What is an Oríkì?
What’s an oríkì? An oríkì is a Yoruba greeting of the word orí meaning “head” and kì meaning “to greet or praise”. In the first chapter of my book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual, I talk about the importance of writing an oríkì– your personal hype mantra!
You’ve seen it on Game of Thrones! Daenerys is introduced as Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen. First of Her Name. The Un-burnt. Queen of the Andals and the First Men. Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea. Breaker of Chains. Mother of Dragons.” THAT IS SUCH AN ORÍKÌ! Didn’t you feel gassed up on her behalf anytime they introduced her? I know I did. That’s what it is for!
Watch this short video explaining what an oríkì is and how to make your own #ORIKICHALLENGE with the help of my aunt, Bunmi, and a few pop culture icons!
An oríkì is a Yoruba greeting that praises you through your kinship and speaks life to your destiny. Reciting my oríkì 👏🏾 gets 👏🏾 me 👏🏾 hype! It reminds me of who I am, where I come from, and what I represent. It is a standing ovation for my spirit. Everyone should have one!
Write Your Oríkì
Follow this formula to create your very own.
Check out this example of mine.
Here’s my full oríkì.
Now add on to it and make it your own!
When you’re done brag about it! Download our printable so you can write it down and display it on your mirror or frame it. It would even make an awesome Instagram bio!
Read it daily for self-affirmation and fight the fear of getting to know yourself by declaring your very own oríkì!
I delve into the art of creating oríkìs and the importance of knowing yourself in chapter one of my book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. Get your copy today at ProfessionalTroubleMakerBook.com 📕 #OrikiChallenge
Write your own hype mantra!
Yessss! Gas yourself up and read more about the importance of knowing yourself in chapter one of my book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. Get your copy today at ProfessionalTroubleMakerBook.com.