I am Not A Yoruba Man – Fani Kayode Declares, Gives Reasons

The Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode has said that he is not a yoruba man, and gives Reasons.

Read His Statement Below;

Two names that the Fulani gave to southerners: “Yamiri”, in reference to SE and “Yariba” in reference to SW. The SE rejected that name but the SW accepted it. The name “Yoruba” derives from “Yariba” and it means “shady and unreliable”. I reject that strange name and label.

I am not a “Yariba” or “Yoruba” but an “Omo Karo Jire” or an “Oduduwan” and my lanuage is not “Yoruba” but “Anago”. We are what we call ourselves. We are not “shady and uneliable”(Yariba) and we must not accept names that are given to us by our historical adversaries.

Also Read: I Would Rather Remain A Slave To Yoruba than Igbo – Joe Igbokwe

.Any Omo Karo Jire or Oduduwan that continues to call himself a “Yoruba” is lost and does not know the implications of what he is doing to his own people. He is simply affirming and confirming an insulting label which has deep sinister, mystical and spiritual connotations.


Also Read: There Are Names I will Never Mention Again in this Country – Soyinka


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