Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts

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Ase

Ase

àṣẹ in a Yoruba philosophy is defined to represent the power that makes things happen and produces change.




 It is believed to be given by Olodumare to everything; orisas, ancestors, spirits, humans, animals, plants, rocks, rivers, and voiced words such as songs, prayers, praises, curses, or even everyday conversation. 




Existence, according to Yoruba thought, is dependent upon it. In addition to its sacred characteristics, ase also has important social ramifications, reflected in its translation as "power, authority, command."


A person who, through training, experience, and initiation, learns how to use the essential life force of things to willfully effect change is called an alaase.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

OLUMO ROCK in Abeokuta

OLUMO ROCK in Abeokuta

OLUMO ROCK, Abeokuta


The rock was a natural fortress for the Egbas during inter-tribal warfare in the 19th century.


 It protected the Egba people when they needed it, and is now held in high esteem by the members of the clan.


The rock has a height of 137 meters above sea level.

Friday, July 7, 2023

ANCIENT YORUBA SYMBOLS ON ADIRE CLOTHES & THEIR MEANINGS.

ANCIENT YORUBA SYMBOLS ON ADIRE CLOTHES & THEIR MEANINGS.

ANCIENT YORUBA SYMBOLS ON ADIRE CLOTHES & THEIR MEANINGS. 


Adire patterns and pictograms were a mode of storytelling and communication via fabrics in Yorubaland but have been largely lost to the fog of time in the midst of globalization. 



The symbols, patterns, motifs and signs used on this traditional Yoruba clothing style carry meanings which are unknown to many. 



Here are some of them with their meanings.


  *Wall gecko (Ọmọnile) - The symbol of a peaceful home.



  *A snake and a bird on a tree (Ejo ati ẹyẹ) - The enemies in your own home will not hurt you openly. 



*Mirror/Diagonal hatch (Dingi) - Self reflection, reflection of life, someone who is a reflection in your life.



  *Concentric spirals (Olókòtó) - The cycle of life, going through the natural stages of life, we start small but grow bigger. 



*Crossroads (Orita mẹta) - Your journey may be difficult, but you will eventually get there. 



*Umbrella & cassava leaf (Agbòrùn ati ewé ẹ̀gẹ́) - The umbrella represents shade and protection, the leaves mean resources, every part of the cassava is useful. Don't be lazy, take advantage of the resources around you and make full use of them. 



*Feathers (Ìyẹ)- Anywhere you want to go, you will get there fast *Waves - Wave away any troubles, vastness, depth and continuity. 




*Four ducks with beaks meeting (Pẹpẹyẹ) - Ducks eat stone but will excrete water, all the schemings of your enemies will avail to nothing. 




  *Concentric rectangles with central circle (Agbolé) - Family house. When a family lives together, their bond is stronger, you don't leave fire burning on a roof and go to sleep. 



*Guinea corn (Ọka bàbà) - The hand that gives/feeds you will never lack.



  *Cowrie shells (Owo ẹyọ) - Represents wealth and prosperity.




  *Ear ring (Iyẹti) - You will only hear good news around you.



  *Calabash with cowry shells with lines (Ṣẹkẹrẹ pẹlu Owo ẹyọ) - The beaded musical rattle need not be beaten with a stick, do not expend energy on unnecessary things. 




*Concentric squares (Ogbó/Atọ) - Long life, the blessings of longevity and prosperity. 



*Lame knee (Orokun Arọ) - A foretold battle will not kill a wise handicap, be proactive about your insufficiencies. Don't let your disabilities deter you. 



*A square divided in 8 triangles (Dùndún), Talking drum - Celebration and joy, an eventful life. 



*Calabash halves with squares in the middle - Life is sweet, but with money it is even sweeter. 



*Pillars (Òpó/Opomulero) - Strength and support, also that which you struggle to get lasts longer in your hands.



  *Fish bone pattern (Egungun Ẹja) - Don't bite off more than you can chew. 



