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IFE PEOPLE: ANCIENT ARTISTIC, HIGHLY SPIRITUAL AND THE FIRST YORUBA PEOPLE

Ife people are ancient, originally spiritual, highly advanced artistic and agriculturalist Yoruboid-speaking people that forms the sub-group of the larger Yoruba people of West Africa, particularly in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. The Ife people are “primus inter pares” when it comes the origin and spirituality of Yoruba. They are the first Yoruba people from which all other Yoruba people emerged and dispersed to form other Yoruba sub-groups in the world. Ife people are found precisely in the city of Ile-Ife, which sits in the Southwestern Nigerian State of Osun. This ancient “Yoruba Spiritual Mecca” of a city is surrounded by hills and is about fifty miles (80.467kms) to Ibadan and Osogbo. The city of Ile-Ife is also known as ‘Ife’ or ‘Ilurun’ which means ‘the gateway to heaven’ (Eluyemi 1986:16).

Ife people celebrating their Obatala festival at Ile Ife

Ori-olokun sculpture which sits at the entrance of the ancestral city of Ile Ife.

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Brief Descriptions of Various Orisha

EGUNGUN: He is the one representing the spirit of dead ones, as any one dies automatically becomes Egungun, and you make the feasting to Egungun toremember dead ones in Orun. The things used to propitiate the feastingare: moinmoin, beans cake (Akara), cold pap (Eko tutu), Obi (Kolanuts),Akuko Adie (Roosters), Oruko (he-goat), Amala (yam/cassava meal) Read more…
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Free Video Course: Fundamental Keys To Understanding Ifa | Babalawo Training

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Awódélé Ifáyemí is offering a free online video course to help those who would like to train as babalawo, to understand the fundamentals of Ifa.  You don’t want to miss this.  If you have been considering becoming a babalawo, or you are an olorisha who just wants to learn more about the Odu Ifa, this is a unique opportunity to learn with guidance.

via Fundamental Keys To Understanding Ifa | Babalawo Training.

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Many pastors and imams secretly come to me to consult Ifa – Ifayemi Elebuibon, traditional priest — The Punch – Nigeria’s Most Widely Read Newspaper

Despite that many are being converted to these foreign religions, we still have some people who are embracing Ifa here in Nigeria and even abroad. This is because the knowledge of Ifa is spreading wide. Before, very many people didn’t know what Ifa was all about. Those who brought these foreign religions tried hard to rubbish Ifa and they painted it black to make our people accept their religions. Many people are afraid of traditional religion and they were not proud to associate with African Traditional Religion.

But now some of those who attend churches and mosques are now embracing African Traditional Religion. More people are now being initiated in this religion. Lots of Europeans and Americans are coming to be initiated into Ifa worship. Some people came from United Kingdom recently to be initiated into it. This is what early missionaries rubbished to have their religions spread to us but I am happy that their offsprings are now coming to embrace it.

via Many pastors and imams secretly come to me to consult Ifa – Ifayemi Elebuibon, traditional priest — The Punch – Nigeria’s Most Widely Read Newspaper.

African Traditional Religion

African Traditional Religion.

A great site on African Traditional Religion from many places in the continent.

Yoruba African Orishas™ | Noire3000studios’s Blog

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Yoruba African Orishas™ | Noire3000studios’s Blog.

The Orishas presented through the art of photography.  You can buy prints of these stunning images.

Oriki Need to Be Preserved

An interesting article on how Yoruba youth are losing their Oriki.  Oriki are basically the stories behind towns, people, animals, and other things.  They are like the poetry of life that, if someone has been blessed to have, they should learn them and treasure them.

Visit: http://tribune.com.ng/index.php/features/13508-yoruba-oriki-a-dying-cultural-genre