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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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IFA OF THE YEAR 2019/2020 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA

IFA OF THE YEAR 2019/2020 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) 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 2019/2020 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, 2nd June, 2019, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The Odu Ifa that came out for this year is OTURAMEJI (Otura on the right, Otura on the left). The Odu advises us to guide against imminent fight (fight between people, groups, communities, tribes and nations) and ebo is recommended to avert it. 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 OTURAMEJI recited with their narratives are below:

1.
Ifa sees fortunes for all believers this year. People will prosper over their businesses. Those who are planning to travel out of their place of birth will prosper there. For manifestation of this prophesy, people need to make ebo with two tortoises, 2 cocks, 2 hens, 2 pigeons, money and two cutlasses. After making the ebo, the two tortoises or one will be given back to the person. In other words, if at all tortoise would be killed for the ebo, it should be one. Also, the parents of anybody who is sick should make sacrifice with the above items except cutlasses. On this, Ifa says:

Pere n ko to oni se
A difa fun Otu
Lojo to n sunkun ire gbogbo lo si ode Ipapo
Igba Otua rahun meji
Lo la yebeyebe bi Oba Ereke

Pere n ko to oni se
Cast Ifa for Otu
When longing for all good things while going to the city of Ipapo
It was when Otu sacrificed two tortoises
That he became as rich as the king of Ereke town

The above verse talked about a man known at Otu. He went for divination when he was poor and was planning to change environment to Ipapo town. He was advised to make ebo whose items included two cutlasses and two tortoises. On getting to Ipapo, he went into farming with the two cutlasses. When he was working in the farm one day, he found a pot of hidden money. He came home and returned to his home town in Ife. He didn’t leave the tortoise behind. One day, the child of olofin was sick and the ebo recommended was two tortoises. They were looking for the tortoise but couldn’t find until somebody informed them there were two in the house of Otu. They went there and Otu demended for a lot of things. Olofin provided him all those things and collected the tortoises. They made ebo for the child of Olofin and he was healed. Another verse of Oturameji that supports that people will profit over their businesses is below:

Olobonhunbonhun ni fapa mejeeji da gbedu
A difa fun Aluke
Ti i somo Olodumare
Aluke mama de omo Olodumare
Eyin o mo pare aje la n sa kiri?

It is a beetle that uses its two wings to make sounds like gbedu drum
Ifa revelation to Aluke
Who was a beloved child of Olodumare
Here is Aluke, the child of Olodumare
Don’t you know we are all running after money?

2.
People are warned against adultery or even harbouring it in mind. Men should be careful for married women. This is because, what is considered to be secret will be exposed. In this verse, Ifa tells us the story of Orunmila who went to Ipapo with his wife. When Orunmila got there, some men were eyeing his wife. He sent the wife to present gin, 8 kola nuts and palmwine to the people. Then, they were disgraced. On this, Ifa says:

Oti loti ejo
Obi lobi imoran
Emu ta o ri ri ni emu arajonjo
A difa fun kekere Ipapo
A bu fun agba Ipapo
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n sawo lo si ode Ipapo
Kekere Ipapo won kii ti ejo
Ifa mo ba won ro, mo segun won
Agba Ipapo won kii ti ejo
Ifa mo ba won ro, mo segun won

The wine is the wine of litigation
The kolanut is the kolanut of wisdom
The strange palm wine is the palm wine of Arajonjo
Cast Ifa for young men of Ipapo city
Cast Ifa for old men of Ipapo city
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was going to the city of Ipapo
The young men of Ipapo were never found guilty
Ifa, I have litigation with them
I surely win them.
The old men of Ipapo were never found guilty
Ifa, I have litigation with them
I surely win them.

3.
Women energies are needed for positive changes and peace in the world. Proper recognition must be accorded women at all levels. We need to appease the Iyami Aje so that they will make our endeavours successful. Ifa says men who are not in accord with their wives should make peace with the wives for accomplishments. Many men are suffering owing to the conflicts with women. Ifa says mutual understanding and cooperation with women will make men successful. At home and in the places of work, men should try to win the cooperation of women. If not, there would be conflicts and it will not lead to favourable situation. There should be ebo with 4 big rats, 4 plates, kola nuts, palm oil and money. The ebo will be made inside 4 plates. On this, Ifa says:

Akiyesi ni odin abere
A difa fun Orunmila
Won ni ebo aseni ni ko maa se
Baba si gbebo nibe lo ba ru ebo
Mo mo yin adese!
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Olasubulohun
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Ote arinnijoojo
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Eleyinju otingini
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!
Apaparoro niya yin je
Eyin aseni o! Mo mo yin adese! Eyin aseni!

Carefulness is what needle requires
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
He was told to make ebo because of the adversaries
He complied|
I know you people
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Olasubulohun
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Ote a rin nijoojo
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Eleyinju otinginni
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you
Apapanroro niya yin je
Oh you adversaries! I know you people! Oh you

4.
Ifa recommends good hygiene for sound health. People should make clean the environment to guide against diseases. Also, people need to always put on clean cloth throughout the year. On this, Ifa says:

Guule-guule awo Kukumo
A difa fun Kukumo
Irin gbere awo Ewu
A difa fun Ewu
Alaafia lau awo Aso
A difa fun Aso
Aso a loun sebo Alaafia

Guule-guule the priest of kukumo
Cast Ifa for Kukumo
Irin gbere the priest of Ewu
Cast Ifa for Ewu
Alaafia lau the priest of Aso
Cast Ifa for Aso
Aso always says it has made ebo to be healthy

5.
This year, people will regain their lost glories. Ebo should be made with 4 pigeons, gin, honey, kola nuts, money, cooked beans and egbo (a kind of cooked corn). On this, Ifa says:

Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa naa egbo egbo
A difa fun won lode Erupe
Nijo ire ile won si lo
Ire gbogbo to si lo pe
O to se de
Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa naa egbo egbo

Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa naa egbo egbo
Cast Ifa for the people in the city of Erupe
When their fortunes deserted them
All fortunes that deserted long time ago
It is high time you returned
Egbo egbo ewa ewa
Ewa ewa egbo egbo

6.
Ifa says here that all chief priests/priestesses should make ebo for long life. All leaders of Ifa/Orisa groups should also make the ebo. The items of the ebo are a he-goat or 3 cocks, palm oil, a big rat, mone, pap and kola nuts. On this, Ifa says:

Osiki awo Imoran
A difa fun Olori Abore lotu Ife
Won ni won o rubo
O gbebo o rubo
Osiki ma de o awo Imoran
A kii mama fe Olori Abore ku

Osiki the priest of Imoran
Cast Ifa for the head Priest of the city of Ife
He was told to make ebo
He complied
Here comes Osiki, the priest of Imoran
We don’t miss the head priest

7.
Ifa advises all to always talk positive about Olodumare, the Imole, the Orisa and our leaders as well as our individual spiritual parents. Saying good things about them in their absence will always bring healing to us. There will always be blessings of all natures and misfortunes will be sent away from us by broadcasting good things about Olodumare, Imole, Orisa, our leaders and godparents. Besides the spiritual implication of saying bad things about them, anything we say about them will be revealed to them by people we think we confide in. Also, all spiritual parents should always pray for their spiritual children. On this, Ifa says:

Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Agbe ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Agbe
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa se aso re ni aro
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Aluko dododo ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Aluko dododo
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa se aso re ni osun
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Odidere mofe, omo odo Oba ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Odidere mofe, omo odo Oba
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa ti ire idi re bo inu epo
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Akuko otangalaja ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Akuko otangalaja
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
E pe ko maa da aso egberegbe bora
Orunmila lo di iyannda
Ifa mo lo di iyannfon
Ifa ni ta ni n da
Ifa ni ta ni n fon
Won ni Okunrun ibule ni n dajo Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Olodumare ni e so fun Okunrun ibule
To n dajo oun Olodumare Oba si rere si rere
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!
Nijo ewure bimo tire ni dide
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!
Nijo agutan bimo tire ni dide
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!
Nijo adiye bimo tire ni dide
Ko dide
Eeru ogale! Ko dide!

Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Agbe that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Agbe
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to die his/her cloth back
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Aluko that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Aluko
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to die his/her cloth purple
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Odidere mofe, the parrot, from Oba River, that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Odidere mofe, the parrot, from Oba River
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to dip his/her buttock feathers into palm oil
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Akuko Otangalaja, big rooster, that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Akuko Otangalaja, the big rooster
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him to cover his body with beautiful cloth
Orunmila said the situation demands silence
Ifa, said the situation demands trumpeting
Ifa said who was keeping mute
Ifa said who was blowing trumpet
They said it was Okunrun ibule, the sick, that was talking good about Olodumare
Olodumare said they should tell Okunrun ibule, the sick
For talking good about me, Olodumare
Tell him/her to get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!
It is on the day a goat gives birth that the kid gets up
Let him/her get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!
It is on the day of birth that the lamb gets up
Let him/her get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!
It is the day a chick is hatched that it gets up
Let him/her get healed
Eeru ogale! Get up!

