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The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by Tofax: 9:44am On Dec 10, 2021
Late Senator Abraham Adesanya told us that Yoruba has no plural. We are not Yorubas, but simply Yoruba. That said, it’s time once more for Yoruba to rethink; that was probably why the renowned dramatist and singer, Chief Hubert Ogunde, waxed the hit song, Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think), when he realised the need for the ethnic group to wake up, and reposition during the dark days of the political turmoil in the old Western Region.

Youruba have a big problem, indeed, multiple problems, from poor leadership to loss of direction, cultural pollution, laziness, cheap compromise and sheer stupidity. Under the late first Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yoruba were pace-setters. Other ethnic groups have caught up with us and even overtaken us. Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think).

We used to be the artisans Nigeria relied on to build houses, run public infrastructures, do all the maintenance chores, etcetera. Our people were the tradesmen who ran mechanic workshops, fixed vehicle electricals, batteries and carried out all repairs you could think of, whether home appliances, factory machines, name it, Yoruba were the acclaimed technicians who kept our nation running.

Those who went to school excelled. We did well in all branches of education and pioneered many fields of study in medicine, architecture, law and the humanities. We are home to two prestigious universities in Lagos and Ile-Ife; our academics were renowned for their brilliance and integrity. The South West enjoyed high literacy level because of Awolowo’s free education programme in his days as Premier and during the UPN governments of the LOOBO States in 1979.

We used to be leaders in industry; money and capital markets investment were our natural turf, while Ndigbo were known for their dominance in commerce. Over time, the algorithm began to change. Yoruba began to yield ground to other ethnic groups. Even the media, where Yoruba were known for their natural competence and managerial skills, now appears to be in the hands of Niger Delta businessmen.

Of course, members of the rival ethnic groups should not be expected to fold their arms and watch development dominated by the Yoruba. If our people lose their competitive edge and the advantage of being the gateway to the world because of the ports, they have no one to blame but themselves.

People complain that Ndigbo are buying up all the lands all over Nigeria, including the South West. But these lands are being bought, not seized. So, no one should complain if our South East neighbours have become more enterprising than the other ethnic groups. Ndigbo should not be punished or hated for their business acumen and bold business vision. We should copy them instead!

In the South West, our youth have become lazy. Take a casual walk around the streets in the morning hours, you’d see them in groups drinking in beer joints. Some cluster around bus stations. Many work as touts or Area Boys who extort money from Marwa and okada riders. When traders go to buy goods in markets, Yoruba Area Boys waylay them and demand “land dues.” Some of our smart, jobless youth who are tech savvy, use those skills to perpetrate cyber fraud (Yahoo-Yahoo). There’re also various types of thugs like the defeated One Million Boys, or Awawa Boys; cult groups are very active all over the place when elections are over, because their political patrons have no use for them once in power.

Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think), Ogunde’s heart cry is still resonating because our ethnic group is taking the back seat in all aspects of life in Nigeria. When the landowners of the South West finish selling all their lands to Ndigbo, they’d become tenants in their own territory. All our forests are being converted into housing estates, even as the need for agricultural production becomes more obvious. Yoruba youth don’t farm again because they’re lazy.

All the jobs that require physical strength are taboo for Yourba youth. That’s why all the cart pushers who sell agricultural products, water and other products are from the North. Arewa youth supply our foodstuffs, beef and several other products, while Ndigbo fill the gaps in domestic appliances, consumer electronics and other imports. How many Yoruba sell domestic cooking gas?

In sports, especially soccer, Igbo youth make up 80 per cent of our teams. Same is true of other sports. Yoruba wake up! Our leaders must repent of their greed and wickedness and bring true development to the region. Yoruba need great leaders at all levels to give direction to their people. We need to rediscover our competitive edge and contribute positively to Nigeria’s growth, with our political sagacity and natural diplomacy.

Nobody is asking the Yoruba to dominate other tribes. No! What one is saying is that we should reinvent ourselves and offer genuine leadership to our people, instead of using our youth as political thugs during election seasons and dumping them on the streets to fend for themselves. That’s not nice! If only Yoruba could think!

