ISESE LAGBA – TRADITION IS THE BEST WAY

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Aboru Aboye 0000!!!, Today August 20th 2014, all Orisha People in Nigeria and around the world will celebrate Isese day, which is Day of Tradition. Today in Nigeria all Babalawo’s. Iyanifa’s Ololorishas and everyone who practices the tradition way of life which is the practice, worship and veneration of Ifa/Orisha will celebrate this day for all its worth. The appropriate greeting for this day is Isese Lagba (E-shay-shay-Lag-ba which means Tradition is the best way, or tradition is on top of all religions), after someone greets you Isese Lagba, you will answer Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa (E-shay-shay- Bug-bo Wa! Which means, Tradition will stay with us always!

Isese Lagba! Today all traditional people will wear white clothes in celebration of Isese day, the Day in Nigeria where Tradition is celebrated and all Orishas are fed and honored. There will be a big celebration on this day with many festivals (festival is the same as party) and conferences held all over Nigeria with people coming from near and far to attend. Isese is the Yoruba word for Tradition. It is now a national holiday, but as you can see in two of the videos below it was a fight for it to be recognized by the Government as such. Christians and Muslims are accorded holidays and days where upon which their religions are celebrated, but for our traditional religion to be recognized by government openly, we had to fight.

I practice Isese the authentic way, the way of the Yoruba people of South Western Nigeria. I was initiated there, there are some who have gone to the mother land to initiate, but “mix” the practice with what is known as Lucumi or other practices, I do not. Jamaican rice and peas tastes the best when prepared the traditional way with real coconut milk, not evaporated milk, or even coconut powder.

The Orishas  are with us, they are born everyday within the consciousness of a new born, whether they know it or not, it is important especially people of African descent to know their path, it matters not where in Africa you are led to or drawn to, it matters that you respect and honor the tradition of your ancestors.

The African is unconscious, more so throughout the diaspora. We have lost our traditional values, therefore we have lost our way. Africans around the world, will see us today dressed in traditional clothing and honoring our Roots, and heritage and culture and they will join with others and call us uneducated, baboons, and devil worshipers, all because we have not forgotten the ways of old. All because we have not conformed to religion.

The African throughout the diaspora is unconscious, he is unconscious because he has conformed to ways which are not apart of his cultural make up, he has given up, and has laid down like a lamb to the slaughter and have joined his oppressors with their doctrines which they have used to trick him, the African, who now hates himself, his people and his land of Origin. They have used false doctrines to deceive and defeat his  mind, and have even tricked him into believing that once the shackles of slavery has been removed, he is free, when they already knew behind their secret smiles that the shackles of the mind would still bound him into the worse kind of slavery, that of the mind! Religious indoctrination!, O Ma Se ooooo! (what a pity)

The oppressors has given him the same tools, the Bible and the Koran to use to enslave the minds of his fellow man, his kin, his brothers and sisters, and they all began to enslave each other while condemning our same kind who have found the chutzpah to swim against the current and stand for what they believe in, which is the original way, tradition.

The African is Unconscious when he believes the lies of media, and Hollywood propaganda and he measures wealth by money and gold, and land and holdings, but not see wealth in knowledge and culture, and a belief system that, with and through nature and the knowledge of nature which holds the secrets of God, we have everything! Money is another form of slavery, and if you measure your brothers and sisters and even yourself  by its weight then you are even more backward than how you believe they are!!

Isese Lagba!!

Isese is not fighting against anothers belief, it is embracing and honoring the tradition of our ancient people, who have left this wonderful legacy for us, which we must continue to observe and be proud of! People are now waking up to what the elders of old knew way before!

What can I say other than,  Iba (I pay my respect or I give homage to)

Iba Olodumare (God)

Iba Orunmila (Ifa)

Iba Esu (Eshu)

Iba Ogun

Iba Obatala

Iba Osun (Oshun)

Iba Oya

Iba Sango

Iba Obaluaye

Iba Yemoja

Iba Olokun

Iba Ori Eleda

Iba Oba

Iba Oduduwa

Iba all Odus of Ifa

Iba Egungun

Iba Iya Onile

Iba Oluwo

Iba Ojubona

Iba Balbalawo

Iba Iyanifa

Iba gbobobo ab orisa patapata

These two videos speak very well on the importance of Isese, the Government has since recognize this day!!