8.
Those who have legal issues, even if they have genuine evidence that can vindicate them, should make ebo so that they will not lose the case. Such people should not be intoxicated by their social status, age, influence or affluence to the extent of looking down on anybody. Ebo must be maid with a he-goat, money, a big rat, pap and palm oil. On this, Ifa says:

Oti loti ejo
Obi lobi imoran
Emu lemu arajonjo
Ikunle ni fimoran we idi
A difa fun Kekere Ipapo
A bu fun Agba Ipapo
Nijo won n lo ree kunle ejo
Ebo ni won ni won o se
Kekere Ipapo nikan ni n be leyin to n sebo
Mo ba won ro mo segun won
Kekere Ipapo won kii ti ejo ni wiwi
Mo ba won ro mo segun won

The wine is the wine of litigation
The kolanut is the kolanut of wisdom
This palm wine is the palm wine of Arajonjo
Cast Ifa for a small boy of Ipapo city
Cast Ifa for an old man of Ipapo city
When they took legal action against each other
They were told to make ebo
Only the small boy of Ipapo city made the recommended ebo
Ifa, I have case with them
I surely win them
The small boy of Ipapo was never found guilty
Ifa, I have litigation with them
I surely win them.

9.
This year, Ifa advises women against divorce. Women, who are thinking of divorcing their husbands, especially wives of priests, should have a rethink. This is because, after leaving the husband, such a woman will be exposed to a lot of dangers which would have been averted had she remained with the husband. Men should also not maltreat their wives. They should not frustrate their wives to the extent of making her see divorce as option. If divorce takes place, the men will be accused of or took responsible for any danger the women are exposed to.
On this, Ifa says:

Otura kan soso ni kii se eewo
Bo ba di meji a di otito
Bo ba di meji a di ododo gbakogbako
A difa fun Odidere
Ti i se aya Orunmila
Nijo to ni oun o ni ba Ifa se mo
Ebo ni won ni ko se
Ipin aisebo, egba aiteru
Odidere ni “Orunmila oro!
O ra oun leegun itan woo woo woo!”

Appearance of one otura is not impossible
When it becomes two, it becomes truth
When it becomes two, it becomes a meaningful sign
Ifa revelation to Odidere, the parrot
Who was a wife of Orunmila
When she said she would not have anything to do with Ifa again
She was advised to make ebo
She refused to make the recommended ebo
Odidere, the parrot said “Orunmila, the extraordinary being!
He broke my thigh bone with the sound ‘woo, woo, woo’”

10.
Kings and leaders need to make ebo so that they will prosper more and the subjects and followers be ready to follow them. Each person, especially kings and leaders must appease their Egbe Orun, the celestial comrades. And leaders should not be stingy especially about the type of meet to serve the followers during occasions. Frog should not be eaten or cooked to serve people throughout this year. For the leaders and head of temples and kings, a cow is recommended to appease the Egbe Orun. The items of ebo are honey, sugar cane, all sweet edible things, gin, wine, beer, money and a cow. After the ebo, the cow will be used to appease the Egbe Orun and people will eat and drink. On this, Ifa says:

Bata meta
Bata mefa
A difa fun Olofin
O se konko, awa ko e
Olofin se konko fun awa je
O se konko, awa ko e
O se gbangba, a gba e
Olofin se ohun gbangba fun awa je
O se gbangba, a gba e

Three bata drums
Six pieces of shoes
Ifa revelation to Olofin
You cooked frog, we reject you
You Olofin, you cooked frog for us
You cooked frog, we reject you
You cooked big meat, we accept you
You Olofin, you cooked big meat for you
You cooked big meat, we accept you

11.
Ifa priests and priestesses will be put to test this year. Kings and other important personalities in the community will need the services of the priests and priestesses. Ebo is needed because of people who are close to such personalities and who will be discouraging them against inviting the priests or priestesses. Also, the kings and important personalities should be warned to be careful of the people who will be advising them against consulting Ifa and making ebo. Ifa priests and priestesses should all make ebo and appease the Egbe Orun, celestial comrades and Ibeji. The items of ebo include sugar cane, honey, banana, aadun (parched corn, ground and mixed with oil or honey), gin, ground nuts, kola nuts, beans, beanscake, corn, pap and palm oil. In this verse, Ifa tells the story of Orunmila who was invited by Olofin. When Orunmila got to the house of Olofin, Ajibowu, a friend of Olofin who did not want things to get better for Olofin, told Olofin that Orunmila could not help him. He told Olofin to put Orunmila to test to know his spiritual capability. At night, they mixes sand with benniseads and gave to Orunmila to seprate from each other before the day breaks. Orunmila entered his room and was thinking of solution to the problem when his celestial comrades just appeared and did it for him. In the morning, he gave sand and benniseeds separately to Olofin. They could not believe. At night again, Ajibowu, the friend of Olofin again advised that before Olofin could rely on Orunmila, the former should ask the latter to climb the coconut tree in front of the palace and pluck all the seeds and cut all the leaves. This was a very difficult task because, the coconut tree was too tall for anybody’s climbing. The ultimatum was for Orunmila to do before the day breaks. As Orunmila was thinking standing beside the tree in the midnight, some monkeys came from nowhere, climbed the coconut tree, removed all the leaves and threw down all the seeds. Orunmila was as happy as a king. The king was surprised in the morning when Orunmila presented him the seeds. Ajibowu told Olofin to confirm before they could believe because, Orunmila could get the seeds from somewhere else. Then, they went out to look at the coconut tree in front of the palace and found out that the task was done. After this, Ajibowu was trying to advise Olofin against making divination but the Olofin did not listen again. When Orunmila eventually made divination to Olofin, it was Ajibowu that Ifa saw as an archenemy of Olofin. It was then clear to Olofin that Ajibowu was advising him against divination in other to cover his misdeed. On this, Ifa says:

Okanjuwa kii mu eje eniyan
Eje ara won ni won n mu
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n lo si Otu Ife
Baba n lo ba won tun Otu Ife se
Ebo ni won ni ko se
O gbebo o rubo
Asebo setutu
E wa bani ni aruse ogun
N laa bani lese Obarisa

The greedy does not drink another person’s blood
He/she drinks his/her own blood
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was going to redeem Otu-Ife
He was told to make ebo
He complied
All you believers
Come and meet us in victory
In such condition we meet one at the feet of Obarisa

12.
People whose things are being destroyed need to make ebo and appease Orisa Ibeji. Those who have Ibeji, twins, as husband, wife or children should treat them with love. The items are aadun, honey, sugar cane, banana, palm oil, kola nuts and money. On this, Ifa says:

Aarun waara
A difa fun won lode Ipapo
Nibi Alakedun ti n fi iru ba iwa won je

Aarun waara
Cast Ifa for them in the city of Ipapo
When the monkey had been destroying their fortunes with its tail

13.
Those who want to marry divorced women need to make ebo. This is because, after the marriage, the ex husbands will wage war against the new husbands. The items of sacrifice are shea butter, pap, money and palm oil. On this, Ifa says:

Agbe koya koya
Agbe kota kota
Agbe rora sure dako
Agbe rora ma ko iroko
Ki iroko ma baa wo
Oba igi ni se
A difa fun rapata Ose
To n lo ree gba Kudese obinrin Arira
Won ni ebo ni ko wa se
Ogbebo, o rubo
Arira wonu Ose
Awogbe! Awogbe aye!
Arira wonu Ose

The farmer who burns iya tree
The farmer who burns ita tree
Let the farmer be cautious while cultivating the farm
Let the farmer be cautious lest he burns Iroko tree
Lest Iroko fall down
It is a king among the tree
Ifa revelation to the big Ose
When going to snatch Kudese, the wife of Arira
He was advised to make ebo
He complied
Arira, the thunder struck Ose tree
Without any harm! Without and effect!
Arira, the thunder struck Ose tree

14.
Ifa says for total solution for the imminent fight or war, we should find the source, the causes and leaders and solve the problem from the source. Also, we should make sure we get to the buttom of the matter for permanent solution. On this Ifa says:

Orunmila lo di ajawarikan
Emi naa lo di ajawarikan baba mi Agbonniregun
Ifa ni bi Ogun ba pa eran
Bi o ba ti i ri ori re
Oju a maa yan an
Orunmila lo di ajawarikan
Emi naa lo di ajawarikan baba mi Agbonniregun
Ifa ni bi Ija ba pa eran
Bi o ba ti i ri ori re
Oju a maa yan an
Orunmila lo di ajawarikan
Emi naa lo di ajawarikan baba mi Agbonniregun
Ifa ni Obalufon makin are
Bo ba peran bi o bat ii ri ori re
Oju a maa yan an
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
A ja gbori eku
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
Aja gbori eja
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
Aja gbori eye
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere
Aja gbori eran
Ajagba lu kere
A sekun lori re o
Ajagba lu keere

Orunmila said the right thing is to grab its head
I repeat the proper thing is to grab its head, Bara Agbonniregun
Ifa said whenever Ogun kills an animal
If he has not got its head
He would not be pleased
Orunmila said the right thing is to grab its head
I repeat the proper thing is to grab its head, Bara Agbonniregun
Ifa said whenever Ija kills an animal
If he has not got its head
He would not be pleased
Orunmila said the right thing is to grab its head
I repeat the proper thing is to grab its head, Bara Agbonniregun
Ifa said whenever Obalufon-makin-are kills an animal
If he has not got its head
He would not be pleased
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of rat
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of fish
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of bird
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing
We fought and got the head of animal
We are rejoicing
We are happy over its head
We are rejoicing

15.
Business men and women should make ebo in order to have good profit. People will profit over business this year. The items of ebo include 4 pigeons, gin, honey, pap and money. On this, Ifa says:

Woroko woroko mo le sin iyun
Worokoworoko mo le sin segi
A difa fun Oba Ipara
To n lo re e ra Ina leru
Ero ipo
Ero Ofa
Eyin o mo p e Ina ti Ifa fowo ra
Lo je ki ara ro awo

