How To Greet The Aged Ones in Yoruba Language Correctly

How to greet in Yoruba language

There are 5 Yoruba states in Nigeria today located in the South-west namely: Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo and Ekiti states.

The tradition of the Yoruba speaking people places much emphasis on greetings, especially when it is addressed to elderly people. We bring you different ways to greet elders in Yoruba language

E rora o: means take it easy in Yoruba but for elderly people, it can ne a form of greeting depending on the situation. Use “E rora ma” or “E rora sir” to attribute gender.

E nle o: To greet the elderly people by showing respect based on gender either say “E nle ma” or “E nle sir”.

E ku irole o: means good evening in Yoruba. Should be used between 4 to 7pm. For elders add ma/sir.

E pele o: It means sorry in Yoruba but this particular greeting in Yoruba is widely used to greet elderly people. You can still differentiate it for gender purposes. Say “E pele ma” or “E pele sir”.

E kaasan o: it is the meaning of good afternoon in Yoruba. For male elders, say E kaasan sir while for females E kaasan ma.

E ku ishe o: used usually to greet someone who is busy with something to get their attention. For elders use either “E ku ishe ma” or “E ku ishe sir” to differentiate gender.

E ku ikale o: Used for someone who looks relaxed. In the midst of elders, use either “E ku ikale ma” or “E ku ikale sir”, to differentiate gender.

E kaaro o: means good morning in Yoruba. You can also add “ma”  or “sir”  when greeting the elderly. E.g E kaaro ma/sir for male and female as the case may be.

E kaale o: means good evening but used at night time when it is dark, after 7pm. For elders say “E kaale ma/sir”.

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Photo Of The Day! Caption This Photo of President Buhari and Adams Oshiomhole In A Classroom

Photo of President Buhari and Adams Oshiomhole

President Buhari was yesterday pictured in Edo State, with students of Samuel Ogbemudia College shortly after commissioning the school as part of his two-day visit to the state during his two-day official visit to the state.

Caption this photo and lets see who has the most hilarious caption for it.

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10 Funny Videos of Mr Ibu, That Will Make You Laugh Out Your Sorrow

John Okafor aka Mr Ibu is one of Nigeria’s most creative, hilarious actors in a long while. His outlook in itself is worrying, positively worrying, given he has what it takes to crack you up even before speaking.Have a look at them below, in no particular order, and tell us which you find the most interesting: Enjoy below;

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5 Ways To Look Better In Photos

Here are some tips that will help you look your very best!

1.The Slimming Stance
How you stand can instantly add or subtract 10+ pounds. If you stand with your hips shoulder width apart, your weight on your back foot, and your front leg slightly bent, you’ll create an instant slimming effect! For more before & after pictures like this, hop on over to

 

2. Don’t Square Your Body
It makes sense. Standing straight into the camera can make you look frumpy. Standing at a 3/4 turn or even with your body to the side is much more flattering, especially if you’re with a group of people; it cuts your size in almost half.

 

3. Forehead Forward, Chin Down
If there is anything you can do to be more photogenic, do this!! Even if you don’t have a double chin to hide, it accentuates your jaw line. It is also suggested that you squint your eyes slightly

 

4. Arms Out
You’ve seen it on the Red Carpet a million times, and celebrities have a good reason for it. Keeping your arms away from your torso gives them more definition, making them appear smaller. It will also keep you from hiding the smallest part of your waist. One hand on the hip that is closest to the camera is popular, but if you’re not comfortable with that, just keep them from hugging your torso.

5. Relax
An unnatural smile is the easiest way to ruin a picture, making you look stiff and weird. If you have trouble with this, here’s a simple trick: Put your tongue behind your upper teeth and smile. Think happy thoughts and don’t forget to breathe!

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10 Most Evil Responses Nigerian Girls Give To The Words “I Love You”..No 9 Will Make You Cry

Toasting a Nigerian girl is not for the weak minded. You have to know how to present your case well, in order to get the reaction that you want.

No matter how skilled you are, though, you’d get curved once or twice.

Here are some of the evil replies that Nigerian girls give, instead of saying ‘I love you too’.

1. “LOL, Okay”
Seriously, when you get this reply, just end the conversation and keep it moving.

2. “Awww!”
This is the reply you get when she’s trying to be nice and not hurt your feelings too much,or she still wants you around for the freebies.

3. “K”
This is the coldest, and most brutal reply you can get.

4. “What do you want me to do about that?”
This is a rhetorical question, do not attempt to give a reply.

5. “That’s your business”
Another brutal reply. Just take your “ela” and be going.

6. “I love me too”
This reply is used by the girls who are really hot and know it. No love for you there.

7. ” Good to know”
The most sarcastic reply.

8. “That’s nice”
Another sarcastic reply, because there’s clearly nothing nice about it.

9. “Do you have money to love me?”
If you don’t have money, just face your front.

10. “Eya”
She’s pitying you because the “ela” you will get if you persist will be hotter than fire.

