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IFA OF THE YEAR 2015/2016 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

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IFA OF THE YEAR 2015/2016 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.


Eriwo ya!


We greet you all in the name of Olodumare, Orunmila and all other Orisa. We also extend the greetings of Araba Agbaye to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. We, the members of Ethics and Scripture Committee of the International Council for Ifa Religion, are hereby presenting verses of the Ifa of the year recited with inspiration by the priests on the mat in the early hour os Sunday, 7th June, 2015, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The odu Ifa that came out for this year is OFUNOSA. The odu came with Ire Aiku, long life and ebo is recommended to acquire it. Ifa Priests from Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, United States of America, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba were all there and made their contributions. The verses of OFUNOSA recited with their narratives are as follows:


1.
Ifa says there should be mutual assistance. Ifa wants us to be complimentarily working together. The people must be seeing doing the right thing to redeem, repair or rescue systems that are in despicable condition. Ebo should be made to have the right people that are sent to do this assignment. The items to sacrifice for this purpose include 8 pigeons, honey, gin, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun saara
Ofun seesee
Babalawo eyin
Lo dia fun Eyin
Eyin n sunkun alailalatunse
Ebo ni won ni o se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Ero ipo tofa
E ba parapo
Ke wa tun Eyin wa se
O fun saara
O ti fun sesesee

Ofun saara
Ofun seesee
The Ifa priest of Eyin, the Tooth,
Cast Ifa for Eyin, the Tooth
When the Tooth was longing for redeemer
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
All and sundry
Let us join hands together
To repair our Tooth
It is very white
It has become purely white

2.
In Ofunsa, Ifa says there is somebody who people have conspired against to the extent that they have snatched his power and voice. They stole an inherited property of this person and want the king of his land to punish him for losing what belongs to the whole land. Ifa has recommended that ebo should be made and the person should take the ebo to the farm of his father or the place where the father was buried. The story is about the elephant who was the trumpeter of the king. The other animals conspired and stole the trumpet. They went and buried at the bank of the river. The king noticed that the elephant has not been blowing the trumpet. He then sent for him to come on a festival day to blow the trumpet as usual. The other animals were happy for they knew the king would kill him should he fail to blow trumpet that day. He made ebo which Babalawo told him to take to his father’s farm. After performing ebo as prescribed, as he was going back to his house, his leg hit a stone and he fell down. He looked back to see the cause of his falling down. He saw a stone. To prevent other people from being victim, he was digging the ground to remove the stone. He then realized that there is something under the big the big stone. He dug it out and it was the trumpet he was looking for. Elephant was able to blow the trumpet and other animals felt ashamed. The ebo to make for this to come to pass include, a he-goat, a big rat, pap, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Ofun perengede bi aja n lami
Sakiti aro o ju bu jesu
Ojo pa elulu labe iti warawara
A difa fun Erin ti se afunpe Orisa
A lukin fun Okanlerinwo omo eranko
Bomode ba subu a wo iwaju
Bi agba ba subu a wo eyin
Awo Erin lo difa fun Erin
Lojo to subu, to weyin wo
Lojo to n lo ri ipe baba re
Oro Olofin tototo
Oro Olofin toto fun-un

Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Its whiteness is as perfect as the dog licking water
The dye is not used to wash the face
The rain falls on lark-heeled cuckoo bird under the running plant
Ifa revelation to Erin, the Elephant, who was the trumpeter of Orisa
Ifa revelation also to about two hundred animals
When a kid falls down, he looks forward
When an elderly man falls down, he looks backward
Ifa revelation to Erin
The day he fell down, and he looked back
The day he found his father’s trumpet
The issue of Olofin, the king, is massively great
The issue of Olofin, the king, is always treated with prestige

3.
We need to make ebo so that we are successful in our endeavours. Aje, the Orisa of wealth should be appease. Also, anybody that is looking for wife needs to do the ebo to get a successful wife. The items of ebo are 4 pigeons, honey, gin, money, banana, egg and pap. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Ofun perengede bi aja n lami
Ayanuayanu ni o je koyun omotuntun tete duro
Saa-soo awo Aje
Lo difa ko Aje
Aje omo Adelefun

