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Nigeria’s missing $20bn, Okonjo-Iweala, Foreign audits, Religion, Paganism, Yoruba spiritualism, etcetera – Ajetunmobi & Co.

May 22, 2014

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On Thursday May 8, 2014, the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reportedly announced, during a debate at the 24th edition of the World Economic Forum for Africa, that the Federal Government had appointed a FOREIGN accounting firm, PriceWaterHouse to carry out a detailed investigations on the activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). […]

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Baṣọrun Gaa flying high on emotanafricana.com – Tola Adenle

April 14, 2014

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After its posting on December 4, 2012, the essay on acclaimed “wicked” Baṣọrun of the Yoruba, Gaa, A bit of Yoruba History … started off slowly before gathering steam towards the end of last year.  Then, THEY started to come, in twos, threes and sometimes even larger numbers. Today, for the first time, it had more […]

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Tao turns his late father’s request over to a journeyman raconteur – Tola Adenle

August 23, 2013

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Thank you for the update on “Yoruba Engagement Aso Oke” stats.  We must consider the next phase of my dream: a campaign to strengthen our Yoruba consciousness.  I have always kept close to my heart the wishes of my late father, Olaomiitan, guided me to encourage all capable Yoruba: Above two scanned documents are what’s […]

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D.O. Fagunwa: let’s raise our voices in praise of him whom generations yet unborn would come to know – Tola Adenle

August 8, 2013

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Central to the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the translation of D.O. Fagunwa, the Yoruba literary titan,  are the events lined up at Akure, the Ondo State capital beginning today, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Adegbemile Cultural Center. Fagunwa’s multiple titles, beginning with Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmale (1938), Ireke Onibudo (1949), Igbo […]

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Lagos, the Igbo & the Servants of Truth: Fani-Kayode prepares for a war for which no soldier would likely show up!

August 8, 2013

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I’m no fan of Femi Fani-Kayode and I doubt many Yorubas are.  In fact, when his essays started popping up in newspapers and on line, I understood them for what exactly they were:  a well-choreographed rehab job for Yorubas everywhere.  When a couple of them came my way, I wrote the sender that I was […]

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What’s in a name? – A look at Yoruba’s views of some birds’ names! by Dele Daramola

June 15, 2013

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On a discussion panel with some colleagues sometime last week, we came up with the dearth of Yoruba language and then, to proverbs and their English translations. A mention was made of “Igun’ and ‘Akalamagbo’ birds, and the search for their English names.  We drifted to Eagle and its Yoruba name. We were divided by […]

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Meet charming though disarming Titilayo Oyinbo whose Yoruba mastery would shame “Yoruba-Americanas” & “Yoruba-Londoners” – Tola Adenle

June 6, 2013

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The charming Cara Hershman, a.k.a. Titilayo Oyinbo Credit: Titilayo’s Blog, northoflagos.wordpress.com [Ibadan where she was studying, is geographically North of Lagos.] Now, this young lady can put to shame – and does it with admiration – the Yoruba skills of those who have never taken a step outside Yorubaland, not to talk of travelling out […]

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Where did emotanafricana readers come from in May & what subjects interested them? – Tola Adenle

June 3, 2013

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Where on earth did visitors to emotanafricana.com come from last month and what subjects interested them? How far back are essays read? Which essays interest them the most? Do this blog’s readers care much about politics? How about human angle stories? Which essays from the past keep showing up, and why? These, and many other […]

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Yoruba Sericulture, contd.: The Akinkoye Collections (Male & Female) – Tola Adenle

May 29, 2013

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FOREWORD Please note that to get old Yoruba silk clothes these days, one would need to search far and wide and, possibly on the web!  Another fact that needs being stated here for the benefit of non-Nigerians:  ALL CLOTHES that are called aso oke ARE HAND-WOVEN, not factory-produced.  Families in Yorubaland generally pass on the […]

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Yoruba History & Culture: Who are the Yoruba people? – Femi Fani-Kayode

May 29, 2013

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In his 2,000 page book entitled, ”Ile-Ife-The Source of Yoruba Civilisation”, Prince Adelegan Adegbola wrote the following about the Yoruba people: “The Yoruba are the progeny of great kingship, efficient kingdom-builders and astute rulers. They have been enjoying for centuries a well-organized pattern of society, a pattern which persists, in spite of all the changes […]

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