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Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by afroniger: 11:30am On Oct 10, 2017
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/alaafin-raises-alarm-assault-yoruba-culture-2/

ON OCTOBER 10



By Daud Olatunji ABEOKUTA — The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, yesterday, raised the alarm over the erosion of Yoruba culture by what he called received religions of Islam and Christianity.

The first class monarch explained that both religions had portrayed the Yoruba values and traditions include traditional names and celebrations as evil, satanic or demonic. Oba Adeyemi stated this while declaring open the international conference on Yorubaland and politics since the 19th Century and beyond held at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, in honour of renowned historian, late Prof. Joseph Atanda. The monarch lamented that with the advent of both religions, some aspects of Yoruba culture and tradition had suffered great assault leading to extinction of family life, pattern of social relations, family names and praise names among others.

According to the Monarch “Yoruba land is at a critical juncture today, more than ever before. The assault on our culture has assumed frightening dimensions, coming from the received religions of Islam and Christianity, especially their puritanical and pentecostal trends.” “Family life, nature and pattern of social relations, indigenous social welfarism, family names and praise names, values and traditions’ have almost been completely destroyed by their portrayal as evil, satanic or demonic.’’

Late Prof. Jeseph Atanda had taught African and Yoruba Culture among others at the University of Ibadan . He thereafter worked at OOU Ago-Iwoye formerly known as Ogun State University as Professor of history . In his keynote address, titled:Yoruba Nation: (Dis)Unity, national politics and the Republican spirit, the executive vice-chairman, Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, Dr Tunji Olaopa, canvassed regional integration in which the six states in the South-west would set the pace for the Nigerian state.’’ Launching the collection of works by the late Prof. Atanda, the chairman, Bi-courtney Group of Companies, Dr Wale Babalakin, also eulogised him, urging other historians not to shy away from telling the authentic story of the Yoruba.

While recalling his frienship with late Prof. Atanda, Babalakin said he hid in the house of the late historian during his trouble with former head of State ,late Sanni Abacha . In his remarks , Dr Toyin Falola of the University of Texas, Houston, announced scholarship award by the Atanda family.

Mynd44,Lalasticlala

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by afroniger: 11:31am On Oct 10, 2017
If Yoruba people are not careful, they will allow both imported religions to destroy their land.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by shukuokukobambi: 11:31am On Oct 10, 2017
i agree fully and will now rant!! angry

Both Abrahamic religions of Christianity and Islam are a cancer. Useless religions that aim to project totally foreign cultures of Jews and Arabs on us Africans. Christians believe and affirm that a snake talked to Eve and a virgin gave birth without sex, Muslims believe angel Gabriel brought Koran to Muhammad and he also split the moon in 2 yet they laugh at the traditionalist for asserting that oduduwa came from heaven with a rooster. If you have the right to lie to yourselves, why deny me mine? Is it your lie? angry

Hypocrites of the 2 religions everywhere. Taking oath of office with the Bible and Koran yet no fidelity in the corridors of power. Christian and Muslim politicians sharing money in abuja leaving the masses to be fighting over the useless religions in the streets. They should start oath taking with sango and Ogun!!

Christian leaders stealing, amassing jets etc at the expense of their poor members, Muslim leaders cradle robbing, amassing wives and encouraging extremist behavior in the youth. With all the religion in the country, what do we have to show for it?

What would it for our young people to realize that every land creates its own gods? Christianity and Islam spread round the world because Jews and Arabs are very wicked folks who don't believe in live and let live. See the carnage in the old testament and that in Islamic history and you wonder why we ever had anything to do with such blood thirstiness. Yoruba is at home with syncretism and I appreciate those adherents of islam and Christianity who do theirs with sense, remembering they're Yoruba before any foreign religion.

Edumare bless oba Lamidi, himself a Muslim but not oblivious to the danger posed by these foreign religions to our identity. If I ever pick up religion again, it'll be isese. At least I'll know I'm honouring the memory of my ancestors and not se foreign beasts who have nothing but contempt for me and my culture angry

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Omofunaab2: 11:43am On Oct 10, 2017
Kabiyesi is right..

A friend of mine recently changed his Surname to Oluwayinka from Ogunyinka.

Some parents have abandoned Traditional Yoruba names for names that ought to be given to dogs.

Nowadays, You see Children bearing names like covenant, Godspower, Thanksgiving, Offering etc

Christian movies too are not helping matters

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by oodualover: 11:51am On Oct 10, 2017
afroniger:
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/alaafin-raises-alarm-assault-yoruba-culture-2/



Mynd44,Lalasticlala
I love you baba! I respect you more than that nonsense and shiity Ooni of Ife.
Kabiyesi oo!
Kojo pe lori!
Ki bata pe lese!

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by ODVanguard: 12:05pm On Oct 10, 2017
Omofunaab2:
Kabiyesi is right..

