Archive | December, 2009

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Aku Iseyinde: The Transition of Baba Obalale Obatala

Posted on 20 December 2009 by Babalawo Aworeni

Obalale ObatalaWe are sorry for the passing of the beloved father Obalale Obatala. Our condolences to the Dosu family, all of the Itapa family and the people of Ife. He transitioned on December 18, 2009, the funeral rights will begin on the December 19.
Obalesu will taking over the postion as the head of the Itapa.

Ojo ajina sira o ase
Awo ki sunkun iyere leku awo
A ki gbo awo iku awo sun ni
Ki awo rere ma je ni moore agbada.

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ASA – Cultural Festival at Oketase, World Ifa Temple

Posted on 20 December 2009 by Babalawo Aworeni


Asa is the Yoruba word for Culture.   During the Asa festival many functions take place.   Recently at the Oketase World Ifa Temple, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the Asa Festival took place featuring Yoruba dancing, drumming, singing and a theatrical performance.   The Asa festival focuses on Yoruba dress and style.  This style is unique to the Yoruba people.  It was exciting for all to see and a great learning experience for those looking to learn more and enjoy the Asa of Ife-Ife, Nigeria. recognizes the large contribution of Awotunde Aworeni, Asiwaju Ijo Orunmila Ile-Ife, in making the Asa Festival for this year possible.






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