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>"BLACK ART"-ONE OF AMIRI BARAKA’S BLACKEST POEMS

July 3, 2010

>FROM yeyeolade.wordpress.com

“BLACK ART”-AMIRI BARACK MOST FAMOUS BLACK POEM

By Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

Two new books by Amiri Baraka
——-
The Essence of Reparations and Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems
Books by Amiri Baraka
Tales of the Out & the Gone / The Essence of Reparations / Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems / Blues People
Autobiography of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka / Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones / Black Music
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Black Art
By Amiri Baraka
Poems are bullshit unless they are
teeth or trees or lemons piled
on a step. Or black ladies dying
of men leaving nickel hearts
beating them down. Fuck poems
and they are useful, wd they shoot
come at you, love what you are,
breathe like wrestlers, or shudder
strangely after pissing. We want live
words of the hip world live flesh &
coursing blood. Hearts Brains
Souls splintering fire. We want poems
like fists beating niggers out of Jocks
or dagger poems in the slimy bellies
of the owner-jews. Black poems to
smear on girdlemamma mulatto bitches
whose brains are red jelly stuck
between ‘lizabeth taylor’s toes. Stinking
Whores! we want “poems that kill.”
Assassin poems, Poems that shoot
guns. Poems that wrestle cops into alleys
and take their weapons leaving them dead
with tongues pulled out and sent to Ireland. Knockoff
poems for dope selling wops or slick halfwhite
politicians Airplane poems, rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . .tuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuh
. . .rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . . Setting fire and death to
whities ass. Look at the Liberal
Spokesman for the jews clutch his throat
& puke himself into eternity . . . rrrrrrrr
There’s a negroleader pinned to
a bar stool in Sardi’s eyeballs melting
in hot flame Another negroleader
on the steps of the white house one
kneeling between the sheriff’s thighs
negotiating coolly for his people.
Aggh . . . stumbles across the room . . .
Put it on him, poem. Strip him naked
to the world! Another bad poem cracking
steel knuckles in a jewlady’s mouth
Poem scream poison gas on beasts in green berets
Clean out the world for virtue and love,
Let there be no love poems written
until love can exist freely and
cleanly. Let Black people understand
that they are the lovers and the sons
of warriors and sons
of warriors Are poems & poets &
all the loveliness here in the world
We want a black poem. And a
Black World.
Let the world be a Black Poem
And Let All Black People Speak This Poem
Silently
or LOUD
Source: Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1979)
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>AMIRI BARAKA-KA’BA-A POEM-ONE OF THE BLACKEST POEMS!

July 3, 2010

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Ka ‘Ba by Imamu Amiri Baraka

A closed window looks down
on a dirty courtyard, and black people
call across or scream or walk across
defying physics in the stream of their will

Our world is full of sound
Our world is more lovely than anyone’s
tho we suffer, and kill each other
and sometimes fail to walk the air

We are beautiful people
with african imaginations
full of masks and dances and swelling chants

with african eyes, and noses, and arms,
though we sprawl in grey chains in a place
full of winters, when what we want is sun.

We have been captured,
brothers. And we labor
to make our getaway, into
the ancient image, into a new

correspondence with ourselves
and our black family. We read magic
now we need the spells, to rise up
return, destroy, and create. What will be

the sacred words?

    “BLACK ART”-AMIRI BARACK MOST FAMOUS BLACK POEM

    July 3, 2010

    Two new books by Amiri Baraka
    ——-
    The Essence of Reparations and Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems

    Books by Amiri Baraka

    Tales of the Out & the Gone / The Essence of Reparations / Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems / Blues People

    Autobiography of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka / Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones / Black Music

    * * * * *

    Black Art

    By Amiri Baraka

    Poems are bullshit unless they are
    teeth or trees or lemons piled
    on a step. Or black ladies dying
    of men leaving nickel hearts
    beating them down. Fuck poems
    and they are useful, wd they shoot
    come at you, love what you are,
    breathe like wrestlers, or shudder
    strangely after pissing. We want live
    words of the hip world live flesh &
    coursing blood. Hearts Brains
    Souls splintering fire. We want poems
    like fists beating niggers out of Jocks
    or dagger poems in the slimy bellies
    of the owner-jews. Black poems to
    smear on girdlemamma mulatto bitches
    whose brains are red jelly stuck
    between ‘lizabeth taylor’s toes. Stinking
    Whores! we want “poems that kill.”
    Assassin poems, Poems that shoot
    guns. Poems that wrestle cops into alleys
    and take their weapons leaving them dead
    with tongues pulled out and sent to Ireland. Knockoff
    poems for dope selling wops or slick halfwhite
    politicians Airplane poems, rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . .tuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuhtuh
    . . .rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . . Setting fire and death to
    whities ass. Look at the Liberal
    Spokesman for the jews clutch his throat
    & puke himself into eternity . . . rrrrrrrr
    There’s a negroleader pinned to
    a bar stool in Sardi’s eyeballs melting
    in hot flame Another negroleader
    on the steps of the white house one
    kneeling between the sheriff’s thighs
    negotiating coolly for his people.
    Aggh . . . stumbles across the room . . .
    Put it on him, poem. Strip him naked
    to the world! Another bad poem cracking
    steel knuckles in a jewlady’s mouth
    Poem scream poison gas on beasts in green berets
    Clean out the world for virtue and love,
    Let there be no love poems written
    until love can exist freely and
    cleanly. Let Black people understand
    that they are the lovers and the sons
    of warriors and sons
    of warriors Are poems & poets &
    all the loveliness here in the world

