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IFA OF THE YEAR 2021/2022

IFA OF THE YEAR 2021/2022 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, 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 (the permanent Chairman of the Council of Araba/Oluwo, the pillar of the International Council for Ifa Religion (ICIR)) to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. With combine efforts of Board of Ethics and Scripture and the Council of Elders of ICIR, we the members of Publication Committee of the Oke-Itase 2021/2022 Organising Committee set up by 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 of Sunday, 6th June, 2021, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The Odu Ifa that came out for this year is OSE-OKANRAN (OSE on the right, OKANRAN on the left). The Odu came with Ire Aiku (Longevity) and ebo is recommended. Ifa Priests from Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Republic of Togo, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, United States of America, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Panama, Britain, Switzerland, Ghana and Sweden were all there and made their contributions. The verses of OSEO-KANRAN recited with their narratives are below:
1.
Ifa said this is a year of blessings. Many people who are planning traveling abroad will be successful in their plans this year while people who stay at home will also receive blessings. We need to make ebo to always come across fortunes as we go out every day.
There will be a lot of rain especially in the night this year. Human activities especially blocking of waterways will cause flood disaster. Ifa says we should avoid that.
People should refrain from travelling at night for various dangers. Also, when it rains during the day, it is good for us to allow the rain to touch our body, but not to get soaked. Items of ebo include 8 pigeons, honey, gin, soap, money and Ifa leaves. After making the ebo, akose will be done with soap for the person to bath. On this Ifa says:
i.
Ose dudu awo won nile Alara
Olokanran pupa awo Oke Ijero
Kiku ma pa wa diwoyi amodun, Awo Owanigbajo nile Ido
Bi arugbo ba gbo toko
Inu a bi won bi won
Ojo ogogo eyi o ro lanaa, ee si eni o mo
A fi Olodooyo
A fi Sekelewe
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n lo ree pade Ireloye ni kutukutu awuro
Kin lope n gbe mi ko?
Eni rere! Ni Ope n gbe mi ko. Eni rere!
Igba ti mo jade mo kore aje
Eni rere! Ni Ope n gbe mi ko. Eni rere!
Igba ti mo jade mo kore gbogbo
Eni rere! Ni Ope n gbe mi ko. Eni rere!
Ose, the black man, the priest in the city of Alara
Olokanran, the light complexioned man, the priest in Ijero
Lets us live to witness next festival, the priest of Owaringbajo in Ido
When an old woman is submissive to the husband
The young co-wives become angry
The amount of rain that fell yesterday night, nobody knows
Except Olodooyo
Except sekelewe
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was going to meet with Ireloye, early in the morning
What is Ope taking me to meet with?
Good people! Are those Ope taking me to meet with. Good people!
When I went out, I met with wealth
Good people! Are those Ope taking me to meet with. Good people!
When I went out, I came across all good things
Good people! Are those Ope taking me to meet with. Good people!
ii.
Ose teere awo Olukaje
Olokanran lawo Olukode
Awo to ba rin to ba jinna
Ni kode kokun ko jingbinni wale
A difa fun Orunmila
Ifa ji, Ifa ni owo oun ko ba ire
Won ni lonii lojo ire baba
Jiji ti mo ji lonii, mo ko alaje
Eni rere
Ni Ope n gbe mi ko
Eni rere
Ose teere the priest of Olukaje
Olokanran the priest of Olukode
The priests that travels far
Will bring home fortunes
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was longing for fortunes
He was told it was already his time to receive blessing
As I woke up today, I came across people with wealth
Good people
Are the ones that Ope has taken me to meet
Good people
2.
For our community, state or nation, Ebo is recommended for economic development. Ebo and akose are needed for all the markets in the town. Items of ebo include, eggs, banana, pigeons, gin, money and Ifa leaves. After the ebo, akose will be done and bury in the market. On this, Ifa says:
Ose onide la i maa peri
Okanran gude ma ni
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n lo ree ba won na oja Ejigbomekun
Ero Ipo tofa
E wa bani ni arusegun
N la n bani lese Obarisa
Ose onide la i maa peri
Okanran gude ma ni
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When goint to Ejigbomekun market
Travellers to Ipo and Ofa
Come and meet us in victory
In such condition we meet one at the feet of Obarisa
3.
Ifa said there is about to be war, but ebo is needed so that there won’t be war. Ifa warns us against looking for war. We should neither depend on arms nor charms but ebo. Items of ebo include eggs, chicken, wooden pegs, money and Ifa leaves. After the ebo, the akose will be buried at the four corners of the community. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila wi ka se oran kan bole
Emi naa ni ki a se oran kan bole baba Agbonniregun
O ni ogun kan ti n ja won nile Alara
O ni ki won ru ebo ki won se oran bole
O ni ki ogun naa ma baa ja won mo
Orunmila wi ka se oran kan bole
Emi naa ni ki a se oran kan bole baba Agbonniregun
O ni ogun kan ti n ja won nile Ajero
O ni ki won ru ebo ki won se oran bole
O ni ki ogun naa ma baa ja won mo
Orunmila wi ka se oran kan bole
Emi naa ni ki a se oran kan bole baba Agbonniregun
O ni ogun kan ti n ja won nile Owarangun
O ni ki won ru ebo ki won se oran bole
O ni ki ogun naa ma baa ja won mo
Orunmila kin ni ohun ebo
O ni awa ni ki a ka ohun ebo
A mu eku wa
O ni kii se oro eku
A mu eja wa
O ni kii se oro eja
O ni ki won ni oromodie lebo
O ni ki won ni eyin adiye lebo
O ni ki won ni ekikan lebo
O ni ki a wa ewe Ifa
A ti wa a de
Eyin adiye ee ni doro
Oke-Igeti ko ju ni gigun fun ogun
Igba ekikan!
A kan yin mole, e le hu
Igba Ekikan!
Orunmila says we should bury a dangerous issue
I repeat that we should bury a dangerous issue
He said, there has been a war in the city of Ara
He said they should make ebo to bury the dangerous issue
So that they would not experience the war again
Orunmila says we should bury a dangerous issue
I repeat that we should bury a dangerous issue
He said, there has been a war in the city of Ijero
He said they should make ebo to bury the dangerous issue
So that they would not experience the war again
Orunmila says we should bury a dangerous issue
I repeat that we should bury a dangerous issue
He said, there has been a war in the city of Owarangun
He said they should make ebo to bury the dangerous issue
So that they would not experience the war again
We asked Orunmila for the items of Ebo
He said we should use our discretion
We brought rat
Ifa said it is not a matter of rat
We brought fish
Ifa said it is not a matter of fish
Orunmila said we should provide egg
We should provide chicken
We should provide wooden pegs
We should provide Ifa leaves
We have provided them
Eggs do not have rope
Oke-Igeti cannot be climbed by war
With two hundred wooden pegs!
We have pegged you down, you cannot rise up again
With two hundred wooden pegs!
4.
To win the wars against our land, ebo is recommended as well as appeasement of Ogun and Ile, the mother earth. Items of ebo include 3 roosters, kola nuts, bitter kola, alligator pepper, snail, tortoise, duck, a goat, pigeon, gin, money, roasted yam, palm wine, beans and palm oil. After the ebo, the dog will be used for Ogun and Ile, the mother earth will be appeased with snail and other necessary things. On this, Ifa says:
Osekanran jikanjikan
Olokanran naa kanran jikanjikan
A difa fun Ogun Onire
Nigba ti n be lagbatemo omo araye
Ogun tintin niwaju
Ogun bababa leyin
Ogun wininwinin legbe otun
Ogunwarawara legbe osi
Ogun yin-inyin-in laarin ilu
Won ni ko rara nile ebo ni ko se
Eyin la a wo
Orita meta la a duro si
A difa fun Ile atepe
Ti yoo joye agbani lowo ogun
N je ogun yoda ogun n wa
Atepe o kare o lanu
