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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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D. O. Fagunwa’s Literary Exertions In Yoruba Cosmology

 The first international conference to celebrate the late Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa, Nigeria’s foremost creative writer in the Yoruba literature genre, was held in Akure, Ondo State from the 8th-10th of August 2013. It was organized and hosted by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, CBAAC, of which …

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Public Secondary Schools In Ondo Kingdom

ONDO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT 1. Ondo Boys’ High School, Ondo. 2. St. Louis’ Secondary School, Ondo 3. St. Monica’s Grammar School, Ondo 4. St. Joseph’s College, Ondo 5. Ondo Anglican Grammar School, Ondo 6. Independence Grammar School, Ondo 7. Jubilee Community Grammar School, Ondo 8. St. Ambrose’s Grammar School, Ondo …

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Concept Of Naming In Yoruba Culture

Naming ceremonies are a big deal in Yoruba land. Yoruba naming ceremonies are generally the same but at the same time, different groups and families have their own traditions. In addition, over time, some of these traditions have changed and others completely abandoned. I got most of the description of …

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Itan Alajo Somolu

Bi a ba r’enikan t’o ja fafa, Yoruba maa nso pe ori e pe bi ori Alajo Somolu to ta moto ra keke, to gba ajo l’owo eédegbeta eniyan lai wo iwe, o da owo onikaluku pada lai si ariyan jiyan kankan. Ta a ni Alajo Somolu gan? Sasa enìyàn …

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The Unforgotten Yoruba Author

Late Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa (D. O Fagunwa) was born in 1903 at Oke-Igbo, Ondo state, Yorubaland. He attended St. Luke’s School, Oke-Igbo and proceeded to St. Andrew’s College, Oyo, where he later became a teacher. He was the pioneering author of Yoruba own novels. In the year 1938, he entered …

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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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