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american transatlantic slave trade

Ìṣẹ̀ṣe the Orisa tradition of Peace and Love.

Yorùbás were not the only race that was taken as slaves during the Atlantic slave trade era. There are several races taken as slaves too and they were taken in their numbers during that period. And after the end of ...

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ose tura Ọ̀sẹ́ Òturá The Role Of Women

Ọ̀sẹ́ Òturá: The Role Of Women

“Baba Oyo,” I said one afternoon when I was alone with him, “you are very soft, too gentle, with Iya Oyo. You are not like all the other Baba I know.”Baba Oyo laughed. “What does too gentle mean?”“I really don’t ...

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esu ola Ilu

Èṣù Láàlú: The wealth of The Universe/Nation

The Èṣù Láàlú in Ìṣẹ̀ṣe is different from Satan/Shaitan in their Bible or Quran. All his attributes of power, wisdom, knowledge, and skills are all given to him by Olódùmarè for his mission on earth. He does not have the ...

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The Osogbo War Of 1840

The Osogbo War Of 1840

After the Fulanis systematically captured and made Ilorin their territory, they sacked the old Oyo Empire in 1835/1636.They were still not satisfied with their victory; they wished to extend their rule deep into the heart of the Oodua (Yoruba) land. ...

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Alaafin Oyo

Public display of Alaafin’s remains ‘disappointing,’ traditional worshippers say

“It is saddening and we want this to be on record that we as a body are protesting this act.” The Traditional Worshippers Association of Nigeria, Oyo State branch, have expressed displeasure over the open display of the remains of ...

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Alaafin Oyo

Oba Waja: Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, joins ancestors at 83

By Ademola Adegbite, Ibadan. THE Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, last night joined his ancestors. https://11e9f80d37c9f540bfd70e01910a4cce.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for over 52 years. Oba Lamidi, the third from the ...

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ÈRE

ÈRE

My mom transitioned today and she is now an ancestor.She drew her last human breath today, this morning.My baby sister, Banke, informed me, “Maami left at 3:53 pm.”I knew she was departing. I was ready for it. My mother is ...

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edan

What is Edan?

Edan is the name of the object held by the character with both arms, the sacred but effective tool used by the Awo (Cult of) Ogboni (the Freemasons) in Nigeria. It is also responsible for carving mathematically symmetric sculptures which ...

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Wande Abimbo

Baba Wande Abimbola: Meet the preeminent voice of Orunmila in our generation.

Baba Wande Abimbola, is the preeminent voice of Orunmila in our generation.He is the Awíṣẹ Àgbáyé.Awise means A-(One) Wí (Who Speaks) Ṣẹ (With Àṣẹ Authority).One Whose Pronouncements Are Divinely Authorized.One Whose Words Come True.In the Catholic Church, only the Pope ...

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Egungun

Egungun

One of the most fascinating spectacles of my childhood days was the annual Egúngún.Egungun means something that is perfect, balanced, or straight, formed from the word gún.In Yoruba, you repeat something to emphasize it: guńgún refers to the absolutely or ...

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