This is a Ifa poem I got from the internet on Isese

IFA on what is Isese?

The ocean is filled to the brim
The lagoon is filled to capacity
Alasan is going to Asan
Alasan is going to Asan, the Awo of the top of the rock
The elders thought the matter over
And realized that it was no longer favorable
They used their mustaches to cover their faces
And spread their beards firmly over their chest
These were the declarations of Ifa to Isese (Traditionalism)
What is one’s Isese
Olodumare is one’s Isese
It is Isese we ought to appease
Before appeasing any Orisa
One’s Mother is one’s Isese
Before appeasing any Orisa
It is Isese we ought to appease
One’s Father is one’s Isese
It is Isese we ought to appease
Before appeasing any Orisa
The male genital organ is one’s Isese
It is Isese we ought to appease
Before appeasing any Orisa
The female genital organs one’s Isese
It is Isese we ought to appease
Before appeasing any Orisa
Please let us appease Isese
Isese if the father of all Etutu
The Isese of your mother’s lineage
The Isese of your father’s lineage
May they all give approval to this Ebo?
Before we appease any Orisa

Ilẹ̀kùn tí ò bá ní alùgbàgbà, kó yára dẹ́kun àpárá dí dá /
A door that has no frame ought to cease all pranks……Yoruba Proverb! 

[Operate within your means]

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji!

There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned…..Obara Meji!

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AfroCaribe21
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AfroCaribe21
1 year ago

So I been reading some of your articles…. I’ve been involved in Orisha practice for about 20 years. I’ve been to see Lukumi, Candomble and Traditional Yoruba priests. and everyone has their own unique ashe. I’d be lying if I’d say that I haven’t been gravitating towards Isese practice. To be fair though, I cannot discount or discard Lukumi practice. While I do have some concerns about certain practices in Lukumi, I will never deny that there are Lukumi priests that have serious ashe and are exceptional diviners. If I do go to Africa for initiation, there are certain Lukumi… Read more »

human growth hormone
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6 years ago

It’s remarkable to go to see this web page and reading
the views of all friends about this post, while I am also keen of getting knowledge.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Yep girl, tradition is the way..

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago

Isese Lagba Gbobo Wa!!! Obaraaaaaaaaaaaaaa Ekaro

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Bubblez clap yu self, but it is the other way around. Flour with cornmeal. (eg. you go to the shop to buy 2 lbs of flour. You say 2lbs mix flour and the shop keeper gives you about about 1/34 lb flour and 1/4 cornmeal)…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago

MTH cornmeal n flour

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Mi cum back wid mi riddle…Unno still nuh know what is mix flour? Bubblez have a go at it.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

I am excellent Teach.

Cami: Just saw ur comment where you mentioned that I am important to the ES fambo. Thanks Cami.

Bubblez: Mi come a school early man…

Ty: Respect mi friend…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago

Ekaro Obara MTH ooh yu reach class early todeh lol all fambo love n light

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Ekaro esp fambo… Bawoni oremi…odigba…

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Ekaro all…Teach how yu duh?

Cami
6 years ago

Onu run gone study…lol Alright, me ago watch the video and take notes. I’ll be cruising the board till I drop asleep though.

Cami
6 years ago

Me just a see movie fi watch. I need to watch the Dr. Ben and the movie in a little while, then.

Cami
6 years ago

I will be composing my thoughts/questions on a legal pad for tomorrow. Yw, hope you’ll be in attendance.

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

On a side note….If you have elections next Tuesday, please remember to vote…it is these small elections that matter most for your community…

Me di deh bright and early

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Di video with Dr. Ben was amazing…we Africans smart no backside…

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Deh yah wid yuh cami

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Happy birthday baby Amh…wishing both you and you family good always…

Wishing you long life, good health, every reachable opportunity and potential, love to grasp you at every corner, wealth, prosperity, knowledge, and peace …ASE!!!