O wa lanu o gbe won mi
O wa lanu o gbe won je
Ogun to yo lapa mi otun n ko
Atepe o kare o lanu
O wa lanu o gbe won mi
O wa lanu o gbe won je
Ogun to yo lapa mi osi n ko
Atepe o kare o lanu
O wa lanu o gbe won mi
O wa lanu o gbe won je
Osekanran jikanjikan
Olokanran naa kanran jikanjikan
Cast Ifa for Ogun Onire
When he was amidst wars
War in front
Greater war at the back
Many wars on the right side
Sudden war at the left side
Many wars in the city
He was advised to make ebo
One needs to look back
One needs to stay at the crossroad
Ifa revelation to Ile atepe, the Mother Earth
Who will be rescuing one from war
War is coming with swords
The mother earth I hail, you open your mouth
You open your mouth, you swallow them
You open your mouth you consume them
The war from my right side
The mother earth I hail, you open your mouth
You open your mouth, you swallow them
You open your mouth you consume them
The war from my left side
The mother earth I hail, you open your mouth
You open your mouth, you swallow them
You open your mouth you consume them
5.
We should be careful of strangers. People should not accommodate unknown persons. Landlords/Indigenes are warned to be very vigilant before accepting tenants so that tenants would not bring hardships and dangers to the hosts. They will come with hidden agenda. Ifa says tenants with bad intentions will be exposed and expelled. The landlords must however be security conscious. Items of ebo include, a cutlass, giant rat, palm oil, money and corn meal. On this Ifa says:
Agba orogun la n ri
A kii ri agba iyako
A difa fun Alaka
To n lo ree digba mo Iroko
People do mention senior co-wife
Nobody mentions senior mother-in-law
Ifa revelation to Alaka
Who was going to live with Iroko
6.
We should be our brother’s keeper. When there is problem with anybody, the whole community must be fast at aiding the person or combating the problem so that the problem will not degenerate into affecting the whole community.
Ifa says we should not look away from sickness, death or problem of a single person or community lest it degenerate into mass death. Items of ebo include 3 rosters, palm oil, money and corn meal. On this Ifa says:
Seranseran leni ti n jewo fun
A difa fun Etu belenje
Ti se omoye Olu-Igbo
Lojo to n sogboogbo arun
To n nara kaka alailedide
To n yi gbiiri loju ina
Oro kanle kan baale
Bi oro ba di agadangba tan, yoo kan jeje ni mo jokoo mi
A difa fun Erinlojo eranko
Won ni ki won rubo fun etu ki iju eleranko ma baa se tu
Won ko, won ko ru
Ofa a ni “tie kan o gbon-on”
Person who denies committing a crime have at least a confidant he/she confesses to
Cast Ifa for Etu beleje, the slender antelope
Who was a prince of Olu-Igbo
When he was sick
It was unable to stand up
It was always feeling cold and warming itself beside fire
When issues erupt, it affects the family head most
When an issue turns abnormal, it will affect even the person who knows nothing about it
Ifa revelation to 164 animals
They were advised to make ebo to avert death for Etu, the antelope so that they would not all die
They refused to make ebo
The arrow then said “Your own has caught you”
Note: The verse above tells story of Etu, the antelope, who was sick. All animals were told to take care of him and made ebo for him. They all refused. When hunters came to kill them, they all ran away except Etu, the antelope, who was too weak to run. It was killed. Then, the hunter flayed it and later used its hide to make arrow which the hunter later used to kill the other animals
7.
People, especially kings, religious leaders and politicians should refrain from fraudulent activities; Ifa said scammers are too many among religious leaders (Ifa/Orisa priests inclusive), Kings and politicians. Many people are too greedy that they want treasures that are meant for the whole community or nation to be theirs alone, many people after receiving their own shares still go extra mile to claim what belong to others while many in the spiritual/religious vocation claim to be what they are not. Ifa is warning people concerned to refrain from this act to escape the wrath of Olodumare and for the community or nation to be better for it. On this, Ifa says:
Ti ose nijo
Ti olokanran layo
A difa fun Olufidan Okoko
Ti won bi loje
To n jeun oloro kiri
Ose’s lot is dance
Okanran’s lot is joy
Cast Ifa for Olufidan okoko
Who was a priest of Egungun by birth
But was greedily eating through Oro deity
8.
People should refrain from adultery for it will be leading to fights and untimely death. We should also refrain from making jest of people. One needs to control one’s tongue lest he/she brings misfortunes to him/herself through utterances. Ifa says some men are so adulterous and bold that they are having secret affairs with the wives of the fellow landlords in the community, even women in the opposite houses. On this, Ifa says:
i.
Seranseran leni ti jewo fun
A difa fun Okere
To n lo ree gba Sesere obirin Oka
Person who denies committing a crime have at least a confidant he/she confesses to
Ifa revelation to Okere, the Squirrel
When going to snatch Sesere, the wife of Oka, the Cobra
Note:
According to the verse, Okere, the Squirrel snatched a wife of Oka, the Cobra. It did not stop at that; it was making jest of Oka, the Cobra, any where the wife snatcher saw the ex-husband. Oka, the Cobra later killed Okere, the squirrel.
ii.
Seranseran leni ti won jewo fun
A difa fun onile ikoko
Eyi ti yoo maa yo obinrin okankan fe
Person who denies committing a crime have at least a confidant he/she confesses to
Ifa revelation for the hidden landlord
Who was secretly dating a woman in the opposite house
9.
Married women should also refrain from unnecessary familiarity or play with people so that their husbands will not be suspicious of them. Men should also give necessary respect to married women so that their unhealthy play with them will not send them out of their matrimonial home. Adultery issues will be rampant this year. Both men and women should refrain from any kind of immoral sexual activities to guide against diseases and disgrace. All godchildren must be faithful to their godfathers or godmothers. On this, Ifa says:
Odooro lebe Akuo
Adifa fun Ide ti n se obinrin Orisa
Asin awo oludoro
Ikamudu awo oluseka
Eta abiru gbagia awo abe ogan
Awon meteeta ni won petepero
Ni won ko ohun rirun ba Ide
A le Ide nifon
A lede lojo
A ko mo ohun Ide ma fi se Orisa.
Odooro lebe Akuo
Cast Ifa for Ide, the Brass, who was a wife of Orisa
Asin, a bad person
Ikamudu, a wicked one
Eta, one with big tail who lived near termite hill
They were the ones who conspired together
And inflicted Ide, the Brass, with unpleasant odour
Ide, the Brass was sent parking from Ifon
Ide, the Brass was expelled from Ojo
Nobody knows what Ide, the Brass did to Orisa
Note:
The verse above is about Ide, the Brass who was a wife of Obatala. One day, Obatala perceived the odour of Asin, Ikamudu and Eta on Ide, his wife’s body. The wife claimed she was just playing with them while Obatala claimed she has committed adultery with them. He sent Ide (the brass) ,the wife away and Osun later accommodated her.
10.
Polygyny is encouraged against going for divorce or having extra marital affairs. Also, any monogamous man who is experiencing blockage of fortunes should marry more wife(s) and this will destroy the blockage. Also, for the couples who are barren, marrying another wife will lead to fertility for the first wife. In other words, the senior wife will also have child once the junior wife has child. Items of ebo include 8 pigeons, gin, banana, egg and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ti Ose nijo
Ti Olokanran layo
A difa fun oniyawo agbele
Won ni ko fe aya le aya ko le baa ni ire
Igba ti a gbe oge lori oge ni ire wa n de
To dance is the lot of Ose
To rejoice is the lot of Okanran
If revelation to a man who would marry many wives
He was advised to marry many wives for him to be successful
It is when we married more wives that we received blessings of all nature