    We want a black poem. And a
    Black World.
    Let the world be a Black Poem
    And Let All Black People Speak This Poem
    Silently
    or LOUD
    Source: Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1979)

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    “THE DEATH OF YORUBA LANGUAGE?-YORUBA IS DYING-YORUBAS ARE BUSY MIXING/DESTROYING THE LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH-AT YORUBA WEDDING CEREMONIES,CHURCHES,PRIVATE SCHOOLS ETC.-STOP KILLING YORUBA LANGUAGE:YORUBA RUNU!

    July 3, 2010

    FROM speakyoruba.blogspot.com

    LEARN YORUBA LANGUAGE-THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE!

    Saturday, July 3, 2010
    “THE DEATH OF YORUBA LANGUAGE?”-BY YEYE AKILIMALI FUNUA OLADE(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER,2005
    ((originally first published in the guardian newspaper)

    She is the Chief librarian of the African Heritage Research Library,and in this article, makes a case for Yoruba language

    THAT English, the ready-made weapon of British-American cultural imperialism, is not just trying to destroy African languages, but is attacking all other languages worldwide, I agree. Ojoogbon Akinwunmi Isola, related to me during a discussion with Ojoogbon Babatunde Fafunwa, the problem the French are having with English. He stated that the French government had recently warned all French broadcasters to stop polluting French with English, as is now popular in general French conversation, or face dismissal.

    The greatest tragedy in Yorubaland today, however, regarding language is the dominating trend to speak only English to their children, making it their first language, then sending them to private nursery school, who only teach in English and causing Yoruba children to value English above all other languages! (After all their WAEC will not be in Yoruba, one highly*educated Yoruba man told me!) And see the result! These English-speaking children will rudely use English to disrespect all and sundry (after all English does not have pronouns of respect for anybody). Ask them or some of their parents and they will tell you they don’t know the original Yoruba for the popular phrases that many literate and non-literate leaders and followers commonly use throughout Yorubaland.

    As a Black-American, who has come back to her Yoruba roots these past 26 years in Nigeria, I want to break down in tears over this “iyonu”! How can Yorubas kill their own language? What sort of curse is this? Obviously the curse of european-american imperialism/colonialism/slavery! As a result I have declared “War Against Destroying Our Nigerian Languages” from today. And it must start from Yorubaland. Are not the Yorubas the “wisest and the greatest”? As everything good seems to start from Yorubaland in Nigeria, “let it be so”. Full-blooded Yoruba, as of today should consciously seek not to mix English with their Yoruba. Yoruba leaders must slowly speak, watching their tongues, not to include any English word inside their Yoruba.

    It has gotten to a state where such leaders cannot avoid mixing English as they speak Yoruba and their every sentence includes whole English phrases! The late Yoruba leader, Oloye Bola Ige was a pure Yoruba language speaker and other Yoruba leaders should follow his example. All clubs and organisations in Yorubaland should hold bi-annual and annual Yoruba Speaking Competitions for the “Best Yoruba Speaker”, with heavy monetary prizes (N20,000 plus) to get Yorubas to consciously practice speaking Yoruba without any English mixture. Yoruba broadcasters are guilty of promoting this deadly trend. In schools, Yoruba teachers must stress the importance of not mixing Yoruba. All private schools in Yorubaland must be required to have classes in Yoruba language from nursery through secondary school levels. And any student who fails to pass Yoruba in Yorubaland must not be allowed to graduate!

    The Yoruba press must be commended for indeed holding the banner high and not polluting Yoruba with English. More effort, however, must be made to eliminate “pasito”, “professor”, “dokita” words as most of them have genuine Yoruba words that can be enlisted and popularised among their readers. Yoruba departments in Nigerian and foreign universities must start churning out more research on modernising Yoruba for technical, scientific and other vocabulary and making it available through special courses for the media and the general Yoruba public. Yoruba writers must begin to write and publish bilingual publications. For any publication they publish in English, its Yoruba equivalent must be done. In the same book (Yoruba-from the front, turn upside down, English from the back) is one way to do it or in a title simultaneously released. More books, magazines, other publications like club histories, year books must be published in Yoruba. Yoruba music too, has been assaulted by Yoruba artists, unknowingly killing Yoruba language. The mixture of English has reached a new high in Fuji. Yoruba gospel has started mixing English inside Yoruba songs within Yoruba cassettes, adding along side complete English songs! Olodumare!

