Posts Tagged ‘YORUBA’


December 25, 2018



December 3, 2018

Yoruba Proverbs (@yoruba_proverbs) tweeted at 7:00 AM on Thu, Nov 22, 2018:

Asúrétete kò ní kọjá ilé, arìngbẹ̀rẹ̀ kò ní sùn sí ọ̀nà. /
Those who run very fast are not going to run beyond their homes (or destination) and those walking gently won’t sleep on the way.
[Be focused and be steadfast; stay in your lane; envy no one.]
Get the official Twitter app at Proverbs (@yoruba_proverbs) tweeted at 7:00 AM on Thu, Nov 22, 2018:
Asúrétete kò ní kọjá ilé, arìngbẹ̀rẹ̀ kò ní sùn sí ọ̀nà. /
Those who run very fast are not going to run beyond their homes (or destination) and those walking gently won’t sleep on the way.
[Be focused and be steadfast; stay in your lane; envy no one.]
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November 5, 2018

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October 23, 2018


October 21, 2018

Proudly Yoruba

When I was researching extensively for my masters in 2002,
I “discovered” the religion of the Yoruba, previously vaguely encountered in my vagrant and vacant childhood in Isale Eko, and Awe-Oyo, with the whitewashed remnants of its ancient lore, embedded in festivals of spectacles, song, dance, mime of syncretic cantatas, careta, gelede and Ifa festivities.

It was a glimmer of the golden past, with the Eyo re-incarnation pageant, the kaleidoscopically colorful egungun, speaking with affected guttural growls, embedded with chanting akewi, serenading in evening soirées to cascades of altercating bata drums.

A Christian Baptist by upbringing, I found myself strangely connected within my department of theatre arts, Ibadan, reading about my progenitor ancestors embodied in the worship of the pantheons of Yoruba Gods, and the profound wisdom of the Ifa oracle.

I found myself, for the first time in my squeaky clean whitewashed westernised life, discovering who I really am.

There was an immediate connection with my illustrious heritage: a self revealing and exhilarating deja vu.

Then it made sense, as our love for the Orishas, whose interconnectedness, opposites, syncretic and paradoxical characteristicsshowed why what is truely the greatest symbol of being Yoruba, the philosophy of *omoluabi*, is a shared common value.

Indeed within the depths of the religion, it now became clear why we are who we are, pieces of the same shattered god head, a fulfilling oracle embracing all Yoruba.

Within the religion of the Orisha, I discovered why all Yoruba are innately and fundamentally imbued with the spirit of a longing for peace, and knowledge, a sense of communal harmony, love of fellowship and fellowman, irrevocable reverence of elders, communion with ever present ancestors, the persisting profuse and profound greeting rituals, and reciprocal wishing of the proverbial peace ( sh’alafia ni)….to all and sundry.

It was there, I too, a Christian still, found in myself, the *who* in the riddle:

“who am I ?”,

and ever since then, within the profundity of the realisation of my illustrious religious and cultural past, a glow of pride has been over my head, proud of being a scion of Oduduwa, imprimatur of the orisha worship itself, proud of my heritage, protected by the spirits of my forefathers.

Indeed, walking tall, I’m proud to be a member of a master race, a race so profound in sculptural artistry, that Europeans thought in it, they had found their ephemeral fabled Atlantis.

That’s why I raise up my gaze with pride, anywhere in this world and tell who care to hear that:
Im a member of a superior master race:

That I’m :
*Proudly Yoruba.*

Dolapo sikuade

BOSEDE BAKAREY, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PRACTITIONER ON “The Certainty of God’s Healing (Part 1)” on YouTube

October 21, 2018


October 21, 2018

4 Jun 2013

Bosede Bakarey, another negroe first
negroes love some religion i tell you. i was almost certain that the gangsters in vatican city would’ve appointed a negroe pope as europe, america make one last scramble for africa. but i was to be disappointed, they threw the spanish speaking subjects a bone.

well the christian science church threw a dart at the map and called up Bosede to the big house. and she sure is happy!

“Today, it’s like a fulfillment of prophesy that an African can be president of The Mother Church,” a term used to describe the denomination’s headquarters in Boston, she says. “We’re making history today. It’s never happened. So I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”

“It’s an honor to Africa. Sometimes I’m in awe when I think about it,” she says. “Who am I to be the president of The Mother Church? But I just know it’s God; it’s beyond me…. We can see the hand of God in it.”

