About us

The Oromu Dynasty

Rich History

We hail from the tribe of Egbedami and from time immemorial have been a huge addition to the Yoruba tribe.

Well Documented

We have compiled the history of the Oromu family from 1803 till date and there still exists more rich history to uncover

EARLY BEGINNINGS

Let’s start off with my name, because if I did not have a name, how could I identify myself? If I had no name, who would I be? I am Cees Kloosterman and I was born in Dordrecht, the Netherlands in 1949 and a few years ago I moved back to my hometown. I live just near the “Grote Kerk” (the Big Church) in de old historic part of the city. I am married to my lovely wife Hélène and together we have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

After college when I was 17 years old, I went to Leiden University to study Geology. I always wanted to do that, dreaming of searching for oil in far away places, But 17 turned out to be too young to withstand the seductions of student live! So after mostly partying for half a year, I quit my studies. This was of course a great disappointment for my parents, who always dreamed that their only son would graduate from university.

But after half year working all kind of jobs, I figured out that this was not the road to glory. So in September 1967 I enrolled in Medical school at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam to study medicine.

Well, 1 year older and a bit wiser, Medical school turned out to be quite interesting and I graduated and received my Medical Degree (M.D.) as a general practitioner in 1973. In 1974 I went into the Dutch Army as a first lieutenant Army Doctor. I serviced as a medical officer for 1 ½ year in Breda. After that time I had for a few years some serious family private problems which influenced my personal life and my medical career seriously.

But I struggled and survived, met my lovely Hélène, married her and together became (and still are) very happy. Later on I specialized in Social Medicine and Occupational Health and worked for quite a few years as a medical adviser in those areas, which gave me a lot more time for traveling and pursuing my hobby’s.

Have Fun As You Learn

Learning Center

With a vast amount of information at your fingertips. All you need to do is just hit search.

Coverage of Occasions

Important occasions ranging from marriages to videos will be covered and posted on our News page.

Events

The regular scheduled meetings between the families of Orumu and its well wishers will surely help to strengthen the bond.

Relics and Memorabilia

Isn’t it great to have a hub where memories can be stored for present and future generations of the Oromu family?