Aku

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Noun1.Aku - a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria
Kwa - a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria
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'Brazil is the first country to collaborate with the House of Oduduwa on the promotion of African Heritage due to her acceptance of Yoruba people and culture.
Considering the social relevance of the culture of omoluabi in the society, iwa rere (good character) which is one of the qualities of a virtuous person is regarded as the most valuable thing among the Yoruba people. The end result of this iwa rere is to have a well ordered society.
Today Ife is still regarded as the spiritual heartland of the Yoruba people and their descendants, who number more than 35 million, living in Nigeria, other areas of West Africa, and scattered around the globe.
The elaborately carved rows or monumental crowns admired in the wooden sculptures of the Mende or Yoruba people in West Africa mirror the hairstyles worn today.
The attackers were members of Odudua, a militant group that seeks a separate homeland for the Yoruba people, one of Nigeria's three major ethnic groups.
Yoruba Muslims are not only generally as educated as the rest of their Yoruba nation, they also rank among the foremost promoters of education among their Yoruba people. They rank among the foremost builders of schools, colleges and universities in Lagos City, Lagos State and in all states of Yoruba land.
It depicts the historical conditions that impacted upon the Yoruba people of south-west Nigeria.
The Yoruba people also had their own indigenous holy script.
As more and more scholars and informed observers are saying now in the world, the Yoruba people possess the secret of religious harmony.
The philosophies of Yoruba people, much like that of other African people, are subsumed in varieties of oral resources (this also includes non-verbal symbols e.g, Yoruba images).
Obasanjo even won the 1999 election without the support of his own Yoruba people. Section 1 of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution states that: "The Federal Republic of Nigeria should not be ruled by any person except by election by the people." The following should be added: "Or by any person who in the past ruled without being elected." This would effectively stop the "come-back kid" Babangida from ever becoming president again.
Sango was a great warrior who did his best as the Alaafin to earn respect for Yorubaland and the Yoruba people. It is rather funny that the same people are not appreciating him.