Bizarre has become a constant word in discussing about African cultural practices around the globe. The African people’s tradition and culture always have its way of creating shock and surprises to not just people of the outside world but indeed to Africans themselves. One of such bizarre practices is being brought to the fore in this article. We take a look at a Tribe in Uganda 🇺🇬, the “Banyankole Tribe”.
Banyankole Tribe, Uganda
In the African country Uganda, The Banyankole tribe occupies a minority position in the tribes of Uganda, but its affiliation with the word Marriage have brought it into great recognition of the western world. It’s funny to say that whenever the word “marriage” is mentioned, it is definitely a burden to the bride’s aunt. This is so because Whenever a couple is about to get married, the custom of the Banyankole Tribe dictates that, and I quote: “The aunt of the bride first sleeps with the groom to ensure that he is potent” (that is to say in clear terms, that the Aunty of the woman that is about to get married will first have intercourse with the Man that’s about to get married to her!!!. To confirm if the man knows how to perform.
And it doesn’t end there, as the aunt still have to test the Bride to confirm her Virginity!!. In some cases, the tradition insist that it was the duty of the aunt to prove the potency of the groom by observing, that is, watching or listening to the couple while they are having intercourse