On Wednesay, 11th April, 2019, one of Nigeria’s highly respected traditional rulers, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, said that search engine, Google originated, from the ‘Ifa’ also known as the oracle.
To further prove his claim, he said that ‘Ifa’ as a form of divination was all about sourcing for information and knowledge through traditional consultation.
“Without ‘Ifa’, there could never have been the google, so the google is the modern day version of ‘Ifa’. Ifa’ is all about information, getting knowledge from the almighty God. Whenever you search the google for information or knowledge, you are consulting ‘Ifa’; and without ‘Ifa’, there would not have been the google”, the traditional ruler said during the press tour of the tourists sites within the ancient city ahead of the Tourism Innovation and Development Innovation Conference (TIDA) slated for April 24.
Nigerians have reacted to this on social media, but we’d like to know your opinion on this matter. Do you really think that Google Search originated from the ‘Ifa’, and that whenever you search Google for information or knowledge, you are consulting ‘Ifa’?
Yay or Nay: Do you believe Google Search originated from the oracle “Ifa” according to Ooni of Ife?