With stress I can string iyun, coral beads
With difficulty I can string segi beads
Ifa revelation to the king of Ipara
When going to buy Ina
Travelers to Ipo
Travelers to Ofa
Do not you realise that it was Ina bought by Awo
That made life comfortable for Awo

16.
This year, Ifa/Orisa/Isese religion will witness influx of people. People from other religions will revert to Yoruba Traditional Religion. Even, among these people would be people who have castigated followers and blasphemed against Ifa/Orisa in the past. Ebo should be made with 8 pigeons, honey, gin, edible things and money. On this, Ifa says:

E je ki bunibuni o maa buni
E je ki peganpegan o maa pegan
E je ki ganniganni o maa ganni niso na
Ewure ile won abeenu gbongbo
Agutan ile won abenu bokua
Awon Abenu boruku boke bi igbado yomo tire leku
A sefa fun Orunmila
Nijo won lawon o nib a se mo
Asebosetutu
E bani laruse ogun
N laa bani lese Obarisa

Let the abuser continue abusing one
Let the despiser continue despising one
Let the derider continue deriding one
The goat in their house with small mouth
The seep in their house with wide mouth
People with sharp mouth like the young maize
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
The day they said they would not relate with him
All performers of ebo
Come and meet us in victory
In such condition we meet people at the feet of Obarisa

17.
Ifa reveals that there are fights in the home, temples, clubs, societies and organisations. Ifa says that the busybodies are the ones creating unnecessary quarrels in the places. Ifa said the busybodies should stop the bad acts. On this, Ifa says:

Orunmila lo di atoto perepere
Emi naa lo di atoto perepere
O ni Atoto perepere to n be nile Ogun
E kilo fun un ko ma bale Ogun je
Orunmila lo di atoto perepere
Emi naa lo di atoto perepere
O ni Atoto perepere to n be nile Ija
E kilo fun un ko ma bale Ija je
Orunmila lo di atoto perepere
Emi naa lo di atoto perepere
O ni Atoto perepere to n be nile oun Orunmila
E kilo fun un ko ma bale oun je

Orunmila said this is a mere gossip
I repeat this is a mere gossip
He said the busybody in the house of Ogun
Should be warned not to destroy Ogun’s house
Orunmila said this is a mere gossip
I repeat this is a mere gossip
He said the busybody in the house of Ija
Should be warned not to destroy Ija’s house
Orunmila said this is a mere gossip
I repeat this is a mere gossip
He said the busybody in his (Orunmila’s) own house
Should be warned not to destroy his (Orunmila’s) house

18.
Ebo should be made by parents to prevent misfortunes for their children. Parents, especially mothers, should monitor the movement of their children who are in schools or place of works. Also, parents should be advised against using their children to hawk commodities and taking commodities to the market on behalf of the parents. They should know the actual time that their wards return from school and should call the ward or the school when it is time and they have not returned. Also, people who kiil or kidnap should stop the devilish act. Kidnappers and killers will be caught. Also, people who have only three female children need to make ebo lest the children got kidnapped and killed. The items of ebo include 3 cocks, 3 big rats, 3 knives, 3 cutlasses, money, 3 small gourds, palm oil and pap. On this, Ifa says:

Akuko to ko lanaa iko rere lo ko
A difa fun Iki to n rele Ado
Akuko to ko lanaa iko rere lo ko
A difa fun Gbodogi to n rode Ijesa
Akoko to ko lanaa iko rere lo ko
A difa fun Otutu ti se aya Orunmila
O n sunkun airibi
O n gbaawe airipon
Ebo lawo ni ko se
O gbebo, o rubo
O bi Wuruku-mo-jinde
O bi Woroko-bi-osu-le
O bi Odere-ki-i-se-oso
O bi gbogbo won labolabo
Awon meteeta dagba tan
Osin oba Ijaye loun a fekan ninu won
Bee ni won ko gba
Won wa lo ree naja ni Ijaye
Won to de bee ni won ko de
Otutu gbera, o mori le ode Ijaye
Ero ona e ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Gbogbo ero ona ku beerebe
Ero oja e ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Gbogbo ero oja ku beerebe
Osin, Oba Ijae, o ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Osin, Oba Ijaye ba ku
Iya Osin, o ba oun ri omo oun bi? Ijaye!
Oruko omo re tii je o? Ijaye!
Okan Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
Okan Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
Okan Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si agbala. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si Mogun. Ijaye!
Osin pakan si ekule. Ijaye!
O ni aye ra lonii o
O na ado mole
Otutu ati Iya Osin ba woya ija
Won ja titi eni kan o da eni kan
Bee ni eni kan ko la won
Otutu ati Iya Osin we po
Won ba di aagba inu igbo

The cock that crowed yesterday was timely
Cast Ifa for Iki when going to the city of Ado
The cock that crowed yesterday was timely
Cast Ifa for Gbodogi when going to the land of Ijesa
The cock that crowed yesterday was timely
Cast Ifa for Otutu the wife of Orunmila
She was wailing over her barrenness
She was starving herself for inability to conceive
She was advised to make ebo
She complied
She gave birth to Wuruku-mo-jinde
She gave birth to Woroko-bi-osu-le
She gave birth to Odere-ki-i-se-oso
The were all female
When the three children grew up
Osin, the king of Ijae wanted to marry one of them
None of them agreed
They went to Ijae market with commodities
It was time for them to return but they had not
Otutu, their mother stood up and headed for Ijaye town
Returnees from Ijaye, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
All the returnees died
Market people, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
All the market people died
Osin, the king of Ijaye, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
Osin, the king of Ijaye died
The king’s mother, did you see my children please? Ijaye!
What is the name of your child? Ijaye!
One is Wuruku-mo-jinde. Ijaye!
One is Woroko-bi-osu-le. Ijaye!
One is Odere-ki-i-soso. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in his palace premises. Ijaye!
Osin killed one in the shrine of Ogun. Ijaye!
Osin killed one at his backyard. Ijaye!
She said the world is destroyed today
She threw down a small gourd and broke it
Otutu and the king’s mother started fighting
They fought for long without victor from anyone
And there was nobody for intervention
Otutu and king’s mother twisted together
They then became aagba rope in the forest

19.
People are advised not to get panic over rumours. We should have evidence of issues before taking it serious. This is because, there will be a lot of false rumours circulating around this year. On this, Ifa says:

Orunmila ni o di atutupere
Emi naa ni o di atutupere
Orunmila ni oro ti o n ba Aworo Ogun leru
Ti Aworo Ogun n beere lowo Ogun
Orunmila ni atutupere ni
Orunmila ni o di atutupere
Emi naa ni o di atutupere
Orunmila ni oro ti o n ba Aworo Ija leru
Ti Aworo Ija n beere lowo Ija
Orunmila ni atutupere ni
Orunmila ni o di atutupere
Emi naa ni o di atutupere
Orunmila ni oro ti n ba Akapo oun leru
Ti Akapo oun n beere lowo oun
Orunmila ni atutupere ni
Orunmila o se n fo bi Egun?
Orunmila o se n fo bi Eyo?
Orunmila iwo lara iwaju
Awa lero eyin
Orunmila a jewo obun
Orunmila ni atutupere ni oro ti ko to nnkan

Orunmila said this is gossip
I repeat this is gossip
Orunmila said that matter that Ogun priest is panic of
That Ogun priest is making enquir from Ogun
Is nothing but mere gossip
Orunmila said this isgossip
I repeat this is gossip
Orunmila said that matter that Ija priest is panic of
That Ija priest is making enquir from Ija
Is nothing but mere gossip
Orunmila said this isgossip
I repeat this is gossip
Orunmila said that matter that his priest is panic of
That his priest is making enquir from him (Orunmila)
Is nothing but mere gossip
Orunmila, why are you speaking a strange language of Egun?
Orunmila, why are you speaking a strange language of Eyo?
Orunmila, you are the leader
We are your follower
Orunmila, we confess our inability to comprehend your statement
Orunmila said it means an immaterial issue

20.
There will be breakthrough for people who were cursed. Those who have been moving around with curses on their heads will be relieved of the curses. They need to make ebo with, beans, corn, 2 cocks, 2 pigeons, kola nuts, palm oil, coco nuts, honey and money. On this, Ifa says:

Berebere okunkun
Berebere osupa
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ti won n gbe Baba sepe
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa laje maje
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa laya maya
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa bimo lemo
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Bi won n gbe mi sepe
Ma maa nire gbogbo more gbogbo
Mo rubo ewa
Mo rubo egbo
Ko si eni to mo bi omi se denu agbon
Ganniganni!
Egan ko pe ki oyin ma dun
Ganniganni!

Berebere okunkun
Berebere osupa
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When they were raining curse on him
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having riches upon riches
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having wives upon wives
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having children upon children
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Whenever they are cursing me
I will be having fortunes upon fortunes
I have sacrificed beans
I have sacrificed cooked corn
Nobody knows how water got inside the coconut
Oh you despisers!
Derision can never remove sweetness from honey
Oh you despisers!

