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Why The Bride Throws The Bouquet?




Being a bridesmaid went beyond fighting off evil spirits: the bridesmaids dresses used to look almost identical to the bride’s dress to confuse any jealous ex-lovers who may try to swoop in and capture the bride mid-vows!

Let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the traditions you’ll be seeing at the next “big day” for your friends. Though we already exposed the meaning behind some of the most typical wedding traditions as well as others that are specific to black weddings, we realized we left off a few things. Here they are


For centuries in the US, brides wore white, but not only to denote virginity—it was also thought to ward off evil spirits. In Eastern Europe, however, yellow was the preferred color until around the 1500’s, after Queen Victoria allegedly married in a silver dress, and the popularity of that hue eventually transitioned to white.


Brides used to be subject to all sorts of pranks and humiliation, including tearing pieces of the bridal dress off and carrying her to a room where she was expected to “consummate” the marriage on the spot. Tossing the bouquet was a form of distraction so the bride could escape these torments.


Flowers abound at weddings, from the bride to the bridesmaids, to the alter top, to the lining of the isle, but you only see the flower on the groom in one place: his coat pocket. This stems from the medieval tradition in which a knight would wear his lady’s colors somewhere on his person, to signify his love.


Being a bridesmaid went beyond fighting off evil spirits: the bridesmaids dresses used to look almost identical to the bride’s dress to confuse any jealous ex-lovers who may try to swoop in and capture the bride mid-vows!


Today the maid of honor is expected to help with the planning of the wedding, including setting up decorations, arranging the bridal shower and bachelorette party. But if you think that’s tough, this originated from the fact that ancient bridesmaids had to make all the decorations themselves.


This isn’t just so onlookers can get a good peek. Originally, the kiss was believed to allow the spirits of the bride and groom to pass into one another, there to remain for eternity. (That was way before the concept of divorce, of course).


Since procreation was the main purpose of arranged marriages back in the day, fertility was a major concern for newlywed couples. Flower girls were instituted into the wedding ceremony to carry sheafs of wheat and bouquets of herbs to symbolize blessings of fertility for the pair to be wed.


There are many origins behind this tradition, but a popular one was the belief that, should a bride stumble when entering her marital home for the first time, that would bring bad luck to the marriage. Carrying her over the threshold was intended to prevent this.


You may have noticed that brides refuse to throw away the leftover food after a wedding. These are to be taken home by guests, or donated, but never dumped. This stems from a time way before birth control, when it was assumed a baby christening would come shortly after a wedding…right on its tails in fact, since the purpose of the wedding was probably a pregnancy. Rather than buy or make more food, the wedding food was saved for the baby christening.


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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)



Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.


2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.

4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.

5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.

6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)



Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

Read Also:Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba



Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.


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