By Nelson Amaobi Osuala
Yorùbá mothers are one of the best when it comes to child upbringing.Yorùbá mothers produce the best range of slaps: IGBATI, IFOTI, IGBAJU, IGBARUN, IFORUN, IFAKUN, ILADI, ABARA.
These slaps will make you think you were adopted. IGBATI will make you correct your wrongs instantly! The beauty of IFOTI is, you will confess your sins on the spot. IGBARUN, IGBAJU and IFORUN will make you expose those who committed the crime with you without hesitation.ABARA and ILADI will make you pee in your new pants.
Now ABARA is the worst…And apart from IGBAJU, we have an advanced one which is IGBAJU OLOYI. When you receive that one, you’ll lose balance and your head will go into “auto-search” as you’ll be looking for what hit you. This will make you do all the actions of the other slaps aforementioned at once!
Oh! IGBAJU OLOYI…It can reset someone to 3D (DEAF, DUMB, and DAFT). She will say let’s go home and you will say it’s in my pocket ma. Lol.
God bless our parents for the good upbringing. If you were brought-up in Yoruba land, regardless of how caring your mother was, you’d have encountered these slaps ….