21.
To overcome enemies, a ram is recommended as one of the items of ebo. Other items are kola nuts, palm oil, pap, gin and money. On this, Ifa says:

Mo dafa dafa, Ikin mi lu
Mo dibo dibo, Ikin mi la
Agbo gboro ija, o ke ruru ke ruru
A difa fun Orunmila
Nijo ti won n dite mo Baba
Agbo kuru mo on
Ma beru ija

I cast Ifa to the extent that my Ikin got perforated
I made use of the determinants to the extent that my Ikin got broken
A ram hears about fight, he starts boasting
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When people conspired against him
Ram, instigate the fight
Do not be afraid of fighting

22.
Ifa has said that grown up children should take good care of their parents. Ifa said the children are in the best position to make their parents have sound health and live long. Children should not be far from the parents to know what is going on with the parents and take the necessary actions. For the health of the parents and wellbeings of the whole household, children from each household need to make ebo so that misfortunes will not befall the household. The items of ebo include 3 cocks or a he-goat, a big rat, pap, palm oil, money and kola nuts. After making the ebo, an akose will be done which will be hanged at the entrance of the house. On this, Ifa says:

Iku dudu ni kosun dudu
Iku pupa ni kosun pupa
Aimookun ni kun ilepa orun dododo
A difa fun Omoseebi
Omoseebi ni somo Aro
A difa fun Omoseewo
Omoseewo ni somo Odofin
Iku ti ko ba pa Aro
Omoseebi omo Aro ni ko je
Arun ti ko ba se Odofin
Omoseewo omo Odofin ni ko je
Iku ki o ma yale yii wa
Ero ona, kii yale alakan mumi
Arun ki o ma yale yii wa
Ero ona, kii yale alakan mumi
Gbogbo ibi ki o ma yale yii wa
Ero ona, kii yale alakan mumi

Black death painted itself black camwood
Red death painted itself red camwood
The one that didn’t know what to use painted itself with clay
Ifa revelation to Omoseebi
Omoseebi is the child of Aro
Ifa revelation to Omoseewo
Omoseewo is the child of Odofin
The death that would have killed Aro
It was Omoseebi, the child of Aro, who repelled it
The disease that would have afflicted Odofin
It was Omoseewo, the child of Odofin, who prevented it
Death, do not enter this house
No passerby enters the crab’s house to drink water
Disease, do not enter this house
No passerby enters the crab’s house to drink water
All misfortune, do not enter this house
No passerby enters the crab’s house to drink water

23.
Priests and priestesses should be ready to always build their godchildren. This is because, they will surely reap the profit of the good seeds. They should not think of the bad things the godchildren do but the good ones. Godchildren should always be available to their spiritual parents. They should not think of the bad that might be done by the spiritual parents but the good. With this, they will receive blessings. Both spiritual parents and spiritual children should have mutual understanding and appreciate each other as well as forgive each other of bad acts. Additionally, Ifa advises that anybody who is due for initiation should do so without delay. On this, Ifa says:

Oti loti ejo
Obi lobi imoran
Emu ta o mu ri lemu arajonjo
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba oo te enlojo Igi nifa
Baba oo te Ogo keyin won
Won lebo ni ko se
Ogo de omo Elewuji ooo
Eni kan ni mo pe
Igba eni ko maa je mi

The wine is the wine of litigation
The kolanut is the kolanut of wisdom
The strange palm wine is the palm wine of Arajonjo
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
He would initiate one hundred and sixty four trees
He would initiate Ogo last
He was asked to make ebo
Here is Ogo, the child of Elewuji
I call just one person
Two hundred people are responding

24.
This year, there will be many wicked people using charms and incantations with strange languages. People should just depend on Ifa to overpower those people. On this, Ifa says:

Apala mo fio
Afio mo pala
Oro bale so woyowoyo
A difa fun Orunmila
Lojo ti Elewu n tori re ke
Ti Oloogun n tori re sa
Won lebo ni ko se
Belewu n ke
Boloogun n sa
Bi owo mi ba ti te Ikin
Maa sete

Apala mo fio
Afio ma pala
Issues lead to uproar
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
The day people with strange-language-incantation were reciting because of him
The day charm-men were doing because of him
He was asked to make ebo
If people with strange-language-incantation are reciting
If the charm-men are doing their evil works
Once I have my Ikin
I will overcome

25.
Ifa says the enemies will be put to shame because, the bad things they are expecting will not come to pass. All the chief priests of Ifa (Araba/Oluwo) in each town should make ebo because of the people who are after their downfalls. On this, Ifa says:

Araba ni baba
Araba ni baba
Eni a ba laba ni baba
Eni ti a ba niwaju to baba se funni
A difa fun Araba Pataki
Nijo ti n be nirogun ota
Kowokowo! Araba o wo mo
Oju ti Iroko

Araba is father
Araba is father
The person that got to a place first is the father
The senior one is enough to be the father
Ifa revelation to the prestigious Araba
When he was amidst enemies
It will soon fall! The Araba tree does not fall
Iroko tree is put to shame

26.
This year, there will be a lot of envy among siblings, friends and groups. This envy might turn to destruction of properties. The rich should be careful not to make the poor angry. Wherever one is, one should not make his/her siblings or half brothers/sisters feel that one does not recognize them. In this verse, Ifa tells the story of orunmila who was richer than others. Later, they were angry with him out of envy. He consulted Ifa and he was advised to tell the people that all that he possessed belong not to him alone but to all of them. He told them they have equal right to the properties. It was then they became happy. On this, Ifa says:

Yangi abori kugu
A difa fun Ebo
Ti n moju ekun sogbere omo
Igba ti yoo bi, o bi Esu Odara
Igba ti yoo bi, o bi Sanponna
Igba to yoo bi, o bi Iyami Aje
Igba ti yoo bi, o bi Orunmila
Baba ba baba Esu Odara
Owo ti mo ni yii o teyin ni
Baba ba baba Esu Odara
Iya mi yami Osoronga
Owo ti mo ni yii o teyin ni
Iya mi yami Osoronga
Baba ba baba Baba-Ode
Owo ti mo ni yii o teyin ni
Baba ba baba Baba-ode

Yangi abori kugu
Cast Ifa for Ebo
When longing for children
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Esu Odara
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Sanponna
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Iyami Aje
When it wanted to give birth, it bore Orunmila
Esu Odara, my father
The riches I possess is yours
Esu Odara, my father
Osoronga, my mother
The riches I possesse is yours
Osoronga, my mother
Baba-Ode, my father
The riches I possess is yours
Baba-Ode my father

27.
People who are longing for fortunes need to make ebo. After making the ebo, Sanponna, Ogun, Esu and Obatala must be appeased. This verse tells us the story of Orunmila. When he wanted to come to earth, he appeased Ogun, Esu and Sanponna before he went to Obatala for calabash of fortunes. The tradition was that when one chooses something as part of his/her destiny, Obatala would put ase on it and the person cannot choose any other thing. When Orunmila got there, Esu, Ogun and Obaluaye were playing with Obatala. Orunmila chose all fortunes and carried the whole calabash of fortunes before Obatala could realise. People who came after were told to go to Orunmila to choose from the calabash of fortune which was already with Orunmila. This is why till today, people go to Orunmila for fortunes. Full Ifa initiation is also needed for people who are longing for fortunes. On this, Ifa says:
Ajenjeniregun
E gboro oni de
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n torun bo wa sile aye
N oo lowo lowo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo laya laya ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo bimo bimo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo nire gbogbo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de
N oo gbo gbo gbo ki n to wa
E gboro oni de
Ajenjeniregun
Egboro oni de

Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was coming to earth
I will be very rich before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will have wives before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will have children before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will have all good things before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass
I will live very long before I return
Let today’s utterances come to pass
Ajenjeniregun
Let today’s utterances come to pass

28.
Kola nuts with two lobes should be used to appease Ifa by individuals. We need to tell Ifa all our desires. This should be done for 16 days with 1 kola nut with two lobes every day. On this, Ifa says:

Ka mu raga kairaga
Ka mu raga kairaga
Afaiseye oko gbomole aworoko n jobi
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n lo ree fi gooro ro ni rara
Oro aje ti n ko tii ni
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni
Oro aya ti n ko tii ni
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni
Oro omo ti n ko tii bi
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni
Oro ire gbogbo ti n ko tii ni
Ni mo wa ro fun o Ifa
Gbogbo ohun ti n dunni
N lawa wa fi goro ro
Gbogbo ohun to n dunni

Taking raga against raga
Taking raga against raga
He who eats kola nuts and talks in strange language without being a bird
Cast Ifa for Orunmila
When he was going to make supplication with two lobes kola nut
The matter of riches that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for
The matter of wife that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for
The matter of children that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for
The matter of all good things that I am longing for
Is what I have come to express before you, Ifa
All that we are longing for
Are what we have come to make supplication for with two lobes kola nut
All that we are longing for

29.
Those who travel and leave behind women who might be their mothers, wives or daughters should take good care of them. We should not abandon any woman. We should always remember them, talk to them and bring things for them. This is because, when a woman feels abandoned and is angry with a man, things will not be good for the man. Ebo to be done here include a he-goat, a big rat, pap, money and palm oil. On this, Ifa says:

Mo ba won niwaju, mo ki won ki won
Mo ko won lona, mo saalo saalo
Aalo o te ara oko lorun bi afojudi
A difa fun Orunmila
Baba n sawo lo egbe to jin gbungbungbun
Yoo si fi awon Iyami Osoronga sile
E mama binu, e ma ja
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Aje ti mo ni teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Aya ti mo ni teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Omo ti mo bi teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja
Ire gbogbo ti mo ni teyin ni
Iyami Osoronga, e ma ja

