The Iron Lady of the Owambe clan

Esther Tokunbo Aboderin is a vlogger who reigns supreme in a sub-culture we might not be aware of.

Esther Tokunbo Aboderin

I don't know what category to place the woman known as Esther Tokunbo Aboderin. Depending on your station in life and your world views she could be amazing, funny, odd or all of the above.

I stumbled on the blogger/vlogger in October of 2016 shortly after Toke Makinwa encouraged young women to have one night stands. In her viral clip, Esabod (as she is also known) told ladies in clear terms to have a liberal sex life.

In matters of sex, the Yoruba language is blunt, coarse and direct. In this video, Esabod's use of her mother tongue peppered the content with humour that made it bounce on numerous timelines for days.

This month, Esther Tokunbo Aboderin appeared went viral on social media with a new clip. In her new video, she can be seen advising the women who want to come for her party to wear g-strings instead of granny panties. She boldly said in Yoruba that she had hired bouncers who would ensure her dress code. It was hilarious and raw. Some people were disgusted by her.

Apparently, quite a number of people know who she is. In case you haven't drifted to her side of the Internet, allow us to introduce you to one of the biggest Nigerian vloggers.

Esther Tokunbo Aboderin's YouTube page is filled with hour-long, two hours-long videos of her talking about the latest scandal, gossip and news in the urban Yoruba community. Think of it as City People in video for Yoruba people.

She has racked up over a million views since 2014. Based in Ireland, Esabod runs a commentary on the life, lies, gossip and scandal of a lot of Yoruba personalities you might not be really concerned about.

In June 2016, she had a head-on collision with an infamous social media personality Kemi Olunloyo. The fight turned out to be very nasty with the vlogger making unverified claims about the daughter of the former Governor of Oyo state.

Her biggest battle so far has been with a lady called Abike Jagaban. The battle of the diaspora ladies is blurry if you are not in their circles but infidelity, adultery and sex pop up in their back and forth. Things got so heated that Abike Jagaban (who is now a vlogger) made a video and blasted Esabod. A bit of that video went viral despite its R18 content.

Esabod hails from Ibadan, Oyo state and is said to be from the Aboderin family that owns Punch newspaper. Esther Tokunbo Aboderin's graphic monologues and gossip has made her a hit whether or not we belong to her sub-community of Owambe lovers.

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