- A bride has set tongues wagging across social media platforms
- This is as she provided her wedding guests with a QR code so that she can be sprayed money digitally
- The CBN in 2018 banned money-spraying culture in Nigeria as violators risk going to jail or paying fine
Social media has been thrown into a frenzy after a video of a bride with a placard appearing to have a QR code designed on it surfaced.
At a wedding that reportedly held in Edo state, the suspected bride was seen holding a QR code so guests at her wedding can spray her money digitally.
The video which was sighted by Legit.ng showed that the said bride was dancing with friends and well-wishers who were transferring money supposed to be sprayed into her account through a digital process.
The tradition of spraying money
Spraying of naira notes during a party is a popular Nigerian culture that is used to display affluence.
At ceremonies, both male and female partygoers spray money on their hosts as a show of support when the celebrant is dancing.
The money-spraying culture often sees the legal tender abused as people on the dance floor with the celebrants walk on the notes in a deliberate and yet unconscious manner.
CBN bans money-spraying culture
In 2018, the apex bank in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), placed a ban on the spraying of naira at a party.
A statement by CBN spokesman, Isaac Okorafor warned that people who spray money will be jailed for about six months or made to pay a N50,000 fine.
Reactions on social media
"This bride doesn't need money though."
Onyi Naija said:
"This one no dey serious ...I cant take this risk ...people will kindly carry their mint and go."
"I love this, it’s called “digital improvement. Might reduce the rate of skin cancer though."
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Meanwhile, A Nigerian man who served garri and fish as refreshment at his wedding reception has taken to social media to reveal how much it cost him.
In a response to his viral wedding reception, the man with the Twitter handle @TheBopDaddy said his event planner suggested they included garri and fish in the menu.
According to him, the dish cost him N400k but he was glad that most of his guests loved it.
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