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Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Kakamorufu(m): 12:40pm On Sep 30, 2017
wonderful town
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Kakamorufu(m): 12:43pm On Sep 30, 2017
juman:
South west and their slums.
u got any problem with that?
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by davss02(m): 12:48pm On Sep 30, 2017
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Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by ogastone(m): 12:52pm On Sep 30, 2017
I will go and get a wife there, I love to have twins.
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Nobody: 12:55pm On Sep 30, 2017
They even teach this in medical schools in the US. It's still a mystery to them how Yorubas have high twinning rates. They say it's diet. I think it's spiritual. My grandmother had 5 sets of twins and 3 singletons. She grew up on "ekuru" and "eko", not yams. It wasn't abnormal in my village (in osun state) for 1woman to have multiple twin sets. She Told me she used to worship Orisa Ibeji before converting to Catholicism, and that's why God gave her many twins. I think Yorubas used to worship twins a lot, that's why they attracted them. Law of attraction.

Nowadays pple don't really worship twin deities anymore so I think it's reducing.

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Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by imam07: 12:59pm On Sep 30, 2017
MaryBenn:
Twins, the birth of two offspring from the same pregnancy, is a relatively uncommon phenomenon, and as such, twins are often regarded as special.
Worldwide, the birth rate of twins varies by region and country. Latin America and Southeast Asia have the lowest rates, with only about 9 sets of twins per every 1,000 births.

In Europe, the figure is about 16 twins for every 1,000 births, and in the United States, it is about 33 for every 1,000 births.

And in central Africa, that number raises to around 18 to 30 sets of twins for every 1,000 births.

However, the Yoruba people of southwest Nigeria boast the highest number of twin births in the world, with about 50 sets of twins for every 1,000 live births.

And in Yorubaland, one town in particular appears to take the prize for the highest number of multiple births in the world.
Igbo Ora, a sleepy agrarian town 80 kilometers from Lagos, is easily the twin capital of the world: unconfirmed estimates from the town say it boasts a mind-blowing 158 sets of twins for every 1,000 live births.
At the entrance to the town, visitors are welcomed with a large plinth, which proudly celebrates its reputation as “the land of twins.”

While there is no empirical reason for the high incidence of twin births in the town, around Yorubaland, fertility experts say a possible explanation for the high incidence of multiple births in the area could lie in the consumption of a specific type of yam containing a natural phytoestrogen, which is thought to stimulate a woman’s ovaries to release eggs from each side.

The locals and residents of Igbo Ora, however, say the secret of their multiple births lie in their staple, which consists of the leaf of an okra plant and yam.

In a 2013 interview, a community leader said, “We eat a lot of the okra leaf or Ilasa soup. We also eat a lot of yam and these diets influence multiple births.”
Hardly could one get to a household at Igbo Ora, Oyo State, without seeing a set of twins. The indigenes believe that a kind of okra leaves, locally known as ewe ilasa, is capable of making women who use it give birth to twins. Taiwo Abiodun who visited the town writes on this phenomenon.

At the mere mentioning of Taiye or Kehinde in the public place could trigger a simultaneous response from more than four people. In other words, the names, being what twins are called (the former for the one who came first and the latter for the one who followed) in Yoruba land, unusually have more than one claimant in this land.


Source : https://face2faceafrica.com/article/igbo-ora-twins
I don't agree with you. Come to Omu-aran. A town I served in kwara state. I can find four sets of twins in a classroom.
Baba and iya ibeji everywhere.
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Amarabae(f): 1:00pm On Sep 30, 2017
Having twins dont move me! I love them single

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Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Paperwhite(m): 1:02pm On Sep 30, 2017
akinade28:
I will like to have my own set of fraternal twins one day, I even have their names already, " d boy will b Christopher n d girl Christina
You just gave me a clue dear.So can we be friend?
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by joepentwo(m): 1:04pm On Sep 30, 2017
MK I CM CO MARRY DEY
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Deicide: 1:08pm On Sep 30, 2017
meelerh:
The way Yoruba people respect, pity and help pregnant women is probably the reason GOD favours them with twins n more.

If tor say you go school you would have known that genetic and environmental factors play a role when it comes to having twins
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by juman(m): 1:12pm On Sep 30, 2017
Kakamorufu:
u got any problem with that?

Kakamorufu, no problem with that. grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by abilemi(m): 1:12pm On Sep 30, 2017
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Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by sharliz(f): 1:20pm On Sep 30, 2017
DrBasit:
That's my town....OMO Igboora Lasako
Igboora, ibarapa central ....
Those funny names ehn, u should see how I was praying in camp not to be posted there but my friends serving said it's a nice place..m nuh regretting tho
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bayocanny: 1:25pm On Sep 30, 2017
Take not Biacan, we're going to this town to have our own twins grin
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by biacan(f): 1:27pm On Sep 30, 2017
bayocanny:
Take not Biacan, we're going to this town to have our own twins grin

yeah can't wait to become iya meji
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Nobody: 1:30pm On Sep 30, 2017
Tuham:
The love i get for twins no be small thing cheesy

In fact if the doctor announced that my Future wife don born twins, before I think of the financial cost wey we go spend, i go first be like this...

Me l want triplets.
I've already prepared namez ofr them.........EUGENIA, REGINA and VIRGINIA grin
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bayocanny: 1:32pm On Sep 30, 2017
biacan:

yeah can't wait to become iya meji
So you like twins?
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by biacan(f): 1:33pm On Sep 30, 2017
bayocanny:
So you like twins?
yes nah your people love it most
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by DMerciful(m): 1:33pm On Sep 30, 2017
Use clomid
akinade28:
I will like to have my own set of fraternal twins one day, I even have their names already, " d boy will b Christopher n d girl Christina
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bayocanny: 1:35pm On Sep 30, 2017
biacan:

yes nah your people love it most
I love it die, u better get ready
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by biacan(f): 1:36pm On Sep 30, 2017
bayocanny:
I love it die, u better get ready
ready ko......ready ni....... lol
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bayocanny: 1:39pm On Sep 30, 2017
biacan:

ready ko......ready ni....... lol
Laugh wan kill me for here grin
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by franzis(m): 1:44pm On Sep 30, 2017
One thing I know for sure is Oyo women are very fertile , they can bear you lot of children
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bayocanny: 1:44pm On Sep 30, 2017
biacan:

ready ko......ready ni....... lol
You don't want to get ready abi, don't worry I will surprise you suddenly cheesy
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by biacan(f): 1:45pm On Sep 30, 2017
bayocanny:
Laugh wan kill me for here grin
you or me cheesy
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by biacan(f): 1:47pm On Sep 30, 2017
bayocanny:

You don't want to get ready abi, don't worry I will surprise you suddenly cheesy

a surprise without my consent is unacceptable cheesy
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bayocanny: 1:49pm On Sep 30, 2017
biacan:

you or me cheesy
Both of us I guess grin
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bayocanny: 1:50pm On Sep 30, 2017
biacan:

a surprise without my consent is unacceptable cheesy
Hahahaha, I will make it formal then. How about that?
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by biacan(f): 1:51pm On Sep 30, 2017
bayocanny:
Hahahaha, I will make it formal then. How about that?
would set about that lol
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by VickyRotex(f): 1:52pm On Sep 30, 2017
tayecrypto:
Twins rocks wink

My namesake. I'm Taiwo smiley

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