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Concept Of Naming In Yoruba Culture

Naming ceremonies are a big deal in Yoruba land. Yoruba naming ceremonies are generally the same but at the same time, different groups and families have their own traditions. In addition, over time, some of these traditions have changed and others completely abandoned. I got most of the description of …

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Who Is Actually Esu ???

Samuel Ajayi Crowther was captured by Muslim Fulani during the Fulani/Oyo wars and he was sold with his mother and toddler brother to Portuguese slave buyers. However, the ship was intercepted by British Royal Navy and the slaves were released by taking them to Sierra Leone. This was where the …

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The History Of Ogboni Fraternity

The Yoruba Occult Group The History of Aborigine Ogboni, could be traced to that era of primordial civilization of ‘MAN’ sometimes around 4500BC in Ife-Oodaye. That period of antiquity and a geological era, very long ever before the arrival of the legendary Oduduwa himself to lle-ife around 4th – 5th …

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The Genesis of Ondo Kingdom

The history of Ondo-Ekimogun sprang from the Palace of Alaafin of Oyo in the ancient city of Oyo when the wife of Oba Alaafin Oluaso bore him twins (a male known till today as Orere and a female also known as Olu) which is forbidden in the Palace of every …

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ODU: The Concept and Mystical Interpretation

**For Those Who Wish To Learn** INTRODUCTION The popular impression among the faithful of ‘Ifa’ and ‘Orisa’ tradition and scholars alike is that Odu means womb, among other meanings postulated at different time without putting the other usage of the term into consideration. To an ordinary Yoruba person, womb to …

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Monday Myth According To The Yorubas

Yorubas believe there are people with Oloriburuku personality(evil omen) They believe if you meet such people early in the morning. Aje(wealth) will divorce you instantly before you start your transaction for the day. Aje according to Yoruba people is the (Orisa) deity of Wealth, social program and Money. Yorubas believe …

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Ondo Kingdom – Why we are, where we are

There are some fundamental things that determine or dictate the way we are and to a great extent, what we do. In simple terms, this situation is believed to be affected by who your parents are, from whom certain attributes are inherited; the environment in which you live in terms …

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Ondo Kingdom Historical Landmarks

1510: Ondo town founded by HRM Oba Pupupu. 1516: Pupupu, the first Osemawe of Ondo (a lady), was installed. 1528: Oba AIRO the first male Osemawe and the first Son of Oba Pupupu was installed. 1590: Township development scheme began with the creation of two quarters, namely: Olurowo and Aruwa, …

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