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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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    Eugene Chaffey

    I am having issues seeing your blog. It displays all funny with text displaying incorrectly. You might like to look at this.

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      Hi Eugene;

      Thank for your observation. Hope you are not having any additional issues seeing the articles on this site.

      Ogbó àtó Asure Ìwòrìwòfún.

      O dábò!
      Awodele Ifayemi
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    steve jukic


    You had a very nice picture of an opon portraying element fire.
    I would like to see it again to use it for a tatoo.



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      Alaafia Steve;

      Glad you dropped by again. I’ve email you the image you saw.

      Agbo Ato
      Awodele Ifayemi

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    I’m trying to find some more information on the design an meaning of the Opon, itself.
    I was told that there are 16 different types of Opon and each one serves a different purpose as different types of medicine are made on each one.
    Would you have any information in that regards or know where I could get some more specifics on Opon’s themselves?

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      Thank you for your visit and comments.

      The “Awo” (mysteries / secrets) of the Opon are numerous, and many which are heard of are extrapolations of simpler truths. Unfortunately, as information is passed from one person to another essential meaning tends to be morphed into the reality and needs of the current recipient. So you are well advised to continued your research, and while doing so keep in mind that the best source of information is the root of the source. I would give you two good sources of research material you can start with; “IFA An Exposition of Ifá Literary Corpus” by Wande Abimbola, and “IFA Divination”, by William Bascom.

      O Dabo
      Awodele Ifayemi

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    Yes, this is something I plan on delving into, heavily, upon my 1st trip to Nigeria as I am in full agreement in regards to grasping this subject at its source.
    I’m thankful for the text you’ve recommended , I’ll check them out and see what I can draw up from them.

    O Dabo,


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