Bai Yegbata wo ma mu mi anti Pastor kan ye wa nati Ibadan s’Ondo nigi ogun Modakeke ati Ife gbona janjan den wen paa won bi sogidiigbo nijoe. Bi motor yo gbe Pastor i ati awon ero yoku se fu oita yi e ti ya sona Ondo ni Ife gele, an an mu le owo awon Omo ogun Modakeke yo lugo de awon omo ogun t’Ife. San an mai foi di likaluku bo ale ninu motor i o di alufaa jade pelu aso reverend e pelu collar yi ghun mu ko orun e.
An an i wa fi di alufaa mu amin idanimo foi toito alufaa Oloun Ledumare e i, alufaa i foi ghen man un un yi ghan tun mse amin idaniman ju Bibeli yo ghowo un ati aso yi ghun wo i o, eru den ti bo o nigun un ri ada lojumenji, obe daga, oko, ofa, ibante, oogun ati un un yen wen mpaniyan dede, o tun boju gho owosi e, o ri oku yi an an ti pa dede nanle gidigidi. O i fi toghun man baun bei o, ki ghen fei se di ghen nii ku nonni oo. An an tun kele mun un pelu abon naya e fi do da won nunhun kiakia do korin church ghun baa le ko. Okan reverend ma ti pomi o, shun un mai mi kanle io do foi:-
“Ogunlade wo lala o o ugba umale ye tajo bo o’ Awon logun nen den en gboun yi ghun fo, sawon i fi do ka Jo doun nen en jo de korin nen leman leman i. I ghun fi Ogunlade wo laa o koko, ugba umanle ye tajo bo o, ogunlade wo lala o o, ugba umanle ye tajo bo o”.
Shan won logun nen mai fi di alufaa ati moto ati dede ero kalo i o. Idaamun ya a mu wa se Oloun Ledumare man ni ba wa o n’Ouko Jesu Kristi. Oluwa wa AMIN.
TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH.
Chief Yegbata, You just make me to remember a Pastor who was travelling from Ibadan to Ondo when Modakeke / Ife War was at peak and extremely hot to a fault with severally killings of their citizens from both sides. When the vehicle that conveyed this particular Pastor with Passengers got to the bye-pass Roundabout at Ife, they turn to the Road that goes toward Ondo but unfortunately, they arrive in the hand of the Modakeke War soldiers that stay ambush and waiting for arrival of the Ife War soldiers. They ordered everybody to come down from the vehicle including the Pastor in full regalia with collar visibly seen on neck.
The Modakeke War soldiers requested the Pastor to show any sign that the Priesthood is for God. The Pastor responded that there is no any sign to show than the Bible at hand with full regalia cloth and collar on neck. The Pastor was afraid of life when looking at various sharp long knifes or machetes, herbalist charms, guns with arrows on the soldier’s hands and many dead bodies lying down at the left side on the ground.
The Pastor cried aloud and asked for what someone can do today to avoid this tragedy death, the Modakeke War soldiers shouted on the Pastor by resting a gun on the Priest chest and demanded a Church song that comes to memory immediately. But with fear of untimely death, the Pastors breaths deeply and started singing in Ondo dialect, “Ogunlade wo lala o o ugba umale ye tajo bo o” When the soldiers hear the song, they said to the Pastor, continue singing the song frequently with dance. Then, the Pastor replied by singing in Ondo dialect again, “I ghun fi Ogunlade wo laa o koko, ugba umanle ye tajo bo o, ogunlade wo lala o o, ugba umanle ye tajo bo o” At long last, the Modakeke War soldiers were very pleased with the song and told the Pastor and Passengers to go and continue with their journey home safely.
I pray that we shall not encountered any turbulent that will make us all denied Our God the Almighty Father in the mighty name of Our Lord Jesus Christ…Amen.
Written By: Madam Cecilia Oladapo Fashola Translated In English By: Otunba Damilola Oladimeji