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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OBASHIP CRISIS IN EKITI-STATE: ALAWE SHUNS ALAAFIN

On the 12th of March 2020 TellAfrica reported Governor Fayemi’s sanction of the Pelupelu Obas in Ekiti  State, see the following publication/link: EKITI-STATE GOVERNOR QUERIES TRADITIONAL RULERS (PELUPELU OBAS IN EKITI) As an aftermath to this development, the foremost Monarchs in the Yoruba kingdom, in a letter written and attested by the Alaafin of Oyo made their grievances known with respect to the Governor’s interference in traditional authorities and powers of the Yoruba kingdom by personally selecting a Chairman for the Obas council in Ekiti-State. The letter by Alaafin was…

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