Why Women Can Hold High Power in the Yorùbá Tradition

One of my favorite stories from the Holy Odu Ifa ____. The Araba of Oshogbo, Ifayemi Elebuibon, tells why women of the Yoruba Tradition can hold high power and positions in the Yoruba Tradition. Ore yeye o!! (Osun hail)

Does an Ifá Initiation Make You an Ifá Priest?

Does an Ifa initiation make you an Ifa priest? In another clip from the Araba of Oshogbo Ifayemi Elebuuibon, he clarifies what actually happens during an Ifa initiation, and what doesn’t.

Highlights From an Obatala Initiation Here in Nigeria

This is a video from Day 1 and Day 2 of an Obatala Initiation that we had completed here in Ogun State, Nigeria. It was a beautiful initiation. Here, the drummings, dancing, and all ecstatic behaviors are for the invocation and…

Why Women Cannot See Odù O̩ló̩fin

As part of a full interview with Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon, he briefly explains why women can not see Odù O̩ló̩fin, the wife of Ò̩rúnmìlà, during Ifá initiations.

Osun and Yemoja Chants and Worship

Here is a full video of beautiful chants and music dedicated to Orisa Osun. As you begin watching the video, you will start from my personal favorite part which shows the Osun Oshogbo Festival 2016 in Osun State, Nigeria. The…

ISESE LAGBA – A CELEBRATION OF YORUBA TRADITION AND NATIONAL HOLIDAY

Aboru Aboye o! I greet you all in the language of Ifa and of all traditional people, from the holy Odu Ogunda Meji. Today, August 20th 2016, all Orisha People in Nigeria and around the world will celebrate Isese day…

ORISHA SACRIFICE WITHIN THE DIASPORA

Hello everyone, I have not posted for a while because I am in Africa and have been very busy. It will be a few weeks before I can get to posting regularly again. I thank all who have been registering…

THE STORY OF HOW OCEAN AND RIVER BECAME SEPARATED – ODU IRETE-OGBE

Here again is another Ese Ifa story from the holy scriptures of Odu’s, this one pertains to the holy Odu of Irete(E-reh-teh) Ogbe (ugg-beh), Irete-Ogbe or Atge-Be. You are all very privileged to learn these stories. As I have said…

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