Reasons Why One’s Death/Burial Is More Prominent Than His Birth
In Igboland, births and death/burial are not the same. One supersedes the other.
Find the reasons below:
- When one is birthed, it is a known fact that a human being has been assigned his/her assignments on earth. These assignments are yet to be carried out. Therefore, peradventure this child dies before fulfilling his/her destiny, there would be nothing worth celebrating at the end of their stay in life owing largely to death seen here as the end. After life doesn’t count.
- When a child is birthed, only few people get to herald his/her birth. On the day of his death, the news spreads like harmattan fire in a thick forest. Then again, on the day of their burial, there will be more people to bid them goodbye.
- This child alone did the wailing and crying alone on the day of his/her birth unlike on the day of their death when you’ll not find a few teary faces mourning their departure.