*Crown/triangular pattern (Adé) - There is no king without a crown, a wealthy woman is the crown of her husband.




  *Fat lizard (Alangba bẹrẹkẹtẹ) - A family/home that is well fed/taken care of. The lizard's big stomach is a symbol of wealth. 


*Central tray with four spoons/ladles (Ojú ìdí/ara) - Only a woman can reveal the true father of her children.



  *Canoe with a circular luggage in middle (Ọkọ̀ pẹlu Ẹrù) - Two men quarrelling will not sit on the same side in a boat and will not work together. Settle your differences and grow together.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Irukere

Irukere

Irukere is a handheld piece usually carried by kings/monarchs of Yorùbáland.



 It is also used by a babalawo. It is a symbol of respect, honor and royalty.



 It depicts the rich African culture. Irukere is made of animal hair beautifully crafted. 



It is made from a horse tail or cow tail.



 It is used as a traditional bridal wedding accessory or as a home décor.

Monday, July 3, 2023

NAME OF HERBS & SPICES IN YORUBA

NAME OF HERBS & SPICES IN YORUBA

NAME OF HERBS & SPICES IN YORUBA 


Tiger nut - Ofio
Onion - Alubọsa
Ginger - Atalẹ
Bell pepper - Tataṣe


Garlic - Ayù
Kola nut - Obi
Cinnamon - Oriira
Walnut - Awùsá/Àsálà


Spring onion - Alubọsa Elewe
Bitter Kola - Orogbo
Basil - Efinrin
Bitterleaf - Ewuro
Indigo plant - Èlú (Aro)


Shea butter - Òrí
Chilli pepper/Bonnet - Ata rodo
Alligator pepper - Atare
Grape - Eso Àjàrà


Water letuce - Ojú oró
Nutmeg - Aríwó
Dates - Labidun
Bitter melon - Ejirin wewe


Eggplant - Igba/Ikan
Cayenne pepper - Ṣọmbọ
Tumeric - Ajo (Atalẹ pupa)
Marijuana - Igbó



Corn silk - Irukere agbado
Lemon - Ijaganyin
Jute - Ewedu
Tamarind - Awin



Pumpkin - Elégédé
Lime - Osan wewe
Bamboo - Oparun
Moringa - Ewelẹ


Watermelon - Ibara
Wild lettuce  - Ẹfọ Yanrin
Aloe vera - Eti Erin
Milkweed - Bomubomu


Roselle Hibiscus - Iṣapa
Cucumber - Apálá
Camwood - Osùn
Plum -Ìgọ


Hog plum - Ìyeyè
Almond - Ofio omu
Miracle berry - Agbayun
Black pepper - Iyere


Lotus plant- Oṣibata
Bush mango - Oro
Fig - Ọ̀pọ̀tọ́ (Eeya)
Siam weed - Ewe Akintola
Raffia palm - Ògùrọ


Earth chestnut - Botuje
Sugar cane - Ireke
Bush mango (seed) - Àpòn
Waterleaf - Ẹfọ Gbure


Ackee - Iṣin
Bambara nut - Ẹpa roro/Orubu
Sinach - Ẹfọ Tẹtẹ
Cloves - Kanafuru
Breadfruit - Gbere 
Parsley - Isako


Palm kernel - Ekuro
Dates - Aran, Labidun
Beniseed - Gogo, Gorigo
Asparagus - Aluki
Velvet bean - Werepe


Locust plant - Igba
Sage - Kiriwi
Soursop - Eko omode
Pigeon pea - Otiili


Custard Apple - Afon, Abo
Datura - Gegemu
Castor bean - Laara
Barbadus nut - Lapalapa


Lemon grass - Koriko oba
Starbur - Dagunro
Jack bean - Sèsé
Miracle leaf - Abamoda


Wiregrass - Ewe eran
Cloves- Kannafuru
Ackee- ishin

Note that pronunciations vary according to which side of the Yoruba States individuals are from.


