Back in the day when we were much younger!
In . . . well, a good number of yoruba homes i believe (don't know about other tribes), we used to have some stuffs given to us to either lick or drink or even eat, abi?
Some funny looking "agbo" that you'd just ingest without question & go back to play, if you get my drift!
In some other cases, it could be tiny marks on the head or chest with ash rubbed into the fresh wound, right?
Well now that you're all grown up, if your dad came up to you in 2008 & gave you some powdery stuff to mix with palmoil or whatever & lick what would you do?
Are you going to question him that what is the stuff meant for? Given the fact that he's your father & of course he means no harm & it might actually be seen as rude to question him at all!?
2. Are you going to do as told without any qualms!?
3. Or are you going to head for the dust bin!?
Meanwhile, nothing do you o!
It is just one these Afro-traditional mentalities of fortification against whatever @ work o!