Starting today, April 1, the town of Oyo, where our lineage comes from, is celebrating its most important festival, the Owonrin Meji festiva 2023l, also known as the Oke Agidan festival. The celebrations began propitiating Esu and Ogun. Thousands of people also went to Ope, the sacred palm tree of Ifá, with Obi, to ask Eledumare to allow luck to manifest and overcome all obstacles.
The Owonrin Meji 2023 festival, which is attended by people from all over Nigeria, will continue for the next three days with propitiations to the different orisa and also with a special event at the Alaafin palace in Oyo. The last day will be the most important, since all the inhabitants of Oyo and its surroundings will go up to the Oke Agidan mountain to carry out the collective Ifá ceremonies.
For Ilé Awo, the Owonrin Meji festival is of great importance, since it coincides with the Ifá birthday of our awo Ifabiyii Akoda, who is 24 years old as an initiate in Ifá. “It has been a long path of study and learning in the practice of Traditional Ifá and of verifying how following Ifá’s advice and his commandments you can have a prosperous and peaceful life”, said Ifabiyii Akoda.