In Nigeria, especially in Yorubaland, twins are revered.

The Yorubas have special cognomen in praise of twins. Some give twins special gifts. And some think that they have power to transform lives of parents who take care of them.

O wo wo ile alakisa, o so alakia di onigba aso.

Translation: He enters the house of a ragged person and turns him into an owner of two hundred cloths.

In various parts of Nigeria, there are myths surrounding twins. Are these myths correct?

Do twins really have spiritual powers? Can they really bless or harm people, including their parents?

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