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Untold Secret Behind The Names Of These 12 African Countries…No 12 is Jaw Dropping

Names just don’t fall from the sky, there is always a meaning behind it.
Here are the histories behind how these 12 African countries came by their names.

1. Ghana
The initial name for Ghana was the Gold Coast, this is due to the abundance of gold in the country. After gaining independence in March 1957, Ghana’s first president Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah renamed the country after the ancient Ghana Empire, which was not far from the initial name because it also meant the “Land Of Gold“.
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2. Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s name originates from one of the most prominent landmarks in the country, the historical stone structure called the Great Zimbabwe, which translates to “houses of stone” as explained on the Zimbabwe embassy’s website explains. This stone structure is the second largest in Africa following the Egyptian pyramids.
3. Gabon
Gabon’s name originated from the unusual shape of the Rio de Como estuary, according to Encyclopedia of Nations. The Portuguese arrived on the country’s coast around 1470. Early explorers realised the delta was shaped like a hooded cloak called a “gabao”, and after a series of adaptations and translations, the country became known as Gabon.
4. Mozambique
According to the country’s official tourism site, the origin of Mozambique’s name isn’t certain, but there is a widely believed theory. It is “believed to have come from the name of a Muslim leader called ‘Musa al Bique’ that lived in the Island of Mozambique, where Vasco de Gama in 1498 anchored his ship.
5. Mauritius
The island nation was named in honour of Prince Maurice Nassau by Dutch explorers. In 1715, the French claimed the country and renamed it Ile de France before the British captured the country in 1810 and changed its name back to Mauritius.
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6. Liberia
Liberia got its name from the group of Quakers and slaveholders who wanted to repatriate freed Black people to Africa. The group, known as the American Colonization Society, planned to send freed Black people back to Africa to avert an uprising in America.
The scheme of creating an entire country full of freed Black people from America ultimately resulted in the land being deemed Liberia, which translates to “Land of Freedom.”
7. Cameroon
Cameroon is derived from the Portuguese word, Camaroes, meaning shrimps.” When the Portuguese sailor Fernando Po arrived at the Wouri River in Douala, he spotted so many shrimp hence declaring the river Rio Dos Camaroes, which translates to river of shrimps. Eventually, explorers from all around the globe came to know the land adjacent to the Rio Dos Camaroes as Cameroon.
8. Sierra Leone
In 1462, Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra mapped the hills around what is now known as Freetown Harbour. As he mapped the landscape, he deemed the formation Serra da Leoa, Portuguese for “lioness mountains,” according to the Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia. The name was eventually adopted and the now misspelled term for the majestic mountains became the country’s new name
9. Eritrea
According to a report published by Uppsala University, the country’s name comes from Italian settlers who created colonies on the Horn of Africa in the 19th century. Italians used the phrase “Mare Erythraeum,” which loosely translates to the Red Sea, to describe the cluster of colonies that lined what is now known as the Red Sea. Adaptations of that name eventually led to the name it still holds today.
10. Togo
Prior to the era of colonial rule by Germany, various tribes had already settled into the country that would soon become known as Togo. In the neighbouring countries of Ghana and Benin, Portuguese settlers built forts and began to trade at the small fort at Porto Seguro. The area became a major trading centre for Europeans in search of slaves, earning the region the name Togo, meaning “The Slave Coast.”
11. Seychelles
According to the National Assembly of Seychelles, the Island was named after Jean Moreau de Sechelles, Louis XV’s minister of finance. In 1756, the French started taking control of the country, which was eventually contested by the British for years starting in 1794.
12. Kenya
The origin of the name Kenya is not very clear but perhaps linked to the Kikuyu, Embu and Kamba words Kirinyaga, Kirenyaa, and Kiinyaa which mean “God’s resting place” in all three languages.

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Worried About Your Stinky Feet? Here Are 5 Surefire Ways To Get Rid Of Smelly Feet Fast

Why Do feet smell? The feet have about half a million sweat glands, and this can lead to a whole lot of sweat.

 

So we have compiled the surest way to get rid of the stinky feet

1.Wash your feet correctly

You might think that a simple shower scour would be enough to keep your toes clean. Nope. Pleasantly scented feet begin with proper washing technique, and many of us do it wrong.

To tackle foot odor, wash feet thoroughly with an antibacterial soap daily, dry feet thoroughly after bathing, paying special attention to the area between the toes, since that’s where moisture collects. And finally, for extra protection, Spray both shoes and feet with an over-the-counter athlete’s foot spray powder. This process ensures your feet begin with a clean slate each morning.

 

2.Use a Powder

There’s no need to buy fancy deodorizing powders or spray. Just sprinkle corn starch into yours to absorb the moisture.

 

 

3.Buy good socks and shoes

Once you’ve tackled your foot odor, it’s time to move on to your gear. To prevent stinky feet from starting in the first place, purchase socks and shoes made of breathable materials. Synthetic materials provide less ventilation than natural materials, and so polyester or nylon socks may increase the amount of perspiration compared to cotton, natural materials (cotton and wool) generally provide more ventilation and therefore may limit the growth of bacteria.

