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Babayemi’s Warning: The Erosion of Yoruba Traditions and Culture by Modern Civilization

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Prominent PDP member in Osun, Omooba Dotun Babayemi, raised concerns about modern civilization affecting Yoruba traditions during this year’s Olojo festival in Ile-Ife.

Babayemi urged traditional institutions and Yoruba stakeholders to resist the erosion of their heritage by the forces of modernity. He cautioned that neglecting this vital task could lead to the eventual extinction of Yoruba traditions and culture.

“We must reconnect with our historical roots because our deeply valued principles and customs are gradually fading away. Regrettably, this decline is already impacting our societal values, as evidenced by the moral decay prevalent in our society today.

“It is disheartening to witness the submergence of our culture beneath the tide of modernity and civilization, which poses a significant threat to the future of Yoruba culture and traditions. Consequently, unless we collectively rise to safeguard our cultural heritage from this avoidable eclipse, as a result, the very essence of our culture and traditions will be at risk.”

Babayemi emphasized that it is now imperative for the custodians of Yoruba culture and traditions to institute ongoing cultural initiatives that will instill essential values in the younger generations and ensure the continuity of their rich heritage.

 

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