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Yoruba Aso Oke: 2013 Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ede Market Days – Tola Adenle

January 28, 2013

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I’ve noticed there’s continued traffic on the 2013 Market Days.  Please note that the dates for 2014 has already been posted.  https://emotanafricana.com/2014/03/13/2014-oje-ibadan-ede-market-days-tola-adenle/ TOLA, APRIL 25, 2014.     Okay, Ladies – pardon me, guys – here are the market days for the two Ojes this year if you happen to be interested in shopping for […]

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Yoruba Aso Oke: 2013 Oje (Ibadan) & Oje (Ede) Market Days – Tola Adenle

January 25, 2013

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Dear Readers, I note an increase in the visits to the market days for last year which is in line with more than dozen views to check out various aso oke essays, including those written in 2011.  I’ve been away and just returned this past week.  I understand there is a market day tomorrow, Saturday, […]

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Postings may slow down a bit; illustrations less but verve remains – Tola Adenle

January 19, 2013

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Dear Viewers, Welcome to my blog if this is your first visit, and to the oldies, it’s pardon the pause.  I was between spaces – I’ve mentioned my two neighborhoods here.  While one is better web access-wise, both are places that keep me very alive though in different ways. The last two months was great […]

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Yoruba Aṣọ Oke: classic & modern, for every age, in every age – Tola Adenle

December 13, 2012

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Naming Ceremony, Gainesville, Florida, 1970.  Mother, this Blogger, in [sort of modern]  Alaari Aso Oke.  [Photo Credit: Depo Adenle] New parents and baby in their efficiency apartment at University Terrace Apts, Gainesville, Florida.  December 7, 1970. Baby above marks 1st birthday in aso oke Sanyan variant, Flavet Married Students Housing, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, November […]

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“Fanciful reality [and] colourful fiction”: the Yoruba Wedding Engagement Ceremonies revisited – Tola Adenle

August 22, 2012

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If you are non-Yoruba or non-Nigerian (many people in other ethnic groups seem to have been hard at work copying this Yoruba non-tradition born of brain waves of a few women that have now become a multitude), you may wish to check out a 2004 essay from my old weekly column in the rested The […]

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Yoruba Aso Oke: Oje-Ibadan & Oje-Ede Market Days, 2012 (2)

July 17, 2012

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In February, I posted information from an almanac I purchased at Oje-Ibadan for this year’s market days.  Since then, I’ve had some inquiries from readers concerning the days of certain market days.  One of the comments waiting for me this morning – below – was given a prompt response, thanks to internet access cooperation! Here […]

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Yoruba … (3) – Tola Adenle

May 25, 2012

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Dear Readers, Please note that in the posting of May 23, https://emotanafricana.com/2012/05/23/the-yoruba-from-a-glorious-past-to-a-feudal-present/ ALL emphasized portions were made by me, not the author. They would imply different things if Paul Richard, the author did, but they are understandable path to take for a concerned Yoruba-African. TOLA.

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Yoruba Modern Aso Oke – TOLA ADENLE

May 20, 2012

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Three different uses for modern aso oke:  a fila (cap) to top the factory-made Western fabric for the male outfit sewn into traditional Yoruba 3-piece sokoto, buba & agbada; A 2-piece gele & iborun/ipele (head tie & shawl) to go with the iro & buba (wrapper & top) made from a light lace fabric, and […]

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Yoruba Classic Aso Oke [3 of 3]: Alaari – Tola Adenle

September 16, 2011

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This is perhaps the most interesting of the three great classics.  Yeah, interesting may be a vague word but it’s the only word that comes to my mind as I write this.  Pardon me, I’m going to take a shot at the pronunciation but it’s NOT going to be that accurate: ALA (both ‘A‘s are […]

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Yoruba Classic Aso oke (2 of 3), comprising all previously written on Etu – Tola Adenle

September 8, 2011

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Etu – pronounce the ‘e’ (as in the ‘e’ of ‘epic’ – and tu as in ‘too [e-tu] is considered by many as the Number Three among the three classics although many also consider it Number Two.  I’ve generally gone with my Alaso oke – the weaver – at Iseyin for calls on Yoruba cloths […]

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