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Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by vicadex07(m): 2:10pm On Sep 11, 2015
Well, I said it here https://www.nairaland.com/2574585/when-yorubas-travel-dont-interstate and some peeps thought I was fronting. Yoruba culture remains the only prominent one outside the shores of this country and it is the only African culture celebrated worldwide till date. It is a pointer to our unique strength of keeping diplomatic relations. We don't go about creating enemies, rather we establish long standing diplomatic relations with everybody. cool

Anyway here are excerpts from Linda Ikeji. It was featured on her blog today.



This is Oyotunji village in South Carolina. The community was founded by a black America named Walter Eugene King who was born on October 5, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Eugene went to the Cass Technical High School and got fascinated by the African culture. He also got exposed to the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe at the age of 20 which increased his love for the African culture, particularly that of the Yorubas.



On August 26, 1959, Eugene became the first African born in America to become fully initiated into the Orisa-Vodun African priesthood by African Cubans in Matanzas, Cuba. This marked the beginning of the spread of Yoruba religion and culture among African Americans.

With a few followers, and after dissolution of the Order of Damballah Hwedo, Eugene founded the Sango Temple in New York and incorporated the African Theological Arch Ministry in 1960. The Sango Temple was relocated and renamed the Yoruba Temple the same year.



In the fall of 1970, Eugene founded the Yoruba Village of Oyotunji in Beaufort County South Carolina, and began the careful reorganization of the Orisa-Vodu Priesthood along traditional Nigerian lines. He was initiated to the Ifa priesthood by the Oluwa of Ijeun at Abeokuta, Nigeria, in August of 1972.

He was named king of Oyotunji community in 1972 with the designation, His Royal Highness Oba (King) Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi I, born Baba Adefunmi. He later died and his son, Adefunmi Adejuyigbe took over as king.
























http://lindaikeji.blogspot.com.ng/2015/09/photos-see-village-in-america-where.html

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by vicadex07(m): 2:12pm On Sep 11, 2015
Booking space, lying await to pounce on anyone that comes here to spew trash about Yoruba.

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Nobody: 2:20pm On Sep 11, 2015
Yoruba

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by kennydee05(m): 2:20pm On Sep 11, 2015
Yoruba everywhere you go

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by pyyxxaro: 2:24pm On Sep 11, 2015
Most Biafrans won't be happy to hear this



Abeg make una nor attack me for this post o

Na joke I de o

cry

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by vicadex07(m): 2:26pm On Sep 11, 2015
Nonybb:
They look deprived. The whities are indirectly having a big laugh with these settings

But they are kings and Queens ruling over a Kingdom of their own in the white mans land, something that your tribe will never be able to achieve in a thousand years to come

Yungwizzzy:
Literally, they're offspring of slaves?


*just asking *

In the heirachy of Slaves the Yoruba presided over the others because of their high level of intelligence and sophistication and that is why their Language and cultures survived in those colonial countries up till date.

Igbo slaves however were third class slaves. They were used for the most demeaning and dehumanizing tasks because they were very good at manual labour that requires no intelligence just like we have in present day Nigeria, hence they had no opinion and their culture and sense of identity was completely balkanized.

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by alaoeri: 2:27pm On Sep 11, 2015
Its not about chest beating, Yoruba setting the pace unlike some Jewish wannabe. cool

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by sammyj: 2:27pm On Sep 11, 2015
Good and great news. Proudly Yoruba anytime anywhere!! cheesy

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Ilekeh(f): 2:29pm On Sep 11, 2015
He even got tribal marks to complete it.

My boss loves anything Yoruba. He's always to so happy to introduce me to people, I'm like CHILLLL.

He was so excited when he found out that our university not only have African studies, but a separate Yoruba studies (not just Yoruba language) department. When he told me, I was like.....so? Almost all top American universities have Yoruba language courses.

Funny guy.

People love Yoruba culture, no lie. grin


For mischievous rodents asking how this will impact Yoruba lives in Nigeria:

The Yoruba village in South Carolina impacts the lives of Yorubas and non-Yorubas in America who wants to learn more about the Yoruba culture.
Their value and mission is not to help ekiti or Ilesan or osogbo people in NIgeria. Their mission is to enrich the lives of people with information. Information is power.
Oduduwa a gbe a o!

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by ERODEDEAST(f): 2:30pm On Sep 11, 2015
YORUBA is a "RACE" not a "TRIBE"


Pls take Note

Lastly I hereby declare this thread free from the eastern earthworms any attempt to invade this beautiful thread is an attempt on Lagos Lagoon. I have seriously #LANDED

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by vicadex07(m): 2:32pm On Sep 11, 2015
Ilekeh:
He even got tribal marks to complete it.

My boss loves anything Yoruba. He's always to so happy to introduce me to people, I'm like CHILLLL.

He was so excited when he found out that our university not only have African studies, but a separate Yoruba studies (not just Yoruba language) department. When he told me, I was like.....so? Almost all top American universities have Yoruba language courses.

Funny guy.

