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
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
A delegation of African Americans from Oyotunji Village, South Carolina, United States of America have concluded plans to reconnect with their origin through a historic visit to Ile-Ife and some states in Nigeria. The home-coming, which is expected
Before the internet one could be forgiven for believing anything they were told about West African Orisa tradition, even some people living in Yorubaland carry all kinds of misconceptions. However, with technology and generally more awareness, there is
He looks white, he lives in America, but he probably speaks Yoruba better than you.
We are a bit used to Oyinbo learning Yoruba language by now, Titilola Oyinbo broke the mould on that . But here is a
photo credit : Bolaji Alonge. www.awefirm.org
Well researched and well written Yoruba history spanning from the earliest years to the current times touching on possible sources of Yoruba , Oyo Empire, Ile Ife, British rule, Independence and pre and
Was excited to stumble on this today:
Directing and producing the documentary Etu & Nago: The Yoruba Connection was an act of faith. It became a burning desire after discovering that Nigeria, West Africa and Jamaica, West Indies
Above: Ebun House in Lagos
This is Candido J. da Rocha.
Fate had played a key role in what was to become the future of a man whose name was destined to boom through generations. Towards the late 1871, a
Watch this and be inspired that the future can be ours to own . Our ancestors are tired of waiting.
Music, dance, poetry and thoughts to ponder....
The video is a series of clips from the programme organised by the Development Agenda for
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
Badagry like probably all the coastal west African towns was a key link in the slave trade chain. Earlier this year the Ooni visited the Yoruba whose ancestors were enslaved and taken to America, and yesterday he visited
While people like the Bini had a longer history of trading with the Portugese , the Yoruba connection with Portugese/Brazilian culture was made much later in the 18th century when previously enslaved Yorubas started to return to the
The American tradition of homecoming "is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school." So it can be said that the Yoruba Kingdom of Iwo recently experienced a Homecoming event of its own when the beautiful Jamaican Chanel
"In all groups, the Yorubans from West Africa are the largest contributor, confirming this region as the major component of African slaves"
There is an African proverb "when two brothers fight a stranger reaps the harvest' The Kiriji Wars of
To all appearances, being that she lives and works in Ibadan, Iya Wa is an Ibadan woman. But what do the scarifications say? Cheat sheet below
We took this photo in Ibadan recently. Scarification is getting harder and
They commemorate their warrior ancestors who fought against slave traders (Video)
This 20 minute documentary takes you through Epe town, to look at its thriving fish industry , chat with the Oba and also see the Eebi Epe Festival
Were Yorubas sold for beads during The Atlantic Slave Trade? Did Yoruba speaking people sell others for beads?
Various accounts mention beads being exchanged for humans in West Africa.
" Glass beads were a regular cargo from England to Africa. In
Though many know that beads were one of the products traded in exchange for humans between Europeans and West Africans in the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade era, not many know that the Yoruba had their own bead manufacturing industry at
Togo is a rich and enticing French speaking West African country. Seeming like just a strip of land cocooned between Bènin to the East and Ghana to the West ,Togo is blessed with "pristine coastlines, lush rain forests