THE ROLE OF ASO EBI IN YORUBA CONSCIOUSNESS

THE ROLE OF ASO EBI IN YORUBA CONSCIOUSNESS

THE ROLE OF ASO EBI IN YORUBA CONSCIOUSNESS 


Aṣọ Ẹbí, sometimes spelled as Ashoebi in Nigeria and Ashobie by the Yoruba influenced populations in Sierra Leone and Gambia is a cultural statement and a Yoruba Intangible cultural heritage. 



In the Yoruba language, Aṣọ means clothing and Ẹbí means family or relatives. 



Asoebi is thus a uniform dress or dressing code/style that is traditionally worn by the Yoruba and has been acculturated into other African cultures as an indicator of cooperation, camaraderie and solidarity during ceremonies, outings, events and festive periods. 



 The purpose of wearing uniform clothing is to serve as self-identification with age mates, relatives or friends during social occasions and is intrinsically tied to the Yoruba cultural concept of group consciousness and consanguinity known as "Alajobi". 


This cultural concept binds all Yoruba people who subscribe to the spirit of common descent and deal with one another like members of the same family. 


Ultimately this endears every Yoruba person to idea of con-patriotism and protection of Yorubaland and their group interests as Yoruba people. 

Saturday, July 1, 2023

University in the United States where you can study Yoruba

University in the United States where you can study Yoruba

Below is a list of some universities in the United

States that currently offer Yoruba language.

1. Boston University
2. Cornell University
3. Georgia Southern University
4. Howard University
5. Hunter College
6. Indiana University
7. Lincoln University

8. Michigan State University
9. Ohio State University
10. Rutgers University
11. Tulane University
12. University of California, Berkeley
13. University of California, San Diego
14. University of Florida, Gainesville
15. University of Georgia, Athens
16. University of Iowa

17.. University of Pennsylvania
18. University of Wisconsin-Madison
19. Wilberforce University, Ohio
20. Yale University

And in the Caribbean the University of the West Indies  (  UWI) Trinidad and Tobago Campus at St Augustine addition by Avery Ammon
The Ìrókò tree and Àbíkú

The Ìrókò tree and Àbíkú

The Ìrókò tree and Àbíkú


Ìrókò is the abode of several entities, especially that of infantile spirits ritually known as Àbíkú and such spirits are led by Olúwere. When children are haunted by dreams or any kind of haunting, it is normal to sacrifice to Olúwere at the foot of Ìrókò to ward off the danger that these evil spirits will take the children from the village to Ọ̀run. For seven days and seven nights the ritual is repeated, until the danger of child deaths is removed. These precautions are not always enough to keep the children on the earth. 

Ìyájanjansà (Chief of the society of the male Àbíkú) and Olikó (Head of the society of the female Àbíkú) are much stronger and both do not let what people have prepared, work. "Against certain Àbíkú there are no remedies; Ìyánjanans and Olikó drawn their strength from Heaven."

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Numerous meetings of òṣó (wizards) and Àjẹ́ (witches) are held around the tree Ìrókò where sacrifices and offerings are made to the Tutelary Deities of these Societies. The myths also reveal to us that, Yẹ́wà divinity of rare beauty, usually lies between the roots of the Ìrókò, in order to contemplate its beauty and vastness. This vastness is known among the people of òrìsà as àṣẹ gbà-n-gbà.

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The Ìrókò tree cannot be cut before certain rituals take place. Obviously this is not always put into practice, since its wood is highly resistant and widely marketed worldwide. Local beliefs reveal that the houses that build with its wood are haunted, the wood itself produces disturbing noises and even a horrible sound. Example of this are doors made with this wood that open and close without logical explanations.

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The cult of Ìrókò is one of the most popular in Yorùbá land, and relations with this deity are almost always based on exchange: 

A request made, when answered, should always be paid, because one should not take the risk of displeasing Ìrókò, since he usually chases those who owe him. 

