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
The Sun Daily
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.
Slave Cabin, Praise House installation opens in Franklin Park Sunday afternoon
A public art installation honoring the lives and traditions of African Americans and their ancestors will open with an afternoon reception in Franklin Park this Sunday,
Otunba Subomi Balogun and his bank FCMB - First City Monument Bank has been a staunch supporter of the Ojude Oba festival over the years and published these photos on the FCMB Facebook page
FCMB's continuous support of the festival
All the news from this year's Ojude Oba festival in Ijebu
Everything you need to know about the Ojude Oba Festival
Ijebu sons and daughters defy rain to attend `Ojude-Oba' festival
The `Ojude Oba' celebration in Ijebuland is an annual event
Photos and video from the just concluded Osun Osogbo 2017 Festival below :
Video Credit Falowo Fakayode
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 ,