When I caught up with them, I greeted them politely
When I met them, I treated them with humility
Humility is never appreciated by the uncultured but they are quick to notice rudeness
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When he was travelling to a very far place
He would leave behind the Iyami Osoronga, extraordinary women
Do not be angry, do not fight
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
The money I possess is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
The wife I have is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
The children I have is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight
All good things I possess is yours
Iyami Osoronga, the extraordinary women, do not fight

30.
Ifa says with ebo, we will not fall for enemies. Ebo needs to be done with a big rat, 3 cocks, palm oil, pap and money in order to overcome

enemies. On this, Ifa says:
Baba dana koya, baba dana koya
Baba dana kota, baba dana kota
Baba dana kooro, baba dana kooro
Baba dana ko Ogungunbere tii se baba ewe
Babalawo Ose lo sefa ojo kan fose
Ti won ni yoo subu laarin ota
Korokorokoro ni ikona wose
Ko si ohun ti won oo fose se
Korokorokoro ni ikona wose

Man burns iya tree, man burns iya tree
Man burns ita tree, man burns ita tree
Man burns ooro tree, man burns ooro tree
Man burns Ogungunbeere, the tree that small kids like
Ifa priest of Ose revealed Ifa messages to Ose, the baobab tree
Who people prophesied would fall for the enemies
Contemptuously, people who burn trees look at Ose, the baobab tree
There is nothing they can do to Ose, the baobab tree
Contemptuously, people who burn trees look at Ose, the baobab tree

31.
This year, when we appease any Orisa with an animal, the head of the animal must be put on the Orisa. We can remove it after some minutes depending on the environment. Also, this year, when such animal is cooked, the head of the animal must be used to feed the Orisa. On this, Ifa says:
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi aja ba ti peran tire tan
Ori re lo n ja wa
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi ekun ba ti peran tire tan
Ori re lo n ja wa
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi idi ba ti peran tire tan
Ori re lo n ja wa
Orunmila lo di ajanwari
Mi ajanwari lo da Bara Agbonniregun
O ni bi oun Edu alajogun ba ti peran toun tan
Ori re loun n ja wa

Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever a dog kills an animal
It is the head it struggles to take
Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever a tiger kills an animal
It is the head it struggles to take
Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever an eagle kills an animal
It is the head it struggles to take
Orunmila said emphasis should be on the head
I repeat that emphasis should be on the head
He said whenever he himself kills his own animal
It is the head that he struggles to take

AFFILIATED

Iyami Aje
Egbe Orun
Ibeji
Esu
Sanponna
Obatala
Orunmila

TABOOS
Do not steal
Do not eat frog
Do not commit adultery
Do not divorce
Do not fast

Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Oluwo Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Publication Committee)
Omidan Ifakemi Onifade (Secretary)
Oloye Fatunbi Adeniji
Chief (Dr) Abiodun Fafolarin Agboola (Secretary, International Council for Ifa Religion, ICIR).
Otunba Kehinde Idowu Fagbohun
Babaawo Ojoawo Windare
Babaawo Fayemi Abidemi Fakayode

Aboru! Aboye! Abosise!


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IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR JANUARY 2019 – OSU SERE

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
JANUARY 2019 – OSU SERE
 
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 0
6 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
7 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
8 Sango/Oya
9 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
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 X
22 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
23 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
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
30 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
31 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon


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DECEMBER 2018 IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR — OSU OPE

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
DECEMBER 2018 – OSU OPE
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 0
8 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
9 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
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 X
23 Sango/Oya
24 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
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 / ORISA CALENDAR — JUNE 2018 OSU OKUDU

IFA AND ORISA CALENDAR
JUNE 2018 OSU OKUDU

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

*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon
* = (OKE ITASE ODUN IFA RITUALS, ILE IFE, YORUBA LAND)


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ORISA & IFA CALENDAR — November 2017 OSU BELU

November 2017 OSU BELU

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


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Itadogun Reading 8/28/2017

Itadogun Reading 8/28/2017

This Itadogun IFA says that all those barren who are wishing to have children will have children. IFA says that offering should be made to ESU ODARA with plenty of palm oil (opolopo epo pupa). IFA says that the barren here will become pregnant despite the appearance of menstrual blood this month. The baby will be healthy. On this IFA says:
Aren-orin
This is the AWO who cast IFA for Oloburo
When she saw her menstrual blood
She was advised to offer sacrifice
She complied
The menstrual blood that we saw this month
It will lead to the birth of a newborn baby

May OLODUMARE guide and guard us. ASE O

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
PO Box 4833
Arcata, CA 95518 USA
oyekuofun@yahoo.com
+1-707-583-9432
http://www.oyekuofun.org/


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OGUNDAIWORI IFA OF THE YEAR 2017/2018 FROM OKE-ITASE, ILE-IFE, STATE OF OSUN, NIGERIA

OGUNDAIWORI
IFA OF THE YEAR 2017/2018 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 to you all in this season of the World Ifa Festival. We, the members of Publication Committee of the Oke-Itase 2017/2018 Organising Committee set up by the Council of Araba/Oluwo, the pillar 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 of Sunday, 4th June, 2017, which stands as the first day of the year in Ifa calendar system. The odu Ifa that came out for this year is OGUNDAIWORI. The odu came with Ire gbogbo, all fortunes 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, Cuba, Argentina, Panama, Britain, Switzerland, Ghana and Sweden were all there and made their contributions. The verses of OGUNDAIWORI recited with their narratives are as follows:

1.
Ifa says there will be great fortunes for travellers this year. Whoever is travelling out of his town should be make ebo to return with fortunes. Also, abortion should be refrained from. This is because, the products of unwanted pregnancy this year will be successful in life. Anybody who impregnates should not be afraid of facing the challenges and should be bold to persuade the woman and her parents to allow the child to come to earth. Also, whatever seems like legal issue concerning impregnating will be solved amicably. The ebo to be made include items like a he-goat, 3 roosters, 2 knives, palm oil, a big rat, corn meal and money. After making the ebo, one of the knives will be given to the person. He should always put it in his pocket and go around with it. Ifa also says that this year, he will heal infants who are unable to talk. Additionally, Ifa will heal long wound on people’s legs. On this, Ifa says:
Ko kole bee ni ko sun ori igi
Ko roko bee ni ko je erupe ile
Ko ba won gbogbun ree gbun
Ko toro sukusuku eja je lowo won
Ko toro okasa lowo gbondogbondo
Awon agba kan o kofa
Won lawon o robi ire je
A difa fun Ajaolele
To n sawo rode Oro
Aja olele, Ifa ti mo da roro se

He has no house of his but he does not sleep on the tree
He does not farm but he does not eat sand
He does not follow people to fishing
He has never begged them for fish
He has never begged for fish from fishermen
The elders who did not learn Ifa properly
Complains of having no profits of kola nuts
Ifa revelation to Ajaolele
When going to the city of Oro
I, Ajaolele, the revelation of Ifa when I was going to the city of Oro has come to pass

2.
This year, we should always respect women and seek their support. Ifa says, women are the ones capable of rescuing us from war of any nature. It is mandatory that we appease Osun. Also, Ifa advises that we should be patient and plan very well to face the adversaries. Ifa says he has seen enemies fighting against his children, he will surely fight back when it is time to do so. Ebo to be made include 2 guinea fowls, honey, beans, sugar cane, ground nuts, Ilako (A kind of snail for Osun), yanrin vegetable, kola nuts, wine, corn meal, palm oil and money. After the ebo, Osun should be appeased. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Ofa kan soso iwori lo n sapo riyoriyo
A difa fun won lalede Ido
A bu fun Yemese ile Ido
Iyan ile Ido de, Yemese ile Ido lo fi je
Oka ile Ido de, Yemese ile Ido lo fi je
Eko ile Ido de, Yemese ile Ido lo fi je
Se bogun ile Ido ba de
Se Yemese ile Ido a dogun ja
O loun a rinu gbosan
O loun a reyin gbofa
Oun a fi gbogbo ara pagun run
Ko pe ko jinna ogun ile Ido de
Won ko won lode Ido
Ogun n ko won lo
Won ni Yemese ile Ido
Iyan de Ido de, Yemese ile Ido lo fi je
Oka ile Ido de, Yemese ile Ido lo fi je
Eko ile Ido de, Yemese ile Ido lo fi je
A ni bogun ile Ido ba de, se Yemese ile Ido a dogun ja
O lo maa fi inu gbosan
O loo maa feyin gbofa
O lo maa fi gbogbo ara pagun run
Ogun ile Ido ti wa de
Ogun ma n ko wa lo
O ni a ko ti debi ewe werewere ori igi
Ogun tun n ko won lo
O ni a ko ti i debi eruku ale iyomu iyomu
Ogun tun n kowon lo
O ni a ko ti debi agbara eje ti n mumo lorun sin sin sin
Ogun tun n ko won lo
Won wa de ibi ewe werewere ori igi
Won wa debi eruku ale iyomu iyomu
Won wa debi agbara eje ti n mu won lorun sin sin sin
Yemese ile Ido wa de,
O finu gbosan
O feyin gbofa
O fi gbogbo ara pagun run
O pagun ra tabi o pagun ra?
Osun Opara pagun ra loni
O pagun ra

