Senator Ibikunle Amosun led several thousands of culture enthusiasts from across Africa and friends of Africa, in a historic convergence on the world famous Olumo Rock in Abeokuta during the African Drum Festival 2018 held over the weekend.
Ifa The Foundation of Yoruba Land
The Yoruba people of South West Nigeria, are one of the largest ethnic group south of the Sahara Desert. In several ways they are one of the most interesting and important people of
If the wall is not cracked, a lizard cannot enter the house
"Bí ògiri ò bá la'nu, Aláàngbá ò lè wọ̀ọ́".
From time to time we have heated discussions on Yoruba history to name and shame Yoruba’s in history whose
David Adjaye’s African American museum wins Design of the Year
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has been named the Beazley Design of the Year, an annual prize awarded by the insurer and London’s Design
The full text of Aare Gani Adams’ Installation Speech
Aare Gani Adams spoke today 13 January 2018 in Oyo, Yorubaland, on his installation as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. These are his full remarks with wife Erelu
Aare Ona Kakanfo Gani Adams: A new era begins in Yorubaland
Today’s formal inauguration of the National Coordinator of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo, by His Imperial Majesty,
Aare Gani Adams will be fully installed today in Oyo. Customary rites have been ongoing since Wednesday.
Yoruba disunity is centuries old, our ranks are filled to the brim in every generation, with pontificators, idealists, egoists and extremists.
At every level we seem to bicker and disagree, some would even side with outsiders to win an
Plan your trips to Yorubaland to coincide with one of our traditional festivals.
Kabiyesi Alaafin has published a letter to show support for the persecuted Afro Brazilians. Transcript below:
The Brazilian devotees of the religion
Àṣà òrìṣà aláàfin comes through this public declaration externalize his support for all devotees of òrìṣà in Brazil
From mid 1700s to mid 1800s Yorubaland witnessed series of wars between Yoruba kin and against outsiders.
November 1st every year marks the end of one of them, the Jalumi War.
Akinade Owoade writes:
JALUMI WAR: THE ENCOUNTER WHICH KEPT THE
Yorubas " annual Egungun festival is a centuries old Yoruba tradition, and one of the most colourful cultural celebrations in West and Central Africa." - BBC News
The festival revolves around the Egungun – a hidden fellowship of people who
I would say the "Ayes" have it. Or maybe the "Nays" are more timid with their protests
So far, quite a few people have come out vociferously in support.
"...With proven leadership ability and the requisite courage where older
In Benin Republic, Yoruba language, lore take centre stage
W on le gba poun mejo” (they may charge eight pounds), Rosette had guided me on the amount I was likely to be charged after I had sought to know
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Brazil's Candomble religion pushes back against intolerance
The Sun Daily
RIO DE JANEIRO: When Brazilian fashion designer Rogeria Ferreira was told to remove the turban she wears as a member of the African-inspired Candomble ...and more
Yesterday 23 September was an anniversary of the end of the Yoruba civil wars which snowball effect started sometime in the mid 1700s. These wars are important to Yorubas everywhere, including the diaspora because they were the catalyst
It is a good work of animation and I can't wait for the full version. However , Orisa animations are not a new thing in the Global Yoruba world. Diaspora Yorubas have been long in that sphere it
You read that right. 4000 years old. 2000 BC . Around the time the Pyramids were being built in Egypt, and before the kingdom of Kush arose. Tools excavated in Ile Ife have been scientifically dated to be
This annual event in Iseyin Oyo State for buyers and weavers, is a welcome development to promote the use of our indigenous Yoruba fabric amongst ourselves and to the outside world. A huge market site for Aso Oke
The Esu Is Not Satan campaign has been on for a few years now. Here is a contribution from our Yoruba kin in Brazil, with a bit of insight into the characteristics of Esu according to Candomble tradition.