Oloolu Masquerade

Recalling the history and importance of one of the greatest masquerades in Ibadan and Yorubaland as a whole, the head of Aje family where the Oloolu masquerade originated, Chief Raheem Oyerinde, disclosed that their great fore father, Ayorinde Aje, who was a warrior along with Ogunmola, Ogbori-efon, Ibikunle, Oderinde, Oderinlo went to fight in Ogbagi … More Oloolu Masquerade

WHAT IS ORÍKÌ ?

WHAT IS ORÍKÌ? Oriki is an important and cultural, but unwritten (oral) genre of Yoruba literature that is usually used in praise singing. The Yoruba people have very rich cultural oral literature,… Source: WHAT IS ORÍKÌ?

Brief History Of Susan Adunni Olorisa Wenger: An Austrian Olorisa Priestess 

​ Birth And Early Days In EuropeBorn in the middle of the First World War (4th July, 1915) in Graz, southern Austria to Christian Swiss-Austrian parents, she had always been strongly attracted to nature. Even as a child, she spent a great  she fell in love with the high intellectual society and gladly started to really … More Brief History Of Susan Adunni Olorisa Wenger: An Austrian Olorisa Priestess 

Olojo Festival: Celebration Of Deities In The Ancient City Of Ile-Ife

Gbajure! Gbajure!! Gbajure!!!  Ebo re a fin, etutu re a da…………………. These were sacred enchantments that often prelude the commencement of Olojo festival, as women from Eredunmi’s Compound enter into Ile Oduduwa to herald the arrival of Olojo festival, which can be described as the pot pourri festival of all deities in the ancient city … More Olojo Festival: Celebration Of Deities In The Ancient City Of Ile-Ife

The human alarm clock that wakes Oonirisa up everyday.

Omisore Lateef Oyewale Oderinde has the privilege of always being the first and the last person that sees the Ooni of Ife after his wife.  ​ Ooni’s praise singer Omisore Lateef Oyewale Oderinde goes to wake the Ooni up between 7.30 am and 8.30 am daily. He also announces the monarch’s arrival at any event … More The human alarm clock that wakes Oonirisa up everyday.