A friend of mine recently changed his Surname to Oluwayinka from Ogunyinka.

Some parents have abandoned Traditional Yoruba names for names that ought to be given to dogs.

Nowadays, You see Children bearing names like covenant, Godspower, Thanksgiving, Offering etc

Christian movies too are not helping matters

True words. That's part of why I give kudos to Yoruba movies for still largely staying true to our traditional roots by promoting the traditional aspects of Yoruba culture; they are not shy to promote ifa consultation alongside pastors and alfas. Our people need to be very careful not to allow religious differences to erode our shared cultural values as this will certainly spell doom for us.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Jetleeee: 12:06pm On Oct 10, 2017
ODVanguard:


True words. That's part of why I give kudos to Yoruba movies for still largely staying true to our traditional roots by promoting the traditional aspects of Yoruba culture; they are not shy to promote Ifa consultation alongside pastors and alfas. Our people need to be very careful not to allow religious differences to erode our shared cultural values as this will certainly spell doom for us.

Shey una don hear.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Olu317(m): 12:25pm On Oct 10, 2017
oodualover:

I love you baba! I respect you more than that nonsense and shiity Ooni of Ife.
Kabiyesi oo!
Kojo pe lori!
Ki bata pe lese!
Are you alright at all? Is it Ooni's stool you refer to with such insult? If You have a problem with your own personal lineage, why not sort it out them. You better know how to comment on social media. Wherever you are located in life is accessible to breeze. Be very warned.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by oodualover: 12:32pm On Oct 10, 2017
ODVanguard:


True words. That's part of why I give kudos to Yoruba movies for still largely staying true to our traditional roots by promoting the traditional aspects of Yoruba culture; they are not shy to promote ifa consultation alongside pastors and alfas. Our people need to be very careful not to allow religious differences to erode our shared cultural values as this will certainly spell doom for us.
You are right but Yoruba movies today are being corrupted by non Yorubas who are allowed to feature in them.
They hardly make a sentence without using some form of English words in them.
For example, you hear things like:
Mo lo si school leni or bawo ni School?

I have cousins in the Uk that rely on these Yoruba movies so they can learn to speak their native language, but when 50 percent of the language used in communicating is English, how then can those kids learn them.
Everything is somehow fuuckked up. Yoruba language will soonego extinct and we will all have ourselves to blame.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Jetleeee: 12:34pm On Oct 10, 2017
Olu317:
Are you alright at all? Is it Ooni's stool you refer to with such insult? If You have a problem with your own personal lineage, why not sort it out them. You better know how to comment on social media. Wherever you are located in life is accessible to breeze. Be very warned.

Ooni has done some bullocks things since he got crowned breh

Let's call a spade a spade.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by oodualover: 12:36pm On Oct 10, 2017
Olu317:
Are you alright at all? Is it Ooni's stool you refer to with such insult? If You have a problem with your own personal lineage, why not sort it out them. You better know how to comment on social media. Wherever you are located in life is accessible to breeze. Be very warned.
Ogbeni leave me jor. That guy called adewusi or whatever should not have been the Ooni. He is the one disrespecting the throne, not me.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by oodualover: 12:37pm On Oct 10, 2017
Jetleeee:

Ooni has done some bullocks things since he got crowned breh
Let's call a spade a spade.
Thank you jare for saying the truth

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by shukuokukobambi: 12:53pm On Oct 10, 2017
Omofunaab2:
Kabiyesi is right..

A friend of mine recently changed his Surname to Oluwayinka from Ogunyinka.

Some parents have abandoned Traditional Yoruba names for names that ought to be given to dogs.

Nowadays, You see Children bearing names like covenant, Godspower, Thanksgiving, Offering etc

Christian movies too are not helping matters

When the Christianity over enter my head sometime ago, I changed my surname after one rubbish deliverance like that. I was in the process of making it legal before sense returned cheesy

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by shukuokukobambi: 12:58pm On Oct 10, 2017
ODVanguard:


True words. That's part of why I give kudos to Yoruba movies for still largely staying true to our traditional roots by promoting the traditional aspects of Yoruba culture; they are not shy to promote ifa consultation alongside pastors and alfas. Our people need to be very careful not to allow religious differences to erode our shared cultural values as this will certainly spell doom for us.

My brother, forget those nollywood Yoruba movies with their sorry story lines. Its folks like Tunde kelani, Tade Ogidan, late Adebayo Faleti etc and their productions that still keep Yoruba language and culture flying.

