Oya: The Rise of the Orisha

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Oya

Before you ask, no she isn’t Storm (X-men) she is Oya, the Orisha of change and it isn’t cigarette smoke but er….wind coming out of her hand. I stumbled upon a video online made by the production team and I was totally psyched. It’s no secret that I am a closet geek; sci-fi movies, books, porn…whatever has telepaths, pyros, elementals etc I will consume. Below is a summary of the proposed film Oya: Rise of the Orisha.

“Rise of the Orisha focuses on a young woman named Adesuwa who has the unique ability to transform into the fearsome warrior goddess, Oya, the Orisha of change. When she changes, she gains amazing abilities. We follow Adesuwa as she goes on a head-stomping mission to keep the doorway between the Orisha and humanity closed. Be prepared for an action packed , mystical adventure as we explore the world of the Orisha.

I did a little research into Yoruba folklore to better understand who Orishas are.

Orishas are a collective of charismatic deities with specialized supernatural gifts, powers and responsibilities. Tradition has it that these supernatural beings once walked the earth with humanity. Some example includes; Obatala. Orunmila, Ozain, Lemanja etc”.

Yeah, so they are like the Nigeria equivalent of Zeus, Hades, Demeter, Poseidon etc.

Oya is a female warrior deity; divinity of the wind, sudden change, hurricanes, and underworld gates, a powerful sorceress and primary lover of Sango. I bet she would take storm down in a fight.

Anyway the production team was sourcing for fund for the project; about £5,000 but was able to raise £4,056. I really don’t know what stage they are in production but I hope at the end of the day they release something super impressive.

Click here to know more about the crew.

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Storm

Nice hips Oya, me likey *winks*

Zibah

Thor (Oyibo Sango) Vs. The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk vs. Thor

There are certain uninhibited moments when grown assed folks argue over mega-mundane things with such gusto you just assume there is a medal to be won after the argument. Well Zibah was involved in that kinda argument recently and yes, the bone of contention was the level of strength between Thor and The Hulk; Zibah was pro Hulk and a buddy was against, rooting for Thor instead. Can you believe the impetuous urchin?

Ok, a brief summary of the characters and you can decide;

Thor:

A hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, lightening, storms, oak trees, strength, protection of mankind, healing and fertility (didn’t know of the last two, you see, Google is indeed your friend-not the Nigerian Police). Thor is the son of Odin and in Norse mythology he is described as fierce-eyed, red haired, red-bearded and the strongest of the Aesir (the collective name for the principal race of the Norse gods). Did you also know that Thor has lived on through centuries not as a part of any religion but on our weekly calendar. Thursday (Thor’s Day)…bet you didn’t know that.

 

The Hulk:

Caught in the blast of gamma radiation, brilliant scientist Bruce Banner is cursed to transform in times of stress into the ‘Living engine of destruction’ known as the Incredible Hulk. Eyes: brown (Banner), Gray (Gray Hulk), Green (savage hulk/professor Hulk. Yes, I too wasn’t aware Hulk had more than the traditional 2 personalities, no matter; save from his legendary strength, the one other constant characteristic of the Hulk is his ‘legendary’ ugliness, The Hulk has never been portrayed as a pretty beast.

I am a Hulk fan and its go so far that his popular catch phrase ‘‘Hulk…..smasssssh’’ has been my message ringtone for eons. I also prefer him more with the Avengers than when he is solo. As ugly as this brute that is powered by inexhaustible anger is, I often wonder if his breath stinks, what? I’m curious about everything…I even did a web search for ‘‘Hulk’s porno’’ and was served pretty remarkable and hilarious site (go check, I’m not putting the link up here).

I remember that scene in the Avenger series when the team was just put together and Hulk lost his barely-there marbles and went on a rampage and the team had to stop him, he went head to head with everyone of em, crushing, smashing and eventually lifting Thor’s hammer (a supposedly impossible feat) and smacking the Norse god a few times with it. My buddy countered this scene by saying it happened just once in the animated series and cant be made possible in the movie. Lame reasoning right? The silly child forgot that these heroes were born and made manifest in the cartoon Universe before morphing over to the big screen thus they owe their allegiance there first. I bet even our own Sango would wipe the oyibos’ butt- lightning for lightening.

So there you have it, a living engine of destruction vs. a hammer-wielding dude, do not even prove me. Least I forget, props to our very own 9ja thunder wielding god- Sango.

Ok, that is that. So watcha think, The Incredible Hulk vs. Thor? Be honest and give a reason(s)

Cheers,

Nerdy Zibah.