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Who Are The Yorubas?

The Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria are a nationality of approximately 50 million people the vast majority of whom are concentrated primarily within Nigeria but that are also spread throughout the entire world. They constitute probably the largest percentage of Africans that live in the diaspora and they have made …

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Learn DifferentT Types Of Drums (Ulu) In Ondo Kingdom For Pleasure

(1) KUMBE….This appears to be one of the oldest drum beat for pleasure among the Ondos. It consists of the GANGAN, KONKOLO and GUDU-GUDU. People use it during burial, marriage and child-naming ceremonies. (2) OJELE…..Consists of the same number of drums as the KUMBE, and it is used in the …

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Concept Of Naming In Yoruba Culture

Naming ceremonies are a big deal in Yoruba land. Yoruba naming ceremonies are generally the same but at the same time, different groups and families have their own traditions. In addition, over time, some of these traditions have changed and others completely abandoned. I got most of the description of …

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Who Is Actually Esu ???

Samuel Ajayi Crowther was captured by Muslim Fulani during the Fulani/Oyo wars and he was sold with his mother and toddler brother to Portuguese slave buyers. However, the ship was intercepted by British Royal Navy and the slaves were released by taking them to Sierra Leone. This was where the …

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The History Of Ogboni Fraternity

The Yoruba Occult Group The History of Aborigine Ogboni, could be traced to that era of primordial civilization of ‘MAN’ sometimes around 4500BC in Ife-Oodaye. That period of antiquity and a geological era, very long ever before the arrival of the legendary Oduduwa himself to lle-ife around 4th – 5th …

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The Genesis of Ondo Kingdom

The history of Ondo-Ekimogun sprang from the Palace of Alaafin of Oyo in the ancient city of Oyo when the wife of Oba Alaafin Oluaso bore him twins (a male known till today as Orere and a female also known as Olu) which is forbidden in the Palace of every …

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Ondo Kingdom Historical Landmarks

1510: Ondo town founded by HRM Oba Pupupu. 1516: Pupupu, the first Osemawe of Ondo (a lady), was installed. 1528: Oba AIRO the first male Osemawe and the first Son of Oba Pupupu was installed. 1590: Township development scheme began with the creation of two quarters, namely: Olurowo and Aruwa, …

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