10th Ifa Anniversary Invitation

10TH ANNUAL IFA/ORISA FESTIVAL & APF 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY/AWARD

The Ancestral Pride Family Annual Ifa/Festival is around the corner.

The Event which is in merge with the Ancestral Pride Foundation’s Anniversary/Award Presentation is starting on the 18th of November, 2019 and ends on 24th November, 2019.

The THEME for this years Anniversary which goes thus: RESTORATION OF MORAL VALUES IN OUR YOUTHS THROUGH YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGION AND CULTURE.

The Family of Fasola and Fagbemi invites the Public to express joy with them on the day of the Event and also to make the event a memorable one.

The Native attire to be use on the Party day is displayed below: The cost for 6yards is N3,500 and for 4yards is N2,500.

Contact 0805 656 5200 for booking

 

EVENTS SCHEDULE

DAY ONE: Nov. 18

Morning: Ancestral Pride Foundation Awareness & Community Development Program / Ifa Exhibition / Seminar.
Evening: Aje Bibo

DAY TWO: Nov. 19

Morning (10am): Ancestral Pride Foundation Press Conference
Afternoon (1pm): Visitation to Ijamido Orphanage Home for Oluwo Fasola Faniyi’s Birthday

DAY THREE: Nov. 20

Morning (8am): Visitation to Ijamido River
(10am – 8pm): All other Orisha Rites and Egungun Performances

DAY FOUR: Nov. 21

(8am – 4pm): Ifa Cleansing Rites, Ifa Feeding and Prayer (Iwe Ifa, Ifa Bibo, Iwure Odun)
(7pm – 12am):  Astral Mate Night of Prayer (Aisun Egbe)

DAY FIVE: Nov. 22

(2pm – 7pm): Ifa Festival Party / Lecture & Award Presentation

DAY SIX: Nov. 23

Morning: Ifa Consultation and Third Day Spiritual Rites and Iwure

DAY SEVEN: Nov. 24

Morning (10am – 1pm): Thanksgiving Service and Remembrance Service for Late Oluwo Opayemi Fagbemi @ IJO ORUNMILA ADULAWO, Ota Temple
(5pm – 10pm): Aseyi Samodun Evening Rites @ Ancestral Pride Home

OTTA A FOREMOST AWORI KINGDOM CELEBRATE EGUNGUN FESTIVALS 2019

The long waiting Eegungun Festival is afoot as Great Dignitaries (Local and Diaspora) are set to partake in the Festival  where The Ancestral Pride Foundation is also a Sole Partnership.

The Festival which is expected to last for about 4-months, started since on Friday with the powerful and unique voice of the ‘Agan’ that have been heard across the city of Otta and its environs with heavy traditional vibration to Pray for the progress of the kingdom and its dwellers.

The Festival in which different Clan/Household in Ota that have the Egungun background will Host their Guest to feast with them as they Celebrate the Festival. The Egungun (Masquerade) of each Family and Household will be in the town to dance and showcase different performances.

The Olota of Ota, HRM Oba (Prof.) Adeyemi Abdulkabir Obalanlege declared the event open and also welcome everyone, he said “we welcome everyone to this epoch making event. This is our cultural inheritance and as such, we have to rally round it. Ota Eegungun festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in the world and the result is in the number of crowd witnessed here today. I want to implore all sons and daughters of Ota, as well as tourists and corporate organizations to participate in the festival because, doing so will have a toll effect on the immediate economy of the town.”

The King also added that “The state government should see the festival as a means of increasing the internally generated revenue which comes from the Local government through tourism and patronage of local contents.”

Speaking with the Founder of the Ancestral Pride Foundation Oluwo (Dr.) Fasola Faniyi, he said “Eegungun is an avenue to communicate with the spirit of our ancestors, so that our prayers and wishes can be answered faster when we appease and celebrate egungun.”

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REPORT: ANNUAL ISESE FESTIVAL 2019

Ancestral Pride Temple Ltd Team IN CONJUNCTION With Ancestral Pride Foundation (APF) are giving thanks to Olodumare, Oba Ajalaye, Ajalorun for giving us the privilege to witness another annual event (ISESE DAY) of this year, which took place all over the world on this day Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

On this day, the universal day for all traditionalist and traditional institutions, It is important for all of us to know that ISESE belongs to all human being regardless of their religious or belief system, we should endeavors to set aside a special and convenient time for ourselves today and do some needful prayer because the meaning of ISESE is very simple for us to understand and not to be tagged as been devilish.

