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Did you know?
1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.
2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.
3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.
Yoruba Creation of the World Mystery Revealed
There is a web of superhuman activity within the powerful spirit world of the Yoruba
Yoruba ancestral memories
There is a web of superhuman activity within the powerful spirit world of the Yoruba, this is the true story of how the world was created according to the Yoruba’s of West Africa.
Creation of the World
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Ritual practices and the cosmological ideas, the true story of how the world was created.
The entire world was filled with water when
God decided to create the world. God sent his messenger Obatala to perform the
task of creating the world. Obatala brought along his helper, a man named
Oduduwa as well as a calabash full of earth and a chicken. Then they began
their descent to earth from a rope.
Along the way, they stopped over at a feast
where Obatala got drunk from drinking too much palm wine. Oduduwa, finding his
master drunk, picked up the calabash and the chicken and continued on the
When Oduduwa reached the earth, he sprinkled
earth from the calabash over the water and he dropped the chicken on the earth.
The chicken then ran around spreading the earth in every direction he moved
until there was land. Oduduwa had now created earth from what used to be water.
Later when Obatala got out of his drunken
haze, he discovered that Oduduwa had already performed his task and he was very
upset. God however gave him another task to perform – to create the people that
would populate the earth.
And that was how the world was created in a
place now called Ile-Ife.
Did you know?
The ancient Saworoide drum of the Yoruba people is more than a drum for entertainment. Sacred drumming is deeply ancestral as it is the heartbeat conveying important messages to the Yoruba community.
Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.
Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.
Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.
Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.
Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.
Around 5% of mainland Africa is covered by water, including lakes, rivers, estuaries, bays, straits, gulfs and other bodies of water. Africa is home to some of the world's largest rivers and lakes, such as the Nile River and Lake Victoria. While up to 60% of Africa is classified as desert or drylands, a total volume of around 626.4 million cubic miles (2.616 billion cubic kilometers) of water surrounds Africa. The water resources of Africa play a vital role in supporting the continent's ecosystems, as well as the lives and livelihoods of millions of people who depend on them for drinking water, agriculture, energy generation, industry and commerce. Water is life Exploring the Rich Waterways of Africa: A Look at the Number and Diversity of Lakes and Rivers on the African Continent. Two oceans border Africa. The five major oceans of the world are the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean. There are two oceans that border Africa - the Atlan
How to make the popular African recipes Ugali and Fufu and what is the difference. Ugali is a starch dish in Kenya and Tanzania made of fine cornmeal cooked in boiling water into a soft dough. Fufu is a thick, dough-like West African food made by boiling then pounding a starchy vegetable such as yam, plantain, or cassava or a mixture of starchy vegetables. The main difference between fufu and ugali is fufu is boiled first then pounded while ugali is simply boiled. Ugali recipe. Easy Ugali Recipe Prep time 5 minutes Cook time 30 minutes Total time 30 minutes Ingredients 4 cups finely ground cornmeal 8 cups water Directions Heat water to boiling in a saucepan. Slowly pour cornmeal into boiling water stirring continuously. Add more cornmeal if necessary until it is thick as soft bread dough. Serve immediately with vegetables, stew, or any dish you would use a spoon with to soak up the sauce, ugali is purposely bland tasting on its own. What is the difference between ugali and
Rising Above the Dust Exploring the Grueling Traditional World of Evala Wrestling. Evala is traditional wrestling that is a physically demanding sport that requires strength, agility, and skill. The Evala Wrestling Festival is an annual cultural festival that takes place in the northern region of Togo, particularly among the Ewe tribes of the Agni and Kabye people. The Evala Festival is usually held during the months of June and July and is a celebration of strength, endurance, and bravery among young Agni and Kabye men. Wrestling is a popular sport in Togo, particularly among the Kabye people, who are known for their strength and physical prowess. There are many reasons why wrestling is so popular in Togo. Wrestling has been a part of the culture of many West African societies for centuries, and it is often seen as a rite of passage for young men. Basic rules of traditional Evala wrestling. Matches are typically contested between two wrestlers of similar weight and age. The object
Usage of Amen and Ashe or Ase Ashe to Amen learn about the custom of using the words Ashe and Amen historically. Where did the word Amen and Ashe come from why is it said and what does it mean? In Judaism, 3,500 years old and Christian religions 2,000 years old, Amen, means may it be so. In the African Yoruba language among the Yoruba people whose culture is as old as time, Ashe or Ase means may it be so. Ase or Ashe means power, commandment, and authority, the ability to make whatever one says happen from the spiritual to the physical realm. In the Yoruba language, Ashe is omnipresent spiritual energy. Followers of Judaism and Christian religions use the word Amen. It is the word utilized to end prayers as an affirmation for the requests to be provided by God. Yoruba is as old as time, Ashe refers to the life force within all living things, the spark that animates life. It is used as a term used in the same manner as Amen at the end of appeals and prayers as an affirmati
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