    Such artists must be warned—no more killing of the language in this manner. If it is English you want then put that on an English cassette. Do not replace our God-given Yoruba in a Yoruba music cassette! Yoruba movie practitioners are perhaps the biggest offenders and must take up this challenge to save Yoruba language. English nixing should absolutely be banned in all Yoruba films. I have not researched the topic but I suspect that Hausa, is probably the most unpolluted language in Nigeria, and in all their films that I have seen no English there at all. The beauty of the Yoruba language must be showcased by having more Yoruba Cultural Festivals to be held by all clubs and organisations in Yorubaland annually.

    Odua’s People Congress and other enforcers of law and order in Yorubaland must be in the vanguard, not only by stressing among its members that Yoruba should not be polluted but by holding bi*Annual Yoruba Speaking competitions for the “Best Yoruba Speaker”. They must lead the way in correct Y oruba speaking and have literacy classes for all their members to learn to read in Yoruba and encourag them to speak Yoruba in the home to their children: Yoruba must become again the first language of Yorubas at home and abroad. A private Yoruba school system must be set up. These schools will teach all subjects in Yoruba from nursery up to the university eventually. If it must be like a “mushroom school”, starting with nursery school first and adding class by class this must be done. This Yoruba Academy can be supported extensively by Yorubas abroad, eventually having board houses were Yoruba children from abroad can join their counterparts here, (including all “classes of children, street children etc.) This Yoruba Academy will inculcate Yoruba culture into our children also. With the help of our Yoruba scholars we can build on Ojoogbon Babatunde Fafunwa’s successful “Mother-tongue Education” at University of Ife in the 60s. Afterall, even UNESCO has proven that Mother-tongue Education is the best for all children.

    Let Yoruba Language not die! God has given the Yoruba race a language to be proud of, anywhere in the world (there are at least 60 million or more Yoruba speakers throughout the world). Let’s not destroy it with our own mouths! Let us pass it on in its richness to our children, daily in our home. Let us proudly speak it daily, read it daily, champion it daily. Yorubas cannot remain great without our language. And let us be in the vanguard of saving all Nigerian and African languages. Biu, Ogoni, Urhorbo, Igele, Ogoja, Ebira, Idoma, Efik, Tiv, Langale: Tangale, Kagona, Kutep, Oron, Legdo, Bubiaro, Esan, Afima, lsekiri, Ijaw, Edo, Ikenne, Joba, Gwari, lbo, Igala, Hausa, speakers are you listening?

    http://www.tribune.com.ng/16062007/arts.html
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    Death ke?!Iro o!Agbedo!
    Eledumare teaming up with Orunmila will never let it happen!
    Eewo orisha!
    Ko gbodo shele!
    Ka ma ri!
    Long live,yoruba language and all the other african lingos,ojare!
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    The writer is a little bit too optimistic,though.Speaking yoruba without polluting it….sorry,supporting it with ede geesi in this modern times,is a bit dificult o!But i can understand where he/she is coming from,and going to.
    Now here is something really strange(just in case none of you have observed it yet),when you try to “speak” 100% yoruba,you’ll mostly find the going very tough,but start writing it and you find it a lot easier!Now,that’s weird!How can one be able to write a language in it’s pure form,while one finds it so tough to speak it?
    Maybe somebody can explain that to me.

    My final parting salvo is this,”Kolo metality is still very much alive and kicking.Africans are still playing the i-want-to-belong-in-a-whiteman’s-world game as if their lives depend on it.”

    Don’t be surprised to discover that quite a number of africans unconsciously harbour the belief that the more western you are,the closer you are to entering the kingdom of heaven.No english name,no visa to heaven.No ability to speak english,and the gates of heaven will remain closed on you for eternity.
    It is a neverending struggle to “fit in”, for the black race.Pathetic.
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    Yoruba cannot remain great without our language.

    True talk my sista, i hope we will all learn especially the so called rich men that prefer private school for their kids.

    What happened to afasefetepe, afahonferigipe my Yoruba langage that i learnt in my school (Naija) in those days.
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    This writer is not lying at all o. Yoruba Language is not the only language gradually goint into extinction but the Yoruba local dialects as well. Kolo mentality has a lot to do with this. However, I have taken it upon myself to play my part of the Yoruba language preservation -which means Yooba would be the first language for my unborn child. What parts are you guys going to take?
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    tough one. My friend only a few weeks ago baptized her daughter: Mirabelle! I just wondered what was wrong with Motunrayo or Modupe or something like that. Shame!
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    Originally Posted by kolinzo
    This writer is not lying at all o. Yoruba Language is not the only language gradually goint into extinction but the Yoruba local dialects as well. Kolo mentality has a lot to do with this. However, I have taken it upon myself to play my part of the Yoruba language preservation -which means Yooba would be the first language for my unborn child. What parts are you guys going to take?
    If i ever start making movies,99% of them will be in naija lingos,and a lion share will be in my own native tongue,yooba.That will be my own preservation contribution.
    And no foreign name for my pickin,as well.
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    Yes, we all have a part to play in keeping our indigenous languages alive.