11.
Men should be responsible at home. They should be responsible financially and in other ways. Women are also advised to refrain from working against or starving their husbands. Also, in the polygamous house, co-wives should not gang up or conspire against the husband. Women should be submissive to their husbands. Any woman who has conspired against her husband needs to appease Ifa with a goat. The breast of the goat will be put on the Ikin. On this, Ifa says:
Amure ji o wewo iteni iteni
Amure ji o wese kasikasi awuro
Para aboju ganhun
A difa fun Ose
To ni oun ko nina oko da
Ariro abaya koto
A difa fun Olokanran
To ni oun ko ni se ase owuro
Orita meta abaya gbaa
A difa fun Esenidewure, ti se omo Onilawo
Iku pa Ose
Iku pa Olokanran
Alade gba amu eran je
Ki o ma pa Esenideure
Amure ji o wewo iteni iteni
Amure ji o wese kasikasi awuro
Para aboju ganhun
Cast Ifa for Ose
Who said she would not cook for her husband
Ariro abaya koto
Cast Ifa for Olokanran
Who said she would not make breakfast for the husband
Orita meta abaya gbaa
Cast Ifa for Esenideure, the daughter of Onilaawo
Death killed Ose
Death killed Olokanran
Alade, take goat’s breast and eat
So that death will not kill Esenideure
Note:
The verse above tells the story of three women of the same husband,who ganged up to punish their husband. They left all their responsibilities. Later, two of them died one after the other, when the third one fell sick, he immediately confessed. She made ebo and appeased Ifa with a goat. They put the breast of the goat on Ifa. She started taking care of her husband and she recovered in a moment.
12.
We should not play with fire. Ebo is needed so that there will not be any kind of inferno. Also, individuals should be careful at home or in the place of work to guide against outbreak of fire. On this, Ifa says:
Ile raninrain Babalawo Oyin
Oun lo difa fun Oyin
Ero ipo tofa
E ko rifa awo ki bo ti n se?
Ile raninrain the Ifa priest of Oyin
Cast Ifa for Oyin, the Bee
All and sundry
Don’t you see how Ifa pronouncement is coming to pass?
13.
There are three leaders of Yoruba race who are fighting with each other. They should make ebo so that the fight would not consume them. If the ebo is not made, two of them will be consumed; only one of them will survive the storm. Items of ebo include giant rats and snails with palm oil, money and cutlass. On this, Ifa says:
Ose onide la i maa peri
Okanran gude ma ni
A difa fun Asin to n se awo ilu Idoro
A bu fun Ikamudu ti se awo Ilu Isika
A difa fun Eta ti n se awo Ijegben
Ebo ni won ni ki won se
Eta nikan lo n be leyin to n sebo
Ose onide la i maa peri
Okanran gude ma ni
Cast Ifa for Asin, the priest in the city of Idoro
Cast Ifa for Ikamudu, the priest in the city of Isika
Cast Ifa for eta, the priest in the city of Ijegbon
They were advised to make ebo
Eta was the only one who made the recommended ebo
14.
Appeasement of Ifa with a goat is recommended for economic development of individuals. On this, Ifa says:
Ose ni ose onide
Olokanran ni olokanran ajero
A difa fun Ka-roju-ka-sinfa
A difa fun Ka-gbiyanju-ka-sinfa
A difa fun O-koni-kola-dede-Ire-ku-Omo-Agbonniregun
E je ka roju ka sinfa ooo
Orisa to le gbeni ni
E je ka gbiyanju ka sinfa ooo
Orisa to le gbeni ni
Bi a ba roju bi a ba sinfa
Oro itan nib o dola
Bi a ba gbiyanju bi a ba sinfa
Oro itan ni bo dola
Ose ni ose onide
Olokanran ni olokanran ajero
Cast Ifa for Ka-roju-ka-sinfa
Cast Ifa for Ka-gbiyanju-ka-sinfa
Cast Ifa for O-koni-kola-dede-Ire-ku-Omo-Agbonniregun
Let us persevere to serve Ifa
Ifa is an Orisa that can support one
Let us try to serve Ifa
Ifa is an Orisa that can bless one
If we persevere to serve Ifa
It will not be forgotten by posterity
If we try to serve Ifa
It will never be forgotten by posterity
15.
The barrens should make ebo and appease Ifa. With recommended ebo, Ifa said many barrens will become parents this year. Items of ebo include 4 rats, 4 fish, 4 hens, 4 bats, 4 kola nuts and money. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila wi ase kan
Ifa mi ase kan baba Agbonniregun
O ni ase kan wa ni idi omo eku
O ni oyun lo maa fi ni
Omo lo maa fi bi
Orunmila wi ase kan
Ifa mi ase kan baba Agbonniregun
O ni ase kan wa ni idi omo eran
O ni oyun lo maa fi ni
Omo lo maa fi bi
Nje Orunmila, bob a wa se ti omo eni nko?
O ni afi ki a ni agbebo adiye
Ki a ni eku eda
Ki a ni eye adan
A ti wa a
A ti ri i
Bi oyele ba ti n se koko
Omo ni oyele n sunkun pe
Abimolemo ni teku eda
Atoletole ni ti adan
Orunmila said menstruation
Ifa, I repeat by saying menstruation, bara Agbonniregun
He said “a rat is menstruating at present”
He said it will become pregnant
It will give birth to child
……….
Orunmila said menstruation
Ifa, I repeat by saying menstruation, bara Agbonniregun
He said “an animal is menstruating at present”
He said it will become pregnant
It will give birth to child
Orunmila, what of if it is a human?
He said we should provide a hen
We should provide eda rat
We should provide a bat
We have looked for it
We have provided it
Whenever a hen is sounding “kooko”
It is the chicks that the hen is calling
Eda rat always have children after children
Adan, the bat, is always with foetus
16.
Some leaders and kings are agents of foreigners who are working towards destruction of Yoruba tradition and culture. Ifa said such kings will be destroyed instead. Ifa said practitioners of Yoruba Indigenous Religion should not be afraid for nobody can destroy the religion. Ifa said this religion will continue to survive and grow and those agents of destruction will surely be put to shame. Those leaders and kings are advised to turn a new leaf for them not to witness the wrath of Olodumare. On this, Ifa says:
Ti Ose nijo
Ayo ni ti Okanran
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ti won ni aye Ifa yoo parun
Iro ni won n pa
Ifa o le parun
Eke ni won n se
Ifa o le parun
Atelewo la ba ila
A ko mo eni to ko o
Iro ni won n pa
Ifa o le parun
To Ose belongs dance
To Olokanran belongs joy
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When enemies said they would annihilate his life
Haters are just lying
Ifa cannot be destroyed
Enemies are just deceiving themselves
Ifa can never be destroyed
We met the marks on the palm
Nobody knows who made it
Despisers are only lying
Ifa can never be destroyed
17.
We should see everybody as our friends and not enemies. Ifa said, when we are generous to everybody in the community, the enemies will be overpowered. There are enemies who are seriously against Ifa/Orisa priests in our communities. Ifa said all Ifa and Orisa priests and priestesses should be nice and generous in their various communities. They must be generous to everybody. Ifa said, by being generous to people, the enemies will harm themselves. Ifa advises that we should always have kola nuts, wine and other edible items at home for entertainment of visitors. On this, Ifa says:
Odidere bale
O fese bale tegetegetege
A difa fun Onaaledi
Lojo to n ba Orunmila sota
E je a kobi fun Osika
Ko wa fenu ara re wure
Osika wa rele ree ku more
The parrot perched on the ground
He walked gently
Cast Ifa for Onailedi
When he was fighting with Orunmila
Let us be generous to the enemy
So that he/she uses his/her mouth to pray
The wicked has gone home to die
ORISA/ADIMU
Ogun
Obatala
Ile/Edan
Ifa
Osun
Aje
TABOOS
We should not make jest of people
Both men and women should refrain from adultery
Spiritual leaders should not be stingy
We should refrain from travelling at night
We should not play with fire
Wives should not leave their responsibility out of anger against the husbands
Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Oluwo (Dr.) Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Publication Committee)
Chief (Dr.) Abiodun Fafolarin Agboola (Secretary, International Council for Ifa Religion, ICIR)
Chief Fakayode Olanipekun
Òtúnba Ifá Kéhìndé Ìdòwú-Fágbohùn
Chief Fatunbi Adeniji
Oluwo Fasola Faniyi Babatunde
Mrs. Ifakemi Onifade-Owolabi
Awogbile Kehinde Aloyinlohun
Aboru, Aboye, Abosise.