Christian Science offers solutions to problems beyond physical healing, such as lack of resources, a significant challenge for many Africans. Poverty was something Bakarey herself struggled with at one time as a widow and the mother of three boys. Through Christian Science those needs were met in her life, she says. riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!


the house negroes of guyana classified
In “writings”

imran khan & the rise of the “new” negroe christian elite in guyana
In “writings”

wyclef jean, just another silly negroe
In “haiti”

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Tagged africa, Bosede Bakarey, god, Mother Church, Nigeria, Vatican City
By mark jacobs


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October 2, 2018

The African Development Bank called on global partners to join hands to lift one billion people worldwide out of hunger and said it was leading the way by investing US$24 billion in African agriculture over the next 10 years in the largest such effort ever.

“We are not winning the war against global hunger,” Bank President Akinwumi Adesina told an agriculture conference at Purdue University in Indianapolis on Tuesday, 25 September.

“We must not get carried away,” he added, referring to statistics showing a decline in the global population living on less than two dollars per day. In reality, the number of hungry people in the world had increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016, he said citing the latest World Food Security and Nutrition data.

Adesina told the audience that included researchers, implementing organizations, business leaders, policymakers and donors that simple technical and scientific methods were already making a whole difference to farm yields and income in Africa. While such technologies to deliver Africa’s green revolution exist, they are mostly just sitting on the shelves, he said.

“The release of water efficient maize varieties now allows farmers to harvest good yields in the face of moderate drought,” he noted. “Today, rice varieties exist that can give yields of 8 tonnes per ha. Cassava varieties exist with yields of up to 80 tonnes per ha. Heat tolerant and disease resistant livestock and technologies for ramping up aquaculture exist.”

Bank experts put current comparative yields at 1.5-2 tonnes per ha for rice and 10-15 tonnes per ha for cassava.

What was needed urgently was deployment of supportive policies to ensure technologies are cascaded down to millions of farmers. “All Africa needs to do is to harness the available technologies with the right policies and rapidly raise agricultural productivity and incomes for farmers and assure lower food prices for consumers.”

The Bank has launched its Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), a $1 billion initiative to extend the use of farm technologies. TAAT is currently engaging seed companies, public and private entities, and financial institutions in 27 countries to make technology available to a total of 40 million African farmers.

Combining targeted subsidies for farmers with a market-based system for rapidly expanding access to financing for farmers and agricultural value chains is the fastest way to get many people out of poverty to a sustained pathway for economic growth, Adesina added.

The conference on “ Scaling Up Agricultural Technologies for Transformation” marked Adesina’s fond return to his alma mater.

“It was here, as a graduate student, that I began the journey of searching for ways to get technologies into the hands of millions of farmers,” he said. Adesina was to go on to make a huge impact on the transformation of agriculture in Africa, including implementing game-changing policies in his years as Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development before taking up his post at the Bank in September 2015.

Adesina said the situation in Sub-Saharan Africa needed particularly urgent intervention due to the ravages of climate change. The International Food Policy Research Institute estimates that Africa will add 38 million to its number of hungry people by 2050 as a result of climate change. The Institute forecasts that Africa will experience major food shortages by 2020 and beyond, while malnutrition will be on the rise over the next 20 years.

The Bank’s ongoing initiatives had the objectives of growing income for farmers, stabilizing prices for staple crops, reducing losses and stimulating multiplier effects in local economies. With its Staple Crop Processing Zones and other initiatives, the Bank is demonstrating how this can be done.

“The African Development Bank put feeding Africa as one of its topmost priorities when it launched its Feed Africa strategy in 2015 and is investing $ 24 billion in agriculture for Africa over 10 years – the largest ever such effort,” the Bank President said. Across Africa, the Feed Africa Strategy is supporting the development of policies, markets, infrastructure and institutions that will ensure that agricultural value chains are well developed and that technologies reach several millions of farmers.

Adesina called for global partnerships to establish Staple Crop Processing Zones across Africa.

“The SCPZs will provide several advantages for rural economies. They will create markets for farm produce. Raw materials will no longer be moved out of rural areas, but as finished value-added products. Post-harvest losses will be substantially reduced. Well integrated agricultural value chains will develop, with supportive logistics, especially warehousing and cold chains,” Adesina added.

The African Development Bank has already started investments to develop these SCPZs in a number of pioneering African countries, including Ethiopia, Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique. It expects the processing zones to be active in about 15 countries in the near-

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