A Trip to Oworonsoki

September 4, 2011

Sunday, our driver,  asked us to set aside Sunday September 4 as a special day and invited us to his home to celebrate his daughter Jully Ujie’s Dedication. A dedication is a great way to have family and friends around and party.  There is a tradition of the women all bringing soft soap and presenting the soap to the new mother.  Sunday was prepared for the day with drinks, fried chicken and jolef rice and the party went on all afternoon.   We hired a friends’ driver for the day as our driver was hosting the party. Normally a weekday drive to Sunday’s house on Lagos Mainland will take 45 – 90 minutes across the Third Mainland Bridge, however, today being Sunday with very light traffic, we made the drive in 30 minutes.  I was honored to hold my namesake and we shared in the celebration!  And yes, there was lots of picture taking, followed by eating, drinking and dancing.




Julie and Jully  – Jully is 3 months old

Sunday, Julie & Jully


Mrs Ujie, Julie & Friends


Sunday & John (age 11)


Sunday, Mrs Ujie & their daughter, Patience (age 9) 


 Richard & Douglas (our borrowed driver for the day)


 John, Jully & Patience

The presentation of soft soap to Mrs Ujie 


Emmanual, Sunday & Marta


Sunday, Julie, Rocky & Douglas