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IFA To Overcome Death from OTURAOYEKU

To Overcome Death from OTURAOYEKU:

If a person is very sick and near death, one can avert untimely death by using this Akose Ifa.
Mark OTURAOYEKU in iyerosun in your left palm and recite the verse below into the iyerosun. Gently blow the iyerosun over the afflicted person’s head.
It takes only one year for the igun to develop a bald head
It takes three years for akala to develop a goiter in it’s neck
Ifa’s message for Otura
Who was going to use iyerosun to blow death away from the head of his dying in-law
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Which Otura are you referring to?
Otura who used iyerosun to restore honor


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IFA OF THE YEAR 2020/2021

OGBEOTURA
IFA OF THE YEAR 2020/2021 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA.
Eriwoya!!!
We greet you all in the name of Olodumare, Orunmila and all other Orisa. We also extend the greetings of Araba Agbaye Olu-Isese, the Permanent Chairman of the Council of Araba/Oluwo, to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. With combine efforts of Board of Ethics and Scripture and the Council of Elders of ICIR, we the members of Publication Committee of the Oke-Itase 2020/2021 Organizing Committee set up by 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 of Sunday, 7th June, 2020, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The Odu Ifa that came out for this year is OGBEOTURA (Ogbe on the right, Otura on the left). The Odu advises us to guide against death and ebo is recommended to avert it. In addition to the priests who were physically present, other Ifa Priests from Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Republic of Togo, Ghana, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, United States of America, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina, Panama, Britain, Switzerland and Sweden were all allowed to make their contributions. The verses of OGBEOTURA recited with their narratives are below:
1.
Ifa says people should stop oppressing others based on religious affinity, colour or race. It is advised that oppressed group should make ebo to be free. Sacrifice for emancipation from oppression is needed this year. Those who are at the fore front of struggle for freedom must make ebo to fortify and protect themselves. With necessary sacrifice and determination, the victory is assured. The items of ebo include one he-goat, small knife, Ifa leaves, pap, palm oil and money. On this, Ifa says:
Jala Awo Eresun-un
A difa fun Yerepe
O maa gba ara re
Yoo si gba igi oko
Osan pon ooo
Yerepe a ku

