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Nigeria: 2018 Òjé-Ibadan & Òjé-Ẹdẹ Market Days – Tola Adenle

January 26, 2018


The market days for the two Oje markets at Ibadan and Ẹdẹ for 2018 are here, and as always, the delay is due to my absence from Nigeria at this time, & as always, I owe a debt of gratitude to a sister, Ṣade, who made multiple trips to the open air market before she […]

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Unnamed Aṣọ Òkè-clad white couple stuns at Yoruba engagement ceremony – Tola Adenle

March 16, 2017


While the date, place and even names of the beautiful couple in these  photographs are unknown, it is clear that the bride and groom as well as their families and friends were all on board with the idea of a Yoruba-themed engagement ceremony. It is after this ceremony that Christian couples would go to church […]

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A huge landmark for this blog! – Tola Adenle

August 2, 2014


This morning, Yoruba Engagement Aṣọ Òkè reached 9,000 – nine thousand – viewership!  Check out how these Yoruba textiles and other Yoruba-related essays have muscled their ways to the top of essays on the blog.  Over a thousand checked out the market days for Aṣọ Òkè at Oje in 2013.  I did not plan it […]

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Please tell me more about Yoruba bridal trunks/trousseau – Brynda from Diaspora

September 28, 2013

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Dear Readers, Below is a letter from a Sister in Diaspora.  If you also have suggestions, please write to Brynda through the ‘Comments’ Box and it will get to her.  Thanks, TOLA. Hi – I have learned a lot about Yoruba by reading your blog! You seem very knowledgable about Yoruba beliefs and customs. I […]

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Blog Landmark: a single post reaches a thousand-mark readers! – Tola Adenle

March 12, 2013


Well, we did it, and a big thanks to you all, dear friends: those who knock various doors/ – links, search engines and words of mouth – to reach me; those on my chunky e-rolodex – an ancient term in a high-tech age, and constitute the base of my readers by getting most postings on […]

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Yoruba engagement aso oke, etcetera – Tola Adenle

October 29, 2012


If you’ve read this before and find that it is a bit different, it’s because I’ve tried to combine related material in one place.  For example, I’ve removed the picture of Lagos, Nigeria governor, Babatunde Fashola with the Alaari cap.  It now sits where it belongs –   TOLA, December 15, 2012.] =========== Over […]

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Yoruba betrothal and accompanying bizarre bazaar – Tola Adenle

May 14, 2012


If there was a product that Nigeria could market apart from the black gold, it would have to be socials.  Is a Y-u-p-p-i-e (Young Urban Professional) looking to celebrate his first million-dollar by marrying a female yuppie in New York and cannot figure how to plan a three-day bachelor’s party?  There are thousands of outfits […]

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