Oluwo Shares The Mystery Of Living Above ‘gods & dieties’ And the Need to Protect Our Heritage

During an interview session with the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi on Thursday, the revered monarch explained his relationship as a king with the ancestors and the ancestral powers that be. The monarch had always maintained that his representation supersedes any ancient god due to the fact that he enjoys the royal priesthood as ordained by God. He emphasized his supremacy in this interview. See excerpts from interview and video below; “Today, I stand tall to say; I will, I should and I must be greater than my…

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The Enemy Within…..

-Osaro Fajimiyo My name is Felicia Ojo( not real names). I am from Ikpoba hill in the Benin metropolis. I lost my father at the age of 17 years and being the eldest child of both parents, I had the task of assisting my mother to fend for my three younger brothers. I dropped out of school as my mom could not pay school fees. My junior ones went to learn skills to become artisans in various fields. A schoolmate, Isoken residing in Italy knew of my predicament decided to…

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Jamaica’s Supreme Court Let School Ban Dreadlocks

-Sayo Johnson Jamaica’s Supreme court ruled that a school was allowed to ban a 5 year old girl to cut her dreadlocks to be allowed to attend her classes. People see this as a fight to end discrimination against people who wear their natural, including Rastafarians. I think the case has no merit seeing that dreadlocks is native to their country. Stay Safe <3

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Ìwò Festival: The Myth & Challenges In Ikaleland

-‘Kunle Akingbulu INTRODUCTIONEach tribe in Nigeria and indeed Yorubaland has its own observable festivals. Ikaleland is not an exception. Several traditional festivals are celebrated at some specific time, for specific purposes. Such festivals are Iwo festival, Ojoye-J’usu festival, Eje festival, Ere/Okute festival, Ogun festival, Eta’dun festival etc. Iwo festival has been in existence for hundreds of years. The genesis or the historical background of Iwo festival cannot easily be traced since it is an age-long festival. It is a festival that’s being celebrated to appease the gods and goddesses or…

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OLUKUMI: The Delta People Of Yoruba Extraction

-Oduduwa Race And Family. The Olukumi Clan of Yoruba in Delta State.   The Olukumis are a branch of the Anioma ethnic group. Anioma people exists as part of Edo and Delta state.   The Anioma people are a unique group of people with 12 different languages which can be traced to: Igbo, Edo and Yoruba.   The Olukumis are an ancient fragment of the Yoruba people, located in Aniocha North local government of Delta in Nigeria who migrated from Owo/Akure in the current day Ondo State of Nigeria.   They occupy eight communities…

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A Speech Released By ADSPON President, Prof. Jeleel Ojuade On International Dance Day 2020 Amid Pandemic COVID-19

Alleviating the pains; create a space and dance on coronavirus #COVID 19″ -Prof. JELEEL OJUADE, President ADSPON. ADSPON, Association of Dance Scholars and Practitioners of Nigeria on the occasion of International Dance Day 2020.   Today is remarkable in the global dance scene/history. It is a day set aside for the celebration of dance globally.   International Dance Day, also known as World Dance Day, is a creation of the Dance committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in 1982, an important affiliate for the performing arts of UNESCO.  …

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Oluwo Of Iwo Lauds Oba Elegushi Of Ikateland As He Clocks 10 On The Throne

10TH ANNIVERSARY: Elegushi is a Trusted Traditional Friend Like No Other – Oluwo Ko gbo, ko to, ko ferigi jobi. Ase a pe, pe, pe, pe, pe, lenu. Wa se 50, wa se 60, wa se 70, wa se 80, wa se 90, wa se 100.. Ninu ola, alafia, ifokanbale, ayo, idunnu, igbega … Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed Ademola, you have distinguished yourself to be reliable, trustworthy, dependable and helpful to all and sundry. You are a pillar of note not only to your subjects but to everyone in…

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OYO KINGDOM: KNOW THE DIFFERENT TITLES OF ALAAFIN’S AYABAS & THEIR FUNCTIONS

-Asa Orisa Alaafin Oyo The Alaafin’s wives are referred to as Ayabas. A new Ayaba is initiated into the Palace by the old ones. When The Alaafin brings in a new wife, he chooses a Palace mother for her from older Ayabas who will mentor the new wife. This is because they have experience of the Palace life. She will be introduced to the other Ayabas after which feasting and merry making follows. This Palace mother guides the new Ayaba, trains her on how to comport herself in the Palace…

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AFRICAN MEDICINE: NATURAL REMEDIES AGAINST INFECTIONS AND FEVER

As much as we understand that before the advent of the colonial masters and their era, Africans all over the globe had traditional remedies for different forms of ailment. Hence, the need to promote some of these medicinal herbs during this period of pandemic. However, it is imperative to note that these are home made remedies as used by our forefathers. It is our responsibility however as an individual to test with the appropriate authorities for any symptoms whatsoever. While we believe that traditional herbs works wonders, this does not…

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BEWARE ‼‼CORONAVIRUS CAUSES IKÚ ÀKÚFÀ ‼‼-Clement Adebamowo

The Venerable Bolaji Idowu reminded us that many Africans still fear their gods more than the gods of the new religions. Remember that many religions have myths, stories and sacrifices whose origins are lost in the mist of time. So let us try this new myth to communicate Coronavirus and convince people to take it seriously. Coronavirus (Koro) causes “Iku Akufa” – a terrible curse where when one person dies, the person causes other people around them to follow them into death’s arms. Literarily, it means “the death that causes…

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