Jala Awo Eresun-un
Cast Ifa for Yerepe, the nettle
It would be defending itself
It will also be defending the trees in the farm
It is noon
Yerepe, the nettle is ready to itch

2.
Each person should use snail to appease his/her head. The appeasement should take place at the shrine of Esu or spot where Esu stands. The snail juice put on the head should be allowed to drop on Esu. Ebo should be made to repel any form of calamity and to draw fortunes near. Items of ebo here include thre cocks, three snails, palm oil, kola nuts, pap, money and gin. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila lo di ewu kee
Ifa mi ewu a peyin da
O ni ki won fi igbin bori
Ki won fi bo orun Esu
Ki ibi le peyin da
Ki ire le de

Orunmila says this is a sign of danger
Ifa says danger will turn back
He said people should appease their heads with snail
And put it on Esu
So that misfortunes turn away
To usher in fortunes.

3.
Ifa says those who are experiencing difficulty of any type should not despair. Also, people who have attempted things without success should not be discouraged. According to this Ifa, success is assured this year. Those whose businesses have not been profitable will profit this year. Parents should not lose hope on their children who have been failures. Ifa says, this year, the incessant failures will give way for great success for the children. Items of ebo include 8 pigeons, honey, gin, pap, palm oil, personal used cloth and money. After making the ebo, the person will take the cloth to the forest, be naked and burn it. After burning that sacrificial cloth, he/she will dress up and go home. On this, Ifa says:
Ori omo dara baba ko mo
A difa fun Jegbe
To n je ni oyikiti ise
Lojo to n roko ode
O perin erin di oke
O pefon efon di apata
O pa agbonrin, agbonrin di okiti ogan
Won ni ko kara nile ebo ni ko se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Jegbe gbesin dudu gun
Jegbe gbesin pupa gun
Jegbe gbesin funfun gun
O ni riru ebo a maa gbeni
Ka setutu a maa gbeniyan
E ko rifa ti awo ki bo ti n se bi ala more
Ibi ire laa bani lese kan Obarisa

A child is destined to be successful but not revealed to the father
Ifa revelation to Jegbe
Who was experiencing abject poverty
When going on hunting
He killed an elephant but the elephant turned into hill
He killed a buffalo but the buffalo turned into rock
He killed a deer but the deer turned to anthill
He was advised to make ebo which he did
Jegbe, choose black horse to ride
Jegbe, choose red horse to ride
Jegbe, choose white horse to ride
He said making necessary sacrifice is always beneficial
Making recommended rituals always profits one
Can’t you see how Ifa Priests proclamations come to pass like dreams
It is amidst fortunes we meet people at the feet of Obarisa

4.
This year, women will triumph in every way. Women are in the best position to rescue the community from disasters. Ifa says all that men cannot accomplish for the community will be achieved by women. Every man should appease the head of his mother to overcome any kind of war be it physical or spiritual. If the mother is alive, it is necessary to also seek to know what she needs and get it for her. If she is late, appeasement is necessary. The items for the appeasement can be asked from Ifa. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila lo di ibi Jegbe
Ifa mi ka ti bi Jegbe mu Ogbetua ki
Ki eni ma baa ku ibo
Ki eni ma baa ki oregede
Oloori kan go
Onibabatutu ekuru
N la fii segun Oluretemogbo
Oluretemogbo laa pe Oso
Oluretemogbo laa pe Aje
Oluretemogbo laa pe alawirin abenu kun kun kun
Ogun ti okunrin jajaja ti ko le se
Ti olobinrin lo se
Ki o maa je ogun oniyenyetuye
Ogun ti olokunrin tun jajaja ti ko le se
Ti olobinrin tun lo se
Ki o maa je ogun oniyenyetuye
Arogbaja ni yeye Ogun je
Ori yeye Ogun ni ba Ogun sete

Orunmila said this is like the issue of Jegbe
Ifa said one should look into the odu of Ogbetura in relation to Jegbe
So that such priest would not miss the divine message
So that such priest would not be relaying irrelevant messages
Corn meal with sour taste
Ground and cooked beans destitute of pepper and palm oil
Are what we use to overpower Oluretemogbo
Oluretemogbo is the name we call Oso
Oluretemogbo is the name we call Aje
Oluretemogbo is the name we call those who backbite
The war that a man fought without success
Which a woman won successfully
Should be referred to as oniyenyetuye war
The war that a man fought without success
Which a woman won successfully
Should be referred to as oniyenyetuye war
Ogun’s mother is called Arogbaja
It is Ogun’s mother who always makes Ogun victorious

5.
Ifa says people who have been alleged falsely will be vindicated. People with legal issues need to make ebo. The item of the ebo will include a he-goat, bush fowl (partridge), palm oil, big rat, gin, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Kukute kuku awo eba ona
A difa fun Aparo oyeye
To n roko ailerelodun
Mo mu un ra
Mo mu un je
Mo mu un ra laparo n ke

Kukute kuku awo eba ona
Cast Ifa for Aparo (the Partridge)
When going to the farm
I have done this with impunity
I have done this without being punished
I have done this with impunity is the sound of Aparo, the Partridge

6.
Ifa says this year, all the lost fortunes will be regained. Ifa says the lost glories of Yorubaland will be regained if all Oba in Yorubaland perform prescribed ebo and they turn unto and believe in the divine power of Orunmila. The items needed to make ebo include 8 pigeons, honey, gin, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:
Otooto eyi ti n rajo
Boo nile re kan ti ri na
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ire re sonu
To n wa a ti ko ri i
Ebo ni won ni ko se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
E wi fun Alara, e pe mo ri Ire
E wi fun Ajero, e pe mo ri Ire
E wi fun Owarangun, e pe mo ri Ire
Ire to sonu, Ire ti de

An important person travelling
How is the situation of his/her house?
That was the Ifa declaration to Orunmila
When he lost his fortunes
And he was searching for them
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Tell king Alara, that I have regained my lost glories
Let king Ajero be aware that I have seen the fortunes
Inform king Owarangun, that I have regained my lost glories
The lost glories, they have returned.

