I consider myself pretty confident, until I meet someone that I’m not too sure how to greet. If I’m in the village and see my great-great-great-great cousin aunt, I know I am supposed to let her force my face in her 100 year old chest while kneeling and ‘mmm’ing at the same time. Not always comfortable but at least I know what to do
Now if I meet the Kabaka, what am u supposed to do? Do I hide my hand behind my back? Do I look him in the eye? Do I dive onto the ground? How long do I stay there?
When King Oyo arrived from OC’s his ‘subject’ nose dived onto the ground to greet him. Is that general greeting etiquette?
Seeing as there is no book for this stuff I suggest that if you see ‘royalty’ you run. Surely it will be less tiring than the greeting bootcamp!