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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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ODU: The Concept and Mystical Interpretation

**For Those Who Wish To Learn** INTRODUCTION The popular impression among the faithful of ‘Ifa’ and ‘Orisa’ tradition and scholars alike is that Odu means womb, among other meanings postulated at different time without putting the other usage of the term into consideration. To an ordinary Yoruba person, womb to …

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Monday Myth According To The Yorubas

Yorubas believe there are people with Oloriburuku personality(evil omen) They believe if you meet such people early in the morning. Aje(wealth) will divorce you instantly before you start your transaction for the day. Aje according to Yoruba people is the (Orisa) deity of Wealth, social program and Money. Yorubas believe …

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Crime Of Yesteryears In Ondo (Olorunwa And Allah-dey)

One of the most celebrated trials of murder in Ondo was the one that involved the arraignment and eventual conviction of two friends – Olorunwa and Allah-dey – for the first degree murder of a pregnant Ondo woman, Funmilayo, at a stream near Aogo in the early 60s. Olorunwa, (real …

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Ondo Popular Ancient Poem

Melu, Melu, e se e oja o? Me ee! Gbejidokun du o mu k’eiye bo wa komi. Mo toi tee shai yu Ku e bu Mo bu shoma K’ese shoma Shoma lepa K’ese lepa Lepa nie K’ese nie Nie dogun K’ese dogun Dogun loja K’ese loja Loja nie K’ese nie …

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The Yoruba And The Fading Heritage

Yoruba is the most civilized tribe in Nigeria’’ yesss, genuine Igbos and Hausas confirmed this. Yoruba is the most educated tribe in Nigeria, of course, no doubt about that; the most accommodating; most peaceful and the likes. These good attributes goes on and on. Then, ask yourself, ‘’is this as …

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Philosophical Milestones Of Life for Men

If at 20 years, you are still confused about the path to take in the journey of life, do not worry as the directions are not clear-cut at this age. If at 30 years, you still have not found your way to the path, hurry up because some of your …

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The Features Of Yoruba Religion.

Like many West African natives, Yoruba practiced the traditional religion, before the introduction of Christianity and Islam. Each community has individual deity (or deities) peculiar to its devotional needs, for instance: Ifẹ worship Ọlọjọ, Ọyọ worship Ṣango, Ibadan worship Oke, Ijẹbu has Agẹmọ, Ẹgba worship Alalẹ, Ondo worship Ogun. Despite …

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The Original Yoruba Word For Wife Is Aya Not Iyawo.

Did you know that the original Yoruba word for wife in Yoruba language is AYA and not IYAWO? The latter is quite commonly used nowadays than the former. We would take you through how Iyawo came about IYA was the first child and the daughter of the King of Iwo …

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Biography of Rt. Rev. Canon Moses Craig Akinpelumi Adeyemi

Rt. Rev. Canon Moses Craig Akinpelumi Adeyemi was born on 5th September 1882. His mother was Madam Olatunwunsi of the Awosika family in Ondo. His father was Seriki Lawani Adeyemi, from the royal family of Oyo. Madam Olatunwunsi was abducted to Epe, near Lagos, while Prince Lawani Adeyemi was an …

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