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)
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.
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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