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Untold Story Of The Legendary Alabukun Powder And Its Maker

Jacob Sogboyega Odulate, the Blessed Jacob, sat at the work table in his laboratory, writing the notes which contained the formula for what would ultimately be known as his famous patented medicine, Alabukun Powder. This was in the year 1918. It was early in the evening of another hectic day …

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Sypnosis Of Late Chief Opeyemi Bademosi

Chief Opeyemi Olusola Bademosi was born on 1st May 1951 to late Pa. B.A. Bademosi, an educationist of high repute and Chief (Madam) Abigael Omosajuola Bademos (nee Adeloye). After completing his primary education at Bishop Philips Memorial School in 1962, Ope gained admission to St. Joseph College, Ondo in 1964 …

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Oba Adesanoye Civic Centre

Standing tall in the heart of Ondo town is a compelling and very imposing edifice called the “Oba Adesanoye Civic Centre”. The Centre, with its beauty and magnificence, is a unique structure that is well suited for social activities of the Ondo. It is also an inviting place for visitors …

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Sunny Ade: Great King Of Juju Music

Otunba Sunday Ishola Adeniyi Adegeye (a.k.a. king Sunny Ade), born September 22, 1946, is a popular Nigerian Jùjú music artiste and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time. Sunny Adé was born to a Nigerian royal family …

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Giving Birth – Ako̩ n B’abo

In Yorubaland, giving birth is an important occurrence and congratulatory message is always followed by the question ” Ako̩ n B’abo ” which simply means ” Male or Female ? This was a normal question which I believe would be common in any community around the world.   Previously in …

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Oriki – Yoruba Praise Poetry

WHAT IS ORÍKÌ? Oriki is an important and cultural, but unwritten (oral) genre of Yoruba literature that is usually used in praise singing. The Yoruba people have very rich cultural oral literature, oriki is on of them. Oríkì is used during individual or communal ceremonies, for individuals or the community. …

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