ISESE celebration is a means of connection between our ancestors and personal self and beginning of the new yam harvest in some localities, For instance our late father, grandfather, grandmother and in particular our Guidance Angel/Orisa and so on.

With this we can easily break it down as thus, Jesus is ISESE to a group of people and localities (Jerusalem), Muhammad is Isese to the people of Arabs, while our own IFA, ORISA and ALASEKU (ancestors) are our own Isese As a black race (adulawo), so there is need for us to embrace what is ours. Today is regards as one of the good day set aside and generally accepted by all to communicate with our ancestors and heroes and pray to/for them .
Listen to this special verse from Odu IFA OGUNDERIN (Ogunda – Owonrin) :

Okun su nare nare
Osa su legbe legbe
ijasan alasan rasan
Ijasan alasan arasan
Iworo orisa n lo si osunmeri
agbagba imole
wo igbeyin oro
Won ri wipe
Ko sun won tan
Won fair riwo tan
Won subu yeke
Won fi irugbon di a pinpin ja pin
Isese ni won se IFA fun
Olori oro lode isalaye
Olori oro lode orun
Nje tani ISESE?
*OLORUN OBA* ni isese eni
Baba eni ni isese eni
Iya eni ni isese eni
Ori eni ni isese eni
IFA eni ni isese eni
Egungun ni isese
Orisa ni isese
Nje ki la n bo nile yi
Ki ara to tuni
Isese la n bo nile yi
Ki ara to tuni
Isese ni baba etutu

I pray that as we celebrate isese today all around the globe, may Olodumare, IFA and our Ori guide our path to success.

Ki gbogbo awa onisese ma ri igbega.
Iwaju ni opa ebiti gbogbo awa onisese yi o ma re si
Ki a ma pada di ero eyin.
Eyi yi ni mo se ni iwure ni
Odun isese toni
Ki IFA olokun je ko ribe
ISESE yio gbe wa o. Ase’nteeumare

PICTURES FROM THE EVENT

 

From: Oluwo (Dr) FASOLA FANIYI
Chief Priest @ancestralPRIDE

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2018 ANNUAL IFA/ORISA FESTIVAL | 1st ANNIVERSARY OF APF

REPORT FROM THE ANNUAL IFA/ORISA FESTIVAL AND THE 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY/AWARD PRESENTATION OF ANCESTRAL PRIDE FOUNDATION

After the Coronation of Oluwo Dr. Fasola Faniyi Babatunde as the AWISE of Owode-Ota, Awori Land on 17th November, 2018. The Annual Ifa/Orisa Festival which always last for seven days kick-started on 19th November which happens to be Oluwo Dr. Fasola Faniyi’s Birthday where Oluwo and his Foundation Members (Ancestral Pride Foundation) visited Ijamido Orphanage Home to present them gifts including food and money and also give word of Advice as Encouragement to Making Life. And 20th to 21st include welcoming of Guests and feeding of all Orisas, while 22nd is cleansing and feeding of IFA, after that, Egungun was done in the afternoon while the Egbe (ancestral mate) prayer was done in the Night with a lot of prayer been render to all visitors and the country at large.

The Grand Finale which is the Festival and Launching Party where Oluwo Dr. Fasola Faniyi will also give a lecture took place on the 23th of November, 2018 at Ijamido Town Hall, Opposite A.U.D Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State, it was so fantabulous. The event which summoned the presence of many reputable kings, queen and high chief’s from various town and also many invited guest from different part of the world. The Lecture is themed: “The Role of Cultural Heritage In Sustainable Development: Multi-dimensional Indicators As Decision-Making Tool”.

KING (DR) SAHEED OSUPA  who was the Guest Artist made the day even more Enthralling and Fascinating with his melodic voice and traditional way of music.

THE PRESENCE OF KINGS AT THE EVENT:

HRM Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege (Lanlege Ekun II)         – Olota of Ota, Awori
HRM Oba Wasiu Ogungbayi                                                – Onitetiku of Owode, Ota
HRM Oba Awoyemi Oroja                                                    – Onimeran of Meran, Lagos

Important dignitaries:

HRH Oba Amoo Ewegbemi Fadairo                  – Obasegun of Ado-Odo/Ota LG
High Chief (Hon.) Oladele Adeniji                     – Executive Chairman Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt.