Yoruba should rediscover their Omoluabi nature, that’s what this piece is all about.

Weekend Spice: When survival is threatened; integrity is easily compromised.

•Ayodeji, author, pastor and life coach, can be reached on 09059243004

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/the-problem-with-my-yoruba-brethren/
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by walefresh3(m): 9:49am On Dec 10, 2021
Bro talkk more about south east and leave south west alone.
Tofax:
Late Senator Abraham Adesanya told us that Yoruba has no plural. We are not Yorubas, but simply Yoruba. That said, it’s time once more for Yoruba to rethink; that was probably why the renowned dramatist and singer, Chief Hubert Ogunde, waxed the hit song, Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think), when he realised the need for the ethnic group to wake up, and reposition during the dark days of the political turmoil in the old Western Region.

Youruba have a big problem, indeed, multiple problems, from poor leadership to loss of direction, cultural pollution, laziness, cheap compromise and sheer stupidity. Under the late first Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yoruba were pace-setters. Other ethnic groups have caught up with us and even overtaken us. Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think).

We used to be the artisans Nigeria relied on to build houses, run public infrastructures, do all the maintenance chores, etcetera. Our people were the tradesmen who ran mechanic workshops, fixed vehicle electricals, batteries and carried out all repairs you could think of, whether home appliances, factory machines, name it, Yoruba were the acclaimed technicians who kept our nation running.

Those who went to school excelled. We did well in all branches of education and pioneered many fields of study in medicine, architecture, law and the humanities. We are home to two prestigious universities in Lagos and Ile-Ife; our academics were renowned for their brilliance and integrity. The South West enjoyed high literacy level because of Awolowo’s free education programme in his days as Premier and during the UPN governments of the LOOBO States in 1979.

We used to be leaders in industry; money and capital markets investment were our natural turf, while Ndigbo were known for their dominance in commerce. Over time, the algorithm began to change. Yoruba began to yield ground to other ethnic groups. Even the media, where Yoruba were known for their natural competence and managerial skills, now appears to be in the hands of Niger Delta businessmen.

Of course, members of the rival ethnic groups should not be expected to fold their arms and watch development dominated by the Yoruba. If our people lose their competitive edge and the advantage of being the gateway to the world because of the ports, they have no one to blame but themselves.

People complain that Ndigbo are buying up all the lands all over Nigeria, including the South West. But these lands are being bought, not seized. So, no one should complain if our South East neighbours have become more enterprising than the other ethnic groups. Ndigbo should not be punished or hated for their business acumen and bold business vision. We should copy them instead!

In the South West, our youth have become lazy. Take a casual walk around the streets in the morning hours, you’d see them in groups drinking in beer joints. Some cluster around bus stations. Many work as touts or Area Boys who extort money from Marwa and okada riders. When traders go to buy goods in markets, Yoruba Area Boys waylay them and demand “land dues.” Some of our smart, jobless youth who are tech savvy, use those skills to perpetrate cyber fraud (Yahoo-Yahoo). There’re also various types of thugs like the defeated One Million Boys, or Awawa Boys; cult groups are very active all over the place when elections are over, because their political patrons have no use for them once in power.

Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think), Ogunde’s heart cry is still resonating because our ethnic group is taking the back seat in all aspects of life in Nigeria. When the landowners of the South West finish selling all their lands to Ndigbo, they’d become tenants in their own territory. All our forests are being converted into housing estates, even as the need for agricultural production becomes more obvious. Yoruba youth don’t farm again because they’re lazy.

All the jobs that require physical strength are taboo for Yourba youth. That’s why all the cart pushers who sell agricultural products, water and other products are from the North. Arewa youth supply our foodstuffs, beef and several other products, while Ndigbo fill the gaps in domestic appliances, consumer electronics and other imports. How many Yoruba sell domestic cooking gas?

