The Yoruba are said to be prolific sculptors, famous for their terra cotta works throughout the 12th and 14th century; artists also earnests their capacity in making artwork out of bronze. Esiẹ Museum is a museum in Esiẹ, Irepodun, Kwara. The museum was the first to be established in Nigeria when it opened in 1945.
The Yoruba people are an ethnic group of over 40 million people in total, inhabiting the southwestern and north-central region of Nigeria, as well as southern and central Benin.
Followers of the Yoruba religion believe that a single omnipotent deity named Olodumare (or Olorun) rules over the universe. Olodumare is also referred to by other names, including Oluwa (Lord) and Orise (the source of all things), but has no gender.
The Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, has reaffirmed his position on the family ties between Yoruba and Igbo nations, saying the two ethnic groups are inseparable members of the same family. “Lagos is part of Yoruba land, we are all one, we are all the same.
Àwọn òrìṣà Obinrin(Female Orishas) Ajé – orisha of wealth. Ayao – orisha of air. Yewa – orisha of the river Yewa. Nàná Bùkùú – orisha of the river and of the earth. Ọbà – first wife of Ṣàngó and orisha of domesticity and marriage. Ọtìn – orisha of river, she is hunter and wife of Erinlẹ̀ Olókun – orisha of the seas.
The Yoruba -speaking peoples share a rich and complex heritage that is at least one thousand years old. Today 18 million Yoruba live primarily in the modern nations of southwestern Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
But when you want to count the tribe with the richest person as in who has the highest quantified wealth, then it is the Hausa-Fulani and followed by the Yoruba tribe and then Igbo. But by population of rich Nigerians, Igbos are the richest.
Fulani. This group lives in such states, as Plateau. And as you know, it is very liable to clashes, herdsmen and terrorist attacks, which have made this tribe not very rich. They are the poorest tribe in the country today.
According to a research conducted mid-2019, Enugu ranked as the safest state in Nigeria. The city, located at the Eastern part of the country comprises majorly of the Ibos who are business people. It is also known to be calm, peaceful, filled with brotherly love and people who enjoy minding their businesses.
Èdè Yorùbá) is a language spoken in West Africa, most prominently South western Nigeria. It is spoken by the ethnic Yoruba people. The number of Yoruba speakers is estimated at between 45 and 55 million. Yoruba language.
|Language family||Niger–Congo Atlantic–Congo Volta-Congo Volta–Niger YEAI Yoruboid Edekiri Yoruba|
In actuality, these terms (Olorun, Olodumare, and Eledaa) are interchangeable for the same God, Olorun. Eledaa means he who creates in Yoruba language and Olodumare means the Almighty – the Supreme Being. The Yoruba people believe that Orisa cannot exist independent of the Supreme Being.
Santeria practitioners also believe in the Christian Jesus Christ known as Olofi. Orisa, also spelled Orisha or Yemaya, a Santeria saint known as the mother to all Orisas She is thought to be a protector of women and is likened to Christianity’s Virgin Mary.
So, the tribe from South East Nigeria is surrounded by black people. However, the larger percentage of them are light skinned. While no research has proven this to be a fact, the skin tone of the Igbo tribe is most likely due to a gene they have carried down from centuries in the past.
Igbo man marrying Yoruba woman Even if they are from different tribes, they understand each other. They both prefer to work hard. Therefore, if these two representatives of different tribes get married, then it`s a high possibility that everything will be okay. Because they like to stick to their families.
Today, Igbo is considered to be one of the richest tribes in Nigeria. Even though you won’t find many Igbo people in politics, they comprise one of the richest tribes in Nigeria. Because of their love for making money and their business knowledge, they have entered and excelled in the business sphere.