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Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by zimoni(f): 4:32pm On Aug 14, 2015
I saw this on Grandson Soyemi's fb wall and decided to share.


Let me set the record straight...in this age of information, ignorance is a choice.

I have watched the show of vacuity as it is been displayed by some of the online gurus (mediocre) in the recent time about the Abobaku saga. It is ignoramus to jump into the pool you have not delved before. Let me set the record straight...

Abobaku is a traditional practice in the ancient Yoruba Empire. Abobaku system is peculiar to the Ancient Oyo-Yoruba Empire. It is not heinous as some people take it to be, rather it is a matter of choice, people compete to occupy the position of Abobaku just as other positions because while the king is alive, the Abobaku enjoys de facto power and he shares in the glory of His Royal Highness.

In the Ancient Oyo-Yoruba Empire, it was constitutional for Aremo to be Abobaku, he is to be buried with his father. After the Owu War in 1827, there came the creation of Ibadan and Ijaye in 1829 and 1830 respectively.

Ogunmola headed Ibadan as Kurunmi who later became Are Ona Kakanfo became the leader of Ijaye. Alaafin Atiba succeeded Alaafin Oluewu in 1837, but at the demise of Alaafin Atiba in 1859, Adelu who was Aremo and supposed to be Abobaku (someone that dies with king) refused to die with the king and wanted to succeed his father. And because of the benefits Ibadan enjoyed under Alaafin Atiba, they wanted continuity by supporting Aremo Adelu to become Alaafin against the tradition.

On the contrary, Ijaye did not want the continuity and wanted to protect the culture of the kingship, there started a war of superiority between Ibadan's combatants and Ijaye's warriors in which Ibadan came out victorious and Aremo Adelu became Alaafin Adelu in 1859. This was how the doctrine of Abobaku ended in Oyo-Yoruba Empire.

Ife has never practiced the tradition of Abobaku before and no one can point to anywhere in Yorubaland today where the tradition is under vogue.

Abobaku is a system in the past and it has gone with the past. It is vicious and malicious to peddle what you know nothing about to score a mere rhetoric point. We are proud of our ancestral past!

Eledumare bless Oduduwa Republic.

-Ogunwoye Gbemiga Samson is one of the several Yoruba Youths I have liberated their minds through Facebook.





Hon. Rotimi Makinde Posted This Online.


“There is no truth about Abobaku eloping over late Oni’s Death”- Hon Rotimi Makinde

Quite a number of no-truths and distortion has been written regarding the eloping of an entity called ‘Abobaku’. In Ile-Ife, the person so referred to is called ‘Saarun’, head of the ‘Emeses’ who are stewards to a reigning Ooni.

The Saarun is the head and closest aid who must go everywhere the Ooni goes. It follows in the days of hold that upon the demise of an Ooni, his most trusted aid and steward will be interred with him to continue his life of service to his master and as well show his loyalty.

I personally know the Saarun that served late Oba Adesoji Aderemi (late Yaya Arasanmi) While Oba Aderemi passed away in 1980, his late Saarun passed on in 1987, 7 clear years afterwards. The current Saarun will not be buried with late Oba Sijuade as the practice has since been stopped in Ile-Ife. I am a proud son of Ile-Ife and I am well grounded in the traditions and cultures of my people. It will not happen.

http://www.saharaweeklyng.com/there-is-no-truth-about-abobaku-eloping-over-late-onis-death-hon-rotimi-makinde/



Moderator, please move this thread to the frong page to educate people that it's all lies. Thanks.

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Acekidc4(m): 4:34pm On Aug 14, 2015
Huh!!

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Nobody: 4:38pm On Aug 14, 2015
Hmmmm
Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by mayorkyzo: 4:52pm On Aug 14, 2015
Too long...biko try and summarise...

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Nobody: 4:52pm On Aug 14, 2015
Barbaric act!

