Beyoncé's Osun imagery, Ibeyi the pop duo, Obatala the Afro Mexican dance group and the Puerto Rican group Ife are all mentioned in the article. Latin American Yoruba roots are strong!
This Year's Afro-Latino Fest Will Highlight Black
Yorubaland’s foremost Ifa priest, actor and also the Araba of Osogboland, Ifayemi Elebuibon recently turned 70 and gave an interview to Tribune newspaper . He spoke on the origins of his name, the circumstances around his birth ,
Egungun festival turns bloody as one confirmed dead, others injured in Ibadan
The Oyo State Police Command, Monday, confirmed the death of one person in the violence that trailed the public outing of the Ege masquerade in
The top result on Amazon search for literature on Egungun costs £72. And while Youtube is awash with Egungun videos that are free for those with time to sift through varying video and sound qualities, ( you also
If you miss someone , say a grandparent , great grandparent, or even parent what better way can the community support each other's grief than to bring that person back to life briefly even if just for one
"in spite of civilisation and religious beliefs, many Yoruba people still believe that for the society to prosper and be peaceful, the spirit of the ancestors must be invoked"
Tradition meets commerce as Ibadan celebrates Egungun festival
Photos from the so-called Ewedu and Broom republic (we like it like that, lol)
Who else loves photos from deep Yorubaland ?
Below are photos from a trip to Iseyin earlier in the year. I remember reading that our
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
Draw away from the hustle and bustle (and carbon monoxide) of Lagos and head to the hinterland to experience the real beauty of the land of the Oduans. These lands were fought over for a hundred years in
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
Monarch, residents protest Fayose’s plan to cut ‘sacred’ tree
Tension is mounting in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, over the State Government’s plot to demolish a sacred tree serving as a sacrificial spot for the town.
The government has insisted that the
Philly's Odunde Festival begins with this ceremony along the Schuylkill River
Oshun, also spelled Osun, is an orisha, or a divine spirit in Yoruba religion, which hails from the Nigerian ethnic group of that name. Yoruba faith and
“You will recall that this same Egungun masquerade worshippers had earlier in the year 2013 attacked the same mosque and the worshippers therein. It has therefore, become a routine action of these masquerade worshippers to attack Muslims and
Why indeed! This about sums it up ! To those who say the Yorubas party too much, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju has this response!
On The Yoruba and Party Culture.
I buy Aso-ebi depending on my relationship with the celebrant and if it
After all , Eyo festival is on Eko territory. He can forget the repercussions (palace on fire) from his recent naughty behaviours and manipulative utterings
Eyo Agere - Eyo masquerade on stilts. How does he not fall with all that dancing? (Video below)
See the mini Eyo masquerades on the next page
These two reports came in the same week. Same Yoruba people on different sides of the Nigerian border. Same ancient tradition.
In this first one, joy and rhythm, tradition , respect and homage paid to our ancestors in
Our (as in the one we love , not the one we OWN) yearly Yoruba Arts Festival now has a date for 2017. It's always a great day out. Lovely park, lovely atmosphere, food, music , and hoards
3 colourful videos of Igunnuko at play! Igunnuko greets Kabiyesi with music, singing and procession.
Igunnuko spectacle with singing and horn music
Greeting Kabiyesi the Yoruba way
Great to see Igunnuko again!
Read more about the Yoruba Rain & Wind Festival hosted