Ofun saa
Ofun soo
Its whiteness is as perfect as the dog licking water
Incessant miscarriage hinders pregnancy
Saa-soo the Ifa priest of Aje, the wealth
Cast Ifa for Aje, the wealth
Aje, the wealth, a child of Adelefun, He-who-put-on-whiteness

4.
Ebo should be made against sickness. A life gorilla (gorilla head, meat, skin or hide can be used in lieu of life gorilla), beans, 3 cocks, palm oil and brass plate are the items to be used for the ebo. After the ebo, Osun will be appeased. On this Ifa says:
O fun sai
O ya haa
Orun ya sile o doke
Eja nla ya somi
A difa fun Eleju
Ti n sogboogba arun
Ti n nara kaka alailedide
Ti n yi gbiiri loju ina
Pele o!
Eleju to ru inaki
Olodo ide

It is white
It torn with sound “haa!”
The heaven fell down and became mountain
Big fish fell into the river
Cast Ifa for Eleju
When he was sick
Struggling in vain to stand up
Rolling around beside the fire to warm his body
Hello!
You Eleju who sacrificed gorilla
One with brass mortar

5.
People will wage war against real owners of property. Such owner(s) should sacrifice a he-goat, 7 cobs of corn/maize, palm oil and money. There is need to be initiated to Ifa and or any other chosen Orisa in order to overcome the usurpers. Ifa says people should always beware of enemies who will always lay ambush or set trap because of inheritance. The story is about Alagemo, the Chameleon. His father’s servants sent him abroad after the death of the father. They planned with the sailor and the crocodile of the ocean to push him into the river and kill him. The Chameleon had a dream, he went for divination. He was told to get initiated into Ifa and he complied. Ifa told him to decorate his body with palm fronds when he was ready to go home. He did as advised to disguise and he escaped the trap. As the people were rejoicing at home and sharing the property among themselves, Alagemo, the chameleon escaped the trap and arrived home. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa a lefun
Ofun sa a losun
Ofun sa a ni moriwo ope yee yee yee
A difa fun Alagemo teere kange
Ti somo Orisa Igbowuji
Nitori ajeku baba Alagemo
Nitori amuku baba Alagemo
Won ni ko wa lo si apa okun ilaji osa
Ki oni okun oni osa o mu Alagemo sohun un
Arai le e maa jo
Ara ile e maa yo
Oni okun oni osa mu Alagemo lonii o tan more
Alagemo ni
Lealae lomo ti je ajeku baba re
Laelae lomo ti mu amuku baba re
Nitori ajeku baba emi alagemo
Nitori amuku baba emi alagemo
E ni ki n lo apa okun ilaji osa
Ki oni okun oni osa o mu mi si ohun
Ara ile e ma jo mo
Ara ile e ma yo mo
Oni okun oni osa o le malagemo lonii o tan mo lo
Alagemo ki o gbo o
Moriwo yee yee yee
Alagemo ki o to o
Moriwo yee yee yee

Ofun dressed him with white local chalk
Ofun dressed him with camwood
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Ifa revelation to the Chameleon
A child of Orisa Igbowuji
Because of the property of the father of the Chameleon
Because of the belongings of the father of the Chameleon
He was sent abroad
So the he would be captured by the crocodile in the sea and ocean
Let people at home dance
Let all at home rejoice
The crocodile of the sea and ocean has captured the Chameleon today
The Chameleon said
It has been the tradition for the child to inherit his father’s property
It has been the tradition for the child to inherit his father’s belonging
Because of my father’s property
Because of my father’s belongings
You sent me abroad
For the crocodile of the sea and ocean to capture me
Let no one dance at home again
Let none rejoice at home
The crocodile of the sea and ocean could not capture me today, I escaped
Alagemo you shall live long
Plenty of palm fronds
Alagemo you shall be strong
Plenty of palm fronds

