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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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The massive expansion of the Yoruba

  The massive expansion of the Yoruba occurred in the context of the four continents united by the Atlantic Ocean. The Yoruba were among the African slaves drawn from Central and West Africa and tragically relocated to the Americas. As the enslaved, they were funnelled to the Atlantic. After the …

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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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Ondo Boy’s High School (OBHS) At 95

My admission into Ondo Boys High School ( OBHS) in September 1977 was,to me, a dream come true. Not because it was the school in particular i had wanted but because it was one of the two schools I had always dreamt of attending as an innocent and naive primary …

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D. O. Fagunwa’s Literary Exertions In Yoruba Cosmology

 The first international conference to celebrate the late Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa, Nigeria’s foremost creative writer in the Yoruba literature genre, was held in Akure, Ondo State from the 8th-10th of August 2013. It was organized and hosted by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization, CBAAC, of which …

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Public Secondary Schools In Ondo Kingdom

ONDO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT 1. Ondo Boys’ High School, Ondo. 2. St. Louis’ Secondary School, Ondo 3. St. Monica’s Grammar School, Ondo 4. St. Joseph’s College, Ondo 5. Ondo Anglican Grammar School, Ondo 6. Independence Grammar School, Ondo 7. Jubilee Community Grammar School, Ondo 8. St. Ambrose’s Grammar School, Ondo …

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