    I have an unusual and uncommon Yoruba first name. When I first started in my professional field, students and fellow colleagues used to smile whenever I introduced myself to a new group. No one EVER forgot/forgets my name.

    My children, though UK born and bred, also have Yoruba names. They also understand some Yoruba. I speak it to them diluted with English in most cases I admit!

    I have this British Naija friend called Shola. She gets mad whenever some of her “Asan” Naija friends or English colleagues/friends pronounce her name “Show-u-lar”. In fact, it was one of the reasons why she fell out with an “asan”, plum-in-her-mouth, friend of hers recently.
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    http://www.tribune.com.ng/16062007/arts.html
    i agree wif the text in purple but i think the text in bold is bullcrap!
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    Originally Posted by gqbabe
    i agree wif the text in purple but i think the text in bold is bullcrap!
    I think it is in order.A concrete,even draconian steps like that need to be taken to preserve that precious gift from God to us,yoruba language.
    The british did it to us with their language and left us to continue to do it to ourselves(no english,no graduation).
    So why can’t the yorubas do it for the sake of preserving their own language in yorubaland?
    Bullcrap,it is not.IMHO.

    I just think that those sleeping yoruba intellects need to wake up from their slumber and get down to updating and upgrading yoruba language to fit the modern era.
    Telling modern yorubas to start speaking old yoruba is very unfrealistic.The language needs to be modernised to fit our era.
    How they set out to do this is their headache.Shebi they are the intellects.
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    Originally Posted by vince
    If i ever start making movies,99% of them will be in naija lingos,and a lion share will be in my own native tongue,yooba.That will be my own preservation contribution.
    And no foreign name for my pickin,as well.
    That’s why I have made a commitment to write fiction in Yoruba as well as English!
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    Originally Posted by vince
    I think it is in order.A concrete,even draconian steps like that need to be taken to preserve that precious gift from God to us,yoruba language.
    The british did it to us with their language and left us to continue to do it to ourselves(no english,no graduation).
    So why can’t the yorubas do it for the sake of preserving their own language in yorubaland?
    Bullcrap,it is not.IMHO.

    I just think that those sleeping yoruba intellects need to wake up from their slumber and get down to updating and upgrading yoruba language to fit the modern era.
    Telling modern yorubas to start speaking old yoruba is very unfrealistic.The language needs to be modernised to fit our era.
    How they set out to do this is their headache.Shebi they are the intellects.
    They have already been on it for the past 30 years. Check out Prof Longe’s efforts towards a Yoruba language publication of the mathematical theories underpining computer science. He did this back in the early 1980s. Someone else also published a dictionary of Engineering physics in Yoruba, that was in the early 1990s. You should try to find out the activities/publications and research of the Yoruba Studies Association of Nigeria(Egbe Ilosiwaju Imo Ijinle Yoruba Naijiria).

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    Originally Posted by Gen Sani Abacha
    They have already been on it for the past 30 years. Check out Prof Longe’s efforts towards a Yoruba language publication of the mathematical theories underpining computer science. He did this back in the early 1980s. Someone else also published a dictionary of Engineering physics in Yoruba, that was in the early 1990s. You should try to find out the activities/publications and research of the Yoruba Studies Association of Nigeria(Egbe Ilosiwaju Imo Ijinle Yoruba Naijiria).

    ciao
    All their efforts since all that time has little influence on the yoruba acaedemia,talkless of on the common man.And that is the sticking point.
    These yoruba studies association,does it have a website?I am keen to link up.
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    when i was younger, my mom used to yab me tht when God was creating me He put cotton buds in my ear cos other than english i dnt understand any other language. Now if it is made compulsory that you pass yoruba to graduate, then some1 like me wld never graduate. Or if tht person managed to pass, then they’d not be able to communicate wif non-yorubas, as the likelihood of them understandn another language is negligible!
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    Originally Posted by vince
    All their efforts since all that time has little influence on the yoruba acaedemia,talkless of on the common man.And that is the sticking point.
    These yoruba studies association,does it have a website?I am keen to link up.
    Remember Prof Akinwunmi Isola, the author of Oleku the book and the scriptwriter of the film ? He is part of that cadre of academics. They have a lot of input into the teaching syllabus of Yoruba language. They also act as consultants sometimes for major Yoruba movies. They also advise government on language policy(although the govt doesn’t seem to take any notice of their advise!).
    I don’t the Yoruba Studies Association has a website, neither do their sister organisation, the Yoruba Teachers Association of Nigeria.
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    Kidnapping: Oba of Benin [to] place curses on culprits

    The Oba of Benin, Oba Erediawa, worried by the spate of kidnappings, armed robbery and other vices in Benin and other parts of Edo, has directed traditional worshippers to curse those responsible for the crimes.

    The traditional worshippers, Enigie, Igie-Ohen, Edionwere and others will gather at Urhokpota Ground in Benin to perform the rituals on June 10 and 12, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

    This is just as professional and trade groups as well as residents of the industrial town of Nnewi in Anambra State have asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, to transfer all the policemen serving in Anambra State, to put an end to for kidnapping in the state.