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There is Ìrókò, in no case something is promised what cannot be fulfilled. Ìrókò is connected to longevity, to the durability of things and over time because it is a tree that can live for more than 200 years.

~Ifafunmilayo Osunfemi

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Uses of Cat Eye (Iwulo Oju olongbo)

Uses of Cat Eye (Iwulo Oju olongbo)

Iba agba o


Uses of Oju olongbo (cat eyes) 

Die Lara iwulo ESO oju olongbo,

1: Ifunra (body__Teller)
Ao mun ESO oju olongbo kan, ESO olonsepetu kan na, (opa_esu), omo Atare kan, Ao lo papo Ao fi singbere kan soso sii Aya.... 

2.. Eyonu {Favor}
ESO oju olongbo mesan 9
Omo Atare mesan 9, Ao lo papo Ao fii singbere EJIOGBE SII APA OSI NIKAN,  ODAJU

3, Afoibon (to break gun)
ESO oju olongbo 16, 
Omo Atare 16, Ao lo papo, Ao fi singbere yipo APA mejeji ,, ODAJU PA

4, Ayeta ibon TODAJU
ESO oju olongbo mesan 
ESO omo irula mesan
Oju eyele mejeji, 
Karahun igbin die, Ao lo papo Mon Ara won,, 
Ao fii singbere Ejiogbe Mesan sii Aya ati Eyin wa ..

5, OGUN IBON AGBEKORUN
ESO oju olongbo mesan
Omo Atare mesan
Arigisegi to wa ninu ile, 
Ao ko awon ESO yi sinu Iwo arigisegi na, Ao di ni ikobere ... 
Ao GBE korun, 

Ao ma WO singlet tele aso wa, ao sese wa GBE korun, 

6, gbere ajeegun omo yahoo, 

Ao bo eepo inu ESO oju olongbo meta kuro ao wa lo yellow inu re Mon omo Atare meta, pelu eepo obo die, ao.lo kuna 
Ao fi singbere sii orikerike ara ...  

ATUDE NII..

Monday, June 26, 2023

AFARAFA (Myth and truth about fast-forward destiny

AFARAFA (Myth and truth about fast-forward destiny

AFARAFA (Myth and truth about fast-forward destiny) 


What you are about to read is a core truth and nothing more. This information is 89% accurate which means that it is true except for some freaky exceptions. 

AFARAFA means to fast forward glory or bring closer what seems to be far in human destiny or achievements. 

Our ordeal and bargain with ÒLÓDÙMÁRÉ differs from one person to another and that's why it is said to be true in 89% of people. 

When we are born, many people are destined to be great, rich at the age of 40 while others are to be great at 45. 

There are some people who are destined to be great at a younger age below the age of 40. E.g 25. Such people who naturally become great at such a young age are often destined to die young. While those who are destined to be great at 40-45 are often destined to live longer. 

Life is beautiful in its complexity that it is very difficult to have it all except in rare cases. 

It is often said that Life begins at 40, this is because Man would have passed through a lots of trials and errors before reaching the age of 40 and would have acquired a lot of good and bad experiences about Life. 

Also, a fool at 40 is a fool forever. If at the age of 40 you are not able to make a firm decision, if at 40 you still don't know where your life is going or what you want, you will remain in that state till you might die. 

There are some advantages that will not come to you except you are 40 according to Yoruba beliefs. 

Let's take for an instance a Family that has calabash of wealth (IGBA AJE) that is given to each member of the Family or selected individual based on the tradition, this calabash would not be giving to anyone that has not reached the age of 40.

While we are all in hurry to make it big in life, ÒLÓDÙMÁRÉ has created in us what we needed to survive before that time reaches but because of pressure, pressure from friends and family we want to be at the same level with others when we don't know whether they are among those who will be rich at a younger age but not having a longer life. 

