Artist commentary: “Oduduwa,was the 1st Ooni, King of Ile-Ife with the titles “Olofin”. His
name, phonetically written by Yoruba language-speakers as Odùduwà and
sometimes contracted as Ooduwa, Odudua or Oòdua, is generally ascribed
to the ancestral dynasties of Yorubaland because he is held by the
Yoruba to have been the ancestor of their numerous crowned kings.
Following his posthumous deification, he was admitted to the Yoruba
pantheon as an aspect of a primordial divinity of the same name.”