kiti Kete! The fountain of knowledge. Ekiti Kete are principled and
result-oriented people. We are very contented with what we have, but love
life when it's not contentious and most unfavorable.
Ekiti Kete have a fundamental principle but other people call it "Agidi"
(headstrong or hydra-headed posture). Ekiti Kete are a no-nonsense set of
people when it comes to standing for their rights, and protecting the
rights of other people. We strongly believe in the content of our
characters and have faith in our moral convictions. Just like any other
being, we are vulnerable to making mistakes. But never ask Ekiti Kete to
apologize for misdeeds he didn't do, it will be request in futility.
Meanwhile, when the mistakes are made, a typical Ekiti Kete is quick to
make amend. But never lie against or for Ekiti people, or else, you might
be sentencing yourself to the isolation or trust of him or her. Ekiti Kete
will never care (Jisoro) about your hates, cynicism and resentment. He or
she is as constant as the northern star.
What happened in the last governorship election in Ekiti doesn't define us
as who we are. It was one mistake in 100 political ventures or
miscalculations. We aren't stomach infrastructural people as popularly
Ekiti Kete are a standard-bearer of the Yoruba enclaves. We have natural
prowess for intellectual inclinations. Ekiti Kete are a representation of
our national values (i.e objectives, principles and standards).
Have you had an encounter with Ekiti woman or man? The Ekiti man or woman
is very versed with intellectual acuity, the least academic possession you
can find amongst the intellectual Ekiti Kete is a Masters degree. We are
not too sophisticated, but we are in constant touch with reality and our
intellectual skills. Ekiti Kete have penchant for accumulation of academic
laurels or qualifications. No level of education is enough for an Ekiti
woman or man, after a PhD, we still want an MBA or diploma or other sundry
While others are biblophobia, Ekiti Kete is a bibliophile, Yes! We are
BIBLIOPHILE (bookworm). We consume collection of books like clinicians. We
are not Socialites, but Ekiti Kete's baccalaureate is the envy of men and
women from Oyo, Ijesha, Ijebu, Egba or socialite Lagosians. While our other
Yoruba tribal kith and kin are busy with OWAMBE, an average Ekiti Kete is
subsumed in the pursuit of knowledge or laureate. We are second to none in
the numenclature of tribes in Nigeria. We have insatiable and intellectual
starvation for professorship. All my friends from other Yoruba enclaves
know this correctness.
The 21st century modernization is exposing Ekiti Kete to infrastructurally
develop Ekiti State in general. We are looking forward to intertwining our
qualifications in academic acquisition, and with infrastructural
development not stomach infrastructure.
Ekiti Kete are very unpretentious, caring and loving. If you marry Ekiti
Kete, all things considered; all things being equal, you're sure of
loyalty, trust, love and dedication. Ekiti Kete hardly go into marital
disintegration. Marital divorce is alien to Ekiti man or woman. We see
divorce as a sacrilegious venture. He or she believes in perseverance to
make his/her marriage work for the mutual benefits of both spouses. A
typical Ekiti Kete is a terrific lover. Yes! Very terrific in showing true
unblemished love and affectionate nuances to each other.
Undoubtedly, next time other Yoruba tribes see any Ekiti Kete, they must
bow for that man or woman from Ekiti, because Ekiti Kete are embellishing
the cultural heritage of the Yoruba. We are truly second to none!
Yahaya Balogun is from Igbemo-Ekiti, Ekiti State.