The same general principle goes for shoes. Wear shoes that are made of a breathable material like leather or canvas. This will allow perspiration to evaporate, over the counter insoles made with activated charcoal may help to absorb foot odor.

Oh, and never, ever go sock-less. Wearing shoes without socks can lead to sweat accumulation, enabling bacteria to grow over time, there can also be dead skin cells, dirt, oils, mold and fungus thriving there.

 

4.Wash and rotate socks and shoes

Needless to say, your socks should be changed every day to prevent the buildup of moisture and dead skin —sometimes more than once, if you’re particularly sweaty or it’s really hot out. To ensure they’re cleaned all the way through, turn them inside-out before throwing them in the washing machine.

Shoes are a bit different. Certain pairs can be washed on occasion without doing damage to the materials—simply read the care instructions and make sure they dry completely—but many cannot.

Either way, it’s important to rotate shoes daily, and air out used pairs. Try not to wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row, and at the end of the day, don’t throw your shoes in a dark closet. Instead, allow them to air out in a well-lit, ventilated spot.
5.Look for odor-killing shoe products

Some people use powders, some use sprays, and still others use cedar chips to keep their shoes smelling fresh. None of these people are wrong, use an antibacterial spray or odor absorbing foot powder within shoes, Baking powder, corn starch, baby powder, talcum powder, Odor Destroyer Deodorant Spray, and Kiwi Select Fresh Force are said to keep shoes stench-free.

 

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Do You Know Your Country’s National Animal?….See 17 African National Animal

It’s amazing to know that all countries have national animals. What’s Nigeria’s national animal? Did you know some African countries share similar national animals? Okay, here are 17 African national animals.

1. Nigeria: The Bald Eagle
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2. Egypt: Steep Eagle
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3. South Africa: Spring Bok
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4. Algeria: Fennec Fox
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5. Morocco: Lion
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6. Angola: Sable Antelope
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7. Ghana: Tawny Eagle
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8. Ethiopia: Lion
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9. Kenya: Lion
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10. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Okapi

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11. Rwanda: Leopard

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12. South Africa: Blue crane

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13. Ivory Coast: Elephant

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14. Madagascar: Ring-tailed Lemur
15. Mauritius: Dodo

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16. Uganda: Grey Crowned Crane
17. Zambia: African Fish Eagleafrican-fish-eaglespring-bok

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10 Best Schools In Nigeria According To Their WASSCE Performance

We bring you the list of  10 Best Schools In Nigeria According To Their WASSCE Performance

10. The Lagoon Secondary School, Lekki

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9. Christ the King College, Gwagwalada

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8. Britarch Secondary School, Umuahiabritarch-secondary-school-umuahia

7. Mea Mater Elizabeth High School, Agbani

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6. Grundtvig International Secondary School, Obagrundtvig-international-secondary-school-oba

5. Igbinedion Secondary School, Benin City

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4. Lumen Christi International High School, Uromilumen-christi-international-high-school-uromi

3. Presentation National High School, Benin City

 

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2. Marist Brothers’ Juniorate, Uturumarist-brothers-juniorate-uturu

 

1. Loyola Jesuit College, Abujaloyola-jesuit-college-abuja

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7 Types Of Punishments We Had In School We Can Never Forget

There are punishments, and there are punishments.

In Nigeria, punishments depended on two things: the gravity of the punishment and the way the punisher is feeling at that point.

OMGVoice Nigeria has put together , seven of the worst punishments every Nigerian kid will never forget

1. Caning7-types-of-punishments-we-had-in-school-we-can-never-forget

Caning is traditional and we all know the teachers who had some magic with the cane. The ones who couldn’t flog students always sent them to that one teacher.

2. Standing on the chair and raising one leg7-types-of-punishments-we-had-in-school-we-can-never-forget-1

You think this is beans until you’re up there for an hour

3. Blackboard/Notebook Writing7-types-of-punishments-we-had-in-school-we-can-never-forget-2

Will never understand the essence of this one but boy, it wasn’t easy. Imagine being asked to fill a 60-page book with “I will not sleep in class again” or “I will not talk when my teacher is talking again”

4. Kneeling and facing the wall7-types-of-punishments-we-had-in-school-we-can-never-forget-3

This was peculiar to teachers who couldn’t flog. Noisemakers, trouble makers in class were used to this. Some even slept while at it.

5. Picking a pin7-types-of-punishments-we-had-in-school-we-can-never-forget-4

Some called it picking a pin. Others called it stooling down. Whatever you called it, it demanded a great deal of energy.

6. Carrying stone7-types-of-punishments-we-had-in-school-we-can-never-forget-5

This was for the extremely troublesome kids. After they were flogged and probably didn’t feel anything, the teacher would ask them to carry a stone or a chair depending on the resources available.

7. Frog Jump7-types-of-punishments-we-had-in-school-we-can-never-forget-6

Imagine squatting up and down while walking to and fro a particular distance. In all of this, your hands are drawing your ear so bad. Who invented these things?

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