Repost: Iye mi-Ode to my Mother...

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.

It's my mum's birthday today, the above statement best describes my woman who i owe my life to asides God. 
Iye mi-Ode to my Mother...:

Yeye mi
Iya rere ni iyami
Orisa bi iya osi
Orisa mi
Ayo mi
Idunu re, idunu mi

Mama mi
Modupe ojo ti obi mi
Mo dupe, itoju to fun mi
Mo dupe. eko ti o ko mi

Ayo re o ni di ibanuje
Wahala re lori omo ko ni jasi asan
Eni ele ni o ni gba ise re se
Oni subu da a nu
Wa jeun omo tidi ojo ale
Wa jere omo
Oni fi oju sunkun omo

My mother
Precious mother
My mother is a good mother
There is no deity like a mother
My deity
My joy
Your happiness is my happiness

My Mother
I thank you for the day you gave birth to me
I thank you for the care you gave to me
I thank you for all you taught me

Your joy shall not turn to sadness
Your trouble on the child shall not be in vain
No one else will take your place
You shall reap the fruit of your labour

♥ Lara  from Incredible India

Molara Brown


  1. How sweet. Happy birthday to your mum. I pray she lives long enough to enjoy the fruit of her labour

  2. I dont understand the words but I feel the sentiments expressed.
    I wish your mum many happy returns

  3. I LOVE THIS!!! i will copy this o :P hope you dont mind,
    Happy birthday to her.long life and prosperity

  4. @Nikki: I do not mind
    @NIL: Translated to English now
    @ilola: Thanks and amen to the prayer

  5. Happy Birthday to your Mum, Lara.
    Wait, do you still remember this Ode offhand or you got it from somewhere?

    Let me guess... You had A1 in yoruba for your SSCE shey? LOL

    - LDP

  6. awww!Very beautiful piece...
    Your mom is my birthday mate! yay!

  7. Happy birthday to your mum. Wish i could write Yoruba like you... Lovely piece.

  8. Belated birthday greetings to your mum, may she live long in good health and happiness to reap the fruits of her labour in you all.

  9. love the template picture,n happy belated birthday to mums.
    Been a lil while,n havent seen u aroung on g-chat.

  10. Awwwwwww. So sweet. She loves you just as much too : )

  11. Can we pls update this blog??

  12. Sweet mother!!! I couldnt leave comment on your other blog???

  13. Mothers are the best thing that happened to the species man! May God bless your mom and give her long days!

  14. Love this. Happy (belated) birthday to your mum.