Igbo Ora people of Nigeria

Igbo Ora people of Nigeria




 Igbo ora is located in ibarapa central in oyo state, a state known for his high rate of twins, according to history it has the highest twins in the world after brazil, and the highest twins center in Africa.

According to  detail research  it is known that the high rate of twins in Igbo ora is caused by the high take of a food called ilasa

His royal highness, Oba Jimoh Titiloye, Olu of Igbo-Ora, the paramount and high ruler of the community, is excited at the community’s natural endowment, which is really rare across the world. According to the great man, many researchers are still trying to unravel the mystery behind multiple twin births in Igbo-Ora, adding that it might be either the environment or the food people of Igbo-Ora eat that make them give birth to many twins, making the town the world’s twin capital.


Oba Titiloye had said that a study conducted by a British gynecologist, mr Patrick Nylander, from the year 1972 – 1982 recorded an average of 45 to 50 sets of different  twins per 1,000 births in the South West of Nigeria (Yoruba land),  and there are about 30 times more in Igbo-Ora than there are in the whole of entire  Europe.


Further on the Oba’s point, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, Alaafin of Oyo, explained that, “There was this particular Alaafin of Oyo, his highness, Alaafin Oluaso whose seven wives gave birth to male twins who eventually gave birth to 54  males and female children in total and that Alaafin built a palace for all of them”.

A lots of sides to that, after I did a lot of research about Igbo ora and twins, I assumed that the twins in Igbo ora is natural endowment and favour from god.

Because if we feel that the food called ilasa is the provider of twins in Igbo ora, there are many neighbouring town beside Igbo ora who eat ilasa more than the people of Igbo ora do like idere a city closer to igboora, lanlate and so on,but they do not have the high rate of twins compared to igboora.

To know the value of twins let's take a look of what twins is.

Twins are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy.

[1] Twins can be either monozygotic ('identical'), meaning that they develop from one zygote, which splits and forms two embryos, or dizygotic ('non-identical' or 'fraternal'), meaning that each twin develops from a separate egg and each egg is fertilized by its own sperm cell.

[2] In rare cases twins can have the same mother and different fathers (heteropaternal superfecundation).



Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly, both former NASA astronauts.

In contrast, a fetus that develops alone in the womb (the much more common case, in humans) is called a singleton, and the general term for one offspring of a multiple birth is a multiple.

[3] Unrelated look-alikes whose resemblance parallels that of twins are referred to as doppelgangers.

I am a native of igboora

And I got this research from my elders in igboora

And about the twins got it from google .

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