Thursday, 17 October 2019

Top 10 Facts About The Yoruba Ethnic Group


Let's quickly check out some quick facts
about the Yoruba Ethnic Group of Nigeria. 

The Yorubas are one of the 3 major ethnic group in Nigeria

Top Facts About The Yorubas 
  • 1. Majority of the Yorubas live in Nigeria West Africa,they make up about 21% Nigeria's population.
  • 2. They are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa,apart from Nigeria they can be found in other West 
  • African countries such as Ghana,Benin,Ivory Coast,Sierra Leone etc. 
  • 3. The Yorubas speak their native Yoruba language. 
  • 4. Lagos state which is a Yoruba city is one of the most populous city in Africa.
  • 5. Yoruba are mostly Christians or Muslims as against the Igbos that are predominantly Christians and the Hausa-Fulani that are predominantly muslims.
  • 6. The Yoruba ethnic group were one of the first groups in West Africa to be introduced to Christianity by the Portuguese. 
  • 7. Yoruba pastors are founders of large pentecostal churches in Nigeria and are among some of the richest pastors in Nigeria and Africa,examples of Yoruba pastors include Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,Pastor David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel,Prophet T. B. Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations,Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain 
  • Assembly,William Kumuyi of Deeper Christian Life Ministry and Dr. Daniel Olukoya of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. 
  • 10. The Yoruba ethnic group are known to be among the ethnic tribe that has one of the highest dizygotic twinning rate in the world.
  • 11. Most Yorubas in Nigeria live in Ekiti,Lagos,Ogun, Ondo,Osun,Kwara ,Oyo,Kogi and Akoko in Edo State. 
  • 12. Outside Nigeria,Yoruba people can be found mostly in the UK,Canada,US,Cuba,Brazil,Latin America and the Caribbean 

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