Funmi Iyanda has upset quite a number of her Yoruba brothers on social media, especially in her effort to define the meaning of the tag “Yoruba Demon”, as is commonly ascribed to the males of the Yoruba tribe extraction. “Yoruba Demon” is a coinage that somehow originated on Twitter about a year ago. Many of us still don’t know what the true meaning of that term is.
In the video below posted on her YouTube channel, Ms. Iyanda tried to come to the Yoruba men’s defense.
Funmi alluded that the term “Yoruba Demon” emanated from the fact that the men of the Yoruba tribe are incapable of being monogamous in relationships. She also said that sex is not viewed as a “sin” in the original culture of the Yoruba tribe, and … wait for it …that Yoruba men do not mind if their wives are cheating on them as long as they do not find out. A strong generalization I should say, but trust Funmi Iyanda to start up some controversy!
Oh well..,that’s a tough one. Let’s see how Ms. Iyanda wriggles her way out of these opinions of hers and what defenses she may come up with when the kitchen gets too hot, because I can already see the “cyber-hives” coming for her jogular.