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
The only one arrow possessed by Iwori moves up and down in the quiver
Ifa revelation to the people of Ido town
Ifa revelation also to Yemese in the city of Ido
When the pounded yam was ready in the city of Ido, Yemese of Ido ate it all
When the yam flour meal was ready in the city of Ido, Yemese of Ido ate it all
When the corn meal was ready in the city of Ido, Yemese of Ido ate it all
They then asked her if the war came, would she face the war alone
She said her stomach alone could face the cudgel
She said her back alone could receive all the arrows
She said she would fight the war with all her body
Very soon, there was war in the city of Ido
The people of Ido were held hostage
They were being taken away
They called upon Yemese of Ido
They said when there was pounded yam in the city of Ido, Yemese ate it alone
They said when there was yam flour meal in the city of Ido, Yemese ate it alone
They said when there was corn meal in the city of Ido, Yemese ate it alone
We asked you if the war came, would you face the war alone
You said your stomach alone could face the cudgel
You said your back alone could receive all the arrows
You said you would fight the war with all your body
Now, there is war
We are being consumed by war
She said be calm, you have not got to a place where there are tiny leaves on the tree
They were being taken away
She said be calm, you have not got to a place where a lot of sand prevents one from running
They were being taken away
She said be calm, you have not got to a place where pool of blood can cover ones neck
They were being taken away
They then got to a place where there are tiny leaves on the tree
They then got to a place where a lot of sand prevents one from running
They then got to a place where pool of blood can cover ones neck
Yemese of Ido then appeared
She used her stomach alone to face the cudgel
She used her back alone to receive the arrows
She fought the war with all her body
Has she won the war or not?
Osun Opara has won the war for us today
She has won the war

3.
Barrens will become parents this year. Let them make ebo and appease Osun, Ifa, Esu and Ogun. Also, Ifa advises couples to always have intercourse after fight or argument. This is because, it is a good medicine to settle rifts between couples. Also, Ifa says sexual intercourse after fight or argument this year will always lead to pregnancy. More so, age should not be seen as a barrier to marriage. In other words, men should not see anything bad in marrying women who are older than tem. The items of ebo here include okra, cob of corn, a guinea fowl, a hen, two roosters, palm oil, gin and money. On this, Ifa says:
Pepeye doko o sunkun
Eekan soso lakuko die do obirin mo fai
A difa fun Ogunda
To n lo do Oluwori loja Ejigbomekun

The duck wails while having intercourse
The intercourse between a rooster and a hen is swift
Ifa revelation to Ogunda
Who would have sexual intercourse with Iwori at Ejigbomekun market

4.
Ifa says for prosperity this year, it is imperative to appease the Ogun in one’s father’s house or one’s Oluwo’s house. The items to use are a male dog, palm oil, palm wine, popcorn, roasted yam, kola nuts, salt, roasted beans and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Okan soso ofa lo n sapo rijorijo
A difa fun Kosoru
Won ni Ogun ile baba re ni ko bo
Nitori ire gbogbo
Kosoru wa bogun
Ire gbogo wole de

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
The only one arrow possessed by Iwori moves up and down in the quiver
Cast Ifa for Kusoru
He was asked to appease the Ogun in his father’s household
For him to have all fortunes
Kusoru appeased the Ogun
All fortunes came to him

5.
For the sick, a he-goat or she-goat is needed to be used for sacrifice. A he-goat is to be used for a man and she-goat for a woman. After the sacrifice, the head, heart and eyes of the goat will be used as ipese inside different dish. That means there will be three plates/dishes. In adition to the goat are items like palm oil, 3 big rats, corn meal and money. Also, the Babalawo who will help the sick make ebo has to make ebo for himself as well for success in his works and for prosperity. Ifa says this year, many sick people will be healed and many Priests will be enriched by their clients who will show gratitude with many things. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Ofa kan soso iwori lo n sapo riyoriyo
A difa fun Deseri to n sawo rele Oniko
Awon jorijori ile oniko o je ki Oniko o mi
Awon jokanjokan Ile oniko o je ki Oniko o sinmi
Awon jojujoju ile Oniko ko je ki Oniko o riran raye re mo
A ba petepero ka mu ohun ti jorijori ko jorijori
Ki won le je ki Oniko mi
A ba petepero ka mu ohun ti jokanjokan ko jokanjokan
Ki won le je ki Oniko sinmi
A ba petepero ka mu ohun ti jojujoju ko jojujoju
Ki won le je ki Oniko riran raye re
Oniko nisinmi nigba yii o
Deseri wa dolola

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
The only one arrow possessed by Iwori moves up and down in the quiver
Cast Ifa for Deseri when going to the house of Oniko
The head consumer in the house of Oniko did not allow Oniko to breath
The heart consumer in the house of Oniko did not allow Oniko to rest
The eyes consumer in the house of Oniko blindfolded Oniko entirely
Let us plan well and give what the head consumer wants to him
So that Oniko can breath
Let us plan well and give what the heart consumer wants to him
So that Oniko can rest
Let us plan well and give what the eyes consumer wants to him
So that Oniko can see
Oniko now has rest of mind
Deseri now become a wealthy person

6.
This year, as we appease Osun for protection so we need to appease Egbe Orun for blessings. Ifa also says those who practice sedentary works should always be available at home or in their office lest they miss their fortunes. Also, younger/junior ones should be ready to assist their elder/senior siblings, relatives or friends. This is because, the assistance from the junior one will make the senior one successfully. Those whose business centre or shop were established for them by their younger brothers or sisters should give proper attention and monitoring to the business, lest they record loss. The ebo to make here include 8 pigeons, wine, honey, all edible things, 2 stools, palm oil, kola nuts, corn meal and money. After the making of the ebo, Egbe Orun will be appeased. Also, an akose will be made with black soap for the person to bath. On this, Ifa says:
Ko kole bee ni o sun ori igi
Ko roko bee ni ko je erupe ile
Ko ba won gbogbun ree gbun
Ko toro sukusuku eja je lowo won
Ko toro okasa lowo gbondogbondo
A difa fun Ogunda
To n lo ree fidi Iwori joko
Igba Ogunda fidi Iwori joko la ni aje
Awo rere ni Ogunda to fidi Iwori jokoo
Igba Ogunda fidi Iwori joko la ni ire gbogbo
Awo rere ni Ogunda to fidi Iwori jokoo
Egbe orun e bo mi
Agba ni bogbo
Egbe orun e bo mi
Eruwa ni bo odan
Eniyan rere kii te boroboro

He has no house of his but he does not sleep on the tree
He does not farm but he does not eat sand
He does not follow people to fishing
He has never begged them for fish
He has never begged for fish from fishermen
Cast Ifa for Ogunda
Who was going to sit down Iwori
It was when Ogunda sat down Iwori that we have wealth
Ogunda who sat down Iwori is a good priest
It was when Ogunda sat down Iwori that we have all fortunes
Ogunda who sat down Iwori is a good priest
My heavenly comrades, come and cover me
It is aagba leaves that cover the forest
My heavenly comrades, come and cover me
It is eruwa leaves that cover the savannah

7.
Those who are embarking on business trip need to make ebo for protection against enemies and armed robbers. The ebo to make include a he-goat, a big rat, a rope, palm oil, corn meal and money. After making the ebo, akose will be prepared for protection. On this, Ifa says:
Boju ile ba buru
Ona eburu ni won ba wogbe
A difa fun Alapo-Ekun
To n lo apa okun ila meji osa
O ni Alapo ekun n lo
Won ni e ma je kalapo ekun o lo
O ni bi oru bi oru ni se alaso dudu
O ni seju fekafeka ni roro re se lo
O niseju onila nila fi ko
O niseju onikan ni Ikan fi wewu eje
O ni bi dandabiri ba lugi, a fe ku

When there is danger at the entrance
It is the escape route that one takes
Cast Ifa for Alapo-Ekun, one-with-a-bag-made-of-leopard-skin
When travelling to a far place
He said Alapo-Ekun is going
They said people should not allow Alapo-Ekun to go
He said the person who wears black cloth is not easily visible
He said the dirt escapes in the presence of the person who blows away the dirt from guinea corn
He said in the presence of the okro seller, it becomes hard and uneatable
He said in the presence of the garden egg seller, it becomes red and uneatable
He said whenever dandanbiri lizard touches a tree, it becomes invisible
8.
We must always pray before Ifa/Orisa every morning throughout this year. Most important of the prayer is that we must always use our head to touch the ground in front of our Orisa. This is for protection and long life. On this, Ifa says:
Oko nla ni pa alangba ponhun
A difa fun Gborigbori
To n torun bo waye
E wi fun Gborigbori , ko ma gbori awa o
Ori ti a mu bale, niwaju Ifa

A big stone kills a lizard instantly
Ifa revelation to Gborigbori, the head cutter
When coming to the Earth
Tell Gborigbori, never to take our head
The head that we use to touch the ground, in front of Ifa

9.
Ifa says we should appease Iyami Aje and Esu to guide against ineffectiveness of our spiritual works this year. Also, those who depend on charms need to make ebo so that the charm will not fail them. Ifa also says that whoever has any Ifa preparation that is not effective should make ebo, appease Esu and the Iyami Aje. The items to use are 3 roosters, 3 big rats, 3 emo rats, palm oil, 3 plates, kola nuts, gin, 3 corn meal and money. After the ebo, the big rats will be used to appease the Iyami Aje and the emo rats will be used to appease Esu. On this, Ifa says:
Ojo sigi legbee
Ojo bagi legbee
A dia fun Alagotun omo alagba woroworo soro
Eyi to loun o soka dowo
Jijo ile han mi o
Eye o! Eye o! Agbese

The rain cuts tree from the side
The rain hits tree from the side
Cast Ifa for Alagotun, he who beats big drum for rituals
Who said he would turn guinea corn to money
Dance for me the way you do at home
You bird! You bird! Who makes things manifest

