The neglect and bastardization of our cultural heritage -Aare    

The advanced learner dictionary defines culture as all the arts, beliefs, social instructions of a community, race, nation etc.
Taylor {1902) define culture as that complex whole, which includes knowledge, beliefs, arts, morals, laws customs and any other capabilities acquired by man as a member of a society.
            This article focuses on the neglect of the rich Yoruba culture. The INFLUXES of western culture and civilization have had negative effects on our youths who are supposed to be custodians and vanguards of our cultural heritage. The stupendous mess of our cultural values by the educated youth knows no bound. Children born and bred up by Yoruba parents prefer speaking English language to Yoruba language. In fat, very few students studies Yoruba language in our tertiary institutions. The once cherished language is now neglected to the alters of APATHY AND HATRED.
            Foreign cultures have eroded our own mode of dressing like the awesome tsunami. The educated sons and daughters of ODUDUWA are now in the habit of dressing like the pampered European magnates. Agbada, Dangodo Sulia, buba and sapara which are some of the beautiful dresses cherished by our FOREFATHERS are now abhorred by the so called educated youth. Most of our women prefer NECKLACES to LOCAL BEADS, ILEKE is no more popular as it were in the good old days. Also "OFI AND EPINRIN" the father of all clothes are no more common in the wardrobes of our "civilized" women. This is simply NAUSEATING. click here to read details

YOUTHS AND THE PROBLEM OF “ADJUSTMENT" – Chief (Mrs.) Solomon Bolanle   

societies all over the world are a minor or major way the pressure emanating from their young people. Our nation is concerned about involvement of youths in cultism, student protest, smoking sexual behavior, drug addiction, youth revolts and other criminal practices.
            The young man as an individual has to pass through many problems, starting from those created by himself, some imposed by the home and his immediate environment and  others that are purely developmental and psychological. The youth would not be pleased to be addressed as a child or as an adult and he constantly reminds us elders of his ability to take care of himself
            It would be of interest to mention the issue of youth acting collectively to protest against “adult society” and its system. This youth react in a way they have not done before, they have been forced through stresses and pressures of live to seek support from one another and assert themselves as an independent section of the society whose wants, ideals and aspirations are largely neglected.
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Origin of Omu-Aran - SOLA ADENIKEN

The history of Omu-Aran town can not be completed without relating it to its place in Igbomina land history and to the larger Yoruba race and Ile-ife, the cradle of Yoruba Civilization.  Omu-Aran town was founded five hundred years ago as at 2002, when the first chronicle of Omu-Aran was Published.  The Omu-Aran community came into being as a result of outward movement from Ile-Ife.  These outward movements of people were in four phases, and the one relevant to the people of Omu-Aran was “The Private entrepreneurial post Oduduwa Migration”.
At one time in Ile-Ife, there was famine occasioned by prolong drought, and necessitated the consultation of Ifa Oracles by the divine Priests at that time in order to find solution to the famine problem.  It was the priests that pronounced Ile-Ife as been overcrowded and therefore prescribed emigration as the panacea.  click here to read detail

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