After the ceremony, it shall be made known that the Bride is now spoken for and that all suitors should stay clear.  Unfortunately, not every member of her family may be happy about the union and may take their frustrations out on the Groom by having him kidnapped.

 

At this point the Bride’s spokesperson will ask, “Oloke Inesin? (Whose Oloke is this)?”   In response, the audience will say,   “Oloke <Brides name> ren!”

 

After all the marriage rites are completed, the couple will change their sitting positions; the Groom will sit next to the Olori-Ebi of the Bride’s family and the Bride will sit next to the Olori-Ebi of the Groom’s family,  symbolizing the uniting of the families.

ITSEKIRI WEDDINGS: 

OLOKE PROCLAMATION