As some may know, I’m Nigerian, specifically Yoruba. We’re in the Southwest part of the country, but we’re global because our culture and our people are all over the world. We’re over 35 million strong and we are everything. Yes, I’m biased.
Anywho, yesterday, I started tweeting about how important names are to Yoruba people. To us, our names are of utmost importance and they really lay the groundwork for a child who’s entering the world. Names are power and can speak power into you.
Below is a Storify of my tweets. If for some reason you can’t read it, go to the About Yoruba Names Storify and view there.
The next time I talk to my GrandAunt, I’m gonna record my ORIKI. And possibly our whole conversation.
Feel free to share your name in the comments and lemme know what they mean. Also, WHERE ARE MY FELLOW OMO YORUBAS AT?!?
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