Àṣà (Culture)

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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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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