount of bills placed on her head while dancing away at her wedding. So much so that a family member is usually required to be on standby with a box into which the sprayed money will be collected.
Spraying in it's modern form, is probably an extension of an earlier tradition. It became an integral part of Nigerian life during the oil boom years the country experienced after independence.
*The guests are expected to be generous when paying for a dance, because the money is used to help the couple set up their new home or with their honey moon.
(*Taken from an article written by FunmiJohn)
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