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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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The Ondos And Bayo Akinnola

CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos is the first secondary school to be established in Nigeria. It was established in 1859. Methodist Boys’ High School Lagos was established in 1878, Methodist Girls’ High School Yaba in 1879, Baptist Academy Lagos in 1885, Hope Waddel Training Institute in Calabar in 1895, Saint …

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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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Itan Alajo Somolu

Bi a ba r’enikan t’o ja fafa, Yoruba maa nso pe ori e pe bi ori Alajo Somolu to ta moto ra keke, to gba ajo l’owo eédegbeta eniyan lai wo iwe, o da owo onikaluku pada lai si ariyan jiyan kankan. Ta a ni Alajo Somolu gan? Sasa enìyàn …

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The Unforgotten Yoruba Author

Late Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa (D. O Fagunwa) was born in 1903 at Oke-Igbo, Ondo state, Yorubaland. He attended St. Luke’s School, Oke-Igbo and proceeded to St. Andrew’s College, Oyo, where he later became a teacher. He was the pioneering author of Yoruba own novels. In the year 1938, he entered …

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Untold Story Of The Legendary Alabukun Powder And Its Maker

Jacob Sogboyega Odulate, the Blessed Jacob, sat at the work table in his laboratory, writing the notes which contained the formula for what would ultimately be known as his famous patented medicine, Alabukun Powder. This was in the year 1918. It was early in the evening of another hectic day …

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