"The Joy in Baba's Face is Heavenly": Lady Chants Praise- Poetry in Yoruba for Old Man, He Reacts

"The Joy in Baba's Face is Heavenly": Lady Chants Praise- Poetry in Yoruba for Old Man, He Reacts

  • A viral TikTok video shows a young lady performing a Yoruba oriki for an elderly man at a social event
  • The lady recites the oriki with such skill and flair that the man is moved to dance and reply with joy and enthusiasm
  • The man seems to be experiencing such a well-crafted oriki for the first time and expresses his appreciation for it

A captivating TikTok video has gone viral on social media, featuring a young lady who delivers a stunning performance of a Yoruba oriki for an elderly man at a festive occasion.

The lady chants the oriki with such mastery and elegance that the man is inspired to join her in a lively dance and respond with delight and admiration.

Photo of yoruba oriki
Man was moved by the oriki. Photo credit: TikTok/@remmychanter
Source: TikTok

The man appears to be mesmerised by the quality and beauty of the oriki, which he may have never heard before, and he shows his gratitude and respect for the lady’s talent.

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The video showcases the rich and vibrant culture of the Yoruba people, who use oriki as a form of praise poetry and oral tradition.

Watch the video below:

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

Dester reacted:

"This is part of the distinct culture that makes yoruba different from others."

User81938275505:

"Baba may you live long in Jesus name amen Vand for my father may his soul continue to rest in peace with the lord amen that is where I come from."

Petetia:

"Beautiful, all lkoyi Esho kiss my comment."

Temitope Oshin:

"Nothing can be compare to the Yoruba oriki, it's a rare culture that we are blessed with. God bless my ancestors."

Meenat fragrance:

"It's the joy on daddy's face for me."

Temitope Oshin:

"Remmychanter is doing well to this chants it's a rare gift."

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Stephen Juwon:

"Can you chant for lbaruba elenpe?"

Arike:

"God bless you for putting smile on is face warafanau mokana Aliyah."

Zaynab Ayomide:

"He is so happy."

Wonderlion:

"Why You Combine Oriki Offa And Erin lle together am Confused. That is baba's Oriki. Ikoyi, iyeru and imodu."

Victoriaopudujimo:

"Baba is so happy."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Oriki is a cultural thing associated with the Yoruba culture.

Oriki means panegyric which is a form of praise poetry and it is used to inspire the bearer of a name as it relates to a family line or tribe.

It is most popular in many Yoruba kingdoms among kings who always have subjects singing their praises.

Source: Legit.ng

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Basit Jamiu (Editor) Basit Jamiu is an award-winning journalist and a human interest editor with more than 5 years of experience in the media (Ikeja Bird, Prime Progress, The Movee). He started his journalism career after graduating from Ekiti State University in 2018. He is a 2023 MTN Media Fellow, OCRP Fellow at ICIR, and Accountability Fellow at CJID. He also has professional certificates in Information Management, Technical Writing, Digital Marketing from Google. He can be reached via basit.jamiu@corp.legit.ng.

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