6.
Argument should be avoided this year. Everybody should make ebo for his or her children. One needs to know the kind of person the father of one’s child’s friend is. The items to sacrifice to rescue our children from death include white cloth, ashes, 3 cocks, palm oil and money. The story is about Ale, a child of the death and Ojiyan, a child of Orunmila. The child of Iku said the moon would appear today as told by his father while the child of Orunmila argued with him that it would be out in nine days’ time. Each of them claimed that was what his father told him and they abused the father of each other. The child of Orunmila said if the moon appeared that day, the child of Iku should tell his father to come and kill him and vice versa. On getting home, the child of Orunmila gave report of what transpired to his father and Orunmila told him he was wrong. The father immediately called upon Babalawo to make divination. The priests recommended a sacrifice to prevent or delay the appearance of the moon. When Iku heard the story from his child, he was happy because, his child was right. He was out in the night to see the moon so that he could go and kill the child of Orunmila. The ebo made by Orunmila was acceptable and the appearance of the moon was delayed for some days and when it wanted to appear, it did not appear once as usual but bit by bit. Therefore, the death could not kill the child of Orunmila. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Ale omo Iku
A bu fun Ojiyan omo Orunmila
Nijo ti won n jiyan
Ebo ni won ni won o se
Ojiyan nikan lo n be leyin to n sebo
Ebo re mo ti da adaju
Ojiyan lo ti mosu o sorun
Oni losu o ba le
Ojiyan lo ti mosu o sorun

Ofun marks it with chalk
Ofun marks it with camwood
Ofun adorns it with palm frond gorgeously
Cast Ifa for Ale, the child of Iku
Cast Ifa for Ojiyan, the child of Orunmila
When they were arguing
They were advised to make ebo
It was only Ojiyan who made the recommended ebo
And his ebo was acceptable
It was Ojiyan who delayed the appearance of the moon
It is today that the moon was supposed to appear
It was Ojiyan who delayed the appearance of the moon

7.
Ifa says people should show true love towards one another. There are enemies among friends. Many people though friends do not pray for greatness for one another. Items to sacrifice here include a big rat, a cock, pap, palm oil and money. On this Ifa says:
Ofun saarasa
Babalawo Eera lo difa fun Eera
A bu fun poporo
Lojo ti won n se ore atilewa
Ebo ni won ni won o se
Gbogbo ira mi
Isoro ope
Eyin o mo peera o fe poporo denu
Ibi suesue lomo araye feni mo
Omo araye o fe a runbe ninu awo tan-anganran

Ofun saarasa
The Babalawo of Eera, the Ant made divination for Eera
Also made divination for Poporo, the corn stick
When they were friends
They were advised to make ebo
All my people
All priests of Ifa
Don’t you know that the Ant does not fully love the corn stick
People only have no genuine love for one
People does not pray for one to eat with an expensive plate

8.
There will be competition over position or chieftaincy this year. We have to be careful about given out chieftaincy titles to people who do not deserve them. Ebo should be made so that the right person will always get to the throne or receive the title. Ifa says one should be gentle and humble, not harsh so that one will have support of the people whenever one is recommended for any title. There is need to make ebo to make people happy at one and support one. The items to sacrifice are pigeons, banana, honey, pap, cold water and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Oorun
Oorun loun o joye amororo
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Osupa
Osupa naa loun o joye amororo
Won ni won o kara nle ebo ni won o se
Osupa nikan lo n be leyin to n tubo
Osupa lo se wo
Eni ba woju ojo oju re a lami
Osupa lo se wo

Ofun marked him with white local chalk
Ofun marked him with camwood
Ofun dressed him with palm frond gorgeously
Ifa revelation to Oorun, the Sun
The Sun wanted to be enthroned as king Amororo
Ofun marked him with white local chalk
Ofun marked him with camwood
Ofun dressed him with palm frond gorgeously
Ifa revelation to Osupa, the Moon
The Moon wanted to be enthroned as king Amororo
They were advised to make ebo
Only Osupa, the Moon made the ebo
It is only Osupa, the Moon that can be glanced at
Whoever glanced at the Sun will have his eyes suffered
It is only Osupa, the Moon that can be looked at

