...with love & gratitude for all your blessings, love & protection. ase o.
Alaafin, ekun bu, a sa
Alaafin, (the king of Oyo) snarls like a leopard and the people run away
One whose eyeballs glow like charcoal
Olukoso, the famous one of the city
A ri igba ota, segun
One who uses hundreds of cartridges to win victory in war
Eyi ti o fi alapa segun ota re
One who used pieces of broken walls to defeat his enemies
We honor you
So be it.
(oriki & translation from roots & rooted)