Posts Tagged ‘YORUBAS’

APPEAL TO GOMINA SEYI MAKINDE-NEW GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE OOO!-UPLIFT THE RURAL MASSES!

May 6, 2019

NAKED TRUTH
(For the Attention of His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde)

Your Excellency Sir,

Most villages and hamlets in Oyo State ( as in other parts of Nigeria) remain completely “rural” and have either gone extinct, or taken over by “job-seekers” from our neighbouring countries.

To curb this Sir, there is the need to reverse the ugly trend of ” unmitigated urban migration ” among our indigenes and speedily bring back the glory of physical/human and infrastructural developments in the rural communities of Oyo State, during your tenure.

We appeal to your Excellency to make surprise visits to these rural areas of Oyo State, to personally assess situation of things. That’s starting as we mean to go on! . . . By so doing, you will be entrenching your esteemed name in letters of gold among this patriotic set of people in dire need of government presence and attention.
Kindly also initiate a separate, result-oriented Rural Community Development Ministry, which will cater for the welfare of the neglected rural communities and their ostracized inhabitants.

Almighty God will guide and bless your regime. Good wishes Sir.

Sincerely Yours,
(Signed)
BAYO ADEBOWALE(Ph.D)
Associate Professor of Creative Writing in English & Director/Founder, AHRLC, Adeyipo Village, Ibadan, Oyo State – Nigeria. (08034495485)

YORUBA OOOO!-ADALU YORUBA MUST BE KILLED!-IT HAS KILLED YORUBA OOOO!-FIGHT IT!-ATUNSE EDE YORUBA OOOO!

February 13, 2019

https://twitter.com/DrOlufunmilayo/status/1095025036325519360?s=08

Adalu Yoruba must be fought against gangan! Yoruba oti KU! Atunse ede! We must warn ati correct each word we hear oooo!Omo Ile owe ko gbo Yoruba! Oluwa gbewa bori Ede Yoruba ooo! ASE wa wowowo!

SPECIAL NEW YEARS GIFT FOR YOU OOOO!

January 6, 2019

SPECIAL New Year’s Gift for You!

Take time off this New Year 2019, and add to your knowledge and cultural experience by visiting a Nigerian rural destination filled with bliss, rapture and ecstasy. . . Our New Year gift is to invite you to mingle with nature, in its perfect form at the AFRICAN HERITAGE RESEARCH LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTRE, Adeyipo, Ibadan, Oyo State, NIGERIA, and relate with the friendly people of our little African Village. . .

Book for palmwine, pounded yam, fresh fruits, amala with abula, bushmeat plus other food varieties.
Accommodation is available and security is guaranteed. . .

At Adeyipo, you’ll get to see one hundred thousand volumes of books in all branches of African studies, six separate libraries; the African Orchard and Courtyard; Music of Africa Auditorium; the Community Services Centre; the ebu; forest pathways etc. . .
You’ll meet face to face with Nollywood film stars, traditional drummers, artistes; the Black American Woman Activist who lives permanently in the Village; and the Author of The Virgin, Out of His Mind and Lonely Days.

Come individually and in groups: on excursions and goodwill visits . . . Give us just a week, or two-day notice, calling or texting us on phone number (+234)8034495485. You can even jump on us! A period of adventure, complete relaxation and enjoyment awaits you here at ADEYIPO VILLAGE this New Year 2019, Hold this gift firmly– and contact us. . .

Management (AHRLC)

YORUBA OOOO!- E KU ODUN OOO!- LATI YORUBANEWSALERT

December 25, 2018

https://twitter.com/YorubaNewsAlert/status/1077314336639598592?s=09

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OGUNDE OOOO!- CHECK OUT HIS HOT SINGING OOOO!

December 12, 2018

Check out @YorubaNewsAll tweet

https://twitter.com/YorubaNewsAlert/status/1072896189438279683?s=09

YORUBA PROVERBS-MEANING “BE FOCUSED AND STEADFAST…”

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.]
(https://twitter.com/yoruba_proverbs/status/1065485026320572417?s=03)
Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download?s=13Yoruba 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.]
(https://twitter.com/yoruba_proverbs/status/1065485026320572417?s=03)
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Watch “ESU Is Not The Devil: Mistranslation Has Africans Demonizing Their Own Spirituality” on YouTube

November 12, 2018

https://youtu.be/iYx9YWxfOjk

YORUBA OOO!–THE AALAFIN THEN!–A GREAT KING OF AFRICA!

November 5, 2018

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LEARN YORUBA OOOO!-“IRINSE AGBEDE”-LEARN YORUBA LANGUAGE!

October 23, 2018

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YORUBA OOOO!-A CHRISTIAN DISCOVERS PRIDE IN YORUBA RELIGION ATI CULTURE!

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


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