WE ARE CHILDREN OF ODUDUWA, OMO KAARO JIRE NOT YORUBAS – FEMI FANI-KAYODE

WE ARE THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ODUDUWA AND NOT YORUBAS There are two demeaning and insulting names that the Fulani gave to southerners: “Nyamiri” (meaning ‘fetcher of water’) in reference to the people of the South-East and “Yariba” in reference to the people of the South West. The South East rejected that name but the South West accepted it. The name “Yoruba” derives from “Yariba” and it means “shady and unreliable”. I reject that strange name and label and I hope and pray that the good people of South…

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMAD BUHARI OF NIGERIA ALLEGEDLY MARRIES SECOND WIFE IN A PRIVATE CEREMONY TODAY

Marriage is a cultural event often celebrated in pomp and peagantry by Africans and most especially, Nigerians. Private weddings and secret marriage ceremonies seem to be trending in recent time amongst celebrities and top officials who tends to believe that keeping the marital life private is the ultimate price for maintaining a long lasting relationship. This may probably be the case of President Buhari and his supposedly new bride,  Hajia Sadia Umar Farouq who currently  doubles up as the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management. Before her recent confirmation as a…

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Founder of Okeigbo Kingdom

Sidenote: Derin Ologbenla so much loved Oke Igbo that he decided to stay there even when he became the Ooni of Ife, he was ruling remotely from Oke Igbo. He was the only Ooni that ruled from outside Ife town, and no one questioned his authority. Ifetedo, Okeigbo and Ife are of the same people, culture and language despite the fact that Okeigbo is in Ondo State. === Derin Ologbenla the founder of Okeigbo was a warrior from Ile-Ife whose trade was to prosecute war on behalf of the poor…

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Ooni’s self Appraisal after 865 days on the throne.

Anytime spent with my king, the Arole Oodua, be it virtual or physical had never been a waste. To say that he tries his best to schedule such occasion despite his absolutely tight schedule is unprecedented. I still wonder where he got such energy to meet up all obligation since almost three years of his reign….. no wonder, he is Orisa! This time around, its serious business; it’s an appraisal! H.I.M took time out to share his acceptance statement as presented on the 7th of December 2015 after he was chosen…

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Countdown to Ita-Osun Festival in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

When Osun Oniyangi descended to the planet Earth, her first stop was Ita-Osun, Ile-Ife in Nigeria.  Hence, Ita-Osun became the root of all rivers of flowing waters in the world as she situates at the Cradle of the Yoruba race. Osun Oniyangi is wonderfully and fearfully made in the image of God. She is an Octopus shaped river. Osun- Oniyangi like every other human has her sensory organs intact. She posses eyes with which she could see.  She also has a nose and a mouth just like normal human being…

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Oduduwa has a Patent Right on Wool

According the man holding forth for the progenitor of the Yoruba race, Arole Oodua, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife. We “the people of Ile-Ife” if not the king himself should have absolute patent rights on fabrics. This owns to the fact that, Oduduwa invented the first wool thread used in Ile-Ife. This and many other inventions can be traced to Africa and particularly, the black race. We are blessed people. H.I.M. Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde.

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CNN just missed the crust; Nigeria, an inspiring tourist destination.

I was shocked to the marrow when I read this article done by CNN about inspiring destinations in Africa. There was not a mention of the giant of Africa nor any of its inspiring destination. I think CNN just missed the real deal. Nigeria boast of hundreds of photography friendly zones and inspiring location.  Ile-Ife, the cradle of black race boasts of more than 10 tourist attractions, Ibeno Beach, Obudu Mountain Resort, Ngwo Pine Forest, Igbo-Olodumare, Idanre Hills, Alok Ikom Monoliths, Awhum Waterfall, Gashaki-Gumpti, Osun Osogbo Grove, The Royal Palace…

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Happy Wedding Anniversary to Ooni of Ife; Olori Yeyemolu!

                                         YEYEMOLU; Olori #1, Ooni of Ile-Ife There has been tales and stories which one may have taken as mere hearsay or some myth about the so called Yeyemolu of Ile-Ife. Today, I shall be TELLING about this mysterious and symbolic Yeyemolu, her personality and relationship with the Arole Oduduwa; Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.   Watch the video of Yeyemolu 2018 celebration right after the cut…….. According to…

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