10.
Ifa says wives should not be hostile to people so that people would not run away from their husbands. Also, any man who is planning to marry a wife this year should make sure that she is not a hot tempered one the same thing for any woman who is planning to marry. This is because, it will make the relatives of the husband to run away from them. Those men whose wives are not friendly with the husband’s friends and family should talk to her to see reason why she should be friendly and vise versa. Furthermore, the head of the family or any community should not be too harsh on his subjects so that they will not stay away from him. The ebo to make here to guide against such include banana, snails, honey, 8 pigeons, gin, palm oil, a lot of cold water, kola nuts and money. After the ebo, Obatala will be appeased. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda woriwori
Iwori woriwori
A dia fun Orisaala Oseremogbo
O n lo ba won roro wale
Ma roro
Agba to roro kii koniyan jo
Ma roro

Ogunda woriwori (sound of Oro)
Iwori woriwori (sound of Oro)
Ifa revelation for Orisaala Oseremagbo
When going to marry Oro as a wife
Do not use your money to marry Oro
An elderly person who marry Oro as a wife does not have followers
Do not use your money to marry Oro

11.
Ebo should be made to guide against blockage in the body system. The ebo include, a goat (he-goat for a male and she-goat for a female). Also, people should take good care of their body to guide against body disease that might lead to blockage of any tube, pipe, vein or hole in the body. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda ni ko ni apo
Iwori ni ko ni ofa
Okan soso ofa ni se apo yoroyoro
Won ni bi e o mu te efon
Emu te efon
Bi e o mu te efon
E mu ofa kuro loju orun
A difa fun Olofin
Won ni koru ebo kii horohoro ara re mo ba se di

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
The only one arrow possessed by Iwori moves up and down in the quiver
They said if you want to use it to kill a buffalo
Use it to kill the buffalo
If you are not ready to use it to kill the buffalo
Remove the arrow from the bow
Ifa revelation to Olofin
He was told to make ebo so that the holes in his body would not be blocked

12.
Ifa says, people who have been trying in vain to get their fortunes should make ebo with a plucker, 4 pigeons, a big rat, kola nuts, palm oil, money and honey. After the ebo, an akose will be made for them to make incisions round their wrists. On this, Ifa says:
Anawooto ni n jagba niya
A difa fun Gagalo
To n sawo rode Oro
Ebo ni won ni o se
O gbebo nibe o rubo
Nje aje lowo mi o to o
Ma fi gogo fa a
Fa a! Fa a! Fa a!
Ma fi gogo fa a

To attempt in vain to use ones hand to pick something makes an elderly person suffer
Ifa revelation to Gagalo
When going to the city of Oro
He was asked to make ebo
He complied
Behold, if it is wealth that it is too far for my hand to pull
I will use plucker to draw it to myself
Pulling! Pulling! Pulling!
I will use plucker to draw it to myself

13.
Barrens need to be close to Ifa and make ebo with 4 rats, 4 fish, 4 hens, a she-goat, palm oil, kola nuts, corn meal and money. After the ebo, Ifa will be appeased. It is also advisable for the barren to get initiated to Ifa or marry an Ifa priest. On this, Ifa says:
Erin ni kegbe wogbo
Aroni ni kapo oogun woja
A difa fun Tentere
Eleyi omo ere la, o ju akika lo
Agan lo ya ni o romo bi
O romo leyin adiye
O tu puru sekun
Tentere iwo lo loyin
Tentere iwo lo lado
Orunmila Ajana, o ba sure wa o wa bun wa lomo
Aibi awo o sunhan

The elephants enter forest in group
Aroni, a charm-person goes to the market with bag of charms
Ifa revelation to Tentere
Eleyi omo ere la, o ju akika lo
When she was barren
She saw a hen with chicks
She burst into tears
Tentere, you provided honey
Tentere, you provided sweet things
Orunmila, chief Ajana, come instantly to give blessings of children to us
Barrenness of a believer is not ridicullous

14.
People should refrain from fighting over inheritance. Ifa says people who have many properties should always prepare their will so that the children would not be killing one another over the inheritance. Also, those whose father did not prepare any will before the death should not be too greedy; they should allow proper sharing to prevent war. The ebo to make here are 3 roosters, a knive, a cutlass, kola nuts, palm oil, corn meal and money. After the ebo, Ogun will be appeased. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Ofa kan ofa kan lo n sapo rajaraja
Ofa kan ofa kan lo n sapo rojorojo
A difa fun Agbonrin igboro
Ti somo oye ogun
Nijo to n be lagbaatemo ogun aye

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
An arrow moves up and down in the quiver with anger
An arrow moves up and down in the quiver feeling lonely
Ifa revelation to Agbonrin igboro, the Deer in the forest,
Who was from a family fighting over property
When he was being waged war against

15.
Women should keep away from divorce this year, especially women who marry priests. Any woman who is planning such should make ebo and beg Ifa for forgiveness. Also, priests should not contemplate conversion to another faith. Any priest who is planning that should apologise before Ifa, asked for forgiveness and appease Ifa. Moreover, Ifa says he will forgive those who abandoned him or planning to abandon him if they come back or change their mind. The ebo to make here are 4 rats, 4 fish, 4 hens and a goat. It also include kola nuts, wine, palm oil, corn meal and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda lawo alagba
Iwori lawo alupese
Ogun ta lu agba si
Ogun ta lu ipese si
Ogun naa ti kuro logun ayoja
O ti dogun oba
A difa fun Wemimo
Eleyi ti saya Agbonniregun
Eyi to kosin ope to loun o fefa mo
Ifa wa ti wa gbape
E je a dari jo kan sin Edu o
Ifa wa ti wa gbape

Ogunda is the priest who beats agba drum
Iwori is the priest who beats ipese drum
The war that we use agba drum to announce
The war that we have announced with ipese drum
The war is no more an ordinary war
It has become a royal war
Ifa revelation to Wemimo
Who was a wife of Agbonniregun
Who renounced Ope and decided to discard Ifa
Our Ifa has accepted the apology
Let us all join together to worship Edu
Our Ifa has accepted apology

16.
This year, Ifa warns us against keeping our belongings in place where it is not safe. Also, we must always be fast in making ebo. Nothing should be allowed to delay our instant making of ebo. In fact, Ifa advises us to make our ebo the same day of divination. Furthermore, if anybody needs a gift, item or favour from us, we must not delay giving it to the person immediately we get the thing or if we are in the position to do it. The ebo to make here includes an emo rat, 3 roosters, gin, palm oil, kola nuts and money. After the ebo, Esu will be given the emo rat. This is to guide against our fortunes being snatched by another person. Also, those who are close to the people at the helms of affairs should always diligently carry out the tasks or assignments given to them. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Eni ba mofa
Ko ma se ba won bu oja Ede mo
A difa fun Onyagbe to n roko ailero lodun
A difa fun Ode to n roko ailero lodun
Onyagbe lo n be leyin to n rubo
Ase onyagbe ni o kere ode je
Bode naa ba rubo ni iba la
Onyagbe ni oo kere ode je
Awa awo la oo kere won je
Bawon naa ba rubo won o ba la
Awa awo la oo kere won je

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
Whoever knows the city of Ofa
Should desist from deriding the market of Ede
Ifa revelation to Onyagbe, the farmer, who was going to the farm
Ifa revelation to Ode, the hunter, who was going to the farm
It was Onyagbe, the farmer, who made the ebo
Behold, it is the farmer who will claim all the fortunes of the hunter
Had the hunter made the sacrifice, he would have been fortunate
It is the farmer who will claim all the fortunes of the hunter
Behold, it is the believers who will claim all the fortunes of the unbelievers
Had the unbelievers made the sacrifice, they would have been fortunate
It is the believers who will claim all the fortunes of the unbelievers

17.
We also need to make ebo for our friends, brothers, sisters and relatives. This is because, problem of one will affect the other. Also, one should make ebo for one’s benefactor. The ebo to make here include a rooster, a big rat, palm oil, corn meal and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Eni ba mofa
Ko mase ba won bu oja Ede mo
A difa fun Orunkun ti solotan Idi
Eyin o gbomo
Eyin o moran
Bi Orunkun o ba se o
Idi o ni ye

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
Whoever knows the city of Ofa
Should desist from deriding the market of Ede
Cast Ifa for Orunkun, the knee, who is a relative of Idi, the buttocks
You are not wise
You are not knowledgeable
If the knee does not have dislocation
The buttocks will not become imbalance

18.
Ifa says we should not allow anybody to tempt us to do evil. We need to be firm and adamant to temptation. On this, Ifa says:
Ope nla sori riworiwo
A difa fun Orunmila
Ti won o maa towo re bonu irunbi
Ero isope
E ma towo mi bonu Irunbi
Ero isope

Big palm tree with plenty fronds
Ifa revelation to Orunmila
When people attempted to tempt him to do evil
Oh you followers of Ope
Do not tempt me to do evil
Oh you followers of Ope

19.
Esu needs to be appeased to repel evil forces from the enemies. The items to appease Esu are a he-goat/3 roosters, palm oil, kola nuts, gin, corn meal and money. On this, Ifa says:
Sansa lori yangi
A difa fun Onise oroke
Ti won ni won maa se
Ko seni maa se Esu
Afeni Esu maa se

The tiny being on the laterite stone
Cast Ifa for Onise oroke,
When people said they would inflict harm on him
Nobody can harm Esu
Except the people who Esu would harm

