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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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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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Eyi Dara O Dudu (The Ondo Architecturer And Builder)

Baba Emmanuel Famenhagun, popularly called Dudu.He was a son of Chief Sagwe Famenhagun of Odosida Street and of Yeye Olapojokun. Baba dudu was a native builder or builder of mud houses. After several years of experience he rose to become the Logbosere of other builders of mud houses in the …

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