Oduduwa Rights

Oduduwa Rights (OR) is an international organisation working for the broad interests of the Oduduwa people which most of the population are Yoruba in Nigeria and beyond. We ensure that the rights of the Oduduwa people are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

Oduduwa Rights works toward a future that respects and honours Oduduwa Peoples’ inherent rights and dynamic cultures, sovereignty, social identities, self-determination, self-sufficiency, and self-governance.

The Oduduwa Right provides international and national advocacy on watershed issues that support sovereignty and culture while working at a grassroots level to support the implementation of programmes that affect real lives on the ground and standing up for one another, especially those that are less privileged.

Through advocacy, practical projects, and capacity building, we support forest peoples to deal directly with the outside powers that shape their lands, lives and futures, envisioning a day when forests are owned and controlled by the people within them, ensuring sustainable livelihoods, equity, and well-being for future generations.


The vision of the Oduduwa Right is to create a world where diverse Oduduwa sovereignty, cultures and values are lived, protected, and respected.


The goal is to improve the quality of life for Oduduwa Native communities and peoples around the World thereby making living bearable in any way possible for the people.