People love Yoruba culture, no lie. grin

Very rich culture

Even british people have started embracing the Language and Culture

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Ilekeh(f): 2:32pm On Sep 11, 2015
ERODEDEAST:
YORUBA is a "RACE" not a "TRIBE"


Pls take Note

Exactly, how can a tribe persist indigenously in not 1, not 2, but close to 5 countries?

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Ilekeh(f): 2:34pm On Sep 11, 2015
vicadex07:


Very rich culture

Even british people have started embracing the Language and Culture

It's a beautiful culture.

Yes, every culture in the world has its good and bad, but Yoruba culture has wayyyyyy more good than bad.

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by truefact: 2:36pm On Sep 11, 2015
Fetish cowards. ..very diabolical set of people. ..ritualistics Scratchfaceds with coneheads. ...Always carrying outdated talking drums here and there...Even with their jujustic rituals, they are not any better than others, rather they even worse if I may say...is brown roofs development? Ritual-killers everywhere

Yorubas it is not by juju...Even with your juju and rituals, you are still cowards

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by ORACLE1975(m): 2:38pm On Sep 11, 2015
Goop people of Yoruba always available, just like MTN EVERYWHERE U GO.

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Ilekeh(f): 2:39pm On Sep 11, 2015
truefact:
Fetish cowards. ..very diabolical set of people. ..ritualistics Scratchfaceds with coneheads. ...Always carrying outdated talking drums here and there...Even with their jujustic rituals, they are any better than others, rather they even worse if I may say...is brown roofs development? Ritual-killers everywhere

I expected this from a flat-head igbo coward. Flat-head like an agama lizard.

Unemployed IPOB hater.

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by ERODEDEAST(f): 2:41pm On Sep 11, 2015
Niqqa your tribe can't measure with the Yorubas It's a known fact so STFU
truefact:
Fetish cowards. ..very diabolical set of people. ..ritualistics Scratchfaceds with coneheads. ...Always carrying outdated talking drums here and there...Even with their jujustic rituals, they are any better than others, rather they even worse if I may say...is brown roofs development? Ritual-killers everywhere

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by vicadex07(m): 2:42pm On Sep 11, 2015
truefact:
Fetish cowards. ..very diabolical set of people. ..ritualistics Scratchfaceds with coneheads. ...Always carrying outdated talking drums here and there...Even with their jujustic rituals, they are any better than others, rather they even worse if I may say...is brown roofs development? Ritual-killers everywhere

First imbeciIe to spew trash.

Wait for me, I dey prepare your medicine.

***modified***

Now your medicine don done.

Your brothers are hated and massacred in
millions anywhere they are found across the
World.

I heard it was Igbo people that triggered the
xenophobic reactions in South Africa.

They were boasting about and telling the
natives that they are slaves to white people and
that they are the ones that built and developed
South Africa for them.

They even told the natives that there ladies preferred dating them cos they're more successful...I mean who does that if not the flat
headed arrogant criminals and drug pushers.

Igbo people are cursed with bile, hate, jealousy and crime.

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Nobody: 2:42pm On Sep 11, 2015
Literally, they're offspring of slaves?


*just asking *

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by truefact: 2:44pm On Sep 11, 2015
vicadex07:


First imbeciIe to spew trash.

Wait for me, I dey prepare your medicine.
Even with all your ritual killings and juju, you are still a coward

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Ilekeh(f): 2:45pm On Sep 11, 2015
Yungwizzzy:
Literally, they're offspring of slaves

They're not slaves, they're prisoners of war.

Slaves is a derogatory word used to devalue the lives of black people in America. Unless we shift from that thinking, racism will continue to persist.

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Nonybb: 2:46pm On Sep 11, 2015
They look deprived. The whities are indirectly having a big laugh with these settings

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Ilekeh(f): 2:47pm On Sep 11, 2015
Obatala festival grin




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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by olatade(m): 2:47pm On Sep 11, 2015
Proudly omo yoruba wink

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by greatness22(m): 2:48pm On Sep 11, 2015
truefact:
Fetish cowards. ..very diabolical set of people. ..ritualistics Scratchfaceds with coneheads. ...Always carrying outdated talking drums here and there...Even with their jujustic rituals, they are not any better than others, rather they even worse if I may say...is brown roofs development? Ritual-killers everywhere

Yorubas it is not by juju...Even with your juju and rituals, you are still cowards
Bros calm down oh! because with dis level of hatred u have 4 d YORUBA'S, i think u might have high blood pressure. And incase u ask... My name is Chinedu Nwabudike

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by Bialegend(m): 2:49pm On Sep 11, 2015
Does this rubbish create jobs? What are those cat like marks on that man's face? In 2015?

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Re: Village In America Where The Yoruba Culture Is Being Practiced (Photos) by ADAMUdaCOWBOY: 2:49pm On Sep 11, 2015
Ilekeh:


Exactly, how can a tribe persist indigenously in not 1, not 2, but close to 5 countries?
The Igbo too claim to be a race even though they are only indigenous in Nigeria

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