There's a multiplayer video game called Overwatch with over 30 million users , featuring different aspects of Orisa in its theme including a character named Orisa ,Yoruba body painting as represented by Laolu Senbanjo, and colour references to Sango
Any Yoruba worth their name will tell you that Iyun means red bead. But what each person considers to be Iyun ranges from Made-In-China cheap plastic mass produced beads, to farmed-in-China dyed coral beads. Nothing Yoruba about these
Reginald Jackson exhibit at Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists visualizes Yoruba tradition
Photographer Reginald Jackson has a display of works on paper at the Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists in conjunction
1,000-Year-Old Colored Glass Beads Discovered in Yorubaland,West Africa
Livescience.com reported that,
"A newly discovered treasure trove of more than 10,000 colorful glass beads, as well as evidence of glassmaking tools, suggests that an ancient city in southwestern Nigeria was one
Adire Eleko is the Yoruba indigo hand painted fabric that tells stories, commemorates event, passes messages or gives proverbs. It is unique among our other Adire Oniko designs because a cassava starch resist is used ( not raffia
This is the most likely Ife Bronze head that Damien Hirst copied. 7847
Tickets go on sale today for Lekan Babalola's #EboUKTour CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Nigeria's first Grammy winner is also an Ifa Priest! The irony, Lol...... Read more about Lekan Babalola and find out about his Grammys (yes , two)
Obviously not a Yoruba celebration but as with so many other Western traditions, Valentine's Day is set to take a significant share of the money in our wallets in February. Who wants their love to feel left out when
I don't know if there's an English word for the feeling one gets when dressed in full Yoruba traditional attire. It goes beyond bursting with pride. There's also a sense of wellbeing, completeness, belonging, self assurance. You are
Babajide Olatunji's Tribal Mark series on Instagram
Yoruba scarification raises all kinds of emotions. For those marked at infancy who bear them cheerfully or resignedly, for the history they carry, for those who mock/pity people bearing them, and for
Is Annalise Keating getting spiritual ? Can you see it?
Yoruba diviners belts are traditional part of the Babalawo regalia but are increasingly being bought and sold as talismans and/or wall hangings. Given the drama in the character Annalise's
Yoruba spirituality believes in reincarnation. Thats why we have names like Yewande ( Mother finds me), Yetunde ( Mother Returns), Babatunde ( Father returns) etc. This concept is known as Atunwaye.
" The Yorùbá strongly believe that the souls of
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture opens today in America. While the exhibits within will be its main pulling factor, the stunning architecture is photo worthy too.
Designed by David Adjaye, the inverted pyramid shape
Did you know? That stories encoded in Ejiogbe, the first of the 256 chapters of the Ifa divination oral literature, credited the origin of patterned dyeing in various hues to Orunmila- the Yoruba deity of wisdom and divination
The artist ,Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, created robes to commemorate the three months she spent living in Eatonville, Florida which is known as "America's first African-American town".
She created the robes which closely resemble Yoruba Egungun robes by including photographs, memorabilia, faces
Let's promote our own beautiful and handcrafted Adire textile design, the glut of Ankara fabric at every African show is so uninspiring.
Adire designs are traditionally a cool and serene indigo with symbolic significance that can be matched to
Just how many water-related deities exist in Yoruba spirituality? Are they all Orisas? Did all or some exist previously as humans before they were deified? Are they all female? Can we discover and name them all? Not today
Yoruba believe that the head "ori" holds ones destiny.
"Ori is not a divinity. The Ori is what holds an individual destiny. The Ori is in control of one's daily ups and downs. Ori could be considered as personal
Akooda, A City Guarded By The Gods
A very long time ago, long before civilization, before the first white man appeared on our shores. Before we ever heard the first shot of the big iron guns in our lands.
Red stone bead making was a craft of the people of Old Oyo. Jasper , Agate or Chalcedony stone was quarried by the Hausa and traded at Ilorin in exchange for cloth and garments .
The Yoruba bead makers would fashion