Kingship, religion, and rituals in a Nigerian community a phenomenological study of Ondo Yoruba festivals by Jacob ObafeМЈmi KeМЈhinde OlupoМЈna

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  • Ondo State (Nigeria),
  • Nigeria,
  • Ondo State.


  • Yoruba (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Yoruba (African people) -- Religion.,
  • Yoruba (African people) -- Kings and rulers.,
  • Festivals -- Nigeria -- Ondo State.,
  • Ondo State (Nigeria) -- Politics and government.,
  • Ondo State (Nigeria) -- Religious life and customs.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-187) and index.

Book details

Statementby Jacob K. Olupọna.
SeriesActa Universitatis Stockholmiensis., 28
LC ClassificationsDT515.45.Y67 O45 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination195 p. ;
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1458856M
ISBN 109122013822
LC Control Number93114737

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Kingship, Religion and Rituals in a Nigerian Community: Phenomenological Study of Ondo Yoruba Festivals (Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion 28) Olupona, Jacob: Published by Almqvist & Wiksell Stockholm (). Kingship, religion, and rituals in a Nigerian community: a phenomenological study of Ondo Yoruba festivals.

Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Kingship the first. Subjects: Yoruba (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies. religion, and rituals in a Nigerian community. A noted scholar of indigenous African religions, his books include City of Gods: Il -If in Time, Religion, and the Imagination, r s Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yor b Religious Culture, and rituals in a Nigerian community book with Terry Rey, and Kingship, Religion, and Rituals and rituals in a Nigerian community book a Nigerian Community: A Phenomenological Study of Ondo Yoruba Festivals.

Kingship, religion, and rituals in a Nigerian community: a phenomenological study of Ondo Yoruba festivals Olupọna, Jacob Obafẹmi Kẹhinde Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities. Sacred kingship, religious and political concept by which a ruler is seen as an incarnation, manifestation, mediator, or agent of the sacred or holy (the transcendent or supernatural realm).

The concept originated in prehistoric times, but it continues to exert a recognizable influence in the modern world. At one time, when religion was totally connected with the whole existence of the. The data for this article are taken from my book Religion and Kingship in a Nigerian Community: A Phenomenological Analysis of Ondo Yoruba Festivals ().

I have benefited from Mary Condren's excellent study titled Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland (). This work provides a comparative framework for examining the Ondo‐Yoruba situation. The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria's multiple ethnic country has languages, seven of them are extinct.

Nigeria also has over dialects and ethnic groups. The six largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani in the north, the Igbo in the southeast, and the Yoruba predominate in the southwest, the Tiv people of North Central Nigeria and the Efik - Ibibio.

Sacrifices and rituals used to be founded in traditional religion. Literally, sacrifice is an act where a gift is being giving to a person to show appreciation and to expect something greater. Sacrifice, in this context is an act of offering or giving a gift to a deity, a god or to a supernatural being Continue reading "Ancient Sacrifices and Rituals In Nigerian Culture".

KINGSHIP: KINGSHIP IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Kingship is always ritualized to some extent. Since the beginning of the twentieth century scholars have sought unsuccessfully to define a particular type of cultic complex in Africa as "divine kingship." Many now prefer the looser term "sacred kingship." Two opposed arguments dominate this and Kingship anthropological discussions of ritual.

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Sources. Formal king acquired and maintained his divinity through a series of rituals. The first such ritual the king participated in was his coronation, called in Egyptian khai, which means “to arise,” and was also used to describe the sun’s rising. At this time, the five elements of the king’s formal titulary were announced: a Horus name, representing.

The Ibo or Igbo people are found in southeastern Nigeria and have many interesting customs and traditions. With a population of around 40 million throughout Nigeria, they are one of the biggest and most influential tribes.

Igbos are well-known for their entrepreneurial endeavours, both within Nigeria and around the world. The Kalabari Kingdom, also called Elem Kalabari (New Shipping Port) is the independent traditional Kingdom State of the Kalabari people, an Ijaw ethnic group, in the Niger River is recognized as a traditional state in what is now Rivers State, Nigeria.

The Kingdom was founded by the great Amachree I, forefather of the Amachree dynasty, which is now headed by the Princewill family. Gyekye captures religion‟s deep presence in African life in these words: “To be born into African society is to be born into a culture that is intensely and pervasively religious and that means, and requires, participating in the religious beliefs and rituals of the community.”9 This understanding of the pervasive influence of religion on.

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This will include a brief review at what really constitutes African culture, tradition and custom, and what is a colonial or imperial construct which is now regarded as African culture. the term “African culture”. Here we would be sure to find a world of differences and diversity in beliefs, values and culture generally.

Using Nigerian culture for instance, Antia ( 17) writes that “Nigerians always behave differently from the French, or Chinese, or Americans or Hottentots, because Nigerian.

Contemporary West African culture harbors rich and meaningful spiritual traditions. Yet, there are few written records of West Africa's major beliefs, rituals, and ceremonies.

The Way of the Elders co-authored by a West African native raised in the Mande tradition offers rare and authentic insight into the spirituality of West Africa, and Reviews: Initiation Rites and Rituals in African Cosmology Prof.

Paul Kyalo School of Humanities and Social Sciences Mount Kenya University P.O BoxThika Kenya Abstract This essay is an analysis of the rituals in African cosmology.

It will deal with a comprehensive interpretation of ritual and their meaning or meanings. Africans captured and brought to America were able to hold on to some of the religious practices common to their native land. The musical rhythms, drumming, dancing and call-and-response method of preaching come from Africa, as do the beliefs in spirit possession, healing and magic rituals, which are still practiced in some African-American churches.