Courtney
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6 years ago

Ty are u bahamian?

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Nope Courtney, yardie to the core

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Straight yardayyyyyy! Lol

day "dream" alston
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6 years ago

Isese Lagba Obara & Bloggers! Excellent Post.

toy7318
6 years ago

Ok I am back… I have read the book, but i have to finish watching the video. I have to be here early tomorrow. Nunu don’t remind of that man. He was very brazen with his outdated hairstyle

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Hush mumz, lol mi not go call you chocolatte neither, him did brite!

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Grung

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Obara, di amount a assignment we have. Lawd gash! Yuh nuh see seh Nile all gone puddung BIG preparation fi wi fi tomorrow. A nu jerk him a come fi jerk a backfoot! Lol

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Yazzy

Which part Nile put in YaZZY

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Yazzy

Lol

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

No him nuh comment yet but tru him MIA. .. mi a pree seh a piece a preparation a guh dung fi wi in ya tomorrow night

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
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NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Yazzy

Yazzy yuh can imagine when Nile buss een tomorrow wid him professorial tweed jacket and him yard ruler! Mi deh try finish di reading fi tomorrow

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

In ya tun up tideh man! Mi love the festivities! It feel like big yaad gathering!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Isese lagba gbogbo wa Courtney….

Sorry autocorrect

Courtney
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6 years ago

Hey everyone

Isese Lagba

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Isese laggard gbogbo wa Courtney

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa Courtney!!

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago

Isese Lagba all my sweeties! Mi just a reach back! Did a sort out a ting! Olodumare is too good to mi… I had to shed a tear!

Mi gone read and ketch up! I are ere wid unuh ya now inna mi full suite a white! Chat bout!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Yazzy

Hey Yazzy…glad you reach…love the white…

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Thank you Ty!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I will

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

We will watch movie after… dr. Clarke is a boss…I really need to learn more about Egypt…thank you Obara for this

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Me and Yw finishing the video with dr. Clarke for tomorrow’s discussion

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

I am here looking at the videos of the egungun parade, it would want to look like our Junkanoo… So glad that all was not lost, we still have elements left…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Very vibesy…I can do these dance moves…yeah…

You can feel the fun and her joy…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Mth I have no idea what mix flour is

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Yes Ty it remind me of jankanu fi true

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Teach it look like a me an you alone dey here..

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Teach mi naah gi out di ansa yet…Mek mi wait likkle an si if nuh baddy can guess is what…

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Ok Teach…

Riddle: What is mix-flour?

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Ok mi back now…

Nunu you still dere? Everybody gone?

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Roll call… who and who dey here?

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Mi deh here

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Me ago road fi a bit. Be back at night fall.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

AMH kiss Big A for me…Tell her Aunty M said hello and belated happy birthday…

toy7318
6 years ago

Ok yes I will let sir Joe know. Mister seemed upset today he said this the 3rd time you have been late. He said he don’t like it! he like when you greet him on time.

toy7318
6 years ago

Happy birthday to Amh daughter! wishing your daughter many many more birthdays! Have a blessed birthday baby Amh!

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Toy will also provide the chocolate milk! Everytime mi tink bout dat deh jherri curl one mi haffi laugh! Poor Toy

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Happy Birthday to your little one AMH; Isese Lagba to you and yours.

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Awwwww!! Birthday wishes to baby AMH!! Isese Lagba AMH and her sweeties! Mucho blessings!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Teach, Toy neva hear di saying ‘chicken merry, hawk dey near’…

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

TY, kiss Baby Y for me…Nunu, a today a AMH daughter’s birthday?

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

I think it was yesterday

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

MTH, see why yu important round here? You all remember bloggers children birthdays!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Hahahahah, Nunu hush mi neva know sey di ole a di wuk wudda tumble dung pan yu..

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Thank you, still has dance moves I can manage…

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Gone to pick up the little ones…today is the baby’s first day going to big boy school with his big brother…

My baby is growing up…tears…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Was he scared?

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

No…he was excited, after we sign him in, him gone…

toy7318
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

I know how you feel!

