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
The saga continues!
First, it was exposed that someone had been crowned in Oyo as Oba Ifa Adimula of South America, and Alaafin responded swiftly
Then, Alaafin tried to restore some order
Then! Araba Elebuibon appeared to resist
ALAAFIN TO ARABA
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
Well, she should if she doesn't want to anger Osun.
As she represented Osun at the Grammy awards and also in her Lemonade video, Beyonce is therefore now Yoruba and so should follow our customs and traditions especially now
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
Reginald Jackson exhibit at Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists visualizes Yoruba tradition
Photographer Reginald Jackson has a display of works on paper at the Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists in conjunction
Alaafin published this letter in October 2016. He who has ears, let him hear....
Furthermore, regarding the huge Oba Ifa of South America scandal, Dailyupdate reports: Alaafin declares war on ifa fraudsters in Oyo
The facts as reported are,
Remember the furore when the Oba Ifa of the whole of South America was crowned in Oyo? All of the Aborisa community had something to say about his wearing a beaded crown, about his skin colour, about how
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
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
The process of introducing sanity into the structure of Aborisa Ifa Isese titles and community has finally begun. And not a day too soon. Many complaints had been aired on social media before, about how white South Americans
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
Not Akara (fried bean cakes) or Moin Moin ( steamed bean cakes). These are actual flour, eggs,sugar, butter and beautifully iced cakes.
Yoruba Cakes is based in Mexico and like any other bakery it serves cupcakes, decorated cakes, desserts and
By now you must know Ooni is scheduled to visit the UK. He will attend the Commonwealth Africa Summit , British Museum and a list of other activities.
You can also visit him too! Egbe Omo Ife are holding
The Yoruba diaspora chatter about Beyoncé and or as, Osun has been deafening. Continental Yoruba reaction has been a lot more muted. Perhaps being more used to seeing watered down or embellished versions of Yoruba culture from descendants
Celebrating International Mother Language Day this year with a Yoruba book launch! Come and eat Amala with Yoruba Awareness Foundation this February in SW8 London .
Don't leave getting your ticket too late. It is gradually going. What we
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
For the past decade, Trinidadian Oloye Esabenjo Efag Oriyomi Orisagbemi has brought the Obatala Festival to the people of Trinidad., and this year's celebration took place on the 7th of January . As usual there was a street procession,