It was the morning of the traditional wedding. He was very sure she was nervous, she had not woken him up that morning so Kofi called. Jeanne picked the phone and said Nana Ama had gone to the bathroom and easy not coming out . Kofi was worried . He knew she had not gotten her ‘Ada Ada ‘ music video kind of ceremony but this was unlike Nana. He spoke to Kukua and she assured him they would take care of her so he let his worries go to rest.
Just as he hang up, his sister barged into his room like she always did. For some reason, since they were younger she never understood that there were boundaries. Well she had been tasked to get him downstairs for the head of the family had arrived and they did not want to be fined for lateness. He quickly descended the stairs with her and met the family in the living room where they prayed and then took pictures courtesy his best friends Nathaniel who had just started a photography business.
His mother gave his friends a strong warning, to hold on the boys boys fanfare until after the ceremony. The Boakye’s were royals and they had to uphold their name.
Nana Ama had never had the case of the jitters this badly. When she stepped out of the bathroom her girls told her Kofi had called. She was happy the day had arrived but for some reason she could not shake of the feeling that something was going to happen.
Jeanne had gotten her friend to do the make up and now they were arguing about whether her make up should be nude or they should make a statement.
Her mum came in to pray with them and made sure everyone was ready. Now came the long wait. Luckily she could peep through her window.
When Kofi walked into the house with his friends leading, the Okyeame singing in her hoarse voice, he noticed the curtains in Nana’s room quickly go down. He knew she had seen him and all the extravagance she was not expecting. The twenty traditionally dressed girls carrying gold wrapped gifts on their head, the lamb, the white goat…
He knew she had seen it all.
He was counting on her to be the Nana Ama he had come to love. He was certainly hoping she would not freak out.