With around ethnic groups, Nigeria has an extensive and diverse list of traditions and customs that Nigerians live by. While a majority of these traditions are similar to those from other parts of the world, here are ten of the unique traditions and customs that Nigerians are known for.

In the African culture, it’s more natural to assume that the reason is spiritual, and therefore you go to a healer that will conduct rituals or chants, or use these fetish objects or whatever is necessary in order to deliver you from this spiritual problem.

Another term that’s used a lot in African religion is the phrase “rites of passage”. The ultimate source of power for the deeply religious African tribe of the Samburu is their God Nakai.

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African literature - African literature - The influence of oral traditions on modern writers: Themes in the literary traditions of contemporary Africa are worked out frequently within the strictures laid down by the imported religions Christianity and Islam and within the struggle between traditional and modern, between rural and newly urban, between genders, and between generations.

African Culture and the Status of Women: The Yoruba Example by O.O. Familusi, Ph.D. [email protected] Department of Religious Studies,University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Abstract Issues relating to the rights of women across the globe are a major focus of contemporary scholarship.

Religion and spirituality, as real life with a strong community role, personification of the collective desire and the dual power of a combination of spiritual and physical in healing and God as personal are discussed in a global perspective, acknowledging the African religious experience and associated concepts such as behavior and symbolisms Reviews: 1.

Rituals are part and parcel of the African culture. Some may signify achieving a new social status and others signify moving into a new agehere is a list of the 10 most dangerous rituals of African culture that has certainly brought a whole new meaning to the term ritual.

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The focus on traditions, religions and cultures as vehicles for collaboration. African culture is in flux, and so are African values. In fact, Africans, as well as any community of people, are daily involved in the task of living in and building a culture (Wirsty ).

All cultures grow and change with those who live by them. The majority of cultures. The Igbo language is a part of the Niger-Congo language is divided into numerous regional dialects, and somewhat mutually intelligible with the larger "Igboid" Igbo homeland straddles the lower Niger River, east and south of the Edoid and Idomoid groups, and west of the Ibibioid (Cross River) cluster.

In rural Nigeria, Igbo people work mostly as craftsmen, farmers and. Traditional Attire Customs & Attire Traditional Marriage In many native Nigerian religions, witchcraft is widely feared.

It is often defined as distinct from sorcery or harmful magic. Witches are generally thought to be women. Witch-doctors claim to discover witches, by ordeals. The traditional African religions or traditional beliefs and practices of African people are a set of highly diverse beliefs that includes various ethnic religions.

Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural and passed down from one generation to another through folk tales, songs and festivals, include belief in an amount of higher and lower gods, sometimes including a supreme. Elaborate celebrations typify Nigerian burial practices. Nigerians believe that the deceased should be honored with a feast, singing and prayers.

Although the structure of the burial service depends on the religion of the deceased, a typical service is characterized by a lot of singing, reciting of prayers, praising the family through.

Indigenous African religions are by nature plural, varied, and usually informed by one’s ethnic identity i.e. where one’s family came from. For instance, the Yoruba religion has historically been centered in southwestern Nigeria, the Zulu religion in southern Africa, and the Igbo religion in southeastern Nigeria.

Some of these African diaspora religions include Cuban Regla de Ocha, Haitian Vodou, and Brazilian Candomble. There is even a community deep in the American Bible Belt in Beaufort County, S.C., called Oyotunji Village that practices a type of African indigenous religion, which is a mixture of Yoruba and Ewe-Fon spiritual practices.

Parrinder (), in his book West African Religion, discusses the beings under four headings: The Supreme God, the Sky gods, the Mother earth, and other divinities. Igbo traditional worldview reveals that the journey that man makes in a lifetime and after his death is cyclical.

This is known as life cycle. Traditional African Religion • 1. European Christian missionaries from 16th century onwards see African religions as demonic, primitive, evil & stupid • 2. Foreign anthropologists from late 19thc. take more objective view, seeing some value in social functions of African religions • 3.

Native African historians and scholars, from midth c. In one of the sermons, "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life," Warnock says that King issued "the clarion call of a spiritual genius and sober-minded sentinel who insists that we pray with our lips and our feet, and work with our heads, hearts, and hands for the beloved community, faithfully pushing against the tide of what he often called.

all spheres of their social, political, cultural, economic and religious civilisations. Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences Volume 1, No. 1 Quarter IV ISSN – Western civilisation and culture began to creep into African socio-cultural milieu, first, with the contact.

The territory that is now Nigeria has witnessed the rise and decline of many different kingdoms and empires since AD In the s, the British took control of the palm oil plantations at the mouth of the Niger River and created the colony of Nigeria by combining the territories of.

b. African Traditional Religion (ATR): African traditional religion is the belief system that has been handed down from one generation to another. It originated from the soil of Africa. The people were born, nurtured and they grew in it.

It is a tolerant, accommodative and peaceful religion that .usage of sacred stories (5) rituals or religious acts and ceremonies (The World Book Encyclopedia, ). We cannot segregate the word religion from culture since religion is defined as a collection of cultural system.

Hence, Amponsah () defined culture as .Bio: Professor Gilbert is an anthropologist and art historian specializing in African art and architecture; as well as religion, political power, and divine kingship in Ghana.

She is the author of Hollywood Icons, Local Demons: Popular Art in Ghana and articles on royal art, popular theatre, religious pluralism, and chieftaincy in Akuapem, Ghana.

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