In sports, especially soccer, Igbo youth make up 80 per cent of our teams. Same is true of other sports. Yoruba wake up! Our leaders must repent of their greed and wickedness and bring true development to the region. Yoruba need great leaders at all levels to give direction to their people. We need to rediscover our competitive edge and contribute positively to Nigeria’s growth, with our political sagacity and natural diplomacy.

Nobody is asking the Yoruba to dominate other tribes. No! What one is saying is that we should reinvent ourselves and offer genuine leadership to our people, instead of using our youth as political thugs during election seasons and dumping them on the streets to fend for themselves. That’s not nice! If only Yoruba could think!

Yoruba should rediscover their Omoluabi nature, that’s what this piece is all about.

Weekend Spice: When survival is threatened; integrity is easily compromised.

•Ayodeji, author, pastor and life coach, can be reached on 09059243004

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/the-problem-with-my-yoruba-brethren/

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by Asgard73: 9:49am On Dec 10, 2021
Yoruba..

If Na Asgard drop this naa.. some imbecilic wannabes will hop on it to Mirror Asgard.

.... Yoruba people ... think they’re doing others.

Funny beings..

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by walefresh3(m): 9:52am On Dec 10, 2021
Dem swear for u ni. must u comment on anything Yoruba... He be like say u dey see Yoruba giant for dream..? U dis yamiri nidwit .
Asgard73:
Yoruba..

If Na Asgard drop this naa.. some imbecilic wannabes will hop on it to Mirrow Asgard.

.... Yoruba people ... think they’re doing others.

Funny beings..

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by Asgard73: 9:57am On Dec 10, 2021
walefresh3:
Bro talkk more about south east and leave south west alone.

Yoruba man

Why should he talk about southeast? See how their brain works ba?
There fears .. imagine statement from an adult and reasonable Yoruba man.

The hate reality Walai .. and live propaganda .

They will comfortable call out other tribes but will curse abuse .. if you call them out..

Ndi Sophisticators

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by sammyije(m): 9:59am On Dec 10, 2021
Light my kpoli
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by sageb: 10:18am On Dec 10, 2021
Tofax:
Late Senator Abraham Adesanya told us that Yoruba has no plural. We are not Yorubas, but simply Yoruba. That said, it’s time once more for Yoruba to rethink; that was probably why the renowned dramatist and singer, Chief Hubert Ogunde, waxed the hit song, Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think), when he realised the need for the ethnic group to wake up, and reposition during the dark days of the political turmoil in the old Western Region.

Youruba have a big problem, indeed, multiple problems, from poor leadership to loss of direction, cultural pollution, laziness, cheap compromise and sheer stupidity. Under the late first Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yoruba were pace-setters. Other ethnic groups have caught up with us and even overtaken us. Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think).

We used to be the artisans Nigeria relied on to build houses, run public infrastructures, do all the maintenance chores, etcetera. Our people were the tradesmen who ran mechanic workshops, fixed vehicle electricals, batteries and carried out all repairs you could think of, whether home appliances, factory machines, name it, Yoruba were the acclaimed technicians who kept our nation running.

Those who went to school excelled. We did well in all branches of education and pioneered many fields of study in medicine, architecture, law and the humanities. We are home to two prestigious universities in Lagos and Ile-Ife; our academics were renowned for their brilliance and integrity. The South West enjoyed high literacy level because of Awolowo’s free education programme in his days as Premier and during the UPN governments of the LOOBO States in 1979.

We used to be leaders in industry; money and capital markets investment were our natural turf, while Ndigbo were known for their dominance in commerce. Over time, the algorithm began to change. Yoruba began to yield ground to other ethnic groups. Even the media, where Yoruba were known for their natural competence and managerial skills, now appears to be in the hands of Niger Delta businessmen.

Of course, members of the rival ethnic groups should not be expected to fold their arms and watch development dominated by the Yoruba. If our people lose their competitive edge and the advantage of being the gateway to the world because of the ports, they have no one to blame but themselves.

