Oduduwa - The First Yoruba King

Welcome to the Odu'a Organization of Michigan website! Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, and First Suzerain of the Yoruba, was the Oba of Ile-Ife. His name, phonetically written by Yoruba language-speakers as Odùduwà and sometimes contracted as Odudua, Oòdua or Odua, is generally ascribed to the ancestral dynasty of Yorubaland due to the fact that he is held by the Yoruba to have been the ancestor of their numerous crowned kings. Following his post-humous deification, he was admitted to the Yoruba pantheon as an aspect of a primordial divinity of the same name.


  • Posted on: 18 December 2014
  • By: David Williams

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Tribute to an illustrious son ... By the Governor, Lagos State,  Babatunde Raji FasholaIt was a period in which our values aligned to large extents, with the way in whichpublic spaces and services were utilised; and the Lagos City Council performed creditablyin providing for the functional and aesthetic outlook of our city by the Lagoon.

Tunde Kelani Makes Oduduwa Book Of Record; Bags Custodian Of Yoruba Culture Award

  • Posted on: 4 December 2014
  • By: Oduduwa Admin
Tunde Kelani Makes Oduduwa Book Of Record; Bags Custodian Of Yoruba Culture Award

Ace Film maker, Tunde Kelani of Mainframe Films and Television Production gets a crowning stroke on his career at the recently held Yoruba Cultural Festival, 2014, where he joins hundreds of Yoruba heroes and heroines featured in the newly unveiled Oduduwa Book of Record.

It was a double accolade for TK as he was also honoured with the Custodian of Yoruba Culture award at the festival which was organized by National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Ile –Ife and Yoruba Redemption Foundation.

Odu'a at #BringBackOurGirls Rally Summer 2014

  • Posted on: 2 November 2014
  • By: David Williams
Odua Michigan at #BringBackOurGirls Rally Summer 2014

#BringBackOurGirls rally last summer 2014  was one of the fulfilling activities I personally enjoyed with quite a few of my Odu'a family present. The rally was very well attended by teenagers, young adults, parents, church groups, other local groups and your Odu'a family. The crowd was energetic, vibrant, and the message was clear "Bring Back Our Girls". Our leaders received an email from organizer Sola Obayan inviting Odu'a Organization of Michigan members to lend our voices in support of #BringBackOurGirls. Our leaders forwarded the e-mail to our membership.