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CULTURE

Myth: The Story Of Abiku, The Child That Dies And Comes Back To Life

If you are familiar with alot of Yoruba History, you would have come across the word Abiku before. Even though Abiku may seem strange to some people, it used to be real and popular amongst the Yoruba people. Back then in the old days, some kids are born only to die and to return again to life.

  2 months ago ago
Myth: The Story Of Abiku, The Child That Dies And Comes Back To Life

LIFESTYLE

MYTH: Story Of Ogbanje/Abiku The Evil Child That Is Born Only To Die Again

The name Ogbanje or Abiku is not one that anyone would love to bear or name their child. Ogbanje is seen as an evil spirit that deliberately brings sadness and misfortune in a family. The word Ogbanje is used mostly by the Igbo people, alot of people in Igbo land still believe strongly in the Ogbanje spirit.

  2 months ago ago
MYTH: Story Of Ogbanje/Abiku The Evil Child That Is Born Only To Die Again

HEALTH

2 best foods for sickle cell patients

In the olden days, sickle cell patients were known as Abiku in Yoruba and Ogbanje in Igbo. This was because they never stayed alive for long; immediately they were born, they would start falling sick, and no matter the herbs used to treat them, they end up dying.

  4 months ago ago
2 best foods for sickle cell patients

POLITICS

Genius: Wole Soyinka fought the Military government from prison with this poem called Abiku

Wole Soyinka born 13th of July 1934 was the first to awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in sub-saharan Africa. Won't Soyinka was also a Political activist. He was arrested by the Yakubo Gowon Government in 1967 during the Civil War and was kept imprisoned for 2 years. This was the time he wrote the poem Abiku. Won't Soyinka must have been pained by his lack of freedom brought about by the solitary confinement imposed on him. His release of the pain through his pen to the paper gave birth to this poem Abiku.

  1 year ago ago
Genius: Wole Soyinka fought the Military government from prison with this poem called Abiku

ENTERTAINMENT

Jaiye Kuti Celebrates Mother's Birthday, Says "I Am An 'Abiku'

Popular Nollywood actress, Jaiye Kutu, has revealed that she was born an "Abiku". The actress revealed this when she took to her Instagram page to celebrate her mother's birthday. The actress, who eulogized her mother as a praying mum, said her mother is one in a million. The popular actress revealed that her mother gave birth to eleven children but she is the only " abiku" among them.  Jaiye said because of her, her mother is now left with seven children. The actress revealed that her mother told her that

  1 year ago ago
Jaiye Kuti Celebrates Mother's Birthday, Says

TRAVEL

Fact about tribal marks that you don't know.

Yoruba tribe can be found in the South-Western States of Nigeria. They speak the language called yoruba with varying dialect based on place to place. Yoruba tribal marks are marks or line inscribed on the flesh by cutting or burning either on the face or in the other body part of the body. This is usually done when the person is still a child. This are usually worn for beautification and identification of an individual in the society. Every family has a peculiar pattern of inscribing this line on the flesh,

  10 months ago ago
Fact about tribal marks that you don't know.

SOCIETY NEWS

Everything You Need To Know About Abiku And Emere In Yoruba Land

An emere , in traditional Yoruba culture, is a child who can travel between the spiritual and physical world at will. A negative connotation is associated with the word, as it implies that a family's child may disappear and reappear at will. The impatient emere wants the best of heaven and Earth. An emere is a spirit in disguise, misrepresenting death as life, and is clever enough to disguise its objectives. Believed to be more powerful than witches , they most often die on a particular day of joy. On weddi

  1 year ago ago
Everything You Need To Know About Abiku And Emere In Yoruba Land

HEALTH

Fiction: How Do I Tell My Grandparents To Stop Calling My Sister "Ogbanje"? She Is Just A Sickler

Ogbanje in Igbo or Abiku in Yoruba means predestined to die young. It is a word used to describe a situation where a child is said to come and go and come for the third time and still leaves. Coming and going are words instead of coming into the world and dying. Such children are said to always bring sorrow to their parents and they fall sick all the time. Some people refer to such children as heart breakers. *Image credit: Awakeafraka Magazine Now I understand why there were so many Ogbanje branded dead children

  1 year ago ago
Fiction: How Do I Tell My Grandparents To Stop Calling My Sister

ENTERTAINMENT

The Myths and Facts behind Abiku

Abiku refers to the spirits of children who die before reaching puberty; a child who dies before twelve years of age being called an Abiku, and the spirit, or spirits, who caused the death being also called Abiku. Abiku is a Yoruba word that can be translated as "predestined to death". It is from (abi) "that which was born" and (iku) "death" which literally translates to born to die. Not only is an Abiku a spirit of a child who dies young, the belief is that the spirit returns to the same mother multiple times

  1 year ago ago
The Myths and Facts behind Abiku

PHILOSOPHY

True Origin Of Abiku And Ogbanje, According To The Bible (The Roaming Spirits Of The Sons Of Angels)

There is an unseen war between good and evil, a war against the things of darkness. This war began thousands of years when angels fell from the sky than to earth. How did they fall? Well, that's in another article of mine that you might want to read. However, the valid point is, these angels fell and the rest has become history. We know over time that fallen angels are condemned and so their condemnation is irreversible. This is written in the book of Enoch when the fallen angels begged Enoch to intercede f

  1 year ago ago
True Origin Of Abiku And Ogbanje, According To The Bible (The Roaming Spirits Of The Sons Of Angels)

ENTERTAINMENT

See What Pete Edochie Reviews That Causes Homosexuality That You Need To Know.