People complain that Ndigbo are buying up all the lands all over Nigeria, including the South West. But these lands are being bought, not seized. So, no one should complain if our South East neighbours have become more enterprising than the other ethnic groups. Ndigbo should not be punished or hated for their business acumen and bold business vision. We should copy them instead!

In the South West, our youth have become lazy. Take a casual walk around the streets in the morning hours, you’d see them in groups drinking in beer joints. Some cluster around bus stations. Many work as touts or Area Boys who extort money from Marwa and okada riders. When traders go to buy goods in markets, Yoruba Area Boys waylay them and demand “land dues.” Some of our smart, jobless youth who are tech savvy, use those skills to perpetrate cyber fraud (Yahoo-Yahoo). There’re also various types of thugs like the defeated One Million Boys, or Awawa Boys; cult groups are very active all over the place when elections are over, because their political patrons have no use for them once in power.

Yoruba Ronu (Yoruba Think), Ogunde’s heart cry is still resonating because our ethnic group is taking the back seat in all aspects of life in Nigeria. When the landowners of the South West finish selling all their lands to Ndigbo, they’d become tenants in their own territory. All our forests are being converted into housing estates, even as the need for agricultural production becomes more obvious. Yoruba youth don’t farm again because they’re lazy.

All the jobs that require physical strength are taboo for Yourba youth. That’s why all the cart pushers who sell agricultural products, water and other products are from the North. Arewa youth supply our foodstuffs, beef and several other products, while Ndigbo fill the gaps in domestic appliances, consumer electronics and other imports. How many Yoruba sell domestic cooking gas?

In sports, especially soccer, Igbo youth make up 80 per cent of our teams. Same is true of other sports. Yoruba wake up! Our leaders must repent of their greed and wickedness and bring true development to the region. Yoruba need great leaders at all levels to give direction to their people. We need to rediscover our competitive edge and contribute positively to Nigeria’s growth, with our political sagacity and natural diplomacy.

Nobody is asking the Yoruba to dominate other tribes. No! What one is saying is that we should reinvent ourselves and offer genuine leadership to our people, instead of using our youth as political thugs during election seasons and dumping them on the streets to fend for themselves. That’s not nice! If only Yoruba could think!

Yoruba should rediscover their Omoluabi nature, that’s what this piece is all about.

Weekend Spice: When survival is threatened; integrity is easily compromised.

•Ayodeji, author, pastor and life coach, can be reached on 09059243004

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/the-problem-with-my-yoruba-brethren/

Let your brethren reflect about these salient issues.
Majek fashek once sang
"Arise from your sleep Africa
Africa, you have been asleep for so long
So long
It's too long"

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by malcom1X: 10:25am On Dec 10, 2021
There are people who follow Awolowo and they are others who follow Akintola.

Maybe that's the problem the Yoruba has.
In Awolowo's time there was another powerful man named chief Akintola, he had lots of following too.

This has been the problem of the yorubas for a very long time.

If you can't make it where you are then leave where you are
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by Danjikanbauchi: 10:42am On Dec 10, 2021
Igbos should give them plural, they can be called NDI YORUBA. grin grin grin

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by izombie(m): 11:08am On Dec 10, 2021
The yoruba are obsessed with igbos . They obsessed with 2023 presidency than to worry about anything else. Very soon all the lands in ado ekiti will be sold to igbos.

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by emmanuelbrown26: 11:52am On Dec 10, 2021
walefresh3:
Dem swear for u ni. must u comment on anything Yoruba... He be like say u dey see Yoruba giant for dream..? U dis yamiri nidwit .
What the op wrote their is nothing but the truth and fact.
Stop disturbing the peace of this forum, your fathers and uncle's hv sold virtually all their inheritance to igbo people.
Just stroll to any bus stop in the morning, u would see your youths drinking all manner of rubbish and shouting Omo mi da.
Very soon, Yoruba would become tenants on their inheritance. Mak una wake up before una go wake inside lagoon.
How una go sell una inheritance and relocate to ghetto, the whole ghetto here are being occupied by yorubas.