9.
People should always not be overconfident. There should always be acceptance of the fact that no one is perfect and everybody should seek advice from people who know more. This will give long life to people and it will make all the rituals done this year acceptable. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa a lefun
Ofun sa a losun
Ofun sa a ni moriwo yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Alagemo, ti se wolewode Orisa
Alagemo kii ku
Alagemo kii run
Moriwo yeeyeeyee
Boro tun ku leyin ta o mo
Moriwo wa bani toro yii se

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Ifa revelation to the Chameleon, a close partner of Orisa
The Chameleon does not die
The Chameleon does not fall sick
Plenty of palm frond
If there are some rituals we do not understand
Let the palm frond rectify the mistake for us

10.
Ifa has promised to bless all the devotees this year. We should all be grateful to Ifa and we should profess his greatness to the whole world. Ifa should be appeased with 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 hens, a goat, kola nuts, gin and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ope se nahinnahin dagba
A difa fun Ara Eresa
O n tile orun bo waye
Won ni o kara nle ebo ni ko se
Ifa se rere fun mi abi o se rere fun mi?
Ope se rere fun mi
Orunmila se rere fun mi
Ire kari aye

Ope se nahinnahin dagba
Cast Ifa for Ara Eresa
When coming to the Earth
He was advised to make ebo
Has Ifa blessed me or not?
Ope has blessed me
Orunmila has blessed me
The blessing is worldwide

11.
Ifa warns us against conspiracy and being mischievous. This is because, the plans of the conspirators and mischievous people will be fruitless. Those who are conspired against need to make ebo with a he-goat, 3 big rats, palm oil, pap and money. After the ebo, an akose will be done in form of soap or powder to lick. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sarai o yo tooro
A difa fun Eeru
Omo won nile kuo
Nijo aye dite ti won lawon o feeru mole
O fun sarai o yo tooro
A difa fun yanrin
Omo won lale odo
Nito aye dite ti won lawon o fi gbaaro
Ofun fun sarai o yo tooro
A difa fun Omi
Ti somo won ode Otunmoba
Ipa oun o le pare lo n dafa si
Won ni won o kara nle ebo ni o se
Won gbebo nibe won rubo
A kii feeru mole
E rora pero
E rora pete
Akii fi yanrin gbaaro
E rora pero
E rora pete
Ekun la bomi
Omi o bu ku
Eropo tofa
Airogbe ale ana lara omi

Ofun sarai o yo tooro
Cast Ifa for Eeru, the ashes
A native of Kuo
When enemies planned to use it to build a house
Ofun sarai o yo tooro
Cast Ifa for yanrin, the sand
A inhabitant of the river
When enemies planned to use it as clay
Ofun sarai o yo tooro
Cast Ifa for Omi, the water
A native of Otunmoba
He was praying for unforgettable legacy
They were all advised to make ebo
They complied
Nobody uses the ash to build house
Stop conspiring
Stop clandestine plan
Nobody uses the sand as clay
Stop conspiring
Stop clandestine plan
It is with full honour we meet water
The water is not despised
All and sundary
Nobody finds water with the scar of yesterday’s wound

12.
Evil forces will be too many this year. People need to make ebo to repel them. The story here is about Orunmila. When evil forces were ready to go to his house, he made divination and made ebo. The ebo was done with yam porridge and put inside a clay lamp with 16 faces. He put 16 cotton treads in it and lit the fire. He was taking it to Esu with the fire burning. As he was going, he was eating the porridge from the lamp. The evil forces saw him and they thought he was eating/swallowing live coal from the fire because the yam porridge looked like live coal as he is putting it into the mouth. Therefore, they were all afraid of going to the house of Orunmila. The ebo to make here are yam, pepper, palm oil, clay lamp, cotton wool, 3 cocks and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ti iku oun arun n kanle re re
Ajogun gbogbo n kanle baba ni lilo
Ebo ni won ni o se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Orunmila n yona mi
Omo Omila n yona mi

