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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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Synopsis Of Archbishop Timothy Omotayo Olufosoye JP, OON

Bishop Timothy Omotayo Olufosoye was the first Archbishop and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). His date of birth was not recorded but he was believed to be between 75 and 80 years of age at the time of his death. The name Olufosoye means “the great chief …

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Yoruba Folktale – Mo…ni…ni

There lived a drummer whose name was Ayanda alias Minimini. He was called so as his drumming was nice to the ears. He was marvellous at drumming, he was good looking and was the choice of many ladies, he therefore, was a womanizer. He was prosperous and popular, all these …

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Predestination – Kadara , Ayanmo, Ipin, Or Akose jaye

Yoruba people of the archaic days strongly believed in predestination. They rush to the shrine to confirm a newborn’s predestination/Akose-jaye. That apart, before they embark on any significant task, they would consult a priest to ensure it conforms with their Kadara. Yoruba people strongly believe each person’s Kadara is unique …

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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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