Hunting in the Yorùbá Culture

Hunting is one of the oldest professions in Yorùbá land. Hunters command so much respect for their prowess in hunting down their games. Most hunters are believed to employ the use of charms such as egbé, kánòkò and àféèrí with which they stand protected from danger, they usually chant the Ìjálá during their festivals and …

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YORÙBÁ WRITING RULES

In this post, we will be sharing with you some of the rules that guides the writing of Yorùbá language. Over time, we discovered that people make a lot of mistakes when writing in this language. These rules will guide you to write Yorùbá the right way. Take a look at them…. No consonant clusters: …

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ÈṢÙ IS NOT SATAN; WHO ÈṢÙ IS AND WHO HE IS NOT

We joined joined the #esuisnotsatan awareness late December 2018. The reason for the campaign was to let people know what Èṣù is and what it is not and to encourage people to own up to their mistakes without saying “Iṣẹ́ èṣù ni”. There have been misconceptions about Èṣù, what people think it is. In this …

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Iṣẹ́ Ṣíṣe ní Ilẹ̀ Yorùbá

“Iṣẹ́ àgbẹ̀ ni iṣẹ́ ilẹ̀ wá”. – A Yorùbá song Ní ayé àtijó, kò sí àwọn iṣẹ́ àwòṣe (apprenticeship) lọ títí. Àwọn iṣẹ́ tí ó wọ́pọ̀, tí wọ́n sì ṣe pàtàkì lásìkò náà ni àwọn iṣẹ́ ìṣẹ̀ǹbáyé Yorùbá. Èyí ni àwọn iṣẹ́ tí ìdílé kọ̀ọ̀kan ń ṣe, tí àwọn ọmọ sì máa ń jogúnbá lọ́wọ́ …

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How to Navigate our Self-Paced Courses

Navigating Our Courses Thank you for purchasing our self-paced Yoruba courses. Our courses are hosted on a third-party platform. This post contains a step-by-step help instruction on how to navigate the courses from the beginning stage of signing up to navigating from one topic to another.   After purchasing the course on our website, you will receive …

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The Yorùbá Name “ÀÌNÁ”

Àìná jẹ́ ọ̀kan nínú àwọn orúkọ àmútọ̀runwá Yorùbá tí wọ́n máa ń sọ ọmọ tí ó bá gbé ìwọ́ rẹ kọ́rùn nígbà tí wọ́n bá bí i. Orúkọ náà túmọ̀ sí “Ẹni tí a ò gbọdọ̀ nà”. Iṣẹ́ kan náà ni orúkọ Òjó àti Àìná ń ṣe, ọmọkùnrin nìkan ni a lè sọ ní Òjó. …

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The Origin of Gudu Gudu Méje àti Yàyà Mẹ́fà

During the colonial period, some Ibadan Chiefs went to a meeting with Mr Hezekiah Shunklebottom, the notoriously difficult British district officer. In the course of the meeting the district officer was happy with what the Ibadan chiefs had to report and present via an interpreter. He kept nodding and saying “good good good good good …

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