Osogbo, Nigeria 2019

We give thanks to Olodumare, Ifa, Osun and all the Irunmole for allowing for another successful and blessed trip home to Osogbo. We were able to experience the blessings of another blessed festival season and celebrate with our family in Osogbo. Here is a re-cap of some of the great moments experienced.

At the Ifa Festival for our Baba Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon. At the table with Baba Araba, my Oluwo Baba Agbongbon Fakayode Faniyi, and Baye Kemit. Wishing our Baba another wonderful and blessed year.

At the Ifa Festival for our Baba Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon. At the table with Baba Araba, my Oluwo Baba Agbongbon Fakayode Faniyi, and Baye Kemit. Wishing our Baba another wonderful and blessed year.

A few pictures of Chief Awosanmi with family of Idin Ileke Temple in Osogbo. Family is the wealth of Life.

Ifa teaches us that unity is one of the most powerful things any family our community can possess. Unity must be maintained through the tough times, the happy times, rich and poor times. It’s only through family that you will experience wealth.

Ifa teaches us that unity is one of the most powerful things any family our community can possess. Unity must be maintained through the tough times, the happy times, rich and poor times. It’s only through family that you will experience wealth.

In this new month Ifa teaches us that the circle of giving is one of the most powerful things in the world. When one gives one is now eligible to receive, its hard to receive from the universe when one has not given. So whatever goals and dreams you have, give to someone and allow the universe to gift you in return.

Chief Awosanmi pictured with his Oluwo Baba Agbongbon and his family

Yoruba drum and dance at its finest in Osogbo Nigeria for our Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon

Ifa and Orisa Workshops October 2019

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Happy Ogun Worship Day!

Ogun Worship Day greetings. Ogun is the Orisa of many things and self determination and wealth are a couple. Ogun has shown us that when we have the drive, discipline and self determination wealth is sure to follow. Don’t give up and whatever your dreams are and the spirit of wealth will surely find you and bless you abundantly. This is a clip of Chief Awosanmi playing Ogun drums of the Elebuibon family in Osogbo, Nigeria, during The Araba Ifayemi Elebuibon Festival 2019. Ogun Ye!

Ifa Worship Day Greetings!

Ifa teaches us that our culture, philosophy and spiritual practice is a sustainable way of life. It provides a guide line to live life in a fruitful and productive way. Plant the seed and harvest the fruit. Our children are the fertile soil. Plant the seed of Ifa in them today. Ifa Heepa oo !

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Egbe Festival 2019

Come celebrate the children of our community and give offerings to Egbe Orun. Bring gifts to the children and offerings for Egbe and lets celebrate another year of community!

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The Key to Life

The key to life is finding your soulmates. Not romantic soulmates but the id you knew in a past life and meet again in this one. So glad to meet you all again in this life. Looking forward to meet more family too! Ile Ogundase

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256 Cultural Tours!

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It’s time to go to Cuba! Spread the word and let’s connect with our African family in the Diaspora!

Eku Odun Chief Sekou Awosanmi Osuntoogun Alaje

On August 8th we celebrated our Oluwo Chief Sekou Awosanmi Alaje’s new year!

“Today I celebrate 19 years of being initiated to Oshun in Matanzas, Cuba by my Godfather Pello Tampanez Ogunbi. I just want to say thank you to Baba Ogunbi and Godfather in Ifa Chief Fakayode Faniyi for your constant teaching, mentoring and development. You have both changed my life and I am forever grateful. Thank you to all my mentors and teachers. Each of you have such a profound impact in my life.

I give thanks to my mother, my wife, my children and family as well. Congratulations to all my godchildren on coming together to make another powerful festival season. May this year be blessed for us all.

Ifa Festival 2019

Ifa Festival 2019 for our Ifa Temple Ile Ogundase and 256 Healing Arts was such a blessing this year. Thank you to all the people that came out to support, Thank you to all the Babalawo, Iyanifa, and Olorisa that came out. Thank you to performing artists Amma What, Oshun, Nakeeba Amaniyea. You all were amazing. To all the Ile Ogundase temple members for coming together and making this event so special. May Ifa bless us all with a wonderful year. Photos by Solwazi Afi Olusola.

Oshun Festival 2019

Oshun Festival 2019 for Ile Osunfikayo and 256 Healing Arts was such a blessing. Our mother has anointed us with another magical festivity. Thank you to all the elders, ale’s and to all the people that made the journey to the river. It was a wonderful blessing. May Osun open the way for another powerful year.

Ifa Festival 2019

Ifa Festival for our Ifa Temple Ile Ogundase and 256 Healing Arts was such a blessing this year. Thank you to all the people that came out to support. Thank you to all Babalawo, Iyanifa and Olorisa that came out. Thank you to performing artists, Amma What, Oshun NYC, Nakeeba Roots, you all were amazing. To all the Ile Ogundase temple members for coming together and making this event so special. May Ifa bless us all with a wonderful year.

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Urban Bush Women SLI July 2019

We had an amazing time supporting our siSTARs at the Urban Bush Women SLI this week! We played and sang and danced for Oya, class taught by Kelly White.

Blessings on Blessings!

We are so proud of our sisters OSHUN NYC for the release of their single ‘Blessings on Blessings’ Check out the video and bump this all of July!

July is for Osun!

We have so many exciting events, workshops and festivals planned for the month of July! There is nothing like coming together to give praise to the Most High and our Great Mother for supporting us in this past year. Coming up we have our Oshun Workshop Series where we will discuss topics such as ‘Oshun the Healer’ ‘Oshun=Water’ and Oshun, The Giver of Life. We also have an amazing retreat where we will be communing with nature and giving thanks and praise to Oshun where she is found in nature, the river. Come out and allow the healing and refreshing waters of our Great Mother carry you into this next year! Ore Yeye ooo!

Egbe Festival 2019

Come out and celebrate the children of our community at our annual Egbe Festival!

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Leadership comes from God - Kenyan Proverb

Congratulations to our dear brother Nana Kofi Osei Williams, he was promoted and installed to be the Chief Priest of his Master Teachers Nana Yaw Gyebi’s Temple in Nyamebekyere, Ghana. Congratulations! You deserve it. May all the work you do for our community bless you and your family for countless generations.

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Ghana Trip 2019

We have been very busy and full of new adventures this summer. Here is a re cap of what we have been up to.

Our Ghana trip was a blessed experience. We were not surprised when we found Ghana was just like Naija (Nigeria). As much as they try to separate us, we are one.

During our second day we traveled to ancient city of Larteh, well known for African Spirituality. We met the senior Asuo Shrine of the world with its owner Nana Yaw. We give thanks to all the African spiritual forms keeping us alive and well everyday.

Our third day we had the honor of communing in nature. We traveled through the sacred forest appeasing the deities and collecting herbs.

Lastly we had the opportunity to attend Chief Priest Nana Yaw Gyebi’s Asuo Gyebi Festival 2019!

Ghana was such an amazing blessed experience and we are grateful our ancestors and the divine forces continue to provide us opportunities to connect with our family all over the world. Check out the pictures below!

Odunde Festival 2019

256 Healing Arts and Ile Osunfikayo supporting the Calabash carrier at the Odunde Festival. It was a beautiful opportunity to celebrate and praise Osun with our Orisa family in Philadelphia. Thank you Ore Yeye oooo!

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Isese Festival 2019 Brooklyn, NY

Our Isese Festival was a blessed experience. May we continue to keep our African traditions and culture alive and may our ancestors continue to support us on our path!