7.
For those who are longing for the fruit of the womb, ebo should be made and Ifa appeased. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila hi itereitere
Hi iteere mi teere Bara mi Agbonniregun
O ni isu se teere, isu n ta
Ato resereserese se teere si ikun omobinrin
Abode e, oyun lo fi ni
Abode e, Omo lo fi bi
Won ni to ba je bii tomo eni
Kin ni ka fi se e?
Orunmila ni o di eni to ni ayebo adiye
Ko fi bofa nibe
Amo ti a gbo poko
Omo loyele n ke pe

Orunmila says in a surprised way
I say in a surprised Bara mi Agbonmiregun
He said the yam in a surprised way produces tuber
Ato, the sperm in a surprised way gets into the woman’s womb
Later, she becomes pregnant
Later, she gives birth to child
People asked what if it is about somebody else
What shall we do?
Orunmila said the person should provide a hen
And use it to appease Ifa
We hear the sound of a hen
It is chicks that are been called

8.
Ifa advises people, especially the religious leaders, the priests and priestesses to increase their responsibility of gathering people. There should be more community temples. This year, people should focus more on doing things in group rather than individual. Also, people should refrain from whatever is capable of splitting members of temples, organisations or groups. On this, Ifa says:
Ogbe teere ogbe ni
Ogbe gogoro ogbe ni
A difa fun Olomo Iworo
Ti won ni ko wa kole Ifa jo
Nje e momo kole Ifa jo
Olomo Iworo!
E momo kole Ifa Ifa jo

The slender Ogbe is Ogbe
The tall Ogbe is also Ogbe
Ifa revelation to Iworo, the priest
Who was given the task of gathering worshippers
Endeavor to gather devotees together
Oh yee priests!
Make sure you gather devotees together

9.
For protection, heads of families need to play the proper roles of protecting the members of the families. Fathers should protect their wives and children. We should endeavor to get initiated into Ifa for protection. Each head of family should make sure the members of the family are initiated. Also, this year, head of the family should desist from praying alone. Any prayer before Ifa should be done together with all members of the family. On this, Ifa says:
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
A difa fun Orunmila ti yoo mura re wogbo aiku
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
A difa fun Orunmila ti yoo mu aya re wogbo aiku
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
A difa fun Orunmila ti yoo mu omo re wogbo aiku
Igbo aiku mo mura mi wo
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Igbo aiku mo maya miwo
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Igbo aiku mo momo mi wo
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori.

Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
Cast Ifa for Orunmila, he would enter the grove of longevity
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
Cast Ifa for Orunmila, he would take the wives to the grove of longevity
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
Cast Ifa for Orunmila, he would take his children to the grove of longevity
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
It is grove of longevity I have entered
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
It is grove of longevity I have taken my wives into
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
It is grove of longevity I have taken my childen into
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gori
Emi ni n gorigo
Also, for those who are already sick, ebo should be made with a he-goat, big rat, palm oil, pap, an eda specie of rat and money. After the ebo, the rat will be used to touch every part of the body for three days and it will be put on Esu on the third day. On this, Ifa says:
Irin to fin in lorun ope
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba maa fi edan eku paaro ara re
Ewe onisana mi
Kaka ki awo ku
Awo a fi edan eku paaro ara re

Irin to fin in lorun ope
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
He would use a complete rat as a substitute to avert death for himself
Here is onisana leaf
Instead of a priest to die
The priest will use a complete rat as a substitute

10.
This year Ifa said we should be futuristic. Ifa advises us to always get involved in things that will profit us in the future, not to think of only the present gain. We should have plan for our futures. Our concern should be for our old age for individual. Also, for our communities, we should focus on developments in all areas such as education, economy, science and technology. This is needed to be able to meet future demands so that the community will not be lagging behind. Whatever we are doing today, we should be conscious of nemesis and refrain from anything that will have negative effect on us in the future. On this Ifa says:
Emo ni fori gbonini jako
Oya ni ko rumurumu wodo
A difa fun Aaro
A bu fun Ale
Owuro mi ree
Ale ni n toro
Bale mi ba sunwon
Ma dupedupe.

It is emo rat that puts its head forward passing through wet grasses in the bush
It is grass cutter that enters the river awkwardly
Ifa revelation for the Aaro (Morning/Early time)
Ifa revelation for Ale (Evening/Later time)
This is my early time
I am praying for good future
If my future is perfect
I will be grateful

11.
Ifa says people should stop false allegation against one another. In the palaces in Yoruba land, people have lied against Ifa Priests, Araba and Oluwo in particular. They have tarnished the image of priests/priestesses before the kings but Ifa will vindicate them. Also, people who are falsely alleged should make ebo to be vindicated. The items of ebo include the feathers of vulture, ground hornbill, osin bird, Ifa leaves and money. On this, Ifa says:
Gbadiye sin n o gbadiye sin
Ise oun iya ni mu won gbadiye agbako
A difa fun Jegbe
Tii somo Olojogbonloro
Bomo o reru
A mo ohun to n be ninu re
A difa fun Jegbe
Ti n ru aroko iku lo sode Oyo
Oba jijin ni e jin Jegbe
O mu igunnugun wa kaye oba o le baa gun o
Oba jinjin ni e jin Jegbe
Oba jijin ni e jin Jegbe
O mu akalamogbo wa kaye oba o le baa kale
Oba jinjin ni e jin Jegbe
Oba jijin ni e jin Jegbe
O mu osin gaga wa kaye oba o le baa gbosingbora
Oba jinjin ni e jin Jegbe
Oba jijin ni e jin Jegbe
O mu ewe ape wa koba o le baa pe o
Oba jinjin ni e jin Jegbe
Oba jijin ni e jin Jegbe
O mu ewe ela wa koba o le baa la
Oba jinjin ni e jin Jegbe