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
The day death and disease were planning to go to his house
All evil forces were ready to enter his house
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Alade, the king was swallowing live coals
Orunmila was swallowing live coals

13.
The leader of the city, state, nation or any society should make ebo to overcome those who are planning to reduce him to nothing. There will be many conspirators against the leader this year. However, with ebo, Ifa has promised to make the leader victorious. There should be ebo with one he-goat, 3 big rats, elephant, buffalo and deer meats, palm oil and money. After the ebo, an akose will be made to make the leader recognized and popular. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa sa sa
A difa fun Akoko Eluju
To n be nirogun ota
Ebo ni won ni o maa se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Nse tawa o saiyo ju tota lo o
Kedere!
Ninu igbo lerin gbe sola
Ninu igbo lefon gbe ti fi sola
Ninu igbo ni Agbonrin gbe gbosin gbora
Kedere!
Tawa o saiyo ju tota lo o

Ofun sa sa sa
Cast Ifa for Akoko tree in the forest
When he was amidst the enemies
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Behold, we shall be more conspicuous than the enemies
Clearly conspicuous!
It is inside the forest that the elephant stays and become successful
It is inside the forest that the buffalo lives and become successful
It is inside the forest that the deer stays and become successful and popular
Clearly conspicuous
We shall be more successful than the enemies

14.
Ifa says many rituals and prayers were not acceptable last year. This year, we must always appease Ogun and Osanying to make our sacrifices and prayers acceptable. Ogun should be appeased with a dog and there should be palm frond there when we want to do the appeasement. Osanyin should be appeased with a cock and palm frond must be there as well. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni mariwo
Bo je bi o je
Omo awo lo loogun
A difa fun Baba Oroponjipo
Eyi to ti n rubo tebo re o fin
Eyi to ti n setutu ti ogba
O n se wure laise
Ebo ni won ni o se
Won ni ko lo bo Ogun
Won ni ko bo Osanyin ile baba re

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Whether it is effective or not
The charm is a favourite of the Ifa trainee
Ifa revelation to Baba Oroponjipo
Who has been making unacceptable ebo
Who has been making unsuccessful rituals
Who has been making ineffective prayers
He was advised to make ebo
He was advised to appease Ogun
He was advised to appease the Osanyin in the household of his father

15.
The sick must appease the Iyami for there will be many sickness this year that will not be ordinary but spiritual attack from the Iyami Aje. Anybody that is sick, besides using the recommended medication should make ebo with a big rat, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money. Also, an akose to pacify the Iyami should be used by people throughout this year. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila lo fun sa
Ifa mo lo fun sa
O lo fun sa bi eku ti aje je ku
O lo fun sa bi eja ti aje je ku
O lo fun sa bi eye ti aje je ku
O lo fun sa bi eran ti aje je ku
Won ni Orunmila o se nfo bi egun
Won ni Orunmila o se nfo bi eyo
Orunmila loun o fegun
Orunmila loun o feyo
O ni eni to n funfun lara loun n bawi
O ni Iyami Osoronga lo n ba ja
E ba gba okete
E ma gba eniyan
Iyami osoronga!
Aje kii roro ko jerun
Owo bewe oribale oko
Eye buburu ko ma rori awo ba le

Orunmila said it is fading out
I said it is fading out
He said it is fading out like a rat half-eaten by Aje
He said it is fading out like a fish half-eaten by Aje
He said it is fading out like a bird half-eaten by Aje
He said it is fading out like an animal half-eaten by Aje
People asked Orunmila whether he was speaking in Egun language
People asked Orunmila whether he ws speaking in Eyo language
Orunmila said he was not speaking Egun
Orunmila said he was not speaking Eyo
He said he was talking about somebody whose complexion is fading away
He said the person is being victimized by Iyami Osoronga
Please, take the big rat
Do not take human being
You, Iyami Osorong!
No Iyami would be strong to eat erun tree
I have made use of ajeobale leaves
No evil bird dares perch on the head of priest

