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Stephen Akintoye calls out Yoruba’s present leaders: “you do not seem to have much in common with Yoruba ancestors”

July 6, 2015

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THOUGHTS FOR TODAY’S YORUBA LEADERS: Ijẹbu-Ode’s Ancient Ẹrẹdo Town Walls & other Issues – Stephen Akintoye   Something I have been reading in the past few days has left me thinking, wondering and worrying. I refer to something in our Yoruba homeland, something that only few of us know anything about – something from the […]

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Yoruba proverbs: a brief commentary on Yoruba figurative expressions worth sharing – A.O. Ajetunmobi

May 21, 2014

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  Yoruba language possesses a rich folklore, comprising most importantly proverbs, riddles and song verses. Amongst the Yoruba, I think proverbs are by far the most numerous and the most frequently employed of these forms of verbal art, and are used in all manner of situations:  as a means of amusement, in educating the young, […]

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Most Yoruba males complete their looks – most looks – with Fila – Tola Adenle

April 20, 2013

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Oba Adenle sat for this portrait in which he wears an Abeti Aja fila style sewn from damask fabrics although he had the sanyan fila of the same aso oke.  Yoruba older men sometimes complete their outfits this way by mixing and matching the Yoruba fabrics with imported ones as fila.   The Abeti Aja – […]

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Is Fasheun’s new UPN being used to scuttle the ACN?

April 13, 2013

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UPN: Is there panic in ACN? On April 12, 2013 · InPolitics, Top Stories, Viewpoint By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, allafrica.com Plans to reinvent the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN raises dust in the Southwest as the hierarchy of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN allege it is another strategy of the ruling Peoples […]

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Comments on “OLOWO of Owo Sir Olateru-Olagbegi at Igogo Festival (1960s)

April 13, 2013

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The story on IGOGO was posted in the very early hours of yesterday and has actually already attracted readers, although those on the e-list are just being notified.  I’m posting Fatai Bakare’s comments which I believe touch some very important points; my response is also below.  TOLA, Saturday, April 13, 2013.   Fatai Bakare Says: […]

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OLOWO of Owo Sir Olateru-Olagbegi at Igogo Festival (1960s) – Tola Adenle

April 12, 2013

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Late Sir Olateru-Olagbegi, Olowo of Owo at a 1960s Igogo Festival dressed in the traditional effeminate dressing for the festival: pleated hair, a beaded top  and big skirt! Picture source unknown but I had three Olateru-Olagbegi school mates/friends: Kemi, Clementina & Olamide while I knew a few others; it could have been from any of […]

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Routing of PDP in Yoruba States not a wholesale endorsement of the ACN – D.H. Habeeb

April 9, 2013

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In the aftermath of the political eclipse of the PDP following serial loses to the opposition in the 2007 gubernatorial and the 2011 National Assembly elections in Ondo, Oshun, Ogun & Ekiti States, the Tinubu-led Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, assumed a position of unchallenged political dominance in the southwest. So total was this dominance […]

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A reader’s reaction to “Ibadan Grammar School Centennial” & my response – Tola Adenle

April 4, 2013

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https://emotanafricana.com/2013/03/31/ibadan-grammar-celebrates-its-centennial-tola-adenle Ibadan “Grammar” celebrates its Centennial TAO OTUNLA Says: April 3, 2013 at 11:50 pm eOsun school uniforms BIZARRE?…….in all of Ghana,in cruel Brittania,children for shared values,discipline,and to give every child a level dressage start, go to school in “the same uniform”. What may I ask is bizarre about this except unthinking reaction to those […]

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Yoruba classic clothes at weddings: Sanyan, Etu & Alaari – Tola Adenle

March 24, 2013

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Some Yoruba words to keep in mind Iro                                           A wrap-per.  Aso Oke requires from twelve to fifteen pieces of the woven material depending on woman’s size. Buba                 […]

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Obasanjo Library & the Beier Materials

March 17, 2013

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“I think I read how Nigeria’s representative at a world body is supposedly running around towards Obasanjo Library being classified as a World Heritage Site. $4 million annual grant is a possibility. What a travesty that would be!  This is the same president who is aware of the classification of Osun Shrine as a World […]

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