The Pepper Dem Gang had fun with their Heritage Bank drama presentation at the Tor Tiv coronation ceremony. Here’s how it went down.
The Apparel Of Honour
Shortly before the actual presentation began, the Housemates got a surprise package from Heritage Bank. It was the costume that each of them would later wear to give us a brilliant performance. After putting on their clothes, all of them looked stunning, a treat most fitting for a rich coronation.
The Tor Tiv, Seyi, was clad in a flowing striped agbada with a touch of black and red. Frodd, Gedoni and Omashola looked great in their various dashiki wears. For the ladies, it was a beautiful sight as each of them appeared elegant and royally. Just like in a regular royal setting, the Pepper Dem ladies looked really gorgeous in their traditional outfits.
Before the Show
To kick start the Heritage Bank Task was a troupe of traditional dancers who thrilled us with their dance steps amidst beautiful Tiv songs. It was a colourful moment as the Housemates watched in amazement. Then after this, the drama began.
The Tor Tiv Coronation
To open the floor was Gedoni who performed the role of a narrator as he gave us the background to the play. After this, Frodd came onboard with a praise poem extolling the wonderful qualities of the Tor Tiv. We reckon Seyi’s head must have swollen at this point, well, if words could do that. This was followed by Sir Dee’s coronation ritual. As the custom demands, the king, in this case, the Tor Tiv, had to take an oath. This was handled by Sir Dee, who read out a long note of promises which Seyi repeated.
The last rite was the praise singer’s part, and Omashola stepped in. In his usual dramatic tone, he eulogized the king so much that Seyi’s smile broadened when he said that, “the Tor Tiv killed a hyena with his bare hands.” After this, it was time for the Tor Tiv to shower the land with his prayers. And Seyi acted this well like a true king. And then curtain called.
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Afterwards a grand reception followed.
It was all pomp and pageantry as a grand reception was held in honour of Seyi’s new title as the Tor Tiv as part of Heritage Bank’s Task. The Pepper Dem Gang showcased a rich variety of cultural heritage as they all gathered in the well-decorated Arena to celebrate of Seyi’s Tor Tiv title. With each Housemates representing the different geopolitical areas of Nigeria, it was a reception worth remembering. Earlier on Seyi was installed as the Tor Tiv in an elaborate celebration and this grand reception marked the end of the events slated for his coronation.
The Cultural Troupe
The grand reception had an amazing cultural troupe clad in the most colourful outfits in attendance. They displayed the best of dance moves to keep the Tor Tiv and his guests entertained on such a great occasion. An elated Tacha was so pleased with the cultural dancers that she immediately joined in the dance. Such moves! She was a natural.
Special Dignitaries in Attendance
The Pepper Dem Gang showed up dressed as famous Nigerian royalties and had words of praises for the newly installed Tor Tiv. Not only did the Housemates play their roles quite well, but they also provided a chance to learn a bit about history. Mike came as the Alaafin of Oyo, Diane as Queen Amina, Esther as Moremi, Frodd as the Obi of Onitsha, Sir Dee as the Emir of Kano and representing dignitaries from the Niger Delta were Venita and Joe.
Eat Till You Drop.
It was a buffet with the best delicacies fit for such a royal gathering. A cross-section of local delicacies and fruits that made the grand reception look more like a food festival. The Housemates had to their full and at some point were scared by the large portions left. “I am trying to force myself to eat more, but I think it’s dangerous,” Ike said midway through his meal. Enkay voiced the same fear but still wanted more. “You know when you are full, but you still want to eat,” she lamented as she shortly made her way to the fruits stand.
Free For All
Not knowing when next they’d have such sumptuous meals again, some of the Housemates secretly hid foods they planned on sneaking out. It was amusing watching Venita stuff food in her clothes as she carried on dancing as if nothing happened. Cindy also towed the same path, but a bit bolder. As usual, nothing gets past Biggie and being the generous Big Brother that he was, he gave the Housemates a free hand to pack as much food as they could, back into the House.
Watch the Spectacular Grand Reception Here
Source – Africa Magic