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by emmanuelbrown26: 12:04pm On Dec 10, 2021
Asgard73:


Yoruba man

Why should he talk about southeast? See how their brain works ba?
There fears .. imagine statement from an adult and reasonable Yoruba man.

The hate reality Walai .. and live propaganda .

They will comfortable call out other tribes but will curse abuse .. if you call them out..

Ndi Sophisticators
Don't mind that niggar. They will rather sit down morning till night and be gossiping about one Chinedu wey dey hustle for alaba or ladipo instead of telling chinedu to show dem how dry hustle dey go

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by SlyDev: 1:25pm On Dec 10, 2021
It is south East and North East dragging Nigeria back
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by newbornmacho(m): 2:14pm On Dec 10, 2021
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by chiefobdk2: 7:30pm On Dec 10, 2021
walefresh3:
Bro talkk more about south east and leave south west alone.

The writer na southwasterner
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by chiefobdk2: 7:31pm On Dec 10, 2021
walefresh3:
Dem swear for u ni. must u comment on anything Yoruba... He be like say u dey see Yoruba giant for dream..? U dis yamiri nidwit .
there is no Yoruba giant anywhere
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by Racoon(m): 7:37pm On Dec 10, 2021
Even today, most Yoruba think that Awolowo founded the Universities of Ibadan & Lagos. No one has reminded them that it took Azikiwe's pressures for a university for Nigeria, in his meeting with Arthur Richards in 1946, that led to the constitution of the Eliot commision & subsequently the founding of the University College-Ibadan.This fact is even clearly conveyed in Michael Crowder's eponymous book-The Story of Nigeria.

UNILAG was an NCNC project, shepherded by Aja Nwachukwu as the then minister for education.Even the great UNILAG in her 50th anniversary failed to mention Prof Eni Njoku as the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the university, a man that layed the solid foundation of what made Unilag what it is today.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenationonlineng.net/nigeria-safer-than-five-years-ago-buratai/amp/
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by Racoon(m): 7:39pm On Dec 10, 2021
walefresh3:
Bro talkk more about south east and leave south west alone.
"....People complain that Ndigbo are buying up all the lands all over Nigeria, including the South West. But these lands are being bought, not seized. When the landowners of the South West finish selling all their lands to Ndigbo, they’d become tenants in their own territory

So, no one should complain if our South East neighbours have become more enterprising than the other ethnic groups. In sports, especially soccer, Igbo youth make up 80 per cent of our teams. Same is true of other sports. Yoruba wake up!


In sports, especially soccer, Igbo youth make up 80 per cent of our teams. Same is true of other sports. Yoruba wake up! 

All the jobs that require physical strength are taboo for Yourba youth.....Ndigbo fill the gaps in domestic appliances, consumer electronics and other imports. How many Yoruba sell domestic cooking gas?


Ndigbo should not be punished or hated for their business acumen and bold business vision. We should copy them instead!..."

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by alanto: 8:30pm On Dec 10, 2021
Na so FFK to win Igbo people’s heart, Na so Reno take win their heart but today the story is not the same.
I leave you with your new lover.
Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by GreatTormentor: 8:34pm On Dec 10, 2021
baby factory criminals and drug traffickers have come again, life are been wasted like they worth nothing in their inviable erosion desecrated landlocked bloodsucking forsaking land, prominent people are been killed like cockroaches

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by juman(m): 8:42pm On Dec 10, 2021
Yoruba is without competent leaders presently.
No direction.

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by Ogbuefi2020: 9:16pm On Dec 10, 2021
Ndigbo have great advantage in their egalitarian culture.

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Re: The Problem With My Yoruba Brethren -Ladi Ayodeji by flokii: 9:40pm On Dec 10, 2021
No Igbo is buying up lands in South West.. stop this false narrative please.

The omoniles are using them for 'jeun jeun' selling unapproved lands to them that govt. will demolish later.
The real owners of Lagos for example have their lands intact, while those ones whose charity starts and ends outside their own ancestral lands go about fooling themseles. They can develop the whole world but can't develop their tiny enclave not up to Oyo state in size.

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