AFARAFA is when you at a tender age or any age wants to draw your destiny closer to you than your predestined time. 

You are 20 years of age and you want to be rich when it is destined for you to be rich at 45, AFARAFA would draw your destiny closer and cutting off 20 years away from your life span because AFARAFA would transport you to your 45 years spiritually while you are still at 20 physically. 

There are consequences to this action, you have not acquired the necessary experience physically and spiritually to maintain such wealth and glory, so many would failed it's utilization. 

Apart from this, AFARAFA might consume part of your lifespan while transporting you spiritually to 40. Which means apart from the initial 25 years cut off, there might be additional 10 years used during the process 

and finally there may be bargain of compensation for the job well done which will also cost some lifespan of 10.
So far so good, you have spend 25+10+10 =45 years out of your life to be rich. 

If your current age is 20, add it to 45 Years,
It would be 65 years. 

If such person has 90 years to live, though the person is still 20 years old but have spent 65years out of the 90 years (20 years in real life + 45 years AFARAFA), the person still have 25 more years to Live. 

That means such person might die physical at the age of 45 years. Such person would die when he is supposed to start enjoying life. 

There are some cases ÒLÓDÙMÁRÉ would not approve AFARAFA for an individual because he has a special plan for such people. 

AFARAFA is what most prophets, Alfa and Babalawo do for most people who are in a hurry to make it in Life. 

Those who join some secrets cults to get fame, this is what they do for them and they become rich but die young. 

Thank you. 

Sunday, June 25, 2023

ORO AYALO NINU EDE YORUBA

ORO AYALO NINU EDE YORUBA

ORO AYALO NINU EDE YORUBA




         Oro ayalo (oro- ti- a- ya lo) ni oro ti a ya lati inu ede kan wo inu ede miiran ni ona ti pipe ati kiko re yoo fi wa ni lbanu pelu batani iro ede ti a ya a wo.




         A n ya oro lati sapejuwe asa tuntun ti a n ba pade ni pase owo, iselu, imo ero, imo sayensi, esin, eti amuluudun laarin awon ti n so ede kana ti elede miiran. Ni Pataki oro ayalo maa n je ki ede kun si.





inu awon ede ti yoruba ti ya ede lo ni :

EDE

APEERE ORO TI A YA WO EDE YORUBA

Geesi

Buredi, Fulawa, sikeeti, sitoofu abbl

HAUSA

Wahala, alafia, mogaji, labara, ankali, abbl

Faranse

Sinmi, taba, abbl

Larubawa

Alubarika, Alubosa mogarubi, anjonu, mojesi, mekunu

 




Inu edeGeesi ni Yoruba lati ya oro julo, idi abojo ni wi pe.




(i) ajosepo ojo pipe ti wa laarin ijoba Geesi ati ile naijiria



(ii)        ati pe ede Geesi lo tun je ede ijoba orile- ede Naijiria tan ihun ede Yoruba ati oro ayalo



Awon oro ti a ya wo inu ede Yoruba gbodo wa ni ibamu pelu batani bi a ti se n ko awon ina ede Yoruba sile




Bi apeere:



i)    Konsonanti ki pari silebu tabi oro Yoruba



ii)  Isopo konsonanti ko gbodo waye ninu silebu ede Yoruba



iii)         Gbogbo oro ayalo ni a gbodo lo ami ohun si ni ori



iv)          Inu oro ayalo gbodo tele ilana apele koofo: Kf tabi FKF




v)   Ohun oke ko le bere oro yoruba onibatani F1 – KF2 ati pe



vi)          Faweli aranmupe ko le je F1 ninu oro onibatani F1 – KF2

 



EDA ORO AYALO


         Orisii ona ti a le gba ya oro lati inu ede Geesi we inu ede yoruba ni yala nipa ilana afetiya ati afojuya.



