THE ORIGIN OF YORÙBÁ’S “GUDU GUDU MEJE AT YA YA MEFA”
Some Ibadan Chiefs went to a meeting with an Oyinbo District Officer.
In the course of the meeting, the Oyinbo man was so happy with what the Ibadan Chiefs had to report via an interpreter and he kept saying
good good good good good good good
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
One of the Chiefs counted the number of the “good” [which was 7] and “yeah” [which was 6].
When they got back to Ibadan, he reported to Ibadan folks that the Oyinbo man was so impressed that he responded with “good good” (gudu gudu) 7 times and “yeah yeah” (ya ya) 6 times
The Ibadan chief said “Òyìnbó náà se gudu gudu méje àti yà yà méfà”
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