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Category Archives: Word of wisdom
founders of Ikire
Akinrere, the founder of Ikire, his son, Olaberinjo and grandson, Kujemilayo were elephant hunters
I recommend the biography of HRM Oba Adedoyin the Owa Ale of Ikareland. it is a 206 paged book titled “Adimula Ti Ikare” it is quite revealing. please grab a copy.
Ifa concept of Obatala in Yoruba history
According to Ifa oral tradition the first Oba (king) of the Yoruba Nation was Oduduwa from the elision Odu (womb) dudu (black) iwa (character) meaning the Invisible Source of Character. The word black in relationship to the word womb is a reference to the invisible or hidden mystery of Creation. The name Oduduwa suggests someoneContinue reading “Ifa concept of Obatala in Yoruba history”
Oye ka ni fura bi aban sin ale eni lo
Yoruba Concept of Witches
Witchcraft, the extra-natural interference in the welfare of the community by women, has long since ceased to be a source of major concern in Western society. In many other areas of the world, however, the witch remains a very active and vital image in the consciousness of the people, This is certainly true for theContinue reading “Yoruba Concept of Witches”
ODU EJI OGBE – The chant
Ori koo da mi ‘re – Ori bless me abundantly Orisa ma jee nsowo asenu – Orisa do not let me labor in vain Adifa fun okankan lenirunwo Irunmole – Divinated for 401 + 1 Orisa Nigbati won ntode orun bo wa si ode aiye When they were to descend from heaven into the worldContinue reading “ODU EJI OGBE – The chant”
OGUN LAKAIYE ỌSIN IMỌLẸ OGUN ALADA MÉJÌ OFI OKAN SANKO OFI OKAN YENA ỌJỌ OGUN NTI ORI OKE NBỌ AṢỌ INA LỌ MU BORA ẸWU ẸJẸ LOWO OGUN ONILE OWO ỌLỌ NA ỌLA OGUN ONILE KONGUN KONGUN ỌRUN OPỌN OMI SI ILE FI ẸJẸ WẸ OGUN AWỌN LE IJU EGBE LEHIN ỌMỌ KAN OGUN MÈJÈContinue reading “Oriki Ogun”
Dialogue with the Olowu….
“My father was instrumental to Olowu Ajibola’s ascendance to the throne. He was favored but did not want to be king because of Christian beliefs, so he encouraged and supported Oba Ajibola in his bid. The Olowu told me this himself as he liked me very much and was want of telling me lots ofContinue reading “Dialogue with the Olowu….”