This is the original story of Shango and Oba Nani.
Shango was sick and his wife at that time was OBA NANI, she could not heal him with any natural remedies she knew, so she went to Òrúnmìlà for consultation with the Oracle, Òrúnmìlà told her that in order to be able to heal Shango, she had to sacrifice a part of her body. Oba Nani was known due to her good EARS. Oba Nani decided to give Shango one of the two EARS, so he can ate that. She cut her Ear and fried it with EPO (Red Palm Oil) and ILA (Kimbombo or Okra). Shango ate Oba Nani’s Ear and he was able to heal with that.
This is the Essential story, the story (Pataki or ITAN) is much longer.
NOTE; When OBA NANI comes down through her ELEGUN (Medium) she dance with a hand cupping one of her Ears, and also this is the way to dance for OBA NANI, imitating Oba Nani covering her Ear with the hand.
Praise to OBA NANI:
MO JUBA OBA NANI, OBINI SHANGO, AKONI NLÁ (Great Teacher).
Teaching given by EGUN TATA G, a Spirit who is an Emissary of Baba Odùdúwà.This is the original story of Shango and Oba Nani.