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Conversation About Itefa Part-I | Ile Ifa

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Awódélé Ifáyemí

Chief Awodele Ifayemi comes from a long lineage of Traditional Ifa Babalawos. He is the Atunwase Awo of Ilobu land, Osun State, Nigeria. Chief Awodele Ifayemi is an Oloye and member of the Ifatoogun house of prestigious Babalawos. He is also a recognized member in good standing of the Ilobu Council Of Ifa Practitioners of Ilobu, Osun State, Nigiria and the publisher of the site Ileifa.org.

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5 Comments

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    Derrick Wole Murray-Ifa

    Excellent video, Baba :-)!!! You seemed born for the camera; the warmth of your personality and character comes right through! Moreover, the information you shared was very informative, helpful to me, and clear! In fact, you cleared up several issues that continue to seem to pop up in ‘the Community’ of America concerning Itefa, and exactly what constitutes a “Babalawo!” So, Ese oooo, Baba!! And, I can’t wait for your next one….May you continue your great works, Ase ooo :-)!!

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      Awódélé Ifáyemí

      Ogbo Ato Derrick;

      Thank you for your encouraging words.

      Odabo!

      Chief Awodele Ifayemi

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    D. Wole Murray-Ifa

    Aboru aboye Baba Oloye Awo Ifayemi, Bawo ni ooo?? I hope you are still ‘excellent!’ I am writing to restate my satisfaction with your first video, and urge you to consider posting another one — preferably on the same topic (a part-2, if you would)!!

    I am currently considering the Itefa option quite seriously, and your first video was such a help to me and I cannot help but expect that future vids would be more of the same! What I am specifically interested in is your system of teaching your omo-Awos: do you use audio recordings, printed hand-outs, and/or videos (or any other teaching aids) to support your teaching, by chance?; how much emphasis is put on learning the Yoruba language, becoming fluent?; and, have you currently had any North American omo who have graduated to the rank of Awo???

    Finally, for your omo whose Ita Dafa does NOT indicate a clear destiny of divining, ritual, consulting, and/or initiation work, are there many references, guides for careers outside of those works — say business, literary, farming, herbalism, social work, etc. careers availble through your instruction, or Ile, Baba? Ese ooo and Odabo, Baba Oloye Awo…

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    Derrick Wole Murray-Ifa

    Aboru aboye Baba Oloye Awo Ifayemi, Bawo ni ooo?? I hope you are still ‘excellent!’ I am writing to restate my satisfaction with your first video, and urge you to consider posting another one — preferably on the same topic (a part-2, if you would)!!

    I am currently considering the Itefa option quite seriously, and your first video was such a help to me and I cannot help but expect that future vids would be more of the same! What I am specifically interested in is your system of teaching your omo-Awos: do you use audio recordings, printed hand-outs, and/or videos (or any other teaching aids) to support your teaching, by chance?; how much emphasis is put on learning the Yoruba language, becoming fluent?; and, have you currently had any North American omo who have graduated to the rank of Awo???

    Finally, for your omo whose Ita Dafa does NOT indicate a clear destiny of divining, ritual, consulting, and/or initiation work, are there many references, guides for careers outside of those works — say business, literary, farming, herbalism, social work, etc. careers availble through your instruction, or Ile, Baba? Ese ooo and Odabo, Baba Oloye Awo…

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      Awódélé Ifáyemí

      Alafia;

      I’m happy to announce that as per your recommendation a part-2 of the video ‘Conversation About Itefa’ is going to be available tomorrow.

      Thank you for your suggestion. Keep them coming.

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi
      Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland

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