    A statement from the Oba‘s palace said the monarch had directed that a meeting should be held between the Iyase of Benin Chief Sam Igbe, and traditional worshippers.

    The statement, signed by the Information Officer to the Benin Traditional Council, Mr. Robinson Osayamwem, was made available to NAN on Saturday in Benin.

    It said that June 10 would be observed as day of prayers for men while June 12 would be for women.

    “The monarch also requested that the Enigie, Igie-Ohen, Edionwere, market women and other traditional worshippers, should come with whatever they have to ensure that the evil doers are wiped away, for peace to reign in the state,” it added.

    It said that after the state-wide ceremony to be carried out in Benin on Thursday and Saturday, the traditional worshippers were expected to do same in their various domains.

    NAN reports that as a result of the resurgence of kidnapping and murder in Benin and other parts of Edo State in recent times, some groups had protested to the Oba’s Palace to complain.
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    evil666 (m)
    Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « on: June 14, 2010, 05:49 AM »
    BENIN—FEAR has gripped armed robbers and kidnappers in Edo State, following the curse placed on evil doers in the state, by the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, as Vanguard was reliably informed that hundreds of them have stormed the Palace of the Oba to plead for forgiveness, so as to escape the wrath of the gods.

    Meanwhile, thousands of women from the seven local government areas in Edo South Senatorial District of the state, thronged the traditional Urhokpota ground, weekend, to place curses on those involved in the endless cases of kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crime in the state.

    Vanguard learnt that the alleged criminals, who stormed the Palace to ask for forgiveness have been parading the Palace without getting any answer to their problem. They were, however, advised to change from their ways or die.

    Vanguard learnt that they were still scared, whether the curse will affect them since they were yet to receive any assurance of forgiveness. Some bankers who leak information to kidnappers about their customers, have also fled the ancient city for the fear of death.

    The women in the kingdom, led by Chief Isekhure, followed suit, weekend. The women dressed in red attires, had several ritual materials, which include dogs, fowls, rams which were slaughtered and their blood splashed on the ground, symbolizing death that was expected to visit those behind the robbery and kidnaping activities in the city.

    President, Market Women Association of Nigeria, Madam Amalawa Edebiri, explained that the ceremony was to lay curse on the kidnappers and criminals in the state.

    http://www.vanguardngr.com/2010/06/14/obas-curse-fear-grips-kidnappers-robbers-in-edo/

    FL Gators (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #1 on: June 14, 2010, 05:50 AM »
    ROTFLMAO!!!!

    Who knew?

    evil666 (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #2 on: June 14, 2010, 05:51 AM »
    i said it! let this same thing be applied to politicians and public office holders
    dem go fear and return all the looted funds

    EzeUche (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #3 on: June 14, 2010, 05:56 AM »
    The old ways are still strong o!

    9jaganja
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #4 on: June 14, 2010, 06:07 AM »
    Praying in jesus name can’t do anything close to this if this story is true. Fear of the real thing is still in our blood as Africans. Nice one from the king and women!!!!!!! All evil doers shall fall. A new age has begun.

    cnario (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #5 on: June 14, 2010, 08:17 AM »
    lol

    Beaf
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #6 on: June 14, 2010, 08:42 AM »
    Up jass!
    There was an article recommending “traditional” methods to “realign” the morality of our politicians. . .

    deor03 (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #7 on: June 14, 2010, 09:11 AM »
    Please LET’s use this for the Politicians AS WELL !

    The power of JUJU !

    Mbeki
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #8 on: June 14, 2010, 11:23 AM »
    Nice one!

    Just imagine that these politifcians were sworn in with Juju instead on Bible and Koran, they won’t be looting the way they do.

    But Africans don’t have faith in their own method anymore just because the white man asked us to.

    ~Bluetooth (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #9 on: June 14, 2010, 11:42 AM »
    All na fluke.are you guys saying that there wont be kidnapping and armed robbery in edo state again?.most politicians are cultist or engage in cult-related activities;so oath taking is no big deal to them besides they should have remedies for every curse.

    Beaf
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #10 on: June 14, 2010, 12:26 PM »
    Quote from: ~Bluetooth on June 14, 2010, 11:42 AM
    All na fluke.are you guys saying that there wont be kidnapping and armed robbery in edo state again?.most politicians are cultist or engage in cult-related activities;so oath taking is no big deal to them besides they should have remedies for every curse.

    By the time they see the sort of “armaments” Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo can muster, they will know that mere scud missiles are in a minor category compared to nuclear tipped ballistic missiles.

    Kinsa (f)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #11 on: June 14, 2010, 01:15 PM »
    lol

    ziddy (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #12 on: June 14, 2010, 02:19 PM »
    Why didn’t the Oba apply this formula when Lucky was stealing them blind. abegi!

    snowdrops (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #13 on: June 14, 2010, 02:59 PM »
    Quote from: ziddy on June 14, 2010, 02:19 PM
    Why didn’t the Oba apply this formula when Lucky was stealing them blind. abegi!
    this same uninformed question has been asked several times and it has been delt with.

    mama-gee (f)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #14 on: June 14, 2010, 06:36 PM »
    ROTFLMAO!!!