Popular Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie who has been in the news of late for airing out his opinions on crucial matters like; engagement proposals, and single mothers, have once again opined on a controversial topic. This time around, the veteran talked about homosexuality and how it is caused by “Ogbanje” (Abiku in Yoruba).   In a video making the rounds on micro blogging platform, Twitter, Edochie said that when a child is born and looks sickly, he or she is suspected to be an “Ogbanje” (spirit chi

  1 year ago ago
See What Pete Edochie Reviews That Causes Homosexuality That You Need To Know.

ENTERTAINMENT

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie Reveals Homosexuality Is Caused by Ogbanje

Popular Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie who has been in the news lately for airing out his opinions on crucial matters like; engagement proposals, and single mothers, have once again given his opinion on a crucial matter of discuss. The veteran actor discussed about homosexuality and how it is caused by “Ogbanje” (Abiku in Yoruba). A video shows that Pete Edochie said that when a child is born and looks sickly, he or she is suspected to be an ‘Ogbanje’(spirit child) and a mark is put on the child’s

  1 year ago ago
Veteran Nollywood Actor, Pete Edochie Reveals Homosexuality Is Caused by Ogbanje

ENTERTAINMENT

Facts About Emere And Abiku In Yoruba Tradition

An Abiku or Emere , in traditional Yoruba culture, are child that can travel between the spiritual and physical world at their will. A negative meaning is associated with the word, as it implies that a family's child may disappear and reappear at will. The impatient Emere wants the best of heaven and Earth. An Emere is a spirit in disguise, misrepresenting death as life, and is clever enough to disguise its objectives. They are believed to be more powerful than witches , they often die on a particular day o

  1 year ago ago
Facts About Emere And Abiku In Yoruba Tradition

PHILOSOPHY

The Perception Of Emere And Abiku By The Yoruba

Emere was a child who could come and go at will, an unpredictable sojourner among the living. Emere was a category above the dreaded abiku, “the child born to die.” An abiku’s death was and is considered unnatural, even when research confirms that it was caused by sickle cell anemia. An abiku was a punishment of the cruelest kind delivered to a family by a baby who knew well ahead of time that it would not survive. The abiku knew their game plan. In anger, their corpses were treated very shabbily. The

  1 year ago ago
The Perception Of Emere And Abiku By The Yoruba

LIFESTYLE

The Life In Between (Abiku) -- Abdulsalam Ridwan Abiodun

The happier he was, the closer was his birth. he lingered in the world after his mother's parturition, but yet, he wanted to return and stick to the vow he took. His spiritual loved ones and their personage were patiently waiting for him, whereas, his parents had the feast to celebrate their son after the pronouncement and annunciation of his name. He wanted to stay back and keep enjoying the pure world, where everything are made up of attraction, but the zeal he has for experiencing inscrutability of plane

  1 year ago ago
The Life In Between (Abiku)  -- Abdulsalam Ridwan Abiodun

SEX-RELATIONSHIP

Abiku And Emere: How Pregnant Women Can Avoid Them The Yoruba Perspective

It could sound primitive, but it is real especially among the black Africa and Yoruba race. Some children over time reborn to the same mother with the previous look, sex, complexion and structure. Owing to ephemeral nature of Abiku life, Abiku completes several consecutive life-cycles with one mother. In some reality cases, the Yorubas, in one of their traditional ways of deterring Abiku from death after reborn defaced such children either by cutting their finger, ear or a deep mark in the face or back. To

  1 year ago ago
Abiku And Emere: How Pregnant Women Can Avoid Them The Yoruba Perspective

FASHION-BEAUTY

Facts about Tribal marks in Yoruba land

Tribal marks are marks or scars designed on the face or other parts of the body for the purpose of identification and beauty. They are not natural. They are made on the body through cutting or burning of the skin during childhood. Generally, tribal marks serves as a symbol of beauty, creativity, identification of a person's tribe, spiritual protection( for Abiku children) and so on. In Yoruba culture, people with these tribal marks are called "Okola". The location and position of the tribal marks is determined

  1 year ago ago
Facts about Tribal marks in Yoruba land

HEALTH

Take care of your mental health

Sickle cell Survivor REMEMBER to take care of yourself, most especially your mental Health. It is as important as taking your Routine Drugs. Society will always call you names: Drug addict, liability, Lazy, Abiku, Witchcraft but Do they really Care to know that it isn't your fault ? SICKLE CELL is pain on Its own, why then do Society add to the crisis. It is another day and it's not too late to start a super exciting adventure. Envision where and what you want to be in the next few months. Do you want to stay

  1 year ago ago
Take care of your mental health

PHILOSOPHY

The Perception Of Emere And Abiku By The Yoruba

Emere was a child who could come and go at will, an unpredictable sojourner among the living. Emere was a category above the dreaded abiku, “the child born to die.” An abiku’s death was and is considered unnatural, even when research confirms that it was caused by sickle cell anemia. An abiku was a punishment of the cruelest kind delivered to a family by a baby who knew well ahead of time that it would not survive. The abiku knew their game plan. In anger, their corpses were treated very shabbily. The

  1 year ago ago
The Perception Of Emere And Abiku By The Yoruba