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|Travel / Re: COVID-19: MC Oluomo Issues Warning To Transport Operators by MetaPhysical: 1:28am On Mar 24|
|Politics / Re: Bianca Ojukwu Dazzles In Green In ‘stay at home’ relaxation Mode by MetaPhysical: 1:21am On Mar 24|
Where is the ring Gburugburu gave to her?
|Politics / Re: This Is My Mind If You Don't Like The Post Skip It And Pass by MetaPhysical: 7:35pm On Mar 23|
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|Culture / Re: Oriki - Is There Anything Historical In It For Us? by MetaPhysical: 7:23pm On Mar 23|
Eletu Iwase is one of four Eletus in Lagos.
Eletu Odibo - Prime Minister
Eletu Kekere - Lesser Minister (title is dormant and has not been used long time)
Eletu Ijebu - Ijebu Minister
Eletu Iwase - Iwase (Migrants) Minister.
Lagos does not have a Balogun. The equivalent is an Olorogun (Olori Ogun).
Olorogun Ado (wrongly called Adodo) would be the war commander of Ado.
Outside Yoruba proper, there are two Ados, one East (Onitsha) and one West (Dahomey).
Olorogun Ado was the commander at the West fort in Dahomey, and one of the titles replicated when Olofin brought Asipa and settled him on Aromire's land.
The Lagos Royalty have had two dynasties so far. The first ended with Akinsemoyin. The current one started with Olorogun Kutere.
Why is he called Olorogun Kutere? It's a noble title.
He inherited this title from his Ijebu maternal grandmother, Olugbani, who was the daughter of an Ijebu nobleman.
Same happened to Eshinlokun. His father, Olorogun Kutere, married from an Ijebu noble family. The mother gave her son, Eshinlokun, her lineage title of Asajon.
All the bloodline descending from the first and second dynasties can bear Olorogun but only the descendants of Eshinlokun can bear Asajon. This is how Kosoko ended up as the Asajon of Lagos.
In all of these we see that the Oba of Lagos throne is triangulated - their bloodline is Benin/Ijesha on father and Ijebu/Whydah on mother.
The Ijebu and Whydah roots feature prominently in their Orikis...it highlights their alliances and relationships over time.
|Sports / Should Tokyo 2020 Olympics Game Be Postponed? by MetaPhysical: 6:09pm On Mar 23|
Many countries have shut down gyms and athletic facilities. This means athletes' schedules are impacted. In fact some competition meets have also been cancelled since travel ban prevents world class atheletes from participating.
Canada and Australia are not sending athletes to Tokyo.
It is highly doubtful Italy, Iran, US, China and France would.
Should IOC pull the plug and move the 2020 Olympics date forward?
|Family / Re: For How Long Should An Engagement Ring Be Worn? by MetaPhysical: 5:59pm On Mar 23|
Even if he set a date now nobody go show up. The whole town is practising social distancing.
Wait after corona...
|Politics / Re: Coronavirus - Covid19 - Resources You Need For Your Awareness. by MetaPhysical: 5:56pm On Mar 23|
1,000 more death in 24hrs!
Over 30,000 new cases.
|Politics / Re: DEEP!!! This Deep Message From Femi Fani Kayode Will Stir You Up (watch) by MetaPhysical: 5:51pm On Mar 23|
What is deep in this message?
OP, where is the depth in his message? Nothing he says here stirs the soul into awakening.
You were bamboozled into taking his articulation of english language for inspiration of spirit.
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|Politics / Re: Atiku Abubakar & Estate Residents Dragged His UK Returnee Son For COVID 19 Test by MetaPhysical: 5:21pm On Mar 23|
Did he travel commercial or private?
Abi which kin wahala be dis now?
|Culture / Re: Oriki - Is There Anything Historical In It For Us? by MetaPhysical: 2:27pm On Mar 23|
Today, African Americans interested in finding where in Africa their ancestors originated go to clinics to give dna sample. This is navigating genetic coding to pinpoint geo-zone, or more pecisely ethnic identity.
Similarly, Oriki is a "navigator".
Let us imagine that some slaves and their descendants had passed on their Oriki to succeeding generations. Today it would be possible to pinpoint their family compound....a feat that dna is not currently capable of.
The Oriki itself, as you have pointed out is scientific. As an individual recites his/her Oriki it is a audio print of their genetic lineage......
