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.
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 Oluwo of Iwo is undisputedly the most colourful Yoruba monarch of our times.
Here he is , Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, below challenging his enemy ( and former friend Chief Abiola Ogundokun). Its said he went to the fore
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
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
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
Ooni is in UK, and the Yoruba community is buzzing. He is here to represent our nation at the Commonwealth Summit which is being held to "re-energise and revitalise this alliance of nations."
He was met at the airport
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,
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
Yemoja welcomes Ooni of Ife to Lagos @50. Yoruba drum and dance
Tearing our eyes away from events in America which don't (yet) affect us directly, Ghana draws our attention towards their thriving Yoruba community.
It was recently announced that the All Yoruba Community in Ghana will be hosting the maiden
Òrun Aiyê, directed by Jamile Coelho and written by Cintia Maria, is a stop-motion animated film that tells a candomble version of the Yoruba creation story with themes of envy, courage, and love.
The trailer below has been released
Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, and his partner Dr Darrell Cass of Texas Children's Hospital successfully delivered a baby at 23 weeks , removed a tumour from its coccyx, and put the baby back into her mother's womb to grow to
CultureTree Tv on YouTube by Gbemisola Isimi
"If I had my way, every Nigerian Yoruba child in London would know how to speak their language. That’s my mission,” she says. “We need to keep our heritage alive. We need
Sometimes words and pictures are not enough, and only videos can cure the craving for sights and sounds of familiar places and faces. Battabox is great for videos from the Yoruba homeland ,for the homesick Yoruba and also for intending
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
Can you? This British Guyanese reggae artiste can! Listen to the original Yoruba song below
The full version with punchy African drumbeats here on Youtube, and the English lyrics here , also Youtube
"In the late 1970s Eddy Grant visited Nigeria and associated
This video is making the rounds on the internet. It shows the "recently" crowned Oluwo of Iwo dancing to the tune of his royal music makers presumably early in the morning because as I understand it the Obas
What an exciting time for Yoruba world wide. We have a modern Ooni who stoically follows the tradition. Never before have so many Royal aspects of Yoruba spirituality been laid bare for all to appreciate. On the way
This video is doing the rounds on social media.
The wife taunts the other woman that she is a concubine, and she ( concubine) retorts that she is as married to the man and the wife is. She only