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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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Yoruba People Towns and Cities

Yoruba people have developed a variety of different artistic forms including pottery, weaving, beadwork, metalwork, and mask making. Most artwork is made to honour the gods and ancestors and since there are more than 401 known gods to the Yorubas, there is much sculpture and artwork mad. Yoruba people are …

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Synopsis of Dr. Fredrick Isiotan Folabora Fasehun

This soft-spoken man was born on September 21, 1935 in Ondo town and put in the care of a grandmother who was uneducated but who nevertheless was a disciplinarian of the Spartan school starting education late at 13years at Saint Matthews Roman Catholic School, Ondo, Fasehun a “man” among kids …

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Synopsis Of Chief Sir Alexandra Opeyemi Akinyele (JP)

Chief Sir Akinyele Opeyemi Alexander: Born on April 24th 1938 to Pa Akinyele a soldier and an ex-serviceman who was by the end of the Second World War holding the rank of a Regimental Sergeant, he retired in 1974 as a Court Clark in Ondo town. Alex attended all Saint …

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Ondo Is Rich In Traditional Cuisine

1). OBE GBANONNON….BASIC PREPARATION: Another very popular traditional ondo soup is GBANONON also called OBELUKU.Gbanonnon is very well favored for its general Therapeutic and cleaning effect on the digestive system. Hence the name GBANONNON ( be the stew that clear the bowels). The basic ingredients are the same as OBE …

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Yoruba Poem – Ore Lope Ika Ko Sunwon

Gbogbo e da yowu to kundun ika,ko ma ranti ojo esan. Gbogbo irufe eda tin so ogulutu ki won o ma reti idaro laipe ojo, nitoripe ohun aba f’onika la o fisan. Idaro gba koko ni idaro gba’de. Oni bara kan feran lati maa toro baara loja oba ni ilu …

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Yoruba Poem (Ojulari Ore Ko De’nu)

Ẹni a ni kofẹ ni loju, ata lofi sẹnu Eyi tani ko kinni lẹyin, ẹgun niyẹn fi sọwọ Eyi aba fọrọ lọ, alaroka pọnbele ni Igi da ẹyẹ fo, lọrọ ọmọ araaye Adaba wọn o nani aun kungbẹ, Ina njo ẹyẹ wọn nlọ ni Bi adaba awọn ọta ba n …

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