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Yoruba Poem – Ore Lope Ika Ko Sunwon

Gbogbo e da yowu to kundun ika,ko ma ranti ojo esan. Gbogbo irufe eda tin so ogulutu ki won o ma reti idaro laipe ojo, nitoripe ohun aba f’onika la o fisan. Idaro gba koko ni idaro gba’de. Oni bara kan feran lati maa toro baara loja oba ni ilu …

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Yoruba Poem (Ojulari Ore Ko De’nu)

Ẹni a ni kofẹ ni loju, ata lofi sẹnu Eyi tani ko kinni lẹyin, ẹgun niyẹn fi sọwọ Eyi aba fọrọ lọ, alaroka pọnbele ni Igi da ẹyẹ fo, lọrọ ọmọ araaye Adaba wọn o nani aun kungbẹ, Ina njo ẹyẹ wọn nlọ ni Bi adaba awọn ọta ba n …

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Vengeance Is For God

It is in the nature of human beings when deeply hurt by someone, to want to exact vengeance. But the good Lord has said that vengeance is His! We should try not to develop the vengeful spirit because the desire for a pound of flesh is a negative emotion that …

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Waxing Spiritual (Religiosity & Piety)

Some people think the outward display of religious faiths can be interchangeable with closeness to the Almighty and should be indicative of the observance of His spiritual injunctions. If this were true, the Holy Books – the Bible, the Qur’an and the Torah – would not have been replete with …

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Coming From Ondo Implies A High Sense Of Fashion Even In Traditional Wear

One of the distinguishing features of the Ondo from the many the many ethnicities of the Yoruba tribe, is through their high sense of fashion in traditional outfits; through their employment of the Yoruba”aso-oke” in such ways as to create a distinct identity by making emphatic fashion statements in traditional …

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Weaving Irun Didi – Ion Didi

It is really disheartening the way our women are losing their traditional items of beautification out of which plaiting of hair (ion didi) takes the prime place to the western culture. Of course we all know that the hair is the beauty of the woman and ‘ion didi’ has different …

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Re-Inventing Gele

Yoruba traditional head-tie worn by Yoruba women popularly known asGele is now gaining global acceptance among different groups of people who have no historical connection with the Yoruba culture. Gele is just a piece of special fabric that could be tied in different ways to give different gorgeous upshot. It …

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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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