It has become something of a custom, a ritual, at ceremonies featuring the opulent that take place in Ghana, Nigeria, and presumably other African countries.
I’m referring, of course, to the act of ‘spreading’, where someone throws cash around during these ceremonies. It usually is given to someone performing a song or doing something worthy of appreciation, but it has gone out of hand to include just throwing the cash around, splashing it around in the fashion of ‘making it rain’.
It’s just a vehicle for the rich to feel their egos inflated and for the poor to look on in envy, and it continues on despite it having no real practical value. For a continent wallowing in misery such as ours, there are far better ways of spending one’s money than on such a useless ego trip.
The video attached below contains such a demonstration. The party floor is being showered with cash, and the ones doing it seems quite pleased with themselves.
GhanaCelebrities.Com editor Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri put it best when he wrote on Facebook….
And you wonder what’s wrong with Africans—Nigeria has more than a quarter of its population living in poverty and see what some of those with money are doing and continue to do at parties, weddings and other places.If anyone thinks humanity does not owe one another a helping hand and deems this appropriate from a man whose people do not even have electricity and food to eat—then surely we’ve lost it.
We are poor as Africans because those “blessed’ mostly through the looting of what belongs to us all never care to even give their leftovers to those suffering, the same people they’ve stolen from.This may may be deemed as culture and if it is; it’s a stupid one.
What do you think is going on here? Is this even necessary?”
Check out the video below….