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ILE OBINRIN O KIN PE SU

ILE OBINRIN O KIN PE SU

I live in a large compound with many families. One of my neighbours is an elderly Urhobo couple so when they found that I am an Urhobo girl, they informally adopted me and scolded me whenever I didn’t stop by to say hi.

Yesterday, I sat with mama for my Urhobo lessons but ended up listening carefully to her as she talked about how she was once a petite young lady who worked so hard to assist in training her children. She talked so fondly about her children who are now all married and how she ensured that her daughters did not end up being wayward.

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Posted by on March 28, 2018 in RANDOM THOUGHTS, RANTS

 

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YORUBA VALENTINE AND ONE FOR RUTH

Aloha people!
How’s y’all doing today? It’s Lovers’ day on Sunday yo and I’m guessing ’em ladies have caught the boo. Yeah, so while lovers are busy doing their lovey-dovey thang, you may want to know what Aidee would be doing on that day.

Well, Aidee may be listening and contributing to talks on politics and business with the Association of Loverless Lovers. Yass!

So this year, I’ll be celebrating lovers’ days with my friend who isn’t with me and who may not even be aware of the existence of this blog.

But for those men who really want to, but have no idea what to do to celebrate the day with their female lovers, I might have a tip or two for you.

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Posted by on February 12, 2016 in love

 

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GUEST POST: IF YOUR DAD WAS LIKE MINE

I decided to continue my posts on sweet throwbacks. This one is from a friend, he is a poet and when I saw this his throwback, my unselfish self had to share it. He is one of those whose poems I find myself yearning to read. He is from Western Nigeria so Yoruba is his official language. His name is Wole Ayodele-Fash (Ayodele-Fash is a compound name). He blogs at http://wolespeaks.blogspot.com . This is a daddy throwback that I love to read and re-read. Enjoy!

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Posted by on November 19, 2014 in GUEST POSTS

 

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ACCENTS: YORUBA VERSUS BRITISH

After staying in one of the Western Nigerian states for almost two decades, I was very excited to go to school in the South. Settling down was easy and in a matter of months, I was ready to commence the journey that would, in the end, pay off with a first degree in biochemistry.
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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Africa, LIFE, RANDOM THOUGHTS

 

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FIRST POST FOR THE YEAR

Most Yoruba and Yoruba-speaking people would know this song

No 1 miracle l’oluwa fi ore temi se

O f’orin si me lenu, O ni ki n ma ko lo

O f’ijo si mi lese, O ni ki n ma jo niso

O f’ayo si mi loko, ayo ayeraye o

No 1 miracle l’oluwa fi ore temi se

This is my first blog post this year all thanks to the non-availability of internet. I have so many posts drafted out, waiting for finishing touches before getting published.  I’m not the best Yoruba interpreter as I spent only a little above two decades in the western part of Nigeria, but I am pretty sure that this short song above which has left me sleepless even at this hour is one that gives acknowledges the goodness of God in our lives. Therefore, this song goes as a first post in the new year and as an acknowledgement to God from a grateful heart for mercy. Being alive is after all No 1 miracle. 

Aidee

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in LIFE

 

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