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
BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian Anthem to be sung in Yoruba daily
Lagos – Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday directed that students in public and private schools in the state should sing the National Anthem in Yoruba Language
Oba Adeyemi III, said:
“But today with the arms at their disposal, some Fulani breeders choose to target green leaves of farmers’ crops as good protein for their cattle and therefore lead their cattle aggressively in that direction. The
All the gods in the land, both foreign and indigenous , have been appeased by the Aare Ona Kakanfo Dr Gani Abiodun Adams. People are saying it’s because of the onerous task ahead of him, others are saying
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
The newly appointed high commissioner to the UK met the Queen of England dressed in the finest Alari Aso Oke. This is how we do it!
His Excellency, Ambassador George Adesola Oguntade, CFR, CON
Ambassador George Adesola Oguntade, CFR, CON,
It's your name . Your special lyrical name. Your grandparents call you by it, your grandmother sings your family oriki to you as soon as she lays eyes on you when you surprise her with a visit.
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
There has got to be introduced, a way to discern who is who nowadays in Yoruba traditional religion. When I read the headline FAKE IFA PRIESTS ARE TAKING OVER AMERICA and saw the name of the Ifa priestess
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
Afro Brazilians are suffering racism and discrimination from all angles . This urgent cry for help was issued by Iyalorisa Heloísa Helena Costa Berto. She is asking for help from the UN , other international bodies and the global
Is Alaafin still Muslim?
If he is, then the foreign religion seems to be losing its grip on our foremost Yoruba ruler.
Here he is taking a swipe at 'received religions' including Islam:
“Yoruba land is at a critical juncture, today
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
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,
The Orishas, Yemoja, Oya, Oshun, Elegba and Oshosi, are gods who represent humanity in all its forms, and who frequently turn up in the ‘real’ world. When our ‘hero’ Oshosi, already a successful hunter and all-round alpha male, decides