16.
There will be many marriages and marital issues this year. People should make ebo to have comfortable marital settlement. Men should make ebo to have fortunate wives while women should also be ready to support their husbands. This will make couples happy. The items of the ebo to make are 4 pigeons, honey, gin and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ikere tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
A difa fun Orunmila
Ifa n lo ree fe Olafopo niyawo
Won lebo ni ko se
Orunmila lo n be leyin to n sebo
Ebo re lo da adaju

Ikere tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When he was going to marry Olafopo
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
And his ebo was acceptable

17.
The pregnant women or those who need pregnancy should make ebo with 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 hens, a big rat, palm oil, pap and money. After making the ebo, they should not buy, kep or eat water yam this year to prevent miscarriage. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa lefun
Ofun sa losun
Ofun sa ni moriwo ope yeeyeeyee
A difa fun Omosike
Omo ewura n dagba laja
Won lebo ni ko se
Eropo ipo tofa
Igba ewura n dagba laja
Loyun Omosike n ya

Ofun dressed him with white lacal chalk
Ofun dressed him with chalk
Ofun dressed him with palm frond
Cast Ifa for Omosike
Under whose roof a water yam was developing
She was advised to make ebo
All and sundry
It was when the water yam was developing under the roof
That Omosike was experiencing miscarriage

18.
To overcome enemies, Ifa has recommended ebo with a ram, palm oil and money. After the ebo, an akose will be made in form of soap. On this, Ifa says:
Ikeke tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
A difa fun Orunmila
To n je nirogun ota
To n fojoojumo kominu ajogun
Won ni ebo ni ko se
O gbebo o rubo
E rora pete mi
A ki i feeru mole
E rora pete mi
A kii fi yanrin maaro
E rora pete mi
Aja o lori abagbo kan
E rora pete mi
Eni kan kii fepo alakan sebe je
E rora pete mi

Ikeke tee lori igi
Ejiworo lorun ope
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When he was amidst the enemies
When he always had fear of attack from evil forces
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
Nobody uses the ash to build house
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
Nobody uses the sand as clay
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
The dog cannot withstand the ram in butting
Stop your clandestine conspiracy
Nobody uses the oil produces by the crab to cook soup
Stop your clandestine conspiracy

19.
Ifa says we should not be ungrateful to any Orisa. Oya should be appeased with a he-goat, 3 cocks, palm oil and money so that Oya will avenge on behalf of the Orisa that is not appreciated. The story is about the city of Erin where they were ungrateful to Obalufon. It was Oya who went to the city to avenge. Furthermore, anybody longing for children has to appease Oya and Obalufon. And she should never be ungrateful to the Orisa. Also, here, siblings should be ready to assist one another. On this, Ifa says:
O fun sai
O ya haa
A difa fun Oya to n sunkun omo rele Ira
Adifa fun Aaye to n sunkun omo rode Erin
A woya dele Ira
A a boya
Ija Olufon loya lo ree gbe lerin
Kawi kawi kawi
Oya sele Elerin sawo

It is white
It torn down with sound “haa!”
Ifa revelation to Oya when longing for child to the city of Ira
Ifa revelation to Aaye when longing for child to the city of Erin
We went to the city of Ira in search of Oya
We did not meet Oya
Oya had gone to Erin to avenge for Olufon
Before we were conscious
Oya had totally destroyed the city of Erin

20.
Ifa says people should refrain from stealing this year because, the thieves will be caught and disgraced. Also, anybody whose property is stolen is advised to make ebo and appease Osanyin. The items to sacrifice are 3 cocks, a big rat, palm frond, rope, pap and money. the story is about the tortoise who dressed himself with palm frond to scare people at the market of Ejigbomekun. After the people might have run away with fear, the Tortoise would steal their commodities. The market people then went for divination and they were told to employ Osanyin. It was Osanyin who caught the tortoise and he was disgraced. On this, Ifa says:
Ka sa lefun
Ka sa losun
Ka sa ni moriwo ope yebeyebe
A difa fun Abalahun
To n lo fi moriwo ko won lejigbomekun