1.    ILANA AFETIYA : - Eyi ni ki a tele ilana bi ase fie ti gbe bi oro ti dun tabi bi awon elede se pee



Bi apeere :


Tailor – Telo

Bible – baibu

peter – pita




2.   ILANA AFOJUYA: - Oro ayalo afojuya ni awon oro ti a ya nipa ti tele ilana bi awon elede ti a ti y a won se n ko awon oro bee sile.




Bi apeere: - 

Table – Tabili

Milk – miliki

Bible – Bibeli




         Awon oro Ayalo Kanwa ti won ni eda afeti ati afojuya



Bi apeere: -



ORO GEESI

AFETIYA

AFOJUYA

Peter

pita

Peteru

Contractor

kongitato

Kontiracto

inspector

Ripeto

Ihinsipekito

Esther

Esita

Esiteri

Ewe Atoo ati iwulo

Ewe Atoo ati iwulo

Uses of Ewe Atoo


Ewe atoo is used for many things which include the following 

For broken bones, fractures and after-surgery pains. 

Our forefathers used this leaf with other combinations like ewé arọ'ṣan, ewé jẹ́miníhò, bógọ́ egungun málùú, egbò ìnabìrì using orí as the base balm to heal and restore the affected parts of the body, including broken spine.


 If need be, they include fire therapy.
OWO YIYA ATI ONA TI A FI N GBA GBESE

OWO YIYA ATI ONA TI A FI N GBA GBESE

OWO YIYA ATI ONA TI A FI N GBA GBESE




Owo yiya je lara awon ona ti awon Yoruba gba ran ara won lowo ni atijo titi di ode –oni.




DIE NINU AWON IDI TI A FI N YSA OWO LAYE ATIJO.




1.      Oku baba tabi iya eni sisin

2.     Oku ana sisin

3.     Ile kiko

4.     Iyawo fife

5.     Aisan wiwo

6.     Fifi tan oran



AWON ONA TI A N GBA YAWO NI ATIJO



1.      Kiko owo ele

2.     Fifi nnkan duro tabi dogo

3.     Fifi omo kowo tabi sofa




DIE LARA AWON OFIN TO DE IWOFA


1.      Abo ise ni ise iwofa

2.     Iwofa kii se eru nitori naa o ni omonira tire

3.     Olowo ko gbodo ba iwofa obinrin lo, bi o ba se bee, o gbodo sanwo itanran.





DIE AWON ONA TI A N FI GBA GBESE LAYE ATIJO


1.      Sisin gbese funra olowo

2.     Didogo ti ajegbese ati fifooro emi re titi ti yoo fi sanwo.

3.     Riran elemu-un lo si ile ajegbese .




ORISII ONA TI A N GBA YAWO NI ODE-ONI.

1.      Owo yiya ni banki

2.     Lati inu Egbe Alafowosowopo

3.     Lati inu apo Egbe Alajo Dida

4.     Lowo Ajo ayanilowo sise tabi Ayanilowo kole.   

ORO ATI GBOLOHUN ONIPON-NA

ORO ATI GBOLOHUN ONIPON-NA

ORO ATI GBOLOHUN ONIPON-NA


Pon-na ni ki oro, apola tabi gbolohun kan ni ju itumo kan lo. Pon-na yato si oro apola tabi gbolohun ti ko ni itumo kan pato, lara oro-oruko tabi oro-ise ni a ti maa n ri oro onipon-na ninu ede Yoruba. 




