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The orisa—all 401 of them—are real. They exist, not as metaphors or parables, but as genuine sources of energy contained in every aspect of our universe. The Ifa devotee or orisa worshiper is constantly striving to open his or her channels to these energies. This is not a process that can be achieved through “understanding” but only through ritual. 

Words and explanations can take us to the door, but if we are to enter, experience, and benefit from the vast reservoir of energy that is available to us through Ifa, words and explanations must be left outside. In many ways Ifa is the original instruction book for the rituals that allow us access to this boundless energy. Learn it, work on it, and when you are finally able to leave the words at the door and experience it, you will have found your path home.

THE WAY OF THE ORISA

**This map is not accurate in scale as Aksum is much larger, and extended into Arabia. Sokoto is also not included.**

It has been noted that the first records of people describing their land as “Motherland” were the Ancient Egyptians however the word above literally means, ‘Land of the spirits’ meaning 'land of the Ancestors’. It is from the work of Adolf Erman and Hermann Grapow.

Worthebuch der Aegyptishen Sprache. Band V, p. 216. The Ancients referred to Africa south of their country by names such as Ta-Kenset, literally „placenta-land‟, Khenti = „ land of beginnings‟ and Ta-iakhu = „the land of the spirits‟, that is, “where the souls of ancestors dwell ( “Nile Genesis: Continuity of Culture from the Great Lakes to the Delta” in Ivan Van Sertima).

KEMET =/= BLACK PEOPLE

There is an academic debate that the Ancient Egyptians called themselves Black based upon KMT (Kemet) which in some circles is translated as “Black people.” Now at the end of the word KMT is an ideogram which can only mean physical place (the cross road sign above).

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The ideogram indicates the context in which the word applies. An ideogram for humans would always be used to represent a word that applied to people. However Kemet can only mean Black Land since the ideogram indicates it is describing a built or non-human environment. But none of this discredits the founders of Kemet as being African people, just like the Fulani or the Amhara. “Black” in the North American context. The “social "construction of race in America does not rely on skin color. "African Americans,” as Asante notes, “ constitute the most heterogeneous group in the United States biologically, but perhaps one of the most homogeneous socially.” The issue is color is used against African interest, for example:

Statement: “The Anicent Egypts were Black people”,

Reply: “no there were brown in color”

Truth: They were African people and like many African people display skin colors from high yellow to deep black.

Despite the new wave of myths regarding Nubia and Kemet (Ancient Egypt) It is clear that Kemet and Nubia were neighbouring African Civilizations just as Aksum and Nubia. Difference doesn’t mean Nubia was a ‘black race’ and Kemet wasn’t. Both groups were ethnic groups of indigenous African origin. The ethnic differences were no more significant than Ethiopians verses Kenyans.

Even today, you can find dark skin Ethiopians, much darker than South African Zulus and you can find light-skin Ethiopians lighter than most Arabs, and light skin Zulus lighter than most Indians. Skin color among African people is and always has been highly varied.

The salient reality is that no one can deny the historical truism that the Greeks (the world’s first Europeans) went to ancient Kemet to study at the Temple of Waset (later called Thebes by the Greeks and Luxor by the Arabs).In his magnum opus, A Lost Tradition:

African Philosophy in World History, (1995) Dr. Theophile Obenga quotes Aristotle ranking Egypt as “the most ancient archeological reserve in the world” and “that is how the Egyptians, whom we (Greeks) considered as the most ancient of the human race” (p. 45).

Leading Another #SacredJourney For #Itefa. Guess Where To?

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Behold, the colorful cover of my new opus ’Ballads & Blasphemy’- The Areligious Gospel of Adebola KUKU.
Within this cover you will find the thoughts, words, sounds, and truths of one man.
But a wise man once said “The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.”
This are songs denouncing years of blaspheme upon our innate intellects.
This are songs of questioning, reasoning, and redemption.
These are the songs that men who seeks power forbids you hear.
These are rhythms that unbound your spirits and nurture the power of love, compassion, and tolerance.
These are my words and your tomorrow’s truths thoughtfully titled “Ballads & Blasphemy.

