As soon as the week rolls to Saturday, the fast-moving city of Lagos is engrossed with radar social events and festivities. The air is agog for the fun that comes with Owambe. Even as this fad spreads to other parts of Nigeria, it could be asserted that partying is in the DNA of most Nigerians.
The feel of an Owambe is all-encompassing no matter the location. The Yoruba people will tell you that everything is worth celebrating.
There is a different touch to every party they stage. The aura of a typical Yoruba wedding party is different to that of burial, remembrance of the dead”. This makes Owambe wedding party a top event people go all out to attend.
Of course, at any Owambe party, it is very easy to identify the host, even if the host is a nuclear family or an extended family. At a party, there are different types of people. There are those regarded as the life wire of a party. The busy icon, the gossipers, the hypeman/woman, grumpy characters, promoters of tush culture, hungry guests and many others. Some are easy to identify, while some require close attention. Below are 10 ways to identify party rockers at events.
THEY COME IN LATE
This category of party-goers can be found in all parties, no matter the event. They are always unapologetically late. It is a number one rule to be 2 hours late to an event. That way, even the celebrant would be aware of their entry. How would they not attract attention?
THEY HAVE THE CATCHY ENTRY GIMMICK
Have you ever shifted your attention from the celebrant to catch a glimpse of a guest’s entry? These lifestyle party-goers come in with the loudest entry attraction at parties where local drummers are littered and ubiquitous. If there are no drummers, this category of party-goers reaches directly to the celebrant to exchange the noisiest pleasantry.
THEY LOOK EXTRA GOOD
Yes! A typical party rocker always has the best tailors at their calls. The men always appear as if the clothes they spotted are sewn with their physiques in mind. The women are usually the loudest on this gambit. They sometimes out-dress the host. What about the makeup and gele? They mostly wear the most expensive perfume. There is, no doubt, that when you see a party rocker, you will be attracted by his/her activities.
THEY TAKE THE BEST SITS
For the type of party goers we are talking about, no matter the time they get to the party, they always have the best place to sit. They take up seats that put them close to the air-conditioner, which is usually the head table for the important guests. This location puts them in a position that makes the host will easily see them.
THEY HAVE ALL SORTS OF THINGS ON THEIR TABLE
Remember money makes the world go round and it is a fact traceable to Nigerian parties. Once they are seated in a conspicuous position, the next in line is feeding. They scout for the busiest ushers and tip them. Sit back and watch the down their thirst with varieties on their table. After all, they are the life wire of the party.
THEY COME IN GROUPS
What is real partying without having the right gang? The vibe in the air is extreme. They go from popping bottles to taking snapshots and updating Instagram. They also know how to mess up the floor with mint currency notes.
Members have the same level of vibe and are always classy when in a group.
THEY HIT THE DANCE FLOOR IN STYLE
Dance time puts a party rocker on the spot. Unfortunately, they are not the craziest dancer you expect. They are the calmest dancers with knowledge of all lyrics from the live band.
They only break out dancing when the celebrant finally acknowledges their presence on the dance floor. Their style of spraying currency notes is on another level. They are usually well calculative in this aspect and are always well praised by the live band.
THEIR SILENT EXIT
You may be absorbed by their activities longer than you imagine, but you may never know when they leave the party. They usually exit the party just immediately after they have a sleek show on the stage with the celebrant. So, when next you are at a party, let the activities of a party-goer thrill you.