Oriki Oyo

Ọyọ́ Aláàfin òjò pa ṣẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀ ọmọ Àtìbà. Ẹ̀sọ̀ pẹ̀lẹ́ o.Oba-Adeyemi-wearing-crown-at-orayan-day13-056-199x300

Published by oloolutof

Urbanologist, Geographer, Traditionalist and Oral historian. ​I am a versatile, personable, computer literate and goal – driven achiever. I have good communication skill with ability to interact at different levels. I am self –motivated, can easily assimilate new ideals and quite adaptive to work in different environments. Studied in University of Jos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and University of Calabar.

10 thoughts on “Oriki Oyo

    1. A ki rọ’ ba fin la lẹ de Ọyo
      O ya ẹ jẹ a lo ree ki Alaafin
      Ọmọ a jowu yọ kọ lẹnu
      A bi Ila tọ-tọ lẹhin
      Pan-du-ku bi soo ro
      Ibi ti wọn ti ni ki Olowo gbowo
      Ki Iwọfa sọ tọ wọ rẹ nu,
      Ṣe ko le ba di’ ja, ko le ba di apọn
      Ki Ọba Alade le ri n jẹ,
      Ọyọ mọ l’ afin Ojo pa Ṣẹkẹrẹ, ọmọ Atiba
      Babalawo lo d’ fa, pe ibiti ilẹ gbe yọ ni aye wọn,
      Ọyọ ode oni,ni Agọ-Oja, Ọba lo tun tẹ, laye Atiba Ọba,
      Adebinpe O Sakẹkẹ, Adebinpe, eji ọgbọrọ, Alade lẹyẹ Akande,
      Ọba, aji bo ‘yinbo se le ri,
      Ọba taa ri, taa ka po la po, taa kọ fa, lọ fa,
      Taa ka pata,lo ri Apata, Bẹmbẹ n ro, imulẹ lẹhin agbara,
      Ọdọfin ijaye,o jẹ du ro de la kanlu, ọmọ a ja ni lẹ ran gan-gan,
      Eji ọgbọrọ,Alaafin Atiba, Ọba lo ko wo jẹ, Ko to do ri Ọba to wa lo ye,
      A ji se bi Ọyọlaa ri, Ọyọ O jẹ se bi baba eni kan-kan
      Pin ni si lọ ‘mọ Erin t’ n fọ la ya ‘gi,
      Ọyọ lo ni ka rin, ka san pa, ka gbẹsẹ, ko yẹ yan,
      Oko ala kẹ, ọmọa fo ko ra lu, t’ wọn o ba mọ Erin,
      Se wọn o gbọ‘hun Erin ni,
      A ji sọ la, ọmọa jo wu yọ kọ lẹ nu.

      Like

  1. Oyo is a town in Oyo State Nigeria and here is our Eulogy, Yes I said “our” because I’m from there too , I am a proud Oyo Man , Happy Reading
    “…Oyo omo Alaafin
    Ojo pa sekere mode omo atiba
    O b’olowo wipe k’o gb’owo
    O si n ba iwofa wipe k’o ju eru sile
    Ase k’o le baa di’ja
    Ko le baa di aapon
    K’omo oba le ri je nibe
    Oyo l’o gbin agbado oran
    S’ehinkule elehinkule
    Elehinkule ko gbodo yaa je
    Beeni ko si gbodo tu u danu
    Omo iku ti’ku ko le pa
    Omo arun t’arun ko le gbe de
    Omo ofo, t’ofo ko le se….”
    Translation:
    Oyo, descendant of the Alaafin
    Rain must not beat the sekere
    Child of Atiba
    You urge the creditor to demand his pay
    Yet you also urge the hireling debtor to repudiate his debt
    So that conflict may ensue
    For the benefit of the prince/princess
    Oyo plants the ‘corn of trouble’
    In another man’s backyard
    That one must not harvest it
    Neither must he weed it off
    Child of death who cannot die
    Child of pestilence who cannot be tied down by sickness
    Child of calamity whom calamity cannot afflict….!
    (Note: sekere is a musical instrument made with beads or cowries strung around a large gourd)
    Hmmmmm….some cognomen indeed.
    May God bless Oyo Town!
    May God bless Oyo State!
    May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to st bunmi Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: