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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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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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Ekimogun Descendant One Pound Club

I will do a new thing that the eyes have not seen, ears have not heard neither has it come to the mind of any man or woman what God is about to do in Ondo Kingdom and for the Ondo people. If you do what you have always done, you …

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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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Crime Of Yesteryears In Ondo (Olorunwa And Allah-dey)

One of the most celebrated trials of murder in Ondo was the one that involved the arraignment and eventual conviction of two friends – Olorunwa and Allah-dey – for the first degree murder of a pregnant Ondo woman, Funmilayo, at a stream near Aogo in the early 60s. Olorunwa, (real …

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The Legends of some Ondo Proverbs

Oyinbo Ore: There was an assistant D.O in the former Okitipupa district superintending the Ore/Agbabu/Odigbo axis who attempted to convey a log of wood for building a house with a bicycle over some distance. Unfortunately he ran into a ditch and the log fell on him and killed him. That …

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Philosophical Milestones Of Life for Men

If at 20 years, you are still confused about the path to take in the journey of life, do not worry as the directions are not clear-cut at this age. If at 30 years, you still have not found your way to the path, hurry up because some of your …

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Ondo Social Structure

Ondo Town: A C.M.S Mission was opened in Ode Ondo in 1875, and in 1877 the Rev. (later Bishop) Charles Phillips arrived. The Lagos government took an interest in Ondo, hoping to find a route to the interior of Yoruba country which would by-pass the area continually stricken by Ibadan-Egba-Ijebu …

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