As for that prof ishaq akintola, I hope he'll relocate to Medina soon with his fanatical nonsense angry

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Olu317(m): 1:05pm On Oct 10, 2017
oodualover:

Ogbeni leave me jor. That guy called adewusi or whatever should not have been the Ooni. He is the one disrespecting the throne, not me.
Leave you Jor?Are you the one to be crowned the king then if he isn't fit? How does he disrespected the throne? Is it because of the lady who couldn't be the queen? A true king and kindly king knows, he can only be king if Eledua sanctify it. I don't need to know you but I tell you of a truth, no matter, how emotional you are, there are things of the spirit beyond you and I. Don't get yourself into spiritual trouble. It is not about social media thing . I have opined.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by shukuokukobambi: 1:08pm On Oct 10, 2017
oodualover:

I love you baba! I respect you more than that nonsense and shiity Ooni of Ife.
Kabiyesi oo!
Kojo pe lori!
Ki bata pe lese!

I might not use your harsh words but honestly ooni dey fall my hand and the hypocrisy is nauseating. What are you looking for in a church after spending 3 weeks in the forest before coronation?

And Adeboye too will partake in the charade when inwardly, he believes his daddy will send the ooni to barbecue in hell?

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by ShitHead(m): 1:10pm On Oct 10, 2017
He himself is an assault to the culture. He should first raise alarm on himself.

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by 9jvirgin(m): 1:11pm On Oct 10, 2017
Lol sad
Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by bamasite(m): 1:11pm On Oct 10, 2017
IS OK

Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by paulchineduN(m): 1:11pm On Oct 10, 2017
Which alarm?
Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by CriticMaestro: 1:11pm On Oct 10, 2017
Zombies and agberos over to u

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Jetleeee: 1:12pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by kay29000(m): 1:12pm On Oct 10, 2017
Hmm
Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Leez(m): 1:15pm On Oct 10, 2017
afroniger:
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/alaafin-raises-alarm-assault-yoruba-culture-2/



Mynd44,Lalasticlala
D conquered afonjas should keep qwaeet and bow to their gambari masters

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Orobo2Lekpa: 1:17pm On Oct 10, 2017
If imported tribes have not destroyed YorubaLand, imported religions can never destroy YorubaLand

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by Nobody: 1:19pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by eluquenson(m): 1:21pm On Oct 10, 2017
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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by MrPresident1: 1:23pm On Oct 10, 2017
smh
Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by GreatCracker(m): 1:23pm On Oct 10, 2017
may you get everything you've always wanted in life for beating me to say this piece
shukuokukobambi:
i agree fully and will now rant!! angry

Both Abrahamic religions of Christianity and Islam are a cancer. Useless religions that aim to project totally foreign cultures of Jews and Arabs on us Africans. Christians believe and affirm that a snake talked to Eve and a virgin gave birth without sex, Muslims believe angel Gabriel brought Koran to Muhammad and he also split the moon in 2 yet they laugh at the traditionalist for asserting that oduduwa came from heaven with a rooster. If you have the right to lie to yourselves, why deny me mine? Is it your lie? angry

Hypocrites of the 2 religions everywhere. Taking oath of office with the Bible and Koran yet no fidelity in the corridors of power. Christian and Muslim politicians sharing money in abuja leaving the masses to be fighting over the useless religions in the streets. They should start oath taking with sango and Ogun!!

Christian leaders stealing, amassing jets etc at the expense of their poor members, Muslim leaders cradle robbing, amassing wives and encouraging extremist behavior in the youth. With all the religion in the country, what do we have to show for it?

What would it for our young people to realize that every land creates its own gods? Christianity and Islam spread round the world because Jews and Arabs are very wicked folks who don't believe in live and let live. See the carnage in the old testament and that in Islamic history and you wonder why we ever had anything to do with such blood thirstiness. Yoruba is at home with syncretism and I appreciate those adherents of islam and Christianity who do theirs with sense, remembering they're Yoruba before any foreign religion.

Edumare bless oba Lamidi, himself a Muslim but not oblivious to the danger posed by these foreign religions to our identity. If I ever pick up religion again, it'll be isese. At least I'll know I'm honouring the memory of my ancestors and not se foreign beasts who have nothing but contempt for me and my culture angry

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by luminouz(m): 1:24pm On Oct 10, 2017
Omofunaab2:
Kabiyesi is right..

A friend of mine recently changed his Surname to Oluwayinka from Ogunyinka.

Some parents have abandoned Traditional Yoruba names for names that ought to be given to dogs.

Nowadays, You see Children bearing names like covenant, Godspower, Thanksgiving, Offering etc

Christian movies too are not helping matters
I have heard a lot about changing my surname from people but I declined......... Its part of my family heritage...why delete it!!! I have always respected my traditions and nowadays the church is looking more n more boring.... Though I believe there is God but his prophets are not just tryn at all

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Re: Alaafin Raises Alarm Over Assault On Yoruba Culture by MrIrohKenedy: 1:24pm On Oct 10, 2017
yeroba culture like skul mining and head hunting

he should thank God for the good people of yeroba Christians
if not by now skull mining would have been legal and head hunting a job to the jobless yoots
God bless yeroba Christians

cc
Alcatraz005

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