The issue of celebrating culture is important and we should keep some traditions in place to remind us of where we come from.
But cultural celebrations are not necessarily good ideas only because they were done in the past.
Such things cannot be divorced from the current reality. Just like slavery or polygamy or female genital mutilation are ‘traditions’ from the past that are now judged to be negative, so it should be with any cultural expression that doesn’t fit today’s knowledge base and norms.
Any tradition that promotes the absurdity that premarital sex and having children without marriage as the responsibility of girls only needs to be stopped!
And chill out churches; this is not about sin! You are unnecessarily extreme and missing the point by simply condemning Olufuko as sin.
The issue is sexism. Olufuko sends the wrong message.
Why wonder about men killing or beating their wives and girlfriends when the message of Olufuko is that only the women are responsible for making men happy, the success (or not) of the relationship, cooking, keeping, house, cleaning and serving food?
Olufuko should be for both boys and girls of marriageable age and give a hard talk about the necessary partnership, respect, communication, commitment and the give-and-take tenets of marriage and loving relationships.
Married 25 years