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Chief Awodele Ifayemi

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, Nigeria. A published author and the publisher of the sites Ileifa.org, and OmoAwo Academy

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    Rayvin Nyte

    Thank you for sharing. Ashé!

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    Chief, I’ve just discovered this site. It is so very excellent. Ashe!!

    Please advise me if I should have a shrine to ESU in my apartment, as his significance is so great, and if so how to go about doing that over here in the UK?

    I already have my OGUN which I received in Ile Ife. It seems that I should certainly be making offerings to baba ESU too.

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      Awódélé Ifáyemí

      Alafia Ogunwale;

      Thank you for your recent visit and interest in traditional Ifa.

      I will email you regarding your question in the next few days as I’m currently traveling.

      Chief Awodele Ifayemi

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        Alafia Chief Ifayemi,

        Thank you for taking the time to reply. I anxiously await your response.

        Ogunwale Akintola

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    I am curious as to whether I should have a shrine to Esu as well. Also, I am wondering how it should be assembled. Will you email me as well? I have an ancestors altar right now. I don’t know whether I should do a shrine to Esu first or one to my head Orisa. Also, how does one know when they should be initiated? What is the main differences between an initiated person of Ifa, and a non initiated person who honors the ancestors and Orisa?
    I know I have a lot of questions, I really need someone who is not a charlatan to speak to.
    Thank you for your time,

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      Awódélé Ifáyemí

      Alafia Oyakemi;

      You are asking excellent questions which I would like to answer via email. Look for my reply within the next 2 days.

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi
      Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland

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        You can send this email to me as well

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    I would like to know as while. I have a altar as while pray to orisa and ancestors.

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      Awódélé Ifáyemí


      I’m not sure I understand your question.

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi
      Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland

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    Ifa Dara

    Ire Alaafia Baba,

    I’m interested in receiving Eshu as well as putting one down at residence.

    Please advise.


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      Awódélé Ifáyemí


      Thank you for visiting my site.

      Please email me to further discuss your needs. Use this site’s contact form to email me.

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Chief Awodele Ifayemi
      Atunwase Awo of Ilobuland

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