Rear the chicken, I won’t rear the chicken
It is poverty that makes one rear the chicken for sharing
Ifa revelation to Jegbe
Who was a child of Olojogbonloro
Whenever a child is going to deliver an item
He/she must know the content of the item
Ifa revelation to Jegbe
When going to Oyo with a message of death
Oba, you have to enrich Jegbe
He brought the feathers of vulture for the king’s life to be straight
Oba, you must enrich Jegbe
Oba, you have to enrich Jegbe
He brought the feathers of ground hornbill for the king’s life to be comfortable
Oba, you must enrich Jegbe
Oba, you have to enrich Jegbe
He brought the feathers of osin bird for the king’s life to be full of wealth
Oba, you must enrich Jegbe
Oba, you have to enrich Jegbe
He brought ape leaves for the king to live long
Oba, you must enrich Jegbe
Oba, you have to enrich Jegbe
He brought ela leaves for the king to be rich
Oba, you must enrich Jegbe

12.
Honesty and righteousness should be taken as emblem for all devotees of Orisa. Ifa says people have abandoned the path of truth and they are now trekking the path of falsehood. Orunmila is advising us in this odu to refrain from lying and stick strictly to honesty and faithfulness. Ifa says though there might not be obvious repercussion for telling lies, people should fear the nemesis which will surely catch up with liars eventually. On this Ifa says:
Puropuro kii ku
Enu opuro kii seje
Iro ti won ba pa laaro
Ale ni to tu
A difa fun Iro
A bu fun Otito
Won n raye apaaku
Iro nikan ni n be leyin ti n sebo
Otito diru o rorun
Iro nikan ni n ko won leru kiri.

The liar does not die
The liar’s mouth neither bleeds
The lie told in the morning
Will be exposed at night
Ifa revelation to Iro, the lie
Ifa revelation to Otito, the truth
They were going to the world to live for ever
It was only Iro, the lie who made the necessary ebo
Otito, the truth has gone back to the spiritual realm
It is only iro, the lie that is in the world destroying it

13.
Ifa said, this year, we must make ebo not to record any premature death. Ifa said though enemies do not want many of the elders or leaders to live to witness next year, with recommended ebo, all the leaders and elders will witness next year. Also, we will lose none of the youths. Ebo is needed with a he-goat/three roosters, knife and yam. After making the ebo, we will use the knive to cut the yam vertically. On this, Ifa says:
Olala awo Obe
A difa fun Obe
Obe se odun eyi tan
Ota ni ko ni se omiran
Ebo ni won ni ko se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Olala iwo lawo Obe
A se odun eyi tan
A oo se ti emin-in
Olala iwo lawo Obe

Olala, the priest of Obe, the knive
Cast Ifa for Obe, the knive
Obe, the knive witnessed this year
The enemies said it would not witness the next year
It was advised to make ebo
It complied
Olala, you are the priest of Obe, the knife
We have witnessed this year
We will surely witness the next year
Olala, you are truly the priest of Obe, the knife

14.
Orunmila has promised his children full protection in the world. Ifa says there are a lot of wars going on here and there. People will be affected but the children of Orunmila will be safe. On this, Ifa says:
Ifa lo di fere
Mo lo di sekedi
Igba nla yi toko wale
Ero Ijesa n pe ara Ijamo
Owa gbo, Owa fawo ekun ko
O di igba ekinni
Won ni Olumoko ogun de
Olumoko jade sita
O logun o tii de
O ni “emi o ri igunnugun lori igba”
O ni “emi o ri akalamogbo lorun ose”
O ni “edun ko ni ki n towo bepe”
O ni “akuko adiye ko ni ki n gbe ase ogun geregere”
O ni “aparo oyeye ko ni ki n palu ra”
Olumoko wole
Nigba to di isogba eketa
Won ni Olumoko ogun de
O ri igunnugun lori igba
O ri akalamogbo lorun ose
Edun ni ko towo bepe
Akuko adiye ni ko gbe ase ogun geregere
Aparo oyeye ni ki o palu ra
Olumoko wa binu fada yo
O pagba eni sotun-un
O pa igba eni si osi
O pa igba eni si aarin gbungbun
O ni Ifa mo pon leyin re, gbendere
Orunmila mo pon leyin re gbendere
Ale eku n be leyin omo eku
Ale eja n be leyin eja
Ale Ikin n be leyin omo Ikin
Ifa mo pon leyin re gbendere
Orunmila mo pon leyin re gbendere
Iku laja
Iwo Orunmila lekun
Aja kii jamo leyin ekun laelae

Ifa lo di fere
Mo lo di sekedi
Big calabash has rolled home from the farm
People from Ijesa are calling on people from Ijamo
Owa, the king heard and hanged the leopard skin
The first time
They informed Olumoko that there was war
Olumoko came out
He said the war has not come
He said “I have not seen vulture on the locust bean tree”
He said “I have not seen ground horn bill on the baobab tree”
He said “no monkey has told me to deep hand into the war bag”
He said “the cock has not told me to bring out war charms”
He said “the bush fowl has not told me to destroy the world”
Olumoko went in
The third time
They said Olumoko, war has come
Olumoko came out
He saw vulture on the locust bean tree
He saw ground horn bill on the baobab tree
He heard monkey telling him to deep hand into his war bag
He heard cock telling him to bring out war charms
He heard bush fowl telling him to destroy the world
Olumoko then in anger drew his cutlass
He killed two hundred people on the right side
He killed two hundred people on the left side
He killed two hundred people at the middle
He said Ifa, I lean unto you
Orunmila, I lean unto you
The protector of the rat is always there for the rat
The protector of the fish is always there for the fish
The protector of the devotee of Ikin is always there for the devotee of Ikin
Ifa, I lean unto you
Orunmila, I lean unto you
Death is the dog
Orunmila, you are the leopard
No dog can snatch child from a leopard

15.
A lot of gin should be sacrifice to Egbe Orun for divine help. Leaders should be generous to the followers for being stingy will make the latter run away from the former when the former need the latter most. People should not be self-centered for this act will lead to nothing but unpopularity and failure. On this, Ifa says:
Eruwa susu awo eba ona
A difa fun Igun
A difa fun Akala
A difa fun tentere
A difa fun Elegiiri ti somo ikeyin won
Won figba oke fun Igun
Igun fowo re ra iyan
Oun nikan soso lo fi je
Won figba oke fun Akala
Akala fowo re ra oka
Oun nikan soso lo fi je
Won figba oke fun Tentere
Tentere fowo re ra eko
Oun nikan soso lo fi je
Won figba oke fun Elegiiri
Elegiiri fowo re ra oti
O fun egbe aye mu
O fun egbe orun mu
Igi kan ya dina lerin
Ko je ki elerin o le roko
Won ranse si Igun
Igun jiyanjiyan ko lee gbegi
Won ranse si Akala
Akala jekajeka ko le gbegi
Won ranse si Tentere
Tentere jekojeko ko le gbegi
Won ranse si Elegiiri
Egbe aye e ba mi gbegi
Egbe orun e ba mi gbegi
Elegiiri, eeyan tii logun

