By Dr. Sikeade Mercy Adegboyega
We are Babalawos, Yes we are! As such, Babalawos adjusts the Cowries on a plain mat for a better clarification, permit me to make the following clarifications.
Nowadays, Technology has signaled a massive change on how the entire world in the 21st century view, perceives, communicate and participate effectively in the society.
During the pre- colonial era, Research and Communication were made possible by consulting ‘Ifa’ via Babalowos who eulogies Ifas with the use of Cowries.
As such, the Babalowos adjusts the Cowries on a plain mat for a better clarification in other not to mislead their people.
Findings on the research made by the Babalowos from the Cowries will be adequately communicated to them through town crying, beating of drums, shooting of guns, burning of fires, whistling, drawing diagrams, weeping or mourning, protest or procession, etc.
The advancement of Science and Technology has improved significantly the way we make our findings in research and communicate even in the nearest possible way.
This is made possible via the use of technological tools such as; computers, Android phones, iPads/tablets, etc where we slide front and back, up and down, left and right for adjustments to navigate the system to make our findings clear and well communicated to people which is similar to the use of Cowries on a plain mat by the Babalowos in the olden days.
Dr. Sikeade Mercy Adegboyega,Educational Technology Unit, Science Education Department, Federal University Oye-Ekiti.(FUOYE).email@example.com .