Celestine Ndinda popularly known as ‘Wakavinye’ has revealed that she faced a myriad of culture shock from her husband’s family. According to her, Njugush’s father who is a clergyman was not for the idea of her wearing a trouser.
However, before the family finally accepted her, Celestine admitted to balancing who she is and the family’s expectations of her.
“Trousers are a ‘no’. They don’t like trousers. So, I used to wear trousers and carry a dhera and when I’m near the house, I’d wear the dhera,” she said.
“At least they’ve come to accept trousers. But I don’t do those tight ones, but when I wear a trouser, I wear something big on the top like a big dress top,” she added.
Blending into a new family for newlyweds comes with its challenges. For Celestine, she admitted to being surprised by how her in-laws would openly and often tell each other ‘I love you’
Narrating her relationship with her father, the mother of one revealed that the first time she hugged her father was when she was in Form Four and it was not a ‘legit’ hug.
‘I started telling them ‘I love you’ recently, even hugging; I hugged my dad for the first time in Form Four and it was just a tap,’ said Celestine.
On his part, Celestine revealed that Njugush was grappling to understand why Celestine’s community have so many functions that require matching outfits. She further revealed that Njugush was stunned when he found out that Celestine’s people do not keep time.
The two have been married for over three years now and are blessed with one child.
Recently, through their YouTube channel, Celestine revealed that meeting her in-laws for the first time was nerve-wracking.
“It was his graduation and he told me that his parents weren’t coming. After graduation, I saw him with his parents. I looked for his sibling and I didn’t see him. The moment was awkward. His dad is reverend and I thanked God I wore decent,” she narrated.
“His father asked Njugush what his plans for me were. We were in a hotel and so I washed their hands and we ate meat but before we went home, his parents told me to go to their home in December and 1that they would cook me chicken.”