Remembering The Whiteman That Speaks Yoruba Fluently That Even Teaches Ifa Emergence To Yorubas In The Diaspora (Video)
I have heard stories of different white men who speaks African languages, especially Yoruba to be precise, but I used to doubt their existence and there are many Nigerians who are still sceptical about such people.
I this article we are going to a white man who speaks the Yoruba language fluently, and even lecture Yorubas in the diaspora about the existence of Ifa, a Yoruba oracle and the efficacies of other deities in the Yoruba origin.
He spoke thus:” the Yoruba language has been part of me for years, and through it, I was able to learn Ifa and teach many people about Ifa.
( some now asked him how long can it takes to learn the Yoruba language) To learn the Yoruba language requires commitment and concentrations, at least for a person to be fluent in it will take ten years.
An Elderly Yoruba Man Asking Question At The Event
(Another man picked the microphone asked that what are his reactions when people gossip about him or speak ill of him in the Yoruba language, or has it ever happened that people were talking in Yoruba thinking he won’t understand) I haven’t noticed whether people talk about me in that manner because what I do is what I usually face, but Yorubas are free people they don’t do that.
Guest At The Event
( Another man now picked the phone asked him about the worshipping of “Esu” that is the Satan that what can he talk about it) There are differences between the Devil and Satan, the devil is what I talked about because he is a messenger of God, Satan is different and not acceptable in the Ifa deity.
Satan is an enemy of God and me, but the Devil is among the deities that control the lifespan of Ifa divination.
( At that point a man picked up the microphone and expatiate that people who know Ojuelegba in Lagos must understand that it is called “Oju-ele-global-aaa” and that means a spot where the devil is worshipped but that practice has been abrogated due to civilisation.
He made expatiated the point to buttress the expression of the white men on the discrepancy that is between the devil and Satan.
Later a lady picked up the microphone and asked him what advice can he give to the Yorubas so that their language can be preserved?)
To preserve the Yoruba language we must always speak with our children with the language and mostly cartoon can help our children very well, that is cartoons that are made in the Yoruba language.
( A man now asked his Yoruba name) my names are Fawehinmi, Iwinfolami and others.” He ended.