    So Kidnappers and Robbers aren’t scared of the police but they are scared of juju.

    ~Bluetooth (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #15 on: June 14, 2010, 06:48 PM »
    Quote from: ziddy on June 14, 2010, 02:19 PM
    Why didn’t the Oba apply this formula when Lucky was stealing them blind. abegi!
    even when the regime defrauded the oba and paid him just #2 million as his monthly impress out #10 million.lol

    Onlytruth (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #16 on: June 14, 2010, 07:09 PM »
    Quote from: Beaf on June 14, 2010, 12:26 PM
    By the time they see the sort of “armaments” Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo can muster, they will know that mere scud missiles are in a minor category compared to nuclear tipped ballistic missiles.

    lol!

    redsun (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #17 on: June 14, 2010, 08:21 PM »
    Nor be nigeria?,where low profile criminals are naturally dumber than the high profile ones,the politicians.To a rational mind,it is delusion but to a deluded mind,it is a way of life.

    Don’t get me wrong,i have always said that juju oath taking will have more psychological impact on the corrupt officials in nigeria than the bible and koran.Since we are relatively a very primitive society,our believe in ancestoral spirit and their instant wraths have a way of binding the society together and ostracizing the evil ones,

    I have once asked a question on culture section of how local nigerian farms that are usually located far away from home are protected from hungry thieves without fence,guards or any form of security whatsoever.

    Onlytruth (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #18 on: June 14, 2010, 09:05 PM »
    Quote from: redsun on June 14, 2010, 08:21 PM
    Nor be nigeria?,where low profile criminals are naturally dumber than the high profile ones,the politicians.To a rational mind,it is delusion but to a deluded mind,it is a way of life.

    Don’t get me wrong,i have always said that juju oath taking will have more psychological impact on the corrupt officials in nigeria than the bible and koran.Since we are relatively a very primitive society,our believe in ancestoral spirit and their instant wraths have a way of binding the society together and ostracizing the evil ones,

    I have once asked a question on culture section of how local nigerian farms that are usually located far away from home are protected from hungry thieves without fence,guards or any form of security whatsoever.

    I had the privilege of seeing such things first hand in Arondizuogu in Ideato LGA of IMO state in 1996 when my cousin went there to perform the traditional marriage ceremony (Igba nkwu) of his wife who hails from the town.

    When we got there, the single most noticeable thing about the town was that houses and compounds had no fences. I was puzzled and inquired about this. The response was that no one dared steal in that town. People basically went to markets and other places with their doors wide open.

    I don’t know whether the same thing still happen today in Arondizuogu. But I know it used to happen.

    saintneo
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #19 on: June 14, 2010, 09:48 PM »
    ;DWhat of the Yaho-Yaho guys that use Jass on EFCC
    ;DOther Nigerians that do Demons

    rasputinn (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #20 on: June 14, 2010, 09:59 PM »

    shakes head

    mafioso2 (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #21 on: June 14, 2010, 10:21 PM »
    Umia mhe’n No bi Vbi Iyaro, adeghu mwe’n Ekhara Ghe Jho,,,,,Ugboririri nho oooh eeeehh

    The more you look the Less you see

    Quote from: ~Bluetooth on June 14, 2010, 06:48 PM
    even when the regime defrauded the oba and paid him just #2 million as his monthly impress out #10 million.lol

    People like you na dey Quick Die for War,

    snowdrops (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #22 on: June 15, 2010, 12:30 AM »
    Quote from: mafioso2 on June 14, 2010, 10:21 PM

    People like you na dey Quick Die for War,

    no mind am. let am dey misyan.

    mafioso2 (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #23 on: June 15, 2010, 12:43 AM »
    Quote from: snowdrops on June 15, 2010, 12:30 AM
    no mind am. let am dey misyan.

    He is a Foooooooool

    @Bluetooth Infrared
    The fact that you don’t respect your Parents @ home does not give you the Impudence to start looking down on other peoples parents
    Our Oba has done what he is suppose to do as our Traditional leader so what’s your Business with That? Scunt

    ~Bluetooth (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #24 on: June 15, 2010, 01:16 AM »
    Quote from: mafioso2 on June 15, 2010, 12:43 AM
    He is a Foooooooool

    @Bluetooth Infrared
    The fact that you don’t respect your Parents @ home does not give you the Impudence to start looking down on other peoples parents
    Our Oba has done what he is suppose to do as our Traditional leader so what’s your Business with That? Scunt

    snowdrops (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #25 on: June 15, 2010, 07:56 AM »
    Quote from: ~Bluetooth on June 15, 2010, 01:16 AM

