The Awori tribe occupies a part of Nigeria. It is a sub-ethnic group of the Yoruba people, speaking a unique dialect of the Yoruba language. Traditionally, Awori are found in two Nigerian States: Ogun and Lagos. The Awori people migrated from Ile Ife and occupy the present day Lagos state.
Divisions of the Awori
Early Awori group of settlement are Isheri, Otto-Olofin, Iddo, Ebute Metta, Apa, Ibereko as well as Otta and Ado-Odo in Ogun state of Nigeria. A common feature of these settlements is that they were founded before 1500.
The latter settlement include Ojo, Itire, Mushin, Iba, Otto-Awori, Ijaniki, Ilogbo Elagba, Ilogbo-Eremi, Iworo, lsunba, Alapako, Mosabo, Irede, Itomaro, Oko-Ata, Ayimorafide, etc. all of which are post 1500 settlements.
The Awori people have traditional beliefs and practice side-by-side Islam and Christianity. Some of the Awori combine Islam or Christianity with their traditional beliefs and practices.
Fishing and farming is a major part of their life. The people that live in the coastal areas of Lagos are fishermen. The farmer cultivates food crops such as maize, yam, cassava, plantain and so on.