"I am the son of those who arrest the surging waves...
A monkey lean on the branch and travels the air...
I stand on the crest and walk the sea...
They ask who am I to troop with the sharks...
I replied that I am the son of Olokun, the custodian of storming seas..."
Very simple, yet precise! We know this person must be from a family that worships Olokun, this person is Yoruba and this person is from a coastal town. Our search for his family is narrowed to just a handful of compounds.
|Culture / Re: Oriki - Is There Anything Historical In It For Us? by MetaPhysical: 6:44am On Mar 23|
Oriki can be viewed as a continuum of historical evolution for its owner.
The Oriki is a record book of deeds showing contributions and exploits of Ancestors in their dimensional capacities - vertical and horizontal!
|Culture / Re: Photo Evidence Of Oreri (ora-eri)People Of Anambra State Being Igala By Ancestry by MetaPhysical: 2:14am On Mar 23|
Can you ever talk without a mention of Yoruba? This is between Igala and Anambra. Face your Igala colonizers and let Yoruba alone.
|Culture / Re: Oriki - Is There Anything Historical In It For Us? by MetaPhysical: 2:01am On Mar 23|
|Culture / Re: Oriki - Is There Anything Historical In It For Us? by MetaPhysical: 2:00am On Mar 23|
|Culture / Re: Oriki - Is There Anything Historical In It For Us? by MetaPhysical: 2:00am On Mar 23|
|Politics / Re: Coronavirus - Covid19 - Resources You Need For Your Awareness. by MetaPhysical: 12:56am On Mar 23|
How did Covid-19 start?
Chinese started and made sushi delicacies popular round the world - raw flesh from rat, lizard, bat, octopus, frog, fish.
Not to speculate but I wonder if victims have any record or history of eating sushi....or as a kitchen worker, preparing sushi. God forgive me but its just a thought.
|Politics / Coronavirus - Covid19 - Resources You Need For Your Awareness. by MetaPhysical: 12:33am On Mar 23|
People may experience:
Difficulty breathing (severe cases)
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Source: World Health Organization
Leading Researchers on the virus
Leading Regulatory Body on Global Disease Control
News Article on the Origin of COVID-19
Interactive World Map
|Politics / Re: Reactions As Buhari Pronounced Covid19 As "Covik One Nine Virus' by MetaPhysical: 12:08am On Mar 23|
Tinubu has taught this man to practice bad acts.
When Tinubu wanted to do something undercover he will first throw a curveball onto the social media and give us something to talk about. He then does his bad act unnoticed, and in peace!
Bubu has been reading before we are born. To now start making gaffe in reading is intentional....it is a curveball!
Tinubu mind yasef o!!
|Politics / Re: Coronavirus: Sanwoolu Shuts Down Levels 1-12 In The Lagos Public Service by MetaPhysical: 11:59pm On Mar 22|
Do we have pandemic insurance coverage in Nigeria?
This coronavirus will define new business models going forward.
Before 9/11 accessibility at airports was unrestrained, all that changed worldwide after 9/11. Countries not in the immediate target of terrorists also joined to change policies on security. Insurance companies started underwriting policy coverage for death or injury caused by terrorism.
Coronavirus will change the way forward, globally. If you are an insurance underwriter.....develop a product that you can market, beginning NOW!
|Politics / Re: There is no need for another Biafra - Dim Ojukwu warned! Share with Kanu... by MetaPhysical: 8:09pm On Mar 22|
Did you just say that...It doesn't matter what Ojukwu said"?
Mmmtccheeeww....Dede must see this.
|Politics / Re: A Professional Dog Walker! Have You Heard Of This Before? by MetaPhysical: 8:04pm On Mar 22|
I say find me how much they make. I want know.
|Politics / Re: Okieze Ikpeazu Standing In A Metro Train While In United States- Photo by MetaPhysical: 7:59pm On Mar 22|
I was on that shuttle train few years ago when i went on visit.
Thats airport shuttle from terminal to baggage and atrium area. Its not a metro train.
Is Ikpeazu doing part time security guard....abi which one be security uniform now?
Abia don jam trouble today.
|Culture / Re: Yoruba Hebrew Heritage by MetaPhysical: 7:51pm On Mar 22|
Thats the right approach. I have since ignored him and his contributions. Thank God he is doing it for Yoruba.....the only one with a rich history longer than human memory.