    Ikengawo
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #26 on: June 15, 2010, 08:31 AM »
    LMAO you ignorant apes were all insulting edo state for this ‘barbaric’ and ‘primitive’ practice but WALLAH it worked! lol

    it’s a work of genius imo lol
    kudos to the Oba

    gidson12 (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #27 on: June 15, 2010, 09:05 AM »
    I grew up in benin n i know how powerful d oba is, benin no dey take am play at all. I guess it’s time up 4 those robbers n kidnappers

    blacksta (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #28 on: June 15, 2010, 10:48 AM »
    Nonsense – it does not work – one wonders why it had not work in the past.

    otawa
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #29 on: June 15, 2010, 11:22 AM »
    Quote
    BENIN—FEAR has gripped armed robbers and kidnappers in Edo State, following the curse placed on evil doers in the state, by the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, as Vanguard was reliably informed that hundreds of them have stormed the Palace of the Oba to plead for forgiveness, so as to escape the wrath of the gods.

    With due respect to Oba of Benin, this is an ‘idle curse’.

    This is not year 1510 but 2010. Nobody is born as armed robber, it is a process.

    snowdrops (m)
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #30 on: June 15, 2010, 11:50 AM »
    Quote from: blacksta on June 15, 2010, 10:48 AM
    Nonsense – it does not work – one wonders why it had not work in the past.
    why dont you carry your ak47 to rob in benin to see if it works or not. when you and your family start to die one after another no be person go say make you pick race.

    Quote from: otawa on June 15, 2010, 11:22 AM

    With due respect to Oba of Benin, this is an ‘idle curse’.

    This is not year 1510 but 2010. Nobody is born as armed robber, it is a process.

    The same ritual was performed in the late 80s. Few weeks later the notorious Lawrence Anini and his gang were felled.

    Some people are born with the traits to become an armed robber. So armed robbers can be born.

    bibiking1
    Re: Juju: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo- Storm Palace For Forgiveness
    « #31 on: June 15, 2010, 12:20 PM »
    At last some solution !!!
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    Oba’s Curse: Fear Grips Kidnappers, Robbers In Edo
    « on: June 14, 2010, 06:15 AM »
    By Simon Ebegbulem
    BENIN—FEAR has gripped armed robbers and kidnappers in Edo State, following the curse placed on evil doers in the state, by the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, as Vanguard was reliably informed that hundreds of them have stormed the Palace of the Oba to plead for forgiveness, so as to escape the wrath of the gods.

    Meanwhile, thousands of women from the seven local government areas in Edo South Senatorial District of the state, thronged the traditional Urhokpota ground, weekend, to place curses on those involved in the endless cases of kidnappings, armed robberies and other violent crime in the state.

    Vanguard learnt that the alleged criminals, who stormed the Palace to ask for forgiveness have been parading the Palace without getting any answer to their problem. They were, however, advised to change from their ways or die.

    Vanguard learnt that they were still scared, whether the curse will affect them since they were yet to receive any assurance of forgiveness. Some bankers who leak information to kidnappers about their customers, have also fled the ancient city for the fear of death.

    The women in the kingdom, led by Chief Isekhure, followed suit, weekend. The women dressed in red attires, had several ritual materials, which include dogs, fowls, rams which were slaughtered and their blood splashed on the ground, symbolizing death that was expected to visit those behind the robbery and kidnaping activities in the city.

    President, Market Women Association of Nigeria, Madam Amalawa Edebiri, explained that the ceremony was to lay curse on the kidnappers and criminals in the state.

