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The Formation Of Ondo Development Committee

Consequent upon the political emancipation of the country from colonial tutelage to independence, a process of transforming the multi-social and cultural communities in the federation was set in motion by the various government aimed at providing social and economic devolvement security and good government for the people. The Ondo community …

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Ikú (Death)

Ikú solves the mystery of Death. Ikú is death in the sense of loss of emí or life sustaining breath, the end of terrestrial life but unlike Egúngún, it was one of the beings in Òrun that came to Aiyé. Ikú was assigned the task of ending peoples life. The …

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The Significance Of Saying ‘Ase’ After Prayers

Ase or àṣẹ is a Yoruba concept that signifies the power to make things happen and change. It given by Olodumare to everything – gods, ancestors, spirits, humans, animals, plants, rocks, rivers, and voiced words such as songs, prayers, praises, curses, or even everyday conversation. Existence, according to Yoruba thought, …

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To’Ju Iwa Re, Ore Mi 

To’ju iwa re, ore mi, Ola a ma si lo n’ile eni, Ewa a si ma si l’ara enia. Olowo oni ‘nd’olosi b’o d’ola, Okun l’ola, okun n’igbi oro,   Gbogbo won l’o nsi lo n’ile eni; Sugbon iwa ni m’ba ni de sare’e, Owo ko je nkan fun ni. …

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Oriki Obinrin Yoruba

Obinrin ni aya okunrin, Obinrin ni iya okunrin Okunrin a ma lagbara sugbon obinrin a ma l’ete Ete si niyi, ni iwon ju agbara lo Ni won ma fi ni wipe Okunrin ti obinrin o le mu, iyen ti mi tan l’atano Obinrin a pa eje modi, atun fidi le …

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Woman As Member Of Family in Yoruba Society

That a daughter is born in a family is never seen as a bad omen like in some societies. Both genders are welcome in the Yorùbá family with all fanfare. The family members would even posit that ‘Owo ero lo fi bere (lit. She starts with softness/gentleness) when a wife …

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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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Fact About Religion

Some people are so wrong by condemning other’s people religions, we all knows that most of us claiming to be Christians are just church attendant. We claim to be Christ follower but non can act like Him, so what is the benefit of acting what you are not. Those practising …

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