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queen

We have been brainwashed not to value our culture and we vehemently promote other People’s culture!

They suspend every economic activity in England because of the death and burial rites of Queen Elizabeth.Banks closed, markets closed, and football matches (English Premier League) were suspended.They have presented uncountable flowers.They are observing every one of the Traditional rites, ...

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Odo Oya

Odo Oya or River Niger; Simple Questions?

When I arrived in the United States thirty years ago, I couldn’t call the US a new land.It might be new to me, but it was not new to those who were born there.But if the history of the United ...

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The Mother Whose Children Are The Fish.

Iyemoja is motherly and strongly protective, and cares deeply for all her children, comforting them and cleansing them of sorrow. She is said to be able to cure infertility in Women, and cowrie shells represent her wealth. She does not ...

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isese ogun traditionalist

Isese Day: Ogun Traditionalists seek National Holiday, berate film makers for misrepresentation

Isese Practitioners in Otta, Ogun State; have appealed to State and Federal Governments to set aside a day as Isese Day and make it a National Holiday in Nigeria. Making the appeal at the Isese Day 2022 organised by the ...

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Odù-Ọ̀bàrà-Méjì

Odù, Ọ̀bàrà Méjì cast for today’s Ọ̀sẹ̀ Ifá

Looking at the Odù, Ọ̀bàrà Méjì cast for today’s Ọ̀sẹ̀ Ifá, I quickly remember the song of the legend, late Hubert Ogunde from the album, “Onímọ́tò” where he sang as follows :-Asúrétete ò màní kọ́já iléArìngbẹ̀rẹ̀gbẹ̀rẹ̀ ò màní sọnù sọ́nàImpatient ...

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Child in oodua

A Child is highly valued in Oodua Culture

The child is highly valued in indigenous Oodua (Yoruba) culture. As I look at the images sent to me today by the Akodi Orisa artists, I noticed the way the child is firmly tied to the back of the mother, ...

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irete

Do you know why people say Ọbá wàjà (the monarch climbed the rafter) but not Ọbá kú (the monarch died)?

You will find the answer to the riddle in Ìrẹtẹ̀ Méjì.Orunmila was a monarch, who gave birth to several other monarchs including Alárá, Ajerò, Ọlọ́wọ̀ and several others.You will also find out in Ìrẹtẹ̀ Méjì why Yoruba people (ọmọ a ...

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A little more about Amosàngó.

Shangó is someone who loves to tell the truth.Liars can’t be in his presence. Sàngó does justice with precision as Ifá makes us understand that Sàngó can see anything stored anywhere in a matter of seconds no matter the weight ...

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Olokun Head

Olokun Head Stolen Artefacts: British Police Hold On To Ife Head Stolen From Nigeria

The antique dealer has refused to hand the bronze head back to Nigerian officials insisting on being paid for a certain amount of money but Nigeria insists that it will not pay for what is originally hers. By Chiamaka Okafor ...

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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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