MERRY CHRISTMAS - ajuede
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We, the Admin and members of ajuede.com wish our viewers merry Christmas and a prosperous new year ahead. We remain opulently appreciative to our readers and commenters all over the globe for finding time to look through our concerned research works these two years. We must ostensibly remark that we care much about you; for though what you seek are pieces of information that are credible for the multipurpose research works you are embarking on, on dailies, we are aware that you can do same elsewhere. But, perhaps, due to how précised and concernedly true our works show themselves to you, you have decided to make your visitations a daily routine.
Our thanks remain tangential particularly to those who found time to place a comment(s) on the relevant items to their researches. One thing is our standpoint; we do not celebrate appreciation more that we favour criticism. Of course, we are not ignorant of the fact that histories of places in Africa had been given wrong interpretations by the western historians who had written with deliberate neglect of our oral tradition because they would want us to be identified by the names they gave to us rather than who we are. This situation had led to some misunderstanding among some readers and as a result had led to some opposition. This is very welcomed as it also proved to us that some people are interested likewise as we do. But regrettably, they have done this with bunches of ignorance over their own history.
We have, for instance, Abiola and Oluwatosin who confuted the truth in the paper, Why Oduduwa Ran to the West. Unfortunately, none of them could tell us what he thinks is the truth outside the content of this paper. Of course they cannot do this since the oral tradition is still being spoken about by the Ifa priest based in Ife; Olumide Lukas, Euba and many others, even the foreigner, Ruth Finnegan have all written extensively on the Yoruba Oral tradition and myth of origin. The same is the information Abiola and Oluwatosin tried to refute because the early days of the Yoruba father was deceitful, and the paper has chosen to present it raw as it has ever been. That is the story they wouldn’t want the world to read. But, to us on ajuede, history is nothing but the story of the people which must be told the way it is. Aderopo (a character in Ola Rotimi’s The Gods Are not to Blame) says that “The secret of the land must be made known to the people of the land”. That is what we do here.
We applaud the witting comment of Denis Allen who had written all the way from Ethiopia. Your comment was absolutely pedagogical and explicit enough to make minds astute about the position of the Nile on the topic, Garden of Eden in Africa.
Having partnered with us in patience all these periods when we had scanty documents, we expect that you do better now that we have more information to enrich your researches. Place your advertisement on ajuede and be surprised about the responses you will receive. Again, we expect you to inform us about the area of your history you would want us to document. Make your comments on the things you feel have been documented wrongly and give us your own view about it. We will be very glad to take your suggestions after they have been proven accurate. Just send us on errand and watch us as we take your message to the right place. Our team of engineers and researchers are experts from various fields of studies; especially Zuma who is an excellent interpreter of symbols and hidden signs, all the way from Zambia.
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