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Why I am not Yoruba – Former minister, Fani Kayode reveals

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Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has declared that he is not Yoruba.  Fani Kayode made this known on his official Twitter handle, saying that the word Yoruba is alien to his culture and not known in the Anago language.

The former minister also disclosed that  the name Yoruba was derived from “Yariba” and that it means “shady and unreliable”.

According to him,  “Yoruba” is alien to his culture and not known in the Anago language while revealing that the name Yoruba was derived from “Yariba” and that it means “shady and unreliable”.

“Two names that the Fulani gave to southerners: “Yamiri”, in reference to SE and “Yariba” in reference to SW. The SE rejected that name but the SW accepted it.

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“The name “Yoruba” derives from “Yariba” and it means “shady and unreliable” Fani Kayode to Buhari: Please protect Aisha Buhari from her attackers “I reject that strange name and label. I am not a “Yariba” or “Yoruba” but an “Omo Karo Jire” or an “Oduduwan” and my language is not “Yoruba” but “Anago”.

“We are what we call ourselves. We are not “shady and uneliable”(Yariba) and we must not accept names that are given to us by our historical adversaries.”

The his tweets below:

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