Yoruba Imperial said he was going to do something on Ad. I think his many bans have interrupted the work. Now, ive been lazy, I said i was going to keep that thread alive but i have not. He is going to be upset when he returns. I want to see what he uncovers.
I love your thread on Oriki. I just posted on it.
God bless you!
|Culture / Re: Oriki - Is There Anything Historical In It For Us? by MetaPhysical: 7:43pm On Mar 22|
Before we go into the Oriki, let's establish first some historical connections.
Ado, Edo, Ido, Odo
These are all Yoruba ancestral words to denote features of settlement in a geo-space.
Originally, Edo (as in Edo people, Edo State) is a class of emigrants in ancestral times. They left Ife and occupied settlement in a new land in the forest. The aborigines of that forest were known as Efa, hunters and gatherers with no recognized rulership or form of civility.
The Edo of today is a political new-entity, on the surface devoid of its Yoruba ancestry but retaining in its roots traces of linkage back to Yoruba.
Ogiso >>> Oba
The ancient Edo settlement was ruled by Chiefs of Ife known as Ogiso. The settlement prospered and expanded and was characterized by constant clashes of interest between the settlers and aborigines. The capital was Igodo.
Yoruba lexicon does not have "gh" sounding words which is common in the Efa lexicon. We also dont have 'z' or 'v'.
Igodo is same as Agodo - shrine!
The Ogisos brought Ife deities to Edo and built shrines for the deities around their metropolis and took the alias Igodomigodo.
At the arrival of Oranmiyan he and his court camped in Use or Uselu.
Place names like Ughoton, Ughelli are in the aborigene language.
Given names like Akenzua are assimilated from Yoruba Akinsua, popularly used in Eastern Yorubaland.
Eweka was born in Uselu and coronated and reigned from there over the aborigene land.
The Kingdom also took a name and was called IBINI. The King at Uselu ruled over Ibini Kingdom. Eventually a new settlement was developed and the King relocated from Uselu to the new capital now called Ibini - later corrupted to Benin.
What is the connection between Republic of Benin and Benin Kingdom?
This relationship pre-dated 1600.
Both thrones at Oyo Ile and Bini belonged to same bloodline and ancestry but separate dynasties.
The greatest threat and opposition to their rulership was from the Empires of Dahomey and Ghana in West as well Songhai in North.
Hausa, Bariba, Nupe and Yoruba were the immediate contact points to those three threats and so Oyo Empire was under great pressure to preserve its rulership.
Oyo's method of warfare was well suited to the Savannah plains and wooded Guinea belt but insufficient and not suited to deterr threats from the forest and sea coast. This is where Bini Kingdom came in.
Bini itself was not a coastal kingdom but it could form alliance with sailors on the coast to put up a defense shield against intruders from Dahomey and or Ghana using vulnerability to invade and destroy Kingdoms in Yorubaland.
Bini created a sea force using alliance with Itsekiri and Ilaje. They created a seabase at Ado.....
Bini had not settled in Eko by this time. They would travel through the creeks from Bini River through Ijebu to Oto to Amuwo all way to Iwida (Whydah, Ouida).
Oto was the seat of Olofin at that time. Oto is also known as Ido.
He would host them on stopover ...kinda like a modern day Bed-and-Breakfast before proceeding on the journey.
The purpose of Bini in Iwida was to setup a fort and a defense shield against intrusion from threats in West.
Oyo had a similar arrangement in North....in Ilorin! Ilorin was a Yoruba Army fort.
It was much later that Olofin advised that if the fort in Whyday is successful in keeping enemy away, he would need one too because their pepper farm was always raided by intruders in the creek and is damaging trade and commerce with interior kingdoms.
Bini replied that they had no land and cannot fight Olofin to take land for the fort. The compromise was for Aromire to carve out land for Bini settlement.
Bini has never fought Lagos. Bini had a fort used as a defense shield to deter enemy invasion into Yoruba South....as Oyo had also created one in Ilorin that was very effective in supressing Dahomey ambitions.
Lineage and Events...
After Asipa had settled in Eko....
(Notice connection between Edo, Ado, Ido, Eko)
After Asipa settlement he coronated and started the first dynasty.
Oba Akinsemoyin had an alias and he was called Alado. The one who possessed Ado or one from Ado.
