Oluorogbo–the first scholar.

Oluorogbo–the first scholar.

In Ile Ife is a fellow to whom the invention of writing is ascribed.

His name is Oluorogbo.

(But this fellow is different from Olurorogbo, the son of Moremi).

Over the centuries, Oluorogbo’s scripts have disappeared because his books were buried during a conflict–a failed attempt to preserve the scripts and prevent them from getting into the hands of the enemies.

Today, descendants celebrate Oluorogbo as a divinity. Annually, they paint murals to imitate his writing system.

At the Akodi Orisa, we are creating monuments to celebrate Ile Ife divinities. The first monument we constructed is in the commemoration of Oluorogbo, the Divine Scholar.

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