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Ondo Kingdom, World Headquarters Of Lokili

Those who founded Ondo were no commonplace wayfarers with a prosaic, pedestrian pedigree. They were men and women enveloped in royal garments straight from the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, the then powerful leader of the Yoruba race. Among the cities, towns and villages that make up the Yoruba …

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Burial Ceremony In Ondo Kingdom

The demise of a family member, young or old, is usually greeted with sorrow. Even though Ondo people believe that death is a necessary end and that it will come when it will come, they do not like losing any member of their family. This goes a long way to …

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The People Of Ondo Kingdom And Their Culture: A Historical Survey And Political Underpinning

Abstract In every given nation, particularly in Africa, where tribal affiliations are strong, different groupings as tribes exist with their peculiar languages and dialects, and also the totality of the culture that singularly unifies and identifies them as a people. However, with the advent of colonialism, some of these tribes …

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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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The Lust For Vengeance

It is human to want to take back a pound of flesh from someone who has knowingly wronged one. The desire for vengeance becomes overpowering particularly, when one believes one is on the side of righteousness on the issues concerned. Even when we know that in Romans 12:19; it written: …

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Her Royal Highness Oba Obinrin Lobun Dynasty In Ondo Kingdom

Ondo Kinship ideology today is highly bilateral with an emphasis on patrilineality. Unlike other Yoruba kingdoms, however, the Ondo possess a strong tendency toward matrifocality. This is expressed in the kinship term, Omiye mi, which simply means “my maternal kin,” but which is a household word and constitutes a fundamental tenet …

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Coming From Ondo Implies A High Sense Of Fashion Even In Traditional Wear

One of the distinguishing features of the Ondo from the many the many ethnicities of the Yoruba tribe, is through their high sense of fashion in traditional outfits; through their employment of the Yoruba”aso-oke” in such ways as to create a distinct identity by making emphatic fashion statements in traditional …

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