YORUBA

Yoruba people are from South - Western Nigeria. Oduduwa is the father of all Yoruba people. Oduduwa was from Ile-Ife in Osun State. 

The story of the Yoruba people originated a long time ago. Once Upon a time, Olodumare, the creator, lowered a chain down from heaven down to Ile-Ife. Olodumare sent down Oduduwa down the chain with a cock, some sand and a palm kernel. Oduduwa threw the sandinto the water and the cock scratched it to become land. The palm kernel grew into a big tree with sixteen branches which became the first sixteen kingdoms o Yoruba land.

HISTORY

Kene is wearing traditional Yoruba attire for men made from Aso-Oke . He is wearing an Agbada ,which is a top , Soro ( also called Sokoto) which are slim trousers and Fila on his head.

Aso-Oke is a type of fabric that Yoruba people make.

Folu is wearing traditional attire for women made from Aso-Oke. She is wearing a Buba, which is the top , an Iro, which is a wrapper tied around her waist  and a Gele on her head.

CLOTHING

Eyo Festival

Osun Osogbo Festival

Sango Festival

Ojude-Oba Festival

Yoruba people have different types of foods which are mainly solid. It can be prepared by  pounding or  with hot water and eaten with delicious soups. 

Kene's favorite food is Iyan and Efo riro ( Pounded Yam and Vegetable soup )

Folu's favorite food is Amala and gbegiri (yam flour prepared in hot water and beans soup).

FOOD

Yoruba people speak Yoruba Language.

LANGUAGE

FESTIVALS

MEET THE YORUBA

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