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Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bigass123(m): 2:23pm On Oct 02, 2017
Nwaoma198:
Me not a French woman my dear,i be confam Igbo girl

We can make it nonetheless.. What do you think?
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by bigass123(m): 2:23pm On Oct 02, 2017
Nwaoma198:
Me not a French woman my dear,i be confam Igbo girl

The more reason i won't let you go
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Preetiex(f): 7:13pm On Oct 02, 2017
na my mama hometown be dis,abeg who know igbo-ora oriki cool
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by jamrid: 10:04pm On Oct 02, 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


God bless my home town.!!

ILASA is the secret


PAKO TO BE PRECISE !!!
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Nobody: 11:05pm On Oct 06, 2017
murphyibiam15:

ok
power supply is erratic here and I use a BlackBerry if you are free, lez head to Ndibe beach on Sunday by 3pm??
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by murphyibiam15(m): 12:38pm On Oct 07, 2017
Piiko:
power supply is erratic here and I use a BlackBerry if you are free, lez head to Ndibe beach on Sunday by 3pm??
OK then.. replied u on twitter.. till then

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Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Nobody: 1:10pm On Oct 08, 2017
murphyibiam15:

OK then.. replied u on twitter.. till then
Abeg get set o I will be enroute Afikpo soon, I will send a whatsapp msg I am dressed corporately in a blue long sleeve coz I have a small meeting to attend I will try to call
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Omoluabi16(m): 6:44pm On Oct 10, 2017
modupeleke:
I had about that too, my brother's wife is from Oyo state and she visited the area also, she gave birth to twins and all of her married friends who also visited the area also had twins. what a wonder. I pray for twins also.
seriously?
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by modupeleke(f): 6:48pm On Oct 10, 2017
Omoluabi16:
seriously?
yes sir/ ma
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Omoluabi16(m): 6:52pm On Oct 10, 2017
modupeleke:
yes sir/ ma
sir*
wow. I thought those tales were a myth. It's Awesome
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Dirkcoyt: 8:03am On Jan 02, 2018
Qmab:
I used to think Efon Alaaye to the cup home in that department. Served there. Saw the highest population of twins ever. I even predicted a pregnant woman I knew then would birth twins and she did.

b-k-i how is a-b-b-a
Re: Igbo-Ora, Oyo Has The Highest Number Of Twins In The World by Evercurious(f): 6:15pm On Oct 30
DrBasit:
That's my town....OMO Igboora Lasako
Igboora, ibarapa central ....


Pls can those okra leaves and tam be found around other than your town? Cos I need to give birth to twins

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