    Politicians stealing money should be cursed also
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    Nowa Omoigui: Dr. Ola Kassim and his ilk of let’s pretend we are westernized and civilized Nigerians are IGNORANT! When I was still teaching at OAU, Ile-Ife, there was this elderly man who has a village between Ile-Ife and Ilesha, close to Osu. People would call him a ‘Medicine man’, but he was one of the most knowledgeable men I have ever met in my entire life. Yes, he practiced ‘traditional medicine’ and I used to visit with him and spent hours observing him operate. Even trained medical doctors, my colleagues from the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital used to come to him with complex cases – often involving the psychological and the para-normal that they could not treat – for assistance. And he would invariably help them find a solution. A German female colleague of mine contracted some form of sexual infection while on holiday in Germany to which penicillin or any other known Oyinbo treatment was ineffective. She eventually agreed to visit with Papa, and he found a herbal treatment for her. After her cure, she invited her boyfriend (from she apparently contracted the infection) to Nigeria to undergo the same cure. More than this, teams of senior police officers from Ilesha, Ile-Ife, Oshogbo and Ibadan visited him regularly to seek his assistance in cracking tough criminal cases they could not crack, especially cases involving murder. Again as usual, I am talking from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE – from things that I personally witnessed. On a more personal level, when my wife was only a week or two pregnant with our first child, when she herself was not even sure, and neither her gynecologist nor a medical doctor friend could yet tell for sure, we paid Papa a social visit. He took only one look at my wife, and told her she had taken in. Even my wife was shocked! Then he went on to tell her she would was likely to have some problems just before delivery of the baby, to which of course we did not pay any attention. And he went on to tell her what to do, should in case that happened. My wife had a very easy pregnancy, and she went to her ante-natal clinics with religious regularity, being her first baby, clinics held by my colleagues and friends who saw and who anticipated no problems whatsoever! She has a natural physique that should not have any complications with pregnancy or child bearing. But low and behold, after her contractions set in, complications developed and even my very experienced colleagues almost panicked, because they were about to loose her and the baby! Then she remembered what the Papa had told her, and she told that to her doctors under excruciating pains that even Valium could no longer suppress. One of the attending doctors already had dealings with Papa, and so they followed his instructions to avert a major tragedy. My mother in-law arrived from Awka the evening after the child was delivered, and she confirmed what the Papa had said, and added that had she been there when her daughter went into labor, she too would have known what to do even before the complications set in! It was something that ran in the family, she explained! My son and wife are alive today, thanks to an illiterate old medicine man who foresaw what modern medicine could not detect or anticipate, almost 81/2 months earlier! These are TRUE INCIDENTS – not theories or speculations manufactured in the Canadian tundra! We Africans have a way to underestimate the KNOWLEDGE of our ancestors, and dismiss them as “primitive superstitions”, to our own great loss! Rather than be humble and admit our IGNORANCE, we want to pretend to KNOW ALL! Some visiting Americans who came to the OAUTHC called on Papa, and proposed taking him to the US for a couple of months to study him. He refused, saying he was too old to travel to the White Man’s land. And besides, he spoke no English – not even standard Yoruba! His son always had to translate whatever he said into the kind of Yoruba we all could understand! In addition, truly KNOWLEDGEABLE MEDICINE MEN or BABALAWO never operate outside their natural habitat. There are imperceptible vibes they believe they can feel only there, and nowhere else. He taught me that too! Ola Kassim is a POMPOUS OPINIONATED IGNORANT FOOL! Quote me! Dr. Valentine Ojo Tall Timbers, MD On Sat 06/12/10 9:46 PM , Nowa Omoigui nowa_o@yahoo.com sent: Ola The basic truth is that conventional methods have failed. The state has failed. The economy of Edo State was slowly being destroyed and even indigenes got to a point where they were afraid of going to visit the land of their ancestors. The situation was intolerable, and the government helpless. We had to look deep into our institutional memory to address the emergency. It is not for nothing that the entire State Medical Association cried out for unconventional measures. You are no more modern or western educated that they are. This matter is not complicated. You try deploying the scientific non-archaic methods you are celebrating to Nigeria and lets see how they work to bring the scourge of kidnapping under control. This is not the first time in Nigeria that traditional methods have been used as a supplement against crime. A lot of criminals in Nigeria are heavily invested in occultic activities and have networks of protector medicine men and evil forests. As the Americans say, you do not take a knife to a gunfight. The pH of the medium in which they operate had to be altered. That is what the Oba of Benin has done by exercising his authority and power in many more ways than you can ever imagine. Nigeria is a superstitious society. In that set up, psychological operations go a long way. In spite of their false hypocritical claims, most Nigerians do not fear the Bible or the Koran and you can make them take all kinds of oaths on those documents/books without fear of consequence. They can take oaths of office today and begin stealing tomorrow. But have them swear traditionally on Ifa, or Ogun, or Ayelala, or Yasin etc… and watch them self regulate their behavior. Perhaps you have forgotten, but Lawrence Anini was caught and his criminal reign brought to an end during the IBB era using complex methods to assist the Police. IBB was using regular Police methods until Anini announced on the BBC that he was in charge of Bendel while IBB was only in charge of the other 18 states (at that time). In order to mobilize the traditional system, then DIG Parry Osayande (a member of the Royal family) was specifically charged from Force HQ Lagos (along with a joint Police-Army team) with the Anini operation. The team was joined by a traditional team designated by the Palace which was actively involved in planning operations, special weapons and tactics, right down to which of his legs should be shot first to immobilize him. It was not for nothing that his left leg was practically destroyed by the Police and his self confidence destroyed along with it – a phenomenon that manifested itself in the court room. He was later executed disabled. Right up to the time of his execution Iyamu the Policeman (Anini’s ally and weapons supplier) was making frantic efforts to use his links in secret societies to subvert justice right up to the top in Lagos. He had to be fought at that level. The traditional system is hardly ever credited for such things because they do not run around beating their chests. If he is in the mood, perhaps ex-IG Adewusi can also tell you how far among traditional operatives the Police went in Lagos and the West to bring Ishola Oyenusi to book. Just spend some time with experienced retired Policemen and Forensic experts and you will realize that Nigeria is not as it seems. Even in the US, paranormal phenomena have been mobilized by the CIA (abroad) and FBI (domestically) for crime fighting. In Nazi Germany, there were entire divisions of the Nazi party invested in the occult. There are books on the subject. We can blow grammar all we want, but steps had to be taken in Edoland and they have. So lets sit back and watch the play. The taste of the pudding is in the eating!


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