It is festive period again, a time for making different delicacies, it is a time to be happy, rejoice and be glad for all we have been through and the coming great future. Today let decode if it is true the Yorubas don’t have a soup that an spice up your festive celebration.
I have heard many times, Yorubas don’t have soup, and it sounds real but insulting to me. Does it mean that the Yoruba linage lived long and ripe with only Ewedu and Efo? I thought deeply and I decided to settle the score with my mum. My mum has this to say;
Yoruba have soups; we only have a generation of older people that decided to drop the old style, fashion and culture when they were migrating to Lagos and other places of the world. They decided that the things they had earlier learned were local, primitive and poor. Today, we are struggling with a loss of identity as the Oduduwa race.
Another lesson, never expect your wife to know all this things I am about to show you. In fact assume she will know nothing. You have to learn to prepare them yourself. Make them for her to try, if she likes it teach her to make it. When a man becomes the teacher of a woman in the kitchen her sex hormones is arouse without a touch. Kitchen is where her guards are down and she is herself, she is no fake. If she is frustrate or happy, you will know at the taste of the food. My son listen, if you know how to open the kitchen door with love then the door of romance in the other room will never be shut.
She concluded saying, the Yoruba patriarch were warriors and herbalists who moved from place to place seeking refuge and comfort, this means that they made herbs. They ate every leave that is medicinal as vegetable; they made veggies from cocoyam and pawpaw leave, who will do that now?. She spoke about Yanrin, she said the ancient men made the local Yanrin vegetable to protect their children and family from witchcraft and charm. She stress men because the men decide which soup to make, they bring the vegetable home for the woman to prepare. She mentioned a few of the vegetables that her mother made on the farm; Yanrin, Marugbo, Isapatoromoyan, Gbegiri, Gbogbododo, Orunla, Efo Abalaye, Sokoyokoto and many more. She mentioned other foods like Ekuru, Esuru, Lamuluke, Eko, Ifokore, etecera. Which millennial girl knows how to cook the first three of those Vegetables?
Yoruba people have one of the deepest and richest cultures in Nigeria. We have fought other tribes as we moved from place to place. We have fought ourselves. We have lost and also have been victorious. I am Omoluabi, I am proud of my heritage, I embrace my source, and I reject barbaric culture but kiss every love embedded culture of my race. I am Omoluabi.