Oriki

Oriki Esu

Láàróye,Adíjààle takété

Bàbá òríta, A fi’bi díre, a fire díbi

Má se mi o, Má so béèni mi di béèko

Má so béèko mi di béèni

Ojòwú okùnrín

Láàróye, One who starts a fight, then stands aside

Old man at the crossroads

One who recompenses good with ill and ill with good, Do not undo me

Do not change my ‘yes’ to ‘no’

Do not change my ‘no’ to ‘yes’

Jealous man

Láàróye
(Ogundipe, 1999)