Struggling with Heritage in Yoruba Land

The yr finish 2019 Iju-Odo, Osooro Day competition which historically served as a day of ceremony and atonement turned an unsightly day with unusual tragedies and acrimonies.


The neighborhood occasion which held in the foremost Manuwa Memorial Grammar School, Iju-Odo was greeted by excessive and mighty in Nigeria amongst of whom are high state authorities functionaries, Oba Abodi of Ikoya land, Ret. Gen Olu Bajowa (Jagunmolu of Ikale Land), Oba Orofun of Iju-Odo, Rebuja of Osooro Land, Chief Gani Adams (Supreme Leader of Yoruba ethnic militia referred to as OPC), Police Chief Bode Ojajuni, and different notable conventional rulers.

According to Oba of Iju-Odo, His royal highness, Oba Orofun, this yr competition turned to be the worst in the historical past of this nice neighborhood due to the various unusual occurrences that are indicators that the gods and our ancestors are offended due to a number of defilements and sacrilege in the land.

He cited a case the place a particular conventional ceremony was to be carried out on account of an indigene who in keeping with the custom should not enter the land on account of taboo and defilement to the gods was thwarted by households and the supporters of the chosen -Mr Okesola lasehinwa. The King went additional to indicate appreciation to the Leader and members of the O’odua People Congress (OPC) who has been in the forefront of selling the normal heritage in Yoruba race.

Members of Iju-Odo Council of Chiefs flanked by the Local Government Chairman Mr. Prisola, Ret.Gen. Bajowa and others on the simply concluded Iju-Odo Day Festival-December 28th, 2019

In response, The Yoruba warfare Lord, Chief Gani Adams reiterated that their members are dedicated to sustaining reinforcement of Yoruba ancestral doctrines anyplace they’re settled across the nation. He additionally made reference that because the day he acquired message from the Iju-Odo neighborhood elders to fetch the absconded man again to the neighborhood they haven’t relented. According to Chief Adams, if the chosen one is just not in exile or useless, the OPC will do all inside their powers to execute the desire of the ancestors concerning this abominable state of affairs. He then admonished the neighborhood and the Chief Priest to proceed to seek the advice of the Oracle (Ifa) to search out methods to appease the gods of the land in order that continuous misfortunes in the neighborhood may be abated.

The gathering was greeted with unusual ominale masquerades which represents the spirits of ancestors which is initially seen at occasions just like the burial or coronation of an Oba or High Chief.


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