Eruwa susu awo eba ona
Cast Ifa for Igun
Cast Ifa for Akala
Cast Ifa for Tenntere
Cast Ifa for Elegiiri, the youngest of them
Igun was given two hundred thousand shillings
Igun used it to buy pounded yam
It consumed it alone
Akala was given two hundred thousand shillings
Akala used it to buy yam flour meal
It consumed it alone
Tentere was given two hundred thousand shillings
Tentere used it to buy corn meal
It consumed it alone
Elegiiri was given two hundred thousand shillings
Elegiiri used it to buy gin
It shared it with worldly friends
It shared it with spiritual comrades
A tree fell and blocked the road at Erin
It restricted the movement of all including the king
They invited Igun
Igun consumed a lot of pounded yam but could not move the tree
They invited Akala
Akala consumed a lot of yam flour meal but could not move the tree
They invited Tentere
Tentere consumed a lot of corn meal but could not move the tree
They invited Elegiiri
My physical friends, kindly help me to move the tree
My spiritual friends, kindly help me to move the tree
Here comes Elegiiri, so war is better fought with a lot of warriors.

16.
Ifa says we should not look down on any person. We should think more of quality and not the quantity in our endeavours this year. The divine strength of individuals should be our focus not our human strength. Ifa says we should all ask for blessings from Orunmila and not be overconfident. Ifa says the blessed people should not think it is because of their wisdom or perfection because Olodumare is the one who gives blessings. On this, Ifa says:

Akoko ni olori gbena gbena eye ninu oko
Ire ni amungun kokoro
A difa fun Mo-le-kogun awo ile Alara
A difa fun Mo-le-kogbon awo oke Ijero
A difa fun Mo-le-kaadota awo Epa tooro mofe
A difa fun Egbe-Ope
Tii se omo ikehin won lenje lenje
Ebo ni won ni ki won o jo se
Egbe-Ope ni n be leyin to n tubo
Kee pe o kee jina e wa bani ni jebutu ire
Jebutu ire laa bani lese Oba Orisa.

Akoko is the head of wood carvers among the birds
Ire is the head of soil borer among the insects
Cast Ifa for I-can-recite-twenty-Ifa-verses, the priest of Alara
Cast Ifa for I-can-recite-thirty-Ifa-verses, the priest of Ijero
Cast Ifa for I-can-recite-fifty-Ifa-verses, the priest of epa tooro mofe
Cast Ifa for Egbe-Ope
The youngest and most junior among four of them
They were asked to perform sacrifice
It was only Egbe-Ope that performed his own sacrifice
Not far, not long, we shall rejoice
It is in joyous condition we meet at the feet of the king of Orisa.

AFFILIATED ORISA
Esu
Orunmila
Egbe Orun
Yeye Eni

TABOOS
Don’t tell lies
Don’t eat grass cutter
Don’t be stingy

Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Oluwo (Dr.) Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Publication Committee)
Chief (Dr.) Abiodun Fafolarin Agboola (Adviser)
Babaawo Fayemi Abidemi Fakayode
Oloye Fakayode Olanipekun
Oloye Fatunbi Adeniji

Aboru! Aboye! Abosise!


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My Suffering Ends Today — Tomorrow My Life Will Be Convenient…

The Awo who is small and inexperienced, that is the Awo of today
The Awo who is matured and capable, that is the Awo of tomorrow
The banana tree lives by the stream and flourishes
The Awo of He-who-knows-today-and-tomorrow
Ifa’s declaration to My-suffering-will-end-today
Child of Agboniregun
When coming from Heaven to Earth
he was advised to offer Ebo
He heard and complied
Now, my suffering ends today
By tomorrow my things will be easy
My suffering ends today
Tomorrow my life will be convenient
If one staff is used to bead the Dundun drum
200 gongs will shake in the process
My suffering ends today
Tomorrow my life will be convenient


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Ifa is Truly One’s Sympathizer…

Otura went to Ira but did not get there
Akoki went on a journey but never return
Truthfulness is more satisfying than lying
Ifa’s message for he who has relatives
And has family members
But who has no sympathizer
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
There is no sympathizer as Olorun
Olorun is one’s sympathizer
There is no sympathizer as one’s Ori
One’s Ori is one’s sympathizer
There is no sympathizer as one’s Ifa
One’s Ifa is truly one’s sympathizer


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We Pray from Sacred Odu Ifa Ejiogbe…

We pray from Sacred Odu Ifa Ejiogbe:
The spice of the vegetable is the name of IFA
Peace is the name of Ewe Tete
Mother Earth rejects force
She embraces meekness
Violence is no longer on Earth
There only remains peace
Cast Ifa for the Iroko tree in the wilderness
The one that was asked to fruit Okun Beads
And even brass ornaments
Iroko, please do not fruit violence and struggle
Peace is what Iroko has been ordained to produce


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IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR — MARCH 2020 — OSU ERENA

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
MARCH 2020 – OSU ERENA

1 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
2 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
3 Sango/Oya
4 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
5 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
6 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
7 Sango/Oya
8 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
9 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun X
10 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
11 Sango/Oya
12 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
13 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
14 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
15 Sango/Oya
16 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
17 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
18 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
19 Sango/Oya
20 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
21 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
22 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
23 Sango/Oya
24 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna 0
25 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
26 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
27 Sango/Oya
28 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
29 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
30 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
31 Sango/Oya

*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon


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IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR — FEBRUARY 2020 — OSU ERELE

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
FEBRUARY 2020 – OSU ERELE

1 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
2 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
3 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
4 Sango/Oya
5 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
6 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
7 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
8 Sango/Oya
9 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna X
10 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
11 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
12 Sango/Oya
13 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
14 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
15 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
16 Sango/Oya
17 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
18 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
19 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
20 Sango/Oya
21 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
22 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
23 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko 0
24 Sango/Oya
25 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
26 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
27 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
28 Sango/Oya
29 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna

*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon