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Question of the Week !

Olodumare has been called the Supreme God of the Orisa people. A couple of questions arise: Is there a Supreme God, like Yahweh among the Hebrews, among the Orisa people? Or is it more like in the Hindu religion, where ...

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Yoruba colours

Top 3 Yorùbá Colours – (Yoruba Colour naming Challenge)

A thorough discussion on the Yorùbá color scheme requires a very detailed study of notjust chromatics, but also philosophy, religion and culture as well. It is well beyond theintention of this module to fully explain the basis of the traditional ...

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Oriki Orunmila (Praise)

Ifá Olókun, A – sorò – dayò, Elérìn-ìpin, Ibìkejì Èdùmàrè. The Diviner of the Sea, the one who makes affairs prosper, Witness to Creation, Second to the Creator. Òrúnmìla ni Baba wa o e, àwa kò ni Oba méjì, Ifá ...

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oyo empire

THE OYO EMPIRE: Alaafin Aole, Afonja, Alaafin Atiba and the Jihadist

In 1817, Afonja of Morin was the Are-Ona Kakanfo – the Head of the Army of the Oyo Empire, under the Alaafin of Oyo – Aole (The King). That year, Afonja sent an empty calabash to the Alaafin Aole, thereby ...

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Yoruba Ancestry: What They Couldn’t See, What We Can See, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

If we get our acts together, educate our children to global standards, we could create a Yoruba regional miracle within the continent with the rapidly growing workforce. Our fathers say the war does not affect the wise cripple. How we ...

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Speak Yoruba to your wards, Lagos educationists advise

Stakeholders in the education sector recently lent their voices to Lagos state government’s recent move to perpetuate the Yoruba language. Ambrose Nnaji reports. Yoruba parents have been advised to speak the indigenous Yoruba language to their children more, to enable ...

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God of the Yorubas irunmoles

Top 5 Ways Irunmole Relate Effectively With Omo Eniyan (Must Read)

The relationship between Irunmole and Omo eniyan was symbiotic in nature and rewarding especially for Omo eniyan.  There are five major ways by which Irunmole relate effectively with Omo eniyan right from the emergence of man on earth. The ways ...

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Igba Didi In Egbe

Igba Didi In Egbe: A cure to anti-social behavior

Igba didi is a special ritual in Egbe, which is used to cure anti-social behavior, People with the experience of having sex in the dreams and in reality Semen appear all over their body are said to be the victims ...

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Where Does Aje, The Goddess Of Wealth, Prosperity, Peace, Abundance, Provision And Plenty Reside?

The divine mother and goddess of fortune and wealth resides on our tongue. On our tongue is the abiding dwelling place that Aje, the goddess of wealth, health, harmony, fortunate opportunity and satisfaction resides upon and within. On our tongue ...

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