How Àmàlà got its name can’t be ascertained but it was believed to be the way some royal cheffs in Aafin Oyo used ìgbáko to mold it and cut it half before spreading ewedu and stew on it that the name got stucked to the food. A-mó-a-la i.e, we mold and cut.
However, findings made us traced d discovery of Àmala to d first reign of Alaafin Ajaka at old Oyo popularly known today as Oyo Katunga, and we were told, it was Alaafin Ajaka’s favorite, especially when served to him with EWEDU.
After his second time on the throne, only the nobles of Oyo were the ones eating Amala as a royal delicacy with King whenever the king hosted them to commemorate an important event in the palace.
For centuries and till date, Amala status was purely a princely food amongst foods, it was when the empire began to grew and many wealthy individuals made Oyo their abode, that Amala was being served in their compound as food only meant for festive seasons.
It was during the reign of Alaafin Abiodun as the first Alaafin to reigned at Ago d’Oyo that the king physician by the name Aremu, a.k.a Awogbaarun whose compound was located at Jabata, discovered the medicinal value of Amala hence the saying….
Oka (another name for Amala) l’oogun.
Airi rara laa j’eko
Kenu modile ni ti guguru.
HOW ÀMÀLÀ BECAME POPULAR OUTSIDE ODE-OYO.
It was Bashorun Ogunmola, o wo kembe re bi ija, who popularized Àmàlà at his ojude in Ibadan with new discovery of a soup called, GBEGIRI.
While people will be rushing to have their plate of Amala at ojude Ogunmola, the servers will asked people on queue if they like gbegiri to be added with ewedu & stew, people in their haste will chorused by saying ABULA, which literally means, mix it. It was here d term abula, was patented & derived to mean d mixture of gbegiri ati ewedu.
It was Ibadan people who first people began to eat Amala commercially & from there its fame beginning to expand to wherever Ibadan people went until Amala became “Ari gbetomi”.
It’s worthy of note too that, the first Amala joint was established in Ibadan around Oja’ba axis around 1900 and today, Amala joints in Yorubaland is a multimillion business ventures and has a sizeable workforce that out numbered that of Mr. Biggs, KFC and Chicken republic put together.
So, anytime you are enjoying ur Amala ati abula pelu ponmo ati nkannu, in any Amala joint in Yorubaland, don’t forget those unnamed heros & heroines who discovered this delicacy that made us proud.
”Why Kizz Daniel stopped talking to me” – Skiibii opens up (Video)
Nigerian singer, Skiibii, has opened up on the reason behind his strained relationship with Kizz Daniel for a while now.
Skiibii recently had an interview with Afrobeat podcaster Adesope where he revealed his currently not talking to Kizz Daniel.
Skiibii disclosed that he is very close to Kizz Daniel and understands how he thinks.
According to Kizz, they are currently not on talking terms after he sent him a voice note which didn’t go well with him.
“This last time we fought, I sent him a voice note, and he just hissed at me. Since that time, we no dey talk. We don fight. But you see as we dey fight, I still get many good things to talk about him. He’s a lovely guy.”
@Blackboysho reacted: “Real life is different from social media… love Skibbiiiiii.”
@oluwashiizey commented: “Skiibii get D’banj DNA for him blood . He’s so entertaining to watch.”
@ishoola706 reacted: “Best interview ever now I love Skiibi.”
@ParksWay8 said: “This episode sweeeeeeet! Egbon dy turn this podcast to another thing oh.”
@ParksWay8 commented: “Too real!!! See interview!! Man was himself.”
@Pocho184 said: “For acknowledging KC as your oga despite your level now, God bless you Skiibii.”
@abeebgbadamosi562 reacted: “Since when I watch skiibii for tiwantiwa nahin I don love ham, e dey talk ham as e be, no dey fake.”
@MuhammadIbrahim-gt8fr said: “You faked buying a GLS600 maybach tho.”
Nigerians fume as young boy who was promised heaven and earth during presidential election is neglected
In what appears to be a disheartening turn of events, Nigerians are expressing their disappointment as the young election hero, whose viral video of chasing Peter Obi’s convoy captivated the nation, has allegedly been left empty-handed despite grand promises made during the presidential election campaign.
The incident has reignited debates over the credibility of campaign pledges and the treatment of citizens who actively participate in political processes.
During the presidential elections campaign, the young boy was promised a myriad of rewards ranging from scholarships abroad to substantial financial compensation.
These assurances were intended to recognize and appreciate his bold act of running after the convoy of Peter Obi, the former vice-presidential candidate, in a fervent display of support.
However, five months have elapsed since the general elections took place, and the promised rewards have failed to materialize, leaving the young election hero disillusioned and causing Nigerians to voice their grievances.
Social media platforms have been inundated with expressions of frustration, highlighting the broken trust between politicians and the electorate.
@mandemluvme said; “U go dey trust politicians?😂😂😂”
@mali.k_3 wrote; “Obi😂😂😂”
@jah_rock_ said; “I did not trust this man right from day one… fake man”
@thisleksam said; ‘That’s politics for you”
@bvenza wrote; “Just da play you da hear da play.”
@b_o_w_a_d said; “Peter obi talk say he won give him one post then ?
@kuwait_official wrote; “Internet is very bad what’s this again”
”Hold your Boyfriends Tight”, SS3 Graduate Advises Ladies
A fresh Senior Secondary graduate has sent out a stern warning to ladies as she tells them to hold their boyfriends well.
The young graduate has shared a video on her social media page advising the older ladies to hold their boyfriends well because she is done with school and in the market.
According to her, she is now in the dating market and has also learned the skills of snatching boyfriends and husbands from their ladies.
The video shared by the young graduate has attracted a lot of reactions from social media users.
Seun wrote; “They learn this rubbish from social media. It’s now cool for kids in secondary school to say stuff like this. It’s a short distance from saying to doing.”
Blossom wrote; “Boyfriend wey pesin suppose hide from secondary school pikin no be boyfriend”
Fatima wrote; “I hope this video gets to her parents so that they can beat her very well.
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