His first daughter turned down request to marry Baba Alagbaa (The Palace Priest who was from Ijesha) and instead married a man from Whydah.
Akinsemoyin's sister, Erelu married Baba Alagbaa to bear Ologun Kutere.
Ologun Kutere became King after Akinsemoyin and married an Ijebu woman who bore Eshinlokun.
Adele became King after Kutere but was deposed and left for Whydah.
Eshinlokun became King after Adele.
After Eshinlokun died Kosoko was to become King but Idewu Ojulari was coronated and Kosoko went on exile to Whydah.
After Ojulari died Oluwole became King. He was succeeded by Akintoye.
Akintoye's mother was Egba. He recalled Kosoko from Whydah.
Kosoko overthrew him and sent him on exile.
He later returned with help of British force and deposed Kosoko and regained throne. Kosoko went on exile to Epe.
Akintoye died shortly after. Dosunmu became King. Dosunmu's mother was from Whydah.
So....you see the back and forth relationship between the uproots from Bini setting up a city in Ado (Whydah) and actually marrying from there. Prince and Princesses back in those days married into royalty or a non-royal noble family.
Is it possible that when they settled into Whydah originally, a part of the family took Olofin's invitation to resettle in Lagos while another part remained in Ado?
There is a Quad-City relationship connecting Bini - Oyo- Ado and Eko.
In Lagos there is confusion whether Orisa Adimu was originally the property of Oyo or Bini. You can see the depth of link and how it should not surprise qhen in the Oriki you begin to see elements of Oyo, Bini, Ado and Eko.
Omo Ibini Arokun Yo!
The son of Bini who dominated the Sea!
This is common Oriki for all the Akarigbere White Cap Chiefs.
On the other hand, the Oriki of Oba of Lagos is Omo Erin Jogun Ola.
The son of the mighty who inherited the land!
Erin is a totem of Oyo! But Oyo is younger than Bini.....therefore it can only be traced up to Oranmiyan.
Make i stop here Oga mi!
|Culture / Re: Yoruba Hebrew Heritage by MetaPhysical: 3:29pm On Mar 22|
Long time bro! Hope you are well and prospering.
No, i havent seen your writing on Ad. I would love to read it.
Na one by one Edumare dey reveal them. They say everyday for the thief one day for the owner.
|Culture / Re: Yoruba Hebrew Heritage by MetaPhysical: 3:22pm On Mar 22|
Stop typing rubbish and beating around the bush. You are a Yoruba-wannabe! We have seen it and know who you are. Nairaland rules forbid posting of personal information about members. Your cover is blown.
Do you not see that we no longer respond to macof on Yoruba topics?
Your cover is blown, omo atohun rinwa!
|Politics / Re: Ikpeazu Explains Why Coronavirus "Won't Enter Abia State" by MetaPhysical: 2:58pm On Mar 22|
Ikpeazu had sealed an oath with coronavirus to stay out of Abia.
|Politics / Re: Oil Price Fall: FG Moves To Use Pension Fund On Infrastructure by MetaPhysical: 9:43am On Mar 22|
Which kind country is Nigeria?
Why spend pension money on infrastructure? Haba!
|Politics / Re: A Professional Dog Walker! Have You Heard Of This Before? by MetaPhysical: 9:37am On Mar 22|
On Sunday....na hin you open mouth talk like this?
Did i tel you im looking for job? I fit pay your monthly salary for the next five years and i no go shake. Infact, take leave from work......write it off to coronavirus, your salary will be replaced from my pocket. Anuofia like you!
|Politics / Re: A Professional Dog Walker! Have You Heard Of This Before? by MetaPhysical: 9:33am On Mar 22|
You are kidding me!
Dog owner is different from professional dog walking.
An individual can walk his dogs. Thats a dog owner. No one pays him to do that.
A professional dog walker is hired and paid to walk dogs.
We have dog owners in VI, not professional dog walkers.
Do you not hear the girl say "you c'nrav upto 6 rormore clients". She is talking 6 dogs on the walk!
Nigeria never reach that stage. But it sound interesting sha.
|Romance / Re: Samuel Yarling: Pre-Wedding Photos Of The Groom That Died On His Wedding Day by MetaPhysical: 9:22am On Mar 22|
May his soul rest in peace!
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