"Sweet Tradition": Nigerian Grandfather Dips Grandson's Feet in Red Oil as They Meet for the First Time

"Sweet Tradition": Nigerian Grandfather Dips Grandson's Feet in Red Oil as They Meet for the First Time

  • A Nigerian grandfather has caused a stir online with his reaction to seeing his grandson for the first time
  • In the video making the rounds online, the happy grandfather carried the little boy in his arms and dipped his feet in palm oil
  • The viral video has raised controversy online as some people questioned the significance of the palm oil

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An older Nigerian man was so happy to see his grandson for the first time since he was born.

A video showed the heartwarming moment the cute little boy was brought before his grandfather.

Man dips grandson's feet in palm oil, tradition
Man dips grandson's feet in oil Photo Credit: @denma_fam/TikTok
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The grandfather, however, took an action which stirred reactions online. He raised the baby and tossed him around gently before dipping his feet in palm oil which was spilt on the floor.

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The video has raised concerns online as netizens asked questions about what the action signifies.

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Social media reactions

@levertthebassman asked:

"Ok, I see you! What's the history behind this tradition?"

@hanson_j57 reacted:

"Please what does this mean?"

@mildred_mildred0 said:

"How come no one is talking about grandma? she is super excited and clapping like her life depends on it."

@paradiseidan commented:

"African traditions are beautiful and this is one of them. I don't understand what papa is saying but I found myself saying Amen too. Beautiful famil."

@nia_kf wrote:

"So cuteeee, I was worried about the palm oil on his white trousers the whole time."

@pokou0 stated:

"An emotional moment Indeed. Wish all Africains could hold tradition so tight. Very beautiful."

@muldrew_mentoring said:

"Amazing! It must be nice to have and to know your culture and family traditions."

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@user428778104 wrote:

"Beautiful. I don’t know what was said but I’m sure it was a great blessing and a beautiful event. Thank you for let me be a part. Many blessings."

@jahdai83 added:

"I need to know what’s going on, Which part of Africa is this? What is granddad saying? Do a video for us who want to know please and thanks."

Watch the video below:

Dad carries daughter in his arms for the first time

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a father was overjoyed after sighting his beautiful daughter, Zoey, for the first time. The young father who had taken a trip out of town, unfortunately, could not witness the birth of his daughter.

However, shortly after his baby girl was born, he returned to town and was overwhelmed by the sight of her beautiful face. In the sweet clip, he carried her in his arms and showered her with kisses as his lover watched in awe.

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They proceeded to the car and he couldn't let go of her. He kept on staring and gushing over his daughter while being filmed.

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