My two experiences with Babalawos were both second hand - As a child, a family member brought me a herbal treatment for a skin condition that befuddled orthodox medicine and had been going on for a year.
The Orishas, Yemoja, Oya, Oshun, Elegba and Oshosi, are gods who represent humanity in all its forms, and who frequently turn up in the ‘real’ world. When our ‘hero’ Oshosi, already a successful hunter and all-round alpha male, decides
The saga continues!
First, it was exposed that someone had been crowned in Oyo as Oba Ifa Adimula of South America, and Alaafin responded swiftly
Then, Alaafin tried to restore some order
Then! Araba Elebuibon appeared to resist
ALAAFIN TO ARABA
Oyo clash: Traditional religion elders rise in defence of Ifa priests
Elders of Traditional Religion worshipers under the aegis of the Concerned Committee of Yoruba Traditional Culture and Faith Ambassadors have stood in defence of three Ifa priests accused
Reginald Jackson exhibit at Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists visualizes Yoruba tradition
Photographer Reginald Jackson has a display of works on paper at the Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists in conjunction
There are many varieties of birds in the universe created by the Creator,but there are some certain sacred ones that are significant and revered by the Yoruba people.the birds are sacred and special in various ways and
Alaafin published this letter in October 2016. He who has ears, let him hear....
Furthermore, regarding the huge Oba Ifa of South America scandal, Dailyupdate reports: Alaafin declares war on ifa fraudsters in Oyo
The facts as reported are,
The process of introducing sanity into the structure of Aborisa Ifa Isese titles and community has finally begun. And not a day too soon. Many complaints had been aired on social media before, about how white South Americans
Before the internet one could be forgiven for believing anything they were told about West African Orisa tradition, even some people living in Yorubaland carry all kinds of misconceptions. However, with technology and generally more awareness, there is
He looks white, he lives in America, but he probably speaks Yoruba better than you.
We are a bit used to Oyinbo learning Yoruba language by now, Titilola Oyinbo broke the mould on that . But here is a
Naira will plummet to N800 for £1. Facebook Live will sell products further. I must keep working on my business because there's going to be a recession. I must stop messing around with business and get a 9 -
"My religious beliefs are my birthright. I’m a Puerto Rican woman whose family has roots in Regla de Ocha, also known as Santería. I like to honor my West African and Taíno ancestry, I consider it sacred and
The ritual drummers preceded her as she strode down the broad steps toward the Osun shrine, carefully balancing on her head a calabash filled with kola nuts, palm oil and other offerings to the Yoruba gods. She was
Òrun Aiyê, directed by Jamile Coelho and written by Cintia Maria, is a stop-motion animated film that tells a candomble version of the Yoruba creation story with themes of envy, courage, and love.
The trailer below has been released
Is Annalise Keating getting spiritual ? Can you see it?
Yoruba diviners belts are traditional part of the Babalawo regalia but are increasingly being bought and sold as talismans and/or wall hangings. Given the drama in the character Annalise's
Spirit mediums.You can dial premium rate numbers to get hold of them in the UK. You call them up and they talk to you and pass your message over the phone, or you visit them and sit around a
Fragments of old Yoruba towns thrive outside the European drawn borders of Nigeria, the biggest group being in Bènin Republic. Up until recently, patriotism to the colonial structure blinded the separate groups to each other's existence. With the
Did you know? That stories encoded in Ejiogbe, the first of the 256 chapters of the Ifa divination oral literature, credited the origin of patterned dyeing in various hues to Orunmila- the Yoruba deity of wisdom and divination
The Yoruba creation story is a beautiful story with Orishas as the main characters , it's fun to read and guilt-free ( humans have no inherited sin from the actions of previous humans or even Orishas). The many
We know we're Yoruba. We Speak Yoruba, we eat our Amala, Lafun, Gbegiri, Ewedu, Moin Moin etc etc. We know all about not using left hand, making sure we curtsy/ 'dobale'for elders, some of us even drank agbo