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I Lied To My Mother That I Was In UNILAG – KSA

MUST READ: For three years, I lied to my mother I was in UNILAG – KSA Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade, shares his life experiences in this interview with ADEOLA BALOGUN. A lot of people might find it very difficult to believe that you are 67 with your looks; …

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Ondo Ekimogun Eulogise

I was born in a kingdom; the king’s domain called EKIMOGUN A land with very rich origin, where the 11 o’clock tribal mark on our faces is for PRESTIGE A people from Ijama, who drink water with a bell made of GOLD A place where “Lókílì”, “Obì” ati “Gbànja” are …

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Ondo Ekimogun **Whao**

How many can I expatiate upon all the excellent scores my DEAREST FATHERLAND has been awarded across the globe. Is it the RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE of both the TRADITIONAL DRESSINGS of ALAARI , ETU, SANMINYAN, PETUJE, IYUN and the host of all or the FASHIONABLE DIFFERENT FABRIC STYLES worn by …

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Ondo – A People Like No Other

I have never stopped to wonder about the uniqueness and superiority of the different aspects of Ondo culture – their traditions and customs., their language, music, songs and dance, ceremonies and festivals, costumes, foods and cuisine. Now I begin to think that the reasons behind this phenomenon may not be …

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The True Meaning Of The Word Yoruba

MUST READ !!! Have you always thought about where the word Yoruba originate?? Have you heard many misconception and misapprehension that left you baffled?? That was what got hold of me too so I decided to dig into it. What is the meaning of Yoruba? Does it have any inclination …

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Let’s Celebrate The Yoruba

Fredrick Lugard had such disdain for Southern Nigerians that it was difficult for him to employ the use of positive words when he talks or writes about them. In one of his write-ups in 1912, he described the Yoruba thus: “A bunch of merry making tribe along the coast of …

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The Ondos And Bayo Akinnola

CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos is the first secondary school to be established in Nigeria. It was established in 1859. Methodist Boys’ High School Lagos was established in 1878, Methodist Girls’ High School Yaba in 1879, Baptist Academy Lagos in 1885, Hope Waddel Training Institute in Calabar in 1895, Saint …

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Ondo Ancient Traditional Anthem

PUBLIC NOTICE: Please let us take note that this song, (1). Bi ola, Bi ola o, Adodo fusi s’eti omi, Jesu ma fusi s’Ondo, Ola ti b’okan w’aiye o, Ola ti b’okan w’aiye Ee. (2). Bi ola, Bi ola o, Adodo buyi s’eti omi, Jesu ma buyi s’Ondo, Ola mi …

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Yoruba Adage Poem Eye Melo T’olongo W’aye 

YORUBA VERSION Eye m’elo t’olongo w’aye? T’olongo! Okan dudu aro, T’olongo! Okan rere osun, T’olongo! So-so-so f’iru ba’le, So o o! So-so-so f’iru ba’le, So o o!!! ENGLISH TRANSLATION (NOTE: ‘Eye olongo’ in Yoruba means ‘robin bird’ in English. ‘T’olongo w’aye’ seems like the short form of ‘to olongo wa …

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The Culture of Partying In Yorubaland

 Partying is one of the basic form of human socialization, attending a party is fun as it exhibits happiness, friendship and togetherness among people, it is a means of socializing, having conversations and amusement. Some of us like to party hard, some are reticent or just party shy but, whether …

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