Bi apeere:

Oro-oruko : OYIN – 

1. Oruko eniyan 

2. Orisii kokoro kan 

3. Ohun alaadun ti a n ri lati ara kokoro tabi igi kan.(ireke)


Oro-ise : GBE -

1. Ki a ko nnkan nile 

2. Ki eniyan ja ole 

3. Ki eniyan wa ninu isoro 

4. Ibi ti a fi se ibujokoo.


AWON ONA TI ORO ONIPON-NA GBA WAYE


1. Ilo oro eyo kan laarin gbolohunle so gbolohun bee di onipon-na. 

bi apeere : 

Ayo lo pa a : eyi le tumo si

(1) idunu ni o fi fa iku si ori ara re 
(2) Ayo ni eni ti o fi nnkan lu u ti o fi ku


2.     Ailo amin ohun si ori oro. 

Bi apeere : IGBA : 

a le ri awon itumo wonyi : 

(i) Ogorun-un meji (ii) Asiko (iii) Orisii eso ara igi kan (iv) ohun ti awon obinrin maa lo lati fir u eru


3.     Ti oro ko ba si ni kiko sile, bi o ti dun leti ni a o fi se itumo re. 


Bi apeere Bamiji Ojo (i) Pipe oruko eniyan (ii) Bamiji o jo (iii) Ba mi ji Ojo.


4.     Pon-na maa waye ni igba ti oro ba ni ohun kan naa yala ni kiko sile tabi ni pipe lenu. 


Bi apeere : RA : (i) ki nnkan baje (ii) Ki eniyan sanwo oja


5.     Lilo oro bi akanlo ede. 

Bi apeere : Baba Ade lawo :
(i) Baba Ade ko lahun (akanlo ede) (ii) Baba Ade ya owo re ti a si ri (itumo adamo)


6.     Ti isunki tabi aranmo ba waye ninu apola oro. 


Bi apeere : Kaso : le tumo si ‘ko aso’ tabi ‘ka aso’ . Foko :
le tumo si ‘fo eko’ tabi fe oko’



7. Lilo oro asopo bi ati, ayafi tabi afi. 

Bi apeere :

Folasade feran iresi ati ewa. (a) Folasade feran iresi, o tun feran ewa. (b) Folasade feran lati maa je mejeeji po.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Who is an Ọmọlúàbí

Who is an Ọmọlúàbí

Who is an Ọmọlúàbí


The Ọmọlúàbí is a Yorùbá philosophical and cultural concept to describe a person of absolute goodness--An epitome of humanity.


The Ọmọlúàbí concept signifies courage, hard work, humility and respect, etc. 


An Ọmọlúàbí is a person of honor who understands the benefits of hard work, respects the rights of others, and gives to the community in deeds and in action. 


Above all, an Ọmọlúàbí is a person of high integrity.



The concept Ọmọlúàbí is an adjectival Yoruba phrase, which has the words - "Ọmọ-tí-Olú-ìwà-bí" as its components. 



Literally translated and separately, ọmọ means 'child', tí means 'that or which', Olú-ìwà means the chief or master of Ìwà (character), bí means 'born'. 



When combined, Ọmọlúàbí translates as "the baby/child begotten by the chief of Ìwà". 


Such a child is thought of as a paragon of excellence in character.
An Ọmọlúàbí demonstrates and exhibits the inherent virtue and value of Ìwàpẹ̀lẹ́. 



Ìwàpẹ̀lẹ́ is ultimately the basis of moral conduct in Yoruba culture and a core defining attribute of an Ọmọlúàbí.



The most fundamental of these principles demonstrated by an Ọmọlúàbí are:
Ọ̀rọ̀ Sísọ (Spoken word, the Yoruba accord great respect for intelligent and expert use of language)



Ìtẹríba (Respect)/(Civility)

Inú rere (Good will, Having a good mind towards others)

Òtítọ́ (Truth)

Ìwà (Character)/(Virtue)

Akíkanjú (Bravery)

Iṣẹ́ (Hardwork)

Òwò (Entrepreneurship)

Ọpọlọ (Pipe (Intelligence)

Àfiorítì (Endurance)

Sùúrù (Patience)

Ìfarabalẹ̀ (Composure)

Ọ̀wọ̀ (Respect)

Ẹ̀sọ̀ (Caution)

Ìmọ̀ ( Knowledge)

Ọgbọ́n (Wisdom)

Òye (Understanding)