Ologidi of Ogidi and his unique ways of living with his wives

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Ologidi has this special meal he likes eating, his wives specially prepares it for him. It is yellow pap and moi-moin. After the process of peeling and grounding the beans, sliced okra is being added to the paste and stir before tying them in white nylon.

Ologidi and his Oloris- Ologidi
Ologidi and his Oloris/photo credit: ogidi-ijumu

A visit to Ologidi of Ogidi kingdom will leave you amazed you.  It ruled by Oba [Oba Alahaji Rabiu Olameji Sule]. It is one of the towns in kogi state that speak Okun language. Their men are involved in farming and hunting while their women are into crafts and trading.

Ologidi of Ogidi and his  wives

The Ologidi is married to two wives; they are Christians while he is a Muslim. He spends his morning hours going to the mosque to observe prayers while his wives go for morning mass in the Catholic Church. They are comfortable and peaceful living that way. One thing about peaceful home is understanding between husband and wife. I believe that it was agreed right from when they got married because they have grown old now.The wives knew quite well that they are getting married to a king who is a Muslim likewise the king marrying Christians. They all agreed that nobody will infringe on anyone’s right to worship.

Christianity came later after the British colonisation. But before then, the Ologidi people worship stones, maybe because of the formation of igneous rocks around them. But they later became Muslims due to their defeat to Nupe  terrorists and peaceful  dealing through  trade.

Special food of Ologidi

The king has this special meal he likes eating, his wives specially prepares it for him. It is yellow pap and moi-moin. After the process of peeling and grounding the beans, sliced okra is being added to the paste and stir before tying them in white nylon. [Though tying moin-moin in a white nylon before cooking is not advisable]. Though it is not rich, but that is specially for the king and he enjoys it.

The oloris have a woman that specially makes their hair. She has been doing so for years. Without her making their hair, it will be impossible for them to go call another woman because, they never had another alternative before now.

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