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Awww!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Ore Yeye Osun…

The dance moves in the song above, I can do… Now to learn the words of the song…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Ty a you seh commitment! Dats right yah sis!

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Lololol but mi did give Toy some a fi mi wuk, oh gosh no sah MTH ‘coming home’ a guh kill people. Please nuh leff suh long agen mumz wi nuh have di strength fi dis ya, causen Teach wan’ bruk wi dung

toy7318
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

If I laugh one more time I am going to have to heart attack. Ok, Teach I am on the job. Nunu see you boo! Me and Mth we doing road today. I wish you could come next time. Lol

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

When he does that Ty he is attending to the spirit which redides under the tree

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Cool…he loved plants, he fed them often…

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Toy!!! Mi feel it fi yuh mi love!

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Jeezas peez mi neva deh ask yuh fi kill mi off teach please an tonks! Outta door too hot nung fi guh duh alla dat , mi leff di jug a juice wid ice sida bredda yw him can gwaan control dat.(Ty please nuh drink out di man sorrel,cho), Mi already patch di fence suh di neighbor puss cyaan come chue. Mi call San -He fi bring di tings dem and mi outsource some di wuk to Toy(bless yuh fi di help mumz) plus mi nah chuble nuh more a Beryl pidgin dem cause a di pidgin dem did use… Read more »

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Today, I placed oranges and fresh flowers, lit candles on my candles to celebrate Isese… I am slo wearing full white as Obara instructed…my kids wearing white shirts today too…

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Ty I love that the kids are actively involved! Isese Lagba!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Grung…

I miss Jcan traditions, like Christmas time my grandparents would paint the house, white wash the tree bases, out up new curtains and sheets…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

My grandfather use to do the white painting too Ty

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Ty

Yah read me mind from Saturday the white washing of the tree catch me curiosity. Why dem do it, Ty?

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Cami, I am not too sure of the reason…

Sometimes I would see my grandfather give coins to the trees that our navel string plant under…and even drop some white rum to…

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Unno gimme 5 minutes mi soon come back…Mi have a riddle fi unno (in keeping wid di topic) if unno waan mi ask unno sey me..if mi si 3 me den mi ask, if not mi tan suh back an gwan kip Teach company…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Fling de riddle.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Teach, you know what you are saying about the soap (even though you are saying it in jest) it is very serious…Ppl were very grateful for the soaps not so long ago..(Den dem get ‘exposed’) and know sey more things dey a farrin, wey ppl can bring, suh greed/bad mind whatever, got into dem and dem start chat behind ppl back… I remember when I was about 8, this lady in the community (memba a country mi grow) got some m clothes from farrin and I remember my father (Mr. Talk big) told the lady to come by our house… Read more »

toy7318
6 years ago

Wad up everyone! I miss you all it has been a busy week. Isese Lagbe we honor you today!

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Isese Lagba Gbobo wa to you Toy…Beautiful day.

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa Toy!!

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

grung looooool

ISESE LAGBA GBOBO WA CAMI & TOY

toy7318
6 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Lmao Nunu LMAO! You have me cracking. Well Nunu you have to get back to work Nunu before you get a beating! Lol

toy7318
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Lmao lmao! Nunu is Cinderella today! See you later Nunu ,you have to many chores, you have no time to play.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Mi sehhhhhhhh loooooool

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Toy aka Miss Chocolatte! Try look who mi outsource di wuk tuh!!lolol

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Deadmentz!! Obara kill mi Nunu ya now wid wuk… den ice cream duppy kill wid mo’ wuk lata!! But Nunu, all di betta caz a only sun-thurs yuh respectable and dis is respectable sinting mi lub!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Nunu a you fi deal wid di beverage…Mek sure yu get 2 Smirnoff Ice, some Dragon and Guiness…Guh dung a Miss Cherry guh get a block a ice…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Yes NuNu, yu can gi de ice cream lover de Ice fi carry…dwlnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Lmfaooooo!! Lawd gash from a bawn. Cami mad nuh hell. Unuh jealous a nunu icecream duppy man eenuh.

