What does this mean? Man Sees Grandson for First Time, Lifts Him Up and Dips His Feet in Red Oil

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.

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.

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

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.”

@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:


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♬ original sound – denma_fam

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