Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Yoruba. Socio-Historical Context. Several hundred religions in Africa Yoruba society today = 10 million people Has endured for over 100,000 years The Yoruba live in the western regions of Central Africa In Nigeria, Benin, and Togo.
Orishna-nla first began to create the world
power in the universe
owe their existence to him
involved in human affairs
made for him
Ceremony to honor Oya (female warrior orisha): “Crowning of the head”