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Arite M mi wi look bout dat. Di one Cami she nah leggo off a di icecream duppy suh since him seem fi have access to icecream him can bring a carton fi Cami. Cam Cam dawlin’ wha flavor yuh want?

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

lolol…I want rum and raisin and tell him don’t even take a smudge out of eat…him nyame too much ice cream already! lolol

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Mi memba di irish spring soap from farrin ting lol

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Before Irish Spring it was: Ivory (America) Yardlys (England) and Dial (Canada)…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Isese Lagba Gbobo Wa, Obara Meji (Teacher and Sister)

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Teach fi di most part ppl looked out fi get di 2 likkle soap. When ppl got irish spring, de m open it but nuh tek it out a di box mek it sweet up di bathroom…

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Lawd Teach, nuh badda mek tek put mi back pan probation…Me and mi dutty vulgar laugh…(Actually mi miss dat)…Cami is a trip…Mi like har bad..Memba a she di tell mi bout Old Harbour Square when mi did dream seet (May 23, 2014)

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Suh how come everybaddi get sumn fi duh, an mi nuh get nutten at least mi gi Yazzy di two ganzy dem fi shi press. M like how sorrel and rum punch mek fi yuh mi can beg yuh a tall glass?

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Imagine, traveling and returning with novelties as gifts was a kind of tradition and because of ungratefulness it became something bad.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Gift receiving is a blert neet ting to me yu si. Sometimes ah tink ah jaded because I always wonder why someone is giving me something. In my experience, it is with some expectation and most times I am unwilling to meet that. Sorry if off topic.

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Not off topic at tall, Yw. Gifting have its traditions. But the level of expectations just takes away from the pure sentiments.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Completely agree and that is why I like to give but am cautious with receiving.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

YW everything capasettic man nuh watch nuh face…

Another tradition we had in Jamaica is when ppl guh farrin an come back, dem wudda wrap up 2 irish spring or 2 old spice an stretch dem hand to yu…Now when dem travel dem naah gi yu nutten dem ask if a you and dem buy di plane ticket…

NuNu
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NuNu
6 years ago

Isese Lagba fam fam!

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Isese LAGBA Gbobo wa Nuns.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Teach another tradition that I see we are not keeping is that Sundays were family day…(Jamaican point of view)…Mommy would get up early and do the breakfast (big breakfast or sunday breakfast as we call it)…This is food that she might not have time to prepare during the week. Ackee & Saltfish, roast bread fruit (and or) fried dumplings, boiled bananas etc. Dinner time, mommy shared daddy’s dinner inna di ‘pirate’ (pirex) dish. Rice & Peas in one container, meat in another, food (yam, dumpling, banana) in another contatiner. Then you had the big jug a ‘drinks’ (carrot/sour-sop/june-plum/passion fruit). Everybody… Read more »

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

MTH, us knock out do tradition star. I’m on memory lane wid this on!

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago

This post made me feel melancholy for a min….We have lost our traditional values, therefore we have lost our way….it has only hurt an confused us.
ISESE LAGBA! ISESE LAGBA GBOBO WA!!!
Happy to celebrate this day wid unno my good hearted family. mi will gladly bake di cake deh Yw leff likkle rum fi di cake nuh lol send on di rum punch an dont mean wid di rum hmmm 😀

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Kia-B, yu dun know seh all ah wi ah go tips after dis.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
6 years ago
Reply to  Tw/Yw

yes jah jah cake affi dun bake first looool

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Àṣẹ Ty, yes teach de young uns dem from now

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago

Fambily mus’ know bout dem Fambo. Mi nuh seh ah so an ah nuh suh. Lupita Nyong’o, said that her mom told her “You cannot eat beauty; it does not sustain you”. If we focus on what others tell us is beautiful, then we miss out on the real beauty in and of the world.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  Tw/Yw

this didn’t show up right. The first part is to MTH about how mi know bout your sorrel likes – me love dat drink too.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Unno bare wid mi….

