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Is the Yoruba Demon Just a Self-absorbed Man? | By Koyejo Adebakin

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On May 18th, we posted the full transcript of Funmi Iyanda’s Youtube video titled “Why Are Yoruba Men Demons?” Read it here if you missed it. Koyejo Adebakin has written a response to Iyanda’s provocations, offering new insights into what the fascinating concept of a Yoruba demon might mean.  *** On a humid March evening […]

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Here’s the Full Transcript of Funmi Iyanda’s “Why are Yoruba Men Demons?”

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In a recent episode in her new vlog series Ask Funmi, Nigerian TV icon Funmi Iyanda takes up the endlessly fascinating question of the Yoruba Demon. What is a Yoruba Demon? “The idea,” she explains, “is that Yoruba men are usually so suave, so urbane, and they’ll dress so swagalicious…but they will sleep with anything. They will […]

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