Ooni Of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi Declares Quilombola As Yoruba Territory During Brazil Visit

Date: 23-03-2023 6:21 am (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 23-03-2023 06:21 AM (2 months ago)
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The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, announced that Quilombola, an Afro-Brazilian settlement in Brazil that is home to many Yoruba people, is now recognized as a Yoruba territory. The declaration was made during the Ooni’s recent visit to Brazil, at a ceremony held in the Quingoma community of Lauro de Freitas on March 19.

The Quilombola community is renowned for its history of housing Yoruba people who were forcibly taken from Nigeria during the African slave trade. The Ooni’s recognition of Quilombola as a Yoruba community is seen as a significant step in promoting respect for African history and preserving the cultural heritage of both Brazilians and Yoruba people.

In a statement, the Ooni emphasized his commitment to preserving Yoruba culture and its values. He highlighted the community’s deep connection to Yoruba traditions, including the worship of gods like Sango, Ogun, Yemoja, and Obatala, as well as their proficiency in speaking the Yoruba language.
The Ooni also noted that recognizing Quilombola as a Yoruba territory could promote bilateral trade between Brazil and Nigeria, as well as increase global awareness and acceptance of Yoruba culture. Overall, the declaration is viewed as a significant achievement in the ongoing effort to honor African heritage and promote cultural diversity.

Posted: at 23-03-2023 06:21 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
- OmoNobaUku at 23-03-2023 11:33 AM (2 months ago)
I bet he made that declaration without negotiation with or the approval of the Brazilian Govt. They sure will have something to say about that. You can't as a leader go to another man's land and make such a unilateral declaration. All you'll end up doing is putting the people at risk with the Govt, its people and Govt agencies.
Posted: at 23-03-2023 11:33 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- spekay at 26-03-2023 03:20 AM (2 months ago)
So interesting how the real Root source  Yorubas will manage to pronounce the word Quilombola because the Letter  Q is conspicuously missing in the Yoruba Alphabet,  Nevertheless, the inclusive move is quite commendable More grace to his Royal Highness for not forgetting his people everywhere .

Posted: at 26-03-2023 03:20 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac


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