20.
This year, we must not be too stingy to take medical care of ourselves. Ifa says money can be used to prevent and cure sickness and diseases. So far sickness and diseases lead to death, the message of Ifa is that money can be used to avert death or elongate one’s life. Therefore, we must always be ready to spend our money on ebo and medical treatment to avoid untimely death. On this, Ifa says:
Sariri Okunkun
Okunkun sariri
A difa fun Onilero
Omo arowo yejo iku
Kin lawa fi yejo iku niran awa
Sariri okunkun
Okunkun sariri
Owo lawa fi yejo iku niran awa
Sariri Okunkun
Okunkun sariri

Sariri Okunkun
Okunkun sariri
Cast Ifa for the king of Ilero
He who has money to avert death to live long
What do we use to change the date of death in our family
Sariri Okunkun
Okunkun sariri
It is money that we use to change the date of death in our family
Sariri Okunkun
Okunkun sariri

21.
Ifa says we will increase in population. We need to make ebo with a lot of pigeons, a lot of hens, honey, wine, all edible things, palm oil, corn meal and money. On this, Ifa says:
Idesuku awo Ede
A difa fun Ede
Won ni o rubo ko le dolopo ero
O gbebo o rubo
Bi Ede bigba omo laaro
Ede a bigba omo lale
Ero Ipo atofa
E w aba wa nijebutu ire

Idesuku the Ifa priest of Ede, the craw fish
Cast Ifa for Ede, the craw fish
He was asked to make ebo to have uncountable people
He complied
If Ede gives birth to two hundred and one children in the morning
Ede will also give birth to two hundred and one children in the morning
All and sundry
Come and meet us amidst fortunes

22.
Ifa says people should refrain from being wicked or taking vengeance this year. This is because, when one is wicked or takes vengeance, the reaction that will be received will be fiercer. On this, Ifa says:
Egunda kan o lapo
Iwori won o lofa
A difa fun Esisi
Won ni o ma faro yaro
Esisi mama doro
Oro ana o to toni
Esisi mama doro

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
Ifa revelation to Esisi, an itching leaf
It was told never to revenge
Esisi, do not revenge
Bad action you take cannot be as harsh as the reaction from people
Esisi, do not revenge

23.
Anybody who has only one child should make ebo for the child to prevent misfortune or any calamity. The child should also be advised to stay away from the river. The ebo to make here includes a he-goat, palm oil, a big rat, corn meal, kola nuts, gin and money. After the ebo, Esu will be appeased. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda la iwori lagan
A difa fun Ologunnakan
Won ni ko rubo fun omo re
Won ni ko ma sere leti omi
O gbebo nibe orubo
Ko ni je kogun o ja wa tomotomo
Esu odara
Ko ni je kogun o ja wa tomotomo

Ogunda made Iwori a parent of children
Ifa revelation to Ologun-unna kan, he-who-has-one-live-charcoal) one child)
He was asked to make ebo for his child
He was told to tell the child to stay aloof from river
He complied
He will never allow bad thing to happen to us and our children
Esu Odara
He will never allow bad thing to happen to us and our children

24.
The people who have received chieftaincy titles should make ebo for the success of their children so that they will also be successful and be made chiefs. Also, anybody whose father is a chief in the community and he himself is not successful in life should make ebo to be successful. And whenever they propose any chieftaincy title to him, he should not turn it down. The ebo to make are many pigeons, honey, gin, edible things, palm oil and money. After the ebo, his Egbe Orun will be appeased. On this, Ifa says:
Ko kole ko gori Igi
Koroko koje Erupe Ile
Ko bawon gbogbun re gbun
Ko toro sukusuku eja je lowo won
Ko toro Okasa lowo gbondogbondo
Awon agba ti o ba kofa taratara
Won o ni jeru taratara
A difa fun Ajaolele
To n sawo rode Oro
Ajanlele! Baba n joye omo n je

He has no house of his but he does not sleep on the tree
He does not farm but he does not eat sand
He does not follow people to fishing
He has never begged them for fish
He has never begged for fish from fishermen
The elders who did not learn Ifa properly
Will not have much gain from Ifa works
Ifa revelation to Ajaolele
When he was going to the city of Oro
Ajaolele! The father was installed as a chief and the child also became a chief

25.
Those who head associations, organisations, clubs or congregations or who send many people or group of people on errand should make ebo so that any of their subjects or followers would not die. The ebo to make are 3 roosters, a he-goat/3 big rats, palm oil, kola nuts, corn meal and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda paa
Iwori waara
A difa fun Apara
To n da omo yoyo ka ko
Won lebo aye ni ko wa se
Okere fefe ibi di ibi maa lo

Ogunda paa
Iwori waara
Cast Ifa for Apara
Who sends many children on errand in the forest
He was told to make ebo against enemies
To an unknown place, let bad thing go away

26.
Ebo should be made for one’s mentor or benefactor. The items of the ebo are a knife, a big rat, a rooster, kola nuts, palm oil, corn meal and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Enu nifa fi n sa won bi agada bi agada
A difa fun Osan
O bu owo kan fun Orun
Nje Osan ja
Orun ti wa di Opa

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
It is the mouth that Ifa uses to cut them like cutlass
Ifa revelation to Osan, the bowstring
Ifa revelation to Orun, the bow
Alas! The bowstring has cut
The bow has become ordinary stick

27.
People who are recording loss in their business or who always lose their items or belongings should make ebo to prevent that. The ebo to make are a big rat, 3 roosters, palm oil, gin, corn meal and money. After making the ebo, they should follow the taboo never to use a bag who has hole or a cloth whose pocket is turn or has hole. On this, Ifa says:
Egunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Ofa kan soso iwori ni senu apo yoroyoro
Babalawo Apo lo difa fun Apo
Won ni ko rubo kire re ma baa jo danu
Okere fefe ibi di ibi maa lo

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
The only one arrow possessed by Iwori moves up and down in the quiver
The Ifa priest of Apo, the bag, cast Ifa for Apo, the bag
He was told to make ebo so that he would not lose his belongings
To an unknown place, let bad thing go away

28.
Ifa says we should not depend on arms or be over confident in our power. What we need to do to always is ebo so that we can accomplish our mission, overcome the enemies and successful carry our assignments. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda o lapo
Iwori o lofa
Enu nifa fi n sa won bi agada bi agada
A dia fun Onikoyi
To n lo ree tagun lofa
Nje onikoyi e je a rubo
Ko sofa ta o tagun
Ti oo pagun
Onikoyi e je a rubo

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
It is the mouth that Ifa uses to cut them like cutlass
Ifa revelation to Onikoyi
Who was going to shoot arrow against Igun, the vulture
Behold, Onikoyi, you had better made sacrifice
There is no arrow that can be shot against Igun, the vulture
That would kill Igun, the vulture
Behold, Onikoyi, you had better made sacrifice

29.
Ifa says there are too many enemies but we will surely conquer the enemies. Ebo should be made to overcome the enemies. The items of the ebo are 3 cocks, itufu (torch made of dry grass), palm oil, corn meal and money. On this, Ifa says:
Ogunda wii wii
A difa fun Ina
Ina n lo sete Eerun
Won ni ko sebo kole ba segun
O gbebo o rubo
Igba Eerun to fe gbogun ja ina
Ina lo maa sete won

Ogunda wii wii
Ifa revelation to Ina, the fire
When he was going to conquer many emmets (a group of giant ants)
He was told to make ebo to be victorious
He complied
Many giant ants who want to wage war against Ina, the fire
It is Ina, the fire, that will conquer them

AFFILIATED ORISA:
Ifa
Egbe Orun
Esu
Iyami Aje
Ogun
Obatala
Osun

TABOOS:
Not to use a bag that has hole or wear a cloth who pocket as hole
Not to abort pregnancy
Not to do evil works
Not to fight over inheritance
Not to be hostile to one’s in-laws
The cloth sellers should not sell on credit
Not to revenge

Verses recorded, transcribed and translated by:
Oluwo Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode (Chairman, Publication Committee)
Miss Onifade Ifakemi (Secretary)
Chief (Dr.) Abiodun Agboola
Bolorunduro Ifamakinde Abiodun
Babaawo Windare Falabi Ajedunni Ojoawo
Otunba Kehinde Idowu-Fagbohun
Fayemi Abidemi
Awo Tosin Olomowewe

Aboru Aboye Abosise!
Note: We are aware that some people have published some verses of the odu on the internet. We are not saying the verses they published are incorrect, the ones presented here are the ones recited on the festival day when divination process was going on with inspiration from Olodumare. What we mean is that there can be one thousand verses of Ogundaiwori, 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. Therefore, those verses recited on the mat when the divination is going on are spiritually most important.


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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and mothers-to-be!
IFA says:
The day cannot last for too long
And the night cannot last for too long
The night cannot stick an additional hoof on the leg of a horse
IFA’s message for one’s Mother
When coming from heaven to earth
She will come and give support this time around
One’s Mother cannot fail to give one support…


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ORISA and IFA CALENDAR — May 2017 OSU EBIBI

May 2017 OSU EBIBI
 
1 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
2 Sango/Oya
3 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
4 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
5 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
6 Sango/Oya
7 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
8 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
9 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
10 Sango/Oya X
11 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
12 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
13 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
14 Sango/Oya
15 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
16 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
17 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
18 Sango/Oya
19 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
20 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
21 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
22 Sango/Oya
23 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
24 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
25 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko 0
26 Sango/Oya
27 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
28 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
29 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
30 Sango/Oya
31 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon