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Re-Inventing Gele

Yoruba traditional head-tie worn by Yoruba women popularly known asGele is now gaining global acceptance among different groups of people who have no historical connection with the Yoruba culture. Gele is just a piece of special fabric that could be tied in different ways to give different gorgeous upshot. It …

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I Lied To My Mother That I Was In UNILAG – KSA

MUST READ: For three years, I lied to my mother I was in UNILAG – KSA Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade, shares his life experiences in this interview with ADEOLA BALOGUN. A lot of people might find it very difficult to believe that you are 67 with your looks; …

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The True Meaning Of The Word Yoruba

MUST READ !!! Have you always thought about where the word Yoruba originate?? Have you heard many misconception and misapprehension that left you baffled?? That was what got hold of me too so I decided to dig into it. What is the meaning of Yoruba? Does it have any inclination …

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Let’s Celebrate The Yoruba

Fredrick Lugard had such disdain for Southern Nigerians that it was difficult for him to employ the use of positive words when he talks or writes about them. In one of his write-ups in 1912, he described the Yoruba thus: “A bunch of merry making tribe along the coast of …

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Eyi Dara O Dudu (The Ondo Architecturer And Builder)

Baba Emmanuel Famenhagun, popularly called Dudu.He was a son of Chief Sagwe Famenhagun of Odosida Street and of Yeye Olapojokun. Baba dudu was a native builder or builder of mud houses. After several years of experience he rose to become the Logbosere of other builders of mud houses in the …

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The Ondos And Bayo Akinnola

CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos is the first secondary school to be established in Nigeria. It was established in 1859. Methodist Boys’ High School Lagos was established in 1878, Methodist Girls’ High School Yaba in 1879, Baptist Academy Lagos in 1885, Hope Waddel Training Institute in Calabar in 1895, Saint …

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The Culture of Partying In Yorubaland

 Partying is one of the basic form of human socialization, attending a party is fun as it exhibits happiness, friendship and togetherness among people, it is a means of socializing, having conversations and amusement. Some of us like to party hard, some are reticent or just party shy but, whether …

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The massive expansion of the Yoruba

  The massive expansion of the Yoruba occurred in the context of the four continents united by the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoruba were among the African slaves drawn from Central and West Africa and tragically relocated to the Americas. As the enslaved, they were funnelled to the Atlantic. After the …

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Who Are The Yorubas?

The Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria are a nationality of approximately 50 million people the vast majority of whom are concentrated primarily within Nigeria but that are also spread throughout the entire world. They constitute probably the largest percentage of Africans that live in the diaspora and they have made …

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Ondo Boy’s High School (OBHS) At 95

My admission into Ondo Boys High School ( OBHS) in September 1977 was,to me, a dream come true. Not because it was the school in particular i had wanted but because it was one of the two schools I had always dreamt of attending as an innocent and naive primary …

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