Odun Agbon Osara and Olokun Festival 2010

Posted on 12 May 2010 by Babalawo Aworeni

This festival is the celebration of Osa and Olokun.  The odu Ifa that talks about this festival is Osa Meji.  It was divined for Olokun and Osa. Osa and Olokun are the wives of Oduduwa. During this time only Olokun had money Osa was very poor.   Olokun is the first wife of Oduduwa and did not have any children. Because of her childlessness she advised Oduduwa to marry another wife. This second wife is Osa.

Both Osa and Olokun were told to make the sacrifice.  Only Osa made the sacrifice.  Osa was the only one to have children and Olokun remained  childless.

During this festival the king calls all his children to wear Agbon and celebrate.  Only Osa had the children and Olokun did not have the children to dance in the festival.

They sing:

olomo loni laye

osara mo ko omode o

oye ye ko oyeko.

Because Olokun didn’t have children she was sad and went to the sea.  THis is why she left Ile-Ife and went to Eko and changed to the ocean.  In the end Orunmila made an extraordinarily large sacrifice for her to have children and at last she had children.

The Agbon festival is celebrated every year and this year was enjoyed and attend by the Araba Agbaye, his children, all the Awos, the Emese, Osara people and their children.

Orishada would like to thank all who  attended this year’s Agbon festival and we look forward to next year’s festivities.

Orishada is proud to introduce the newest member of the Orishada family.  We are blessed with a new child and pray goodness and prosperity to shower all members of the Orishada community.  Ase!

Ododun lari orogbo

Ododun lari arusa

Ododun lari omo obi lori ate

Ododun la o wa ri lode isalaye

Ododun lawo toro lowo olodumare

Won ko ni fi enikeni sa wa ti o

Gbogbo Eyin Ololufe Orishada

Ibanuje koni je ti yin o Ase

E  adupe gidigidi lowo gbogbo ololufe wa

Ase ye samo odun asamodun semi o

For a full explanation of your odu Ifa please contact us at Orishada@gmail.com.

8 Comments For This Post

  1. chief oluwo ifagbamila aworeni Says:


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  3. OloyeOrawale Oranfe Says:

    A SEYI SAMODON O! Aase!I greet all my Elders of Ile – Ife.Special greetings to OLUISESE AGBAYE – Araba Agbaye -AWORENI ADISA AWOYEMI.Greetings to all within his household.Greetings to Chief Falolu Akanni – Agbongbon of Ifeland.I pray that this year’s Festival in Le – Ife be a grand success. Can you send me information for the date of bringing down the Odu for the year?
    Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  4. Fayomi Falade Aworeni Obafemi Says:

    Ekuse This is a beautiful new addition to the family. Isn’t this child beautiful!
    Iya Fayomi

  5. aworeni idowu (chairman) Says:

    Agbo baba, eruwo yaa……
    thank god for the new born baby, those who need baby from edumare will provide for them all, (Ase)

    aseyi samodu…..ase

    odun aya bo……ase

  6. Judith Says:

    From the Orisha family here in the diaspora in America, blessings and peace to your beautiful family. May this joy spread rampantly throughout the universe.

  7. Ademola fagbamila Says:

    Baba moki yin ku ise, olorun atun bo je ko ma juse fun yin. Mo ni ife si awon itan adayie ba,ni pataki ju lo oduduwa,emi je omo bibi Ado ekiti .mo si n sise ni ipinle Edo . mi o ki n se awoo, sugbon mo ni ife lati ba agba rin.e seun

  8. Wael Says:

    IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of thgins like that?

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  1. Biblical Sarah and the Agbon Festival in Ile-Ife | ADELAMI Says:

    […] [This festival is is held in remembrance of Osara, also known as Olosa or owner of the lagoon, and one of the wives of Oduduwa; she is the person known all over the world as the biblical Sarah. The story below is about an event that happened sometime before the global deluge. For more about this festival, visit Odun Agbon Osara and Olokun Festival 2010] […]

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