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The Story Of Eyele And Adaba

While in heaven, the Dove (Adaba Lukori) and the Pigeon (Eyele) were sisters born of the same parents. They had grown to become very pretty but had no children. One day, Eyele who was the senior of the two, proposed that they should both go to Orummla for divination on …

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My Scholarships Award Scheme Are Perpetual – Ondo Philanthropist High Chief Sir Olabanji Akingbule ‘Odunwo Of Ondo Kingdom’

My Scholarships Award Scheme Are Perpetual – Ondo Philanthropist High Chief Sir Olabanji Akingbule ‘Odunwo Of Ondo Kingdom’ (Written By Femi Ibirogba) Femi Ibirogba report the activities of the Odunwo of Ondo kingdom, High Chief Olabanji Akingbule, who has committed millions of naira and returns on his 5 million Nigerian …

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What Is Ifa?

A lecture by Prof Idowu Odeyemi. With due respect to the practitioners of “African Religion”, I wish to state that, until now, writers and even thinkers have tended to overlook a fundamentally important aspect of the religion, that is, the existence of a strand which threads and knits together all …

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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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The Yoruba And Their Fungi

In some parts of the Yoruba lands the word for fungus or mushroom is Olu [anything that is more prominent or which rises higher than any other thing in its environment], because mushrooms are easily distinguished from the surrounding plants. In other regions the word osun is used. This is …

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Why Eye Odidere Is Oftentimes Called Aiyekooto

Agbe alahun alahun aro, Aluko alahun alahun osun, Lekeleke alahun alahun efun. B’omo o lahun won a pe baba. From time immemorial, the Yoruba language has taken in a lot of nature into the building bricks of her linguistic structures. In the same vein, The Yoruba have remarkable love for …

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Odun Aje In Ondo Kingdom

The Odun Aje in Ondo kingdom is literally referred to as a festival of the goddess of wealth and fertility. The festival is one of the over 50 traditional festivals annually celebrated with pomp and pageantry in Ondo. The festival is dedicated to Aje, the Yoruba goddess of wealth and fertility, it …

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Yoruba People Towns and Cities

Yoruba people have developed a variety of different artistic forms including pottery, weaving, beadwork, metalwork, and mask making. Most artwork is made to honour the gods and ancestors and since there are more than 401 known gods to the Yorubas, there is much sculpture and artwork mad. Yoruba people are …

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