Tuesday, April 23, 2024
SEND ME FORTH WITH PRAYERS

SEND ME FORTH WITH PRAYERS

– Iya Mo Mi Lo, F’adura Sin Mi (bride’s quest for parental blessings at Yoruba solemnization of nuptials)

Iya mo mi lo, f’adura sin mi o,

Iya mo mi lo, f’adura sin mi o;

Ki n’ma k’esu, ki n’ma k’agbako n’ile oko,

Ki n’ma k’esu, ki n’ma k’agbako n’ile oko;

Iya mo mi lo, f’adura sin mi o.

Baba mo mi lo, f’adura sin mi o,

Baba mo mi lo, f’adura sin mi o;

Ki n’ma k’esu, ki n’ma k’agbako n’ile oko,

Ki n’ma k’esu, ki n’ma k’agbako n’ile oko;

Baba mo mi lo, f’adura sin mi o.

Omo o mi lo, a f’adura sin e o,

Omo o mi lo, a f’adura sin e o;

Ko ma k’esu, ko ma k’agbako n’ile oko,

Ko ma k’esu, ko ma k’agbako n’ile oko;

Omo o mi lo, a f’adura sin e o.

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA)

Mother, I’m departing, send me forth with prayers,

Mother, I’m departing, send me forth with prayers;

To avert evil and misfortune in my conjugal home,

To avert evil and misfortune in my conjugal home;

Mother, I’m departing, send me forth with prayers.

Father, I’m departing, send me forth with prayers,

Father, I’m departing, send me forth with prayers;

To avert evil and misfortune in my conjugal home,

To avert evil and misfortune in my conjugal home;

Father, I’m departing; send me forth with prayers.

Child, as you depart, we send you forth with prayers,

Child, as you depart, we send you forth with prayers;

You shall avert evil and misfortune in your conjugal home,

You shall avert evil and misfortune in your conjugal home;

Child, as you depart, we send you forth with prayers.

IMAGE: A Canada-based couple.

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