Egbe Omo Oduduwa

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The Egbe Omo Oduduwa ( Yoruba : Egbé Ọmọ Odùduwà , German  "Association of the Children of Oduduwa" ) is a socio-cultural organization of the Yoruba , which was founded in 1945 in London by Chief Obafemi Awolowo . Their goal was to create the basis for a uniform political organization of the Yoruba minority in Nigeria , comparable to institutions of other ethnic minorities, such as the Ibo Federal Union or the Ibibio State Union . The name of the organization is derived from the deity Oduduwa , the mythical progenitor of the Yoruba.

In 1948 the Egbé Ọmọ Odùduwà was revived in Lagos . At that time, her goals and direction were in the context of Nigeria's emancipation from the United Kingdom and she cooperated closely with the Nigerian Youth Movement party , whose General Secretary was Awolowo. Today the Egbé Ọmọ Odùduwà is more important as a social institution and cultural organization that offers support to Yoruba in the diaspora worldwide .