Yoruba Indigenous

Yoruba Indigenous

The exquisite bronze and terra cotta portraiture of Ifę precedes by eight centuries the earliest written explanation we have of ritual and belief in what is now called “Yorubaland.” In fact, the number of people calling themselves “Yoruba” does not appear to have grown to demographically or culturally significant levels until the mid- to late 19th century, and the first of these were probably the descendants of Oyo, Ijebu, Ekiti, Awori, Egba, and Egbado people captured by slave traders, rescued and re-settled by the British in faraway Freetown, which is now in Sierra Leone.

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