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
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)
VISIT “ANCESTRAL PRIDE FOUNDATION” TO BE PART OF THE HUMANITARIAN BENEFICIARY AND/OR A SPONSORAL AND ALSO PROMOTE OUR CULTURE