Groups in attendance

Ancestral Pride Foundation (APF)
Iledi Oladekoju Aborigine of Lagos, Nigeria
Reformed Ogboni Fraternity of Nigeria
Egbe Isembaye Alaaragbo of Nigeria led by Oba ASA
Ijo Orunmila Adulawo led by Olori Oluwo gbogbogbo Araba Ifagbemi Ifajobi
Olufimo Fans Club of Nigeria

Pictures from the party day (24th):

IJAMIDO ORPHANAGE HOME

CLEANSING AND FEEDING OF IFA

THE PARTY DAY @IJAMIDO TOWN HALL (24th-Nov)

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IFA/ORISA FESTIVAL AND LAUNCHING OF ANCESTRAL PRIDE FOUNDATION (2017)

REPORT FROM THE ANNUAL IFA/ORISA FESTIVAL AND THE LAUNCHING ANCESTRAL PRIDE FOUNDATION.

The program which lasted for seven days started on 19th November which happens to be Oluwo Fasola Faniyi’s Birthday where Oluwo and his Foundation Members visited Ijamido Orphanage Home to give them gifts including food and money. And 20th to 22nd include welcoming and feeding of all Orisas, while 23rd is cleansing and feeding of IFA, after that, Egungun was done in the afternoon while the Egbe (ancestral mate) prayer was done in the Night with a lot of prayer been render to all visitors and the country at large.

The Festival and Launching Party took place on the 24th of November, 2017 and it was so fantabulous. The event which summoned the presence of many reputable kings, queen and high chief’s from various town and also many invited guest from different part of the world.




KING (DR) SAHEED OSUPA  who was the Guest Artist made the day even more Enthralling and Fascinating with his melodic voice and traditional way of music.

Kings that were at the event are:

Oba Wasiu Ogungbayi – Onitetiku of owode ota

Oba Awoyemi Oroja – Onimeran of Meran, Lagos

Important dignitaries – Executive Chairman Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. – Comrade Oladele Adeniji

Majority Leader of the House – Hon Abimbola Olaleye

Secretary to Ado-Odo/Ota Local Govt. – Comrade. Wale Dada (D Good)



Groups in attendance

Iledi Oladekoju Aborigine of Lagos, Nigeria

Reformed Ogboni Fraternity of Nigeria

Egbe Isembaye Alaaragbo of Nigeria led by Oba ASA

Ijo Orunmila Adulawo led by Olori Oluwo gbogbogbo Araba Ifagbemi Ifajobi

Olufimo Fans Club of Nigeria

Also, many Baales are present and High Chief’s are in attendance.

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ISESE 2017

REPORT: ISESE 2017

Ancetral Pride Temple Ltd Team and Members are giving thanks to Olodumare, Oba Ajalaye, Ajalorun for giving us the privilege to witness another annual event (ISESE DAY) of this year, which took place all over the world on this day Sunday, August 20, 2017.

This report is from the ISESE Day event which took place at OBA ARINU PALACE, OSI-META, OTA, AKEJA, OGUN STATE which was hosted by IWASAGBA TRADOMEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA in conjunction with ANCESTRAL PRIDE TEMPLE LTD. This year’s Isese Day was an awesome event.

Most people have no, less or false knowledge about what ISESE is and they have refused to seek knowledge.

“ISESE” is a spiritual practice and philosophy originated in Yoruba Land (Nigeria), celebrating traditional African culture, spirituality and worship, and seeking to uplift and unify all people of the African Diaspora. This is the day all Orisha People in Nigeria and all around the world will celebrate Isese day, which is the Day of Tradition, the day we give honour to our ancestors. Isese is the Yoruba word for Tradition.

The day all Babalawo’s, Iyanifa’s Ololorisha’s and everyone who practices the tradition way of life which is the practice, worship and veneration of Ifa/Orisha will celebrate for all its worth.

The appropriate greeting for this day is Isese Lagba (which means Tradition is the elder and is always on top), after someone greets you Isese Lagba, you will answer Isese Lagba Gbogbo Wa. Tradition will stay with us always! The Orishas are with us, they are born everyday within the consciousness of a new born, whether they know it or not, it is important especially people of African descent to know their path, it matters not where in Africa you are led to or drawn to, it matters that you respect and honor the tradition of your ancestors.

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