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Oriki Ijebu (Eulogy of Ijebu People)

Ijebu People

The Ijebu people are one of the major Yoruba sub-tribes dwelling in present day Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria.

They are known for their strong enterprising spirit and love for money, therefore they are regarded as the money tribe.

OldNaija bring you the eulogy of Ijebu known in Yoruba language as Oriki Ijebu. You can watch oriki Ijebu in video format provided after the text.

Oriki Ijebu

Ijebu omo alare, omo awujale,
omo arojo joye,
omo alagemo ogun woyowoyo,
Omo aladiye ogogomoga,
omo adiye balokun omilili,
ara orokun, ara o radiye,
omo ohun seni oyoyonyo,

oyoyo mayomo ohun seni olepani,
omo dudu ile komobe se njosi,
pupa tomo be se okuku sinle,
omo moreye mamaroko,
morokotan eye matilo,
omo moni isunle mamalobe,
obe tin benile komoile baba tobiwan lomo,

Omo onigbo ma’de,
omo onigbo mawo mawo,
omo onigbo ajoji magbodowo,
ajoji tobawo gboro yio di ebora ile baba tobi wan lomo.
Ijebu omo ere niwa, omo olowo isembaye,
towo kuji to dode, koto dowo eru,
koto dowo omo.

Orisa jendabi onile yi,
niwan finpe igba ijebu owo,
kelebe ijebu owo, ito ijebu owo,
dudu ijebu owo, pupa ijebu owo,
kekere ijebu owo, agba ijebu owo.
Ijebu ode ijebu ni, ijebu igbo ijebu ni,
ijebu isara ijebu ni, ayepe ijebu,
ikorodu ijebu ijebu noni, Ijebu Omo Oni Ile nla,
Ijebu Omo Alaso nla!
Ajuwaase ooo

Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (May 17, 2019). Oriki Ijebu (Eulogy of Ijebu People). OldNaija. Retrieved from https://oldnaija.com/2019/05/17/oriki-ijebu-eulogy-of-ijebu-people/

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