I am in Jamaica so I will speak in that regard…One tradition we had when I was growing up was when you washed your hair, it would be ‘chiney-bumped’ and then loosed out to be combed…Now, me is a girl, wey roam di streets…Mi cudden tell when last I see 1 pickney wid chiney bump inna dem head (dem doan even know wey name suh)….

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

YW what a way yu know sey mi love mi sorrel? Mi watch Teach a assign the chores and nobody nuh get the task fi bring likkle ‘beverage’ and everybody know how mi love beverage…

Our ppl have lost their way..Dem bleach out dem skin and proud…Dem straighten dem nose, dem tek out ribs cause dem waan small body (dont get me wrong mi nuh sey dem fi loow up demself and become wagga-wagga) but all lawks man…

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Quite suh Yw, quite suh sah as mi granny ooda sey!

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago

Ase, ASe, ASE. Dats wat I say…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Hence, the domain of the Ancestral real. A nu how we look Yw is how we feel.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Ah dat mi try tell dem because if you believe in an “all conscious”, then you will know or at least feel the history…

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago

Mi know she like sorrel, suh mi wi draw some – an’ some rum punch too.

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Baxside!!! Obara, afta she get pamper… 2 cane stick suh she know she nuh try mumma agen! Hahahahaha!! Unuh all mawd in ya!

Mi run gone press do hell outta MTH clothes ya now!! De seam dem tan up inna di white ganzy dem weh Nunu drop off fi har!! When mi a press, a press mi de press! A nuh jerk mi a jerk! Awoah! 😀

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  Yazzy

lolol…a NuNu and har ice cream eating duppy ago get the cane…lol MTH nu watch nu face we all link some how. So as O say when one pickney missing Clucking tek place. Yw…big up.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  Yazzy

Big up Cams!

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Grung! Ah suh Ty did star missing up de odda day, nearly Mek mi drop dung, mi guh inna mi thunda room fi go strike fire Pon Domgoma choo he/she sey him/her ah Sha man/ooman, and mi deh wonda if ah challenge him/she did come fi challenge mi fi oonuh, as mi pick up de tunda stone so, mi ear ping Pon mi phone, is ah good ting mi look ah Ty sey wuk and kids Mek Shi busy

Domgoa escape dah time deh!

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

ROTFF!!! Dis sweet mi is a shame!!! Obara, mi affi gu ban mi MALNOURISHED belly!! Dis c-russ!!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Tradition is one tool that binds people…We have seen the ramifications of not holding onto our traditions and embracing other people’s tradition…We have lost our way.

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Big up MTH. Thanks for the above image to wipe out the one last night. Bushy brows and me nuh ‘gree.

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Tw/Yw

LMFAOOOO Yw!!!!!

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Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  Tw/Yw

ISESE LAGBA, Yazsters. whispering: ah jus’ me an you in on di joke. tee hee

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Bwoy Teach, mi seh different culture but mi nuh know wah mi be. Ah only African mi claim but many have taken issue wid dat. In belief, though, I think we ar efor the most part quite similar.

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Teach, memba sey him did get gold ring and clothes to…Suh mek sure mi get some Brazillian hair and 6′ heels…

Tw/Yw
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Tw/Yw
6 years ago

ISESE LAGBA… I love learning about different cultures and different beliefs, so thank you for this. It is important to show gratitude. Isese day sounds like the best of giving thanks. A day to celebrate your beliefs and way of life. Outstanding!!!

MTH
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MTH
6 years ago

Isese Laga…Reading, soon come back….Teach please check your email…

Cami
6 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Isese Lagba Gbobo Wa MTH! Missed yu.

Isese Lagba and Isese Lagba Gbobo wa to ALL in return.

Vanessa
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Vanessa
6 years ago

Isese Lagba. Thank you for this knowledge Mrs O

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

Oonuh kill de fattest pig Prodigal MTH has returned!

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Grung!!!!!

Yazzy
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Yazzy
6 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa Vanessa sweetie!! Have a blessed day!

Obara Meji
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6 years ago

Aseeeee

Obara Meji
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6 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Isese lagba gbogbo wa Vanessa u welcome!

Ty
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Ty
6 years ago

Long live Ifa, long live isese…

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