Let us mark it with white local chalk
Let us mark it with camwood
Let us dress it with palm frond
Ifa revelation to Alabahun, the tortoise
Who was using palm frond to steal their commodities at Ejigbomekun

21.
Ifa says adultery should be refrained from. If not, the secret will be revealed and the husband of the woman will get to know. This is important because, Ifa says the husband has been suspicious. It is advisable for a man not to go to the house of his friend to look after the family when his friend is not around. For one to catch the concubine of one’s wife, one needs to make sacrifice with white chalk, camwood, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money. Also, Ifa warns that we refrain from any taboo or forbidden item. On this, Ifa says:
Ka sa lefun
Ka sa losun
Ka sa ni moriwo ope yebeyebe
A difa fun Orisanla
Nijo ti Agbonrin n ba obirin Orisa sun

Ka sa lefun
Ka sa losun
Ka sa ni moriwo ope yebeyebe
Ifa revelation to Orisanla
When Agbonrin, the deer was having secret love with his wife

22.
People should be prayerful this year over the children. Those who travel with children need to make ebo so that the children will not be harmed along the road. The items to sacrifice include a knife, a big rat, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ofun sa
O ya haa
A difa fun Agbado
To n roko alerelodun
Ebo ni won ni o se
O gbebo lairubo
Agbado loun o mo
Oun o ba sebo “O fun sa”
Oun o ba sebo “O ya haa”

It is entirely white
It tears suddenly
Ifa revelation to Agbado, the corn
When going to the farm
He was advised to make ebo
He refused to make the ebo
Agbado, the corn later said with regret
He would have made the ebo of “O fun Sa”
He would have made the ebo of “O ya haa”

AFFILIATED ORISA:
Ifa
Egbe Orun
Oku orun (Ancestors/Departed souls)
Olokun
Olosa
Ogun
Sango
Oya
Osun
Osanyin

TABOOS:
Not to eat the corn that was roasted with the sheath
Argument should be avoided
We must not spread our cloth in an unsafe place
Pregnant woman or any woman that has not stop child bearing must not buy, keep or eat water yam to prevent having miscarriage.

Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Ethics and Scripture Committee)
Araba Olusoji Oyekale (Kwara State Rep)
Ojesola Windare (Osun State Rep)
Awo Fawale Adebayo (Ondo State Rep)
Otunba Kehinde idowu Fagbohun (Oyo State Rep)
Fayemi Abidemi (Oyo State Rep)
Chief Fatunmbi Adeniji (Ogun State Rep)
Fasola Faniyi Babatunde (Ogun State Rep)
Awo Tosin Olomowewe (Lagos State Rep)
For more information, question, clarification or assistance on the odu of this year, send your mail to ifacouncilinter@yahoo.com or ifacouncilinter@gmail.com
Aboru Aboye Abosise!

Note: We are aware that some people have published some verses of the odu on the internet. While we are not saying the verses they published are incorrect, we strongly believe that the ones we presented here are the ones recited with inspiration from Olodumare. What we mean is that there can be one thousand verses of Ofunosa, but inspiration is what is needed to recite the useful ones at the time of divination; it is inspiration that directs a priest towards the verse(s) he recites on the mat.

5 thoughts on “IFA OF THE YEAR 2015/2016 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

  1. I want wealth and power

  2. Reblogged this on Oyeku Ofun Temple and commented:

    IFA OF THE YEAR 2015-2016

  3. Ogbo ato yin baba.ifa agbe yin o thanks fr a diz details I missed diz year festival cuz of work.bt wat is d new we hear about anorther site at ekiti kindly shead morelight on d matter fr us

  4. ifa agbe yin ooo oooooo…..ase yi samodun ooooo

  5. Please i want to know the history of oke itase

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