Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 22
Please bear with me as you gonna come across some Yoruba words their,that’s how it went
Yoruba people of the archaic days strongly believed in predestination. They rush to the shrine to confirm a newborn’s predestination/Akose-jaye. That apart, before they embark on any significant task, they would consult a priest to ensure it conforms with their Kadara.
Yoruba people strongly believe each person’s Kadara is unique just as DNA is, they say ‘ori ti taiyelolu yan koni ti kehinde’ ‘ise teni kan se to dolola, elomi se je gbese’ again there is ‘eni o gba kadara, a gba kodoro’
Having said that, some modern Yorubas ignorantly subvert the importance of Kadara, they maintain it isn’t real or that it’s superstitious but they ask their pastors and imams for prayers on important tasks of life such as jobs, investments, relationships etc. Asking here may be to pray over the tasks so as to become suitable or successful and they surmise whatever feedback they get but subconsciously , it is to ask if the mission aligns with their destinies, that’s its metaphysics.
The Yoruba will say ‘Akunle yan ni adaye ba’ meaning we had consciously implored Olodumare of our chosen destinies prior to our arrival on Aye. That quote often goes fully thus ‘Akunle yan ladaye ba, ade ayetan oju nkan wa ‘ the concluding part states upon our arrival, we often want to expedite the good part of our kadara, we put the cart before the horse, we forget that some events serve as precedents for future comfort. We often become impatient of what was agreed to by ourselves and Olodumare.
Kadara comes in two folds, the good and the bad. The good is often referred to as Kadara and the bad as Ipin (sometimes Ayanmo). Ipin is defined as our own fair share of bad occurrence at Ile-aye as no one lives without having their own time of turbulence.
The Yoruba religion believes predestination isn’t changeable (Ayanmo o gbo ogun) other than to exploit and make the most of it as there is always light at the end of the tunnel. It is also believed that enemies can delay Kadara through the use of a sorcerer however, ultimately, Kadara must prevail (Ota o le pa Kadara da, won kan le fowo ago sehin). It is therefore imperative for one to guard one’s Kadara spiritually. Other religions in the likes of Christianity and Islam hold this superficial belief that prayers can change ill-fated destiny into good.
Atheists believe a man should face the world as it is i.e. his skills, ability, society, laws and other fundamental factors (some within his control and some beyond) attached to a man are his supposed destiny which comes as a result of natural circumstance.
Ayo’ predestination are
1: we must not cut her hair
2: she must be celebrated widely except it’s time for her to decided
3:we must not force her to do things
4:no matter what job brings money,if not education then she is not gonna be successful
5:she must get angry noe shout if not afternoon will turn night as there would be a dangerous thunder and rain fall
6:she must swear for someone
7:if it’s time for her to deliver,her husband must stay with her in labour room to rub her water,if not ,
That was all I was told
.Jesus is Lord
Did you even know the kind of lady Ayo is
No pastor,” mum Ayo replied in a shaking voice
She is the queen of the sea,the goddess of the river,in water she came and in water she wants to return with kids
That’s a big fat lie ..
For my God doesn’t do evil, we would embark on 3 days fasting and strong prayer to communicate with God,you all that wish to join in the prayer must be in holy ground here in church
Mum Ayo replied
I will fast,what am I doing ,what’s my job , my only daughter must not die
I will also like to join sir” Eriola replied
With two of mum ayo relatives
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