Sincerely,
KUKU

In #YorubaLand children are considered the wealth of their parents hence why you probably know so many people whose names are or start with “Ola”.

#HappyBirthday to the one and only #OlatundunSamantha! The only 13y/o I know who’d plan her own birthday party without her mum knowing (she ordered #JollofRice and all the trimmings).

She’s a special one in many respects, funny, caring, a cook (she’s still learning), a friend and #TitoB’s twin)

I pray God’s favour on your life and importantly that He becomes the centre of your being!!

I have heard from gullible Yoruba Youths say the Federal Government of Nigeria built the Tin Can Port in Lagos, Yorubaland. The simple question to ask is this: Where does the Federal Government get the money to build the Tin Can Port?

Here is the simple answer:

The Federal Governemnt of Nigeria gets revenues from the following major sources:

1. Personal Income Tax
2. Corporate Profit Tax
3. Excise Taxes (VAT, Sales Tax etc.)
4. Custom Duties
5. Withholding Tax (Estate, Gift etc.)
6. Capital Gain Tax
7. Education Tax
8. Stamp Duties
9. Information Technology Tax
10. Petroleum Profit Tax (levied on the income of companies engaged in upstream petroleum activities, passed onto vehicle owners)
11. Mining Rents
12. Miscellaneous Receipts (earnings from fees, charges, etc.)
13. Royalties.

49% of the total revenues collected by the Federal Government from the sources listed above comes from the Yoruba South-West region of Nigeria. The South-South geopolitical zone contributes 44% of the revenues of the Federal Government. The remaining balance of 7% is contributed by the remaining four geopolitical zones of the South-East, North-Central, North-West and the North-East respectively.

The money used by the Federal Government to build the Tin Can Port in Lagos, Yorubaland, comes essentially from the Yoruba South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It therefore makes economic sense that the revenue realized from Tin Can Port, be retained for re-investment into the Yoruba economy. Alas, that is not the case however.

Tin Can Port, generates more than N6 trillion a year for the Federal Government of Nigeria. The port was built with money sourced from Yorubaland, but the N6 trillion revenue collected from the port is first taking to Abuja, from where it is shared across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, based on the number of States, Local Governments and population in each of the geopolitical zones. At the end of the sharing, the Hausa/Fulani North-West zone gets more money from the N6 trillion collected from Tin Can Port, because the zone has more states, more local governments and population, yet it contributed nothing to the money. The Yoruba South-West zone that contributed the whole of the N6 trillion gets a meager sum. This is an economic injustice and must be stopped. The Yoruba Youth will resort to the use of viral and bacterial weapons if this injustice continues.

Nigeria, Poorly Managed For Eight Years – Obasanjo

Nigeria, Poorly Managed For Eight Years – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday said Nigeria had been poorly managed for eight years, telling Nigerians to be patient with the incoming administration of President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to correct the prevailing abnormalities.

He said this during a visit of a delegation of South-West women leaders, under the leadership of Iyalode of Yorubaland,Chief Alaba Lawson, to his Abeokuta…

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Don't Take Nigeria For Granted - Obasanjo Warns Buhari

Don’t Take Nigeria For Granted – Obasanjo Warns Buhari

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned the President-elect against cover up,urging him not to take Nigerians for granted when he assumes office as the president from May 29. Obasanjo said this while addressing a delegation of South West women leaders under the leadership of the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief Alaba Lawson, who paid him a visit in his Abeokuta country home. According…

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Obasanjo Says He's Confident Of Buhari's Leadership

Obasanjo Says He’s Confident Of Buhari’s Leadership


Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed confidence in the leadership of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari advising him not to take Nigerians for granted in administering the country from May 29.

Obasanjo expressed the confidence while hosting a delegation of South West Women Leaders under the leadership of the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson, at his…

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