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by ademega(m): 4:53pm On Aug 14, 2015
I wonder too. who wan die for this kind sweet world

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Tolexander: 4:58pm On Aug 14, 2015
so marvelled reading all sorts of posts reeking of ignorance on the 'abobaku' iss!

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by olu4life(m): 6:05pm On Aug 14, 2015
Thanks OP for educating us!!!

Lalasticlala pls do the needful!! Thanks

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Bonapart(m): 6:23pm On Aug 14, 2015
Like seriously who give a damn.... they can bury his whole children alive along side with the dude


















I almost give a damn anyway

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by kulobyno: 6:24pm On Aug 14, 2015
Really. Damn too long epistle. Can someone give me a summary
Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by politricks: 6:24pm On Aug 14, 2015
I have known this for long and was suprised at people saying all sort of things about Abobaku. Indeed ignorance is a disease.

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Nobody: 6:24pm On Aug 14, 2015
Bros, this comprehension passage is too long...I thought you said you wanted to set the record straight? Setting the record straight to the best of my knowledge means summarising the whole thing like: Dem don abolish the Abobaku culture (finish).

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by boman2014: 6:24pm On Aug 14, 2015
PLS LET THIS JOKE JUST REST

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by UncleSnr(m): 6:24pm On Aug 14, 2015
Moderator, please move this thread to the frong page to educate people that it's all lies. Thanks
Correct this... @Moderators
Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Inioluwa01(m): 6:25pm On Aug 14, 2015
I knew it! I just knew all the talk about the Abobaku thingy couldn't be any true. Pfsshh! It doesn't make sense @ all...not in this civilized dispensation..It's like sacrificing 2 balls for 1.

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by lonelydora: 6:25pm On Aug 14, 2015
A very big lie. It's because the man absconded, they don't want to see it as an insult.

Abobaku, wherever you are, I hail you because you have written your name in the history of Ile-Ife.

Abobaku, please come back and continue your enjoyment joor. Die with Oba for wetin?

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by hizzyairtel(m): 6:25pm On Aug 14, 2015
We af hear!

America will know this time around

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by damrmd02(f): 6:25pm On Aug 14, 2015
Hummm,Tanks for the lecture HIST302
Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by aboyaji(m): 6:25pm On Aug 14, 2015
Abobaku abeg come back and flex your life

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by itzemar(m): 6:26pm On Aug 14, 2015
Ok. next
Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Nobody: 6:26pm On Aug 14, 2015
Hehe! Adolf Hitler would have really loved the internet. It's like mind control taken to a whole 'nother level.

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by zicoraads: 6:26pm On Aug 14, 2015
Lai lai...the Ababaabababaaku story is providing an amazing comic relief. This story is fake grin cheesy

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by kenedy175(m): 6:27pm On Aug 14, 2015
It's alright.

Next please!
Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Dindondin(m): 6:27pm On Aug 14, 2015
brb

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by JuanDeDios: 6:27pm On Aug 14, 2015
Yes, but what about other "secret" traditions like Oro?

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by mayor9498(m): 6:27pm On Aug 14, 2015
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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by EDWARD4119(m): 6:27pm On Aug 14, 2015
it is a trap!

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by askYomi(m): 6:27pm On Aug 14, 2015
real yoruba guy will know....except mumu's

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by Nobody: 6:28pm On Aug 14, 2015
Barbaric tribe.

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by hadura29(m): 6:28pm On Aug 14, 2015
At least those ignoramus can keep quiet now...

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by ichidodo(m): 6:28pm On Aug 14, 2015
This laughable attempt at saving face is not going to work... How about fibbing this rubbish to the loved ones of those whose lives have been ritually cut off as part of the burial rites of the late Ooni? May Be they would prefer your head in Ooni's tomb instead of this cover up.

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Re: Noise About Abobaku Online.....the Culture Has Been Abolished Years Ago. by An2elect2(f): 6:28pm On Aug 14, 2015
xtrorse:
Barbaric act!
Very!

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