Oriki iwo Osun. Eulogy to the people and the land
—-updated on the 22, January 2020——-
Oriki iwo, is a praise poetry. This form of oral poetry, which we have written below for you in text is known in Yoruba as oriki. Every important town, village and compound in Yoruba land has their own praise poetry. Whether you are from Iwo or not, we hope you find Oriki iwo inspiring. We would like to thank Mr Segun Alabi for Oriki iwo.
Iwo olodo oba, omo ateni gbola, teni gbore nile odidere
Omo oba to lu gberin afiporo je omo to lu gberin gberin
Iwo ti ko nilekun beni koni kokoro, Eru wewe ni won fi n dele
Eru ko gbodo je m’ogberin, Iwofa ko gbodo je mogbede
Omo bibi inun won ni je m’oderin
Bi wo kola biwo kolowo lowo, eru ti n se mi ni rami ta mi to mi ni temi o jare
Iwo lomo Olola ti n san keke, Iwo lomo oloola ti n bu abaja
Agbere ni wa won ki gbowo Ila lowo awa
Eyin lomo ara eru ke omo, omo ara eru bere eni
Omo araya le ki omo tode. Iwo ilu Alfa
Iwo todidere pepepe tenure te k’oroyin.
Edumare Bawa Da Ilu Iwo Si