REPORT FROM THE ANNUAL IFA/ORISA FESTIVAL AND THE 2nd YEAR ANNIVERSARY/AWARD PRESENTATION OF ANCESTRAL PRIDE FOUNDATION
The Annual Ifa/Orisa Festival which always last for seven days kick-started on Monday 18th November, 2019.
The second day Tuesday 19th November, 2019 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, including the 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 Anniversary/Award Party took place on the 22nd of November, 2019 at Ijamido Town Hall, Opposite A.U.D Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State where A University Don, Professor Jelili Atiku Charged all Parents to Inculcate African Moral Values in their children. 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: “Restoration of Moral Values in our Youths through Yoruba Traditional Religion and Culture”.
TAYE Currency who was the Guest Artist made the day even more Enthralling and Fascinating with his melodic voice.
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
HRH Oba Amoo Ewegbemi Fadairo – Obasegun of Ado-Odo/Ota LG
Chief Lookman Arounfale – Baba Oba, Oyotunji Village, USA.
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