Orisha Illustration from Leo Frobenius, Ogboni initiation, 1912


Ògbóni in ancient Yorubaland was the exclusive formal conclave of elders whose duty was to administer the community. The Ògbónis were statesmen whose chief business was to enact laws and judge…

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Thomas King

Thomas King was an indigenous missionary and collaborator in the translation of catechisms and the Bible into Nigerian languages. King was kidnapped as a child in an Egba homestead in 1825 but was…

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