Afe Hyia Pa translates into “Happy New Year”. The response is “Afe nko mmeto yen” which means something like, “may another year come and meet us”.
Watch Night was interesting. We were late, getting there around 11 pm. Service started at 9 pm. They were well underway with their sermons & prayers though. There was no real countdown. Just the pastor feverishly preaching and saying “2006 is going away, 2006 is going away, 2007 is coming” over and over. When he finally got to “2007 is here” it was already 12:30 am in the new year. Talk about tardiness. But it was good. People, I started the year in church with prayers OK?!
Then came the partying. Unlike the club hopping experience of the day before, we only went to one happening spot – Monte Carlo – welcome to paradise!! They must have made a killing that night because it was packed and the drinks were flowing. Nii abandoned me, therefore leaving me open to lots of advances from different men. I had fun people! We left at 5 am. That’s when clubs close over here, apparently.
Till the next episode!