Omoluabi and the law

Intelligence and the Law

“Opolo pipe” loosely translates to intelligence in English. A more complete definition however would encompass the idea of being intellectually sound. This is the 9th and final Omoluabi principle. Just like many of the other Omoluabi virtues, intelligence is one that is universally valued. An Omoluabi will display this trait in all areas-personally, professionally, and […]

Omoluabi and the law

Akinkanju

Bravery has been a virtue in all civilizations since the beginning of time. In Yoruba it is known as “akinkanju” another Omoluabi principle. “Akinkanju” is the character trait that is displayed by courage in the face of risk or harm to an individual. Just as this trait is both lauded and coveted when possessed by […]

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Respect and the Law

The Omoluabi principle of “iteriba” means respect. Respect is not a new concept, nor one that is exclusive to the Yoruba culture. It has been around for as long as humans existed and is important to all sorts of human interactions. Respect takes on a particularly important role in the legal system. Without respect for […]

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Oro Siso and the Law

The Yoruba accord great respect for those who use the language with great expertise and intellect. The language is rich in idioms and proverbs and like the Yoruba, the legal profession equally accords great respect for the intelligent and expert use of language. The proficient use of the Omoluabi virtue of “Oro Siso” (spoken word) […]