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Annual Ifa Reading of the Year 2021/2022

Ogunda Onisese Temple





ANNUAL WORLD IFA READING OF THE YEAR 2021/2022

( ODU of the Year, Ado Ekiti)


REPORT OF THE READINGS OF IFA IN THE JUST CONCLUDED 2021/2022 ANNUAL WORLD IFA /ORISA PILGRIMAGE THAT TOOK PLACE ATI OKE OLOTA IN ADO EKITI ON THE 29-30TH OF MAY, 2021


ERIWO YA!!!


Preamble, in the year 2020 Eji Ogbe was revealed as the Odu for the year 2020/2021. The Annual World Ifa/Orisa Pilgrimage did not take place due to the prevalence of Covid 19 resulting in social distancing and limited number of people allowed to congregate in space.


For that reason, the Elders and executive council of the International Council for Ifa Religion opted for virtual participation. All temples throughout the world were invited to send in their messages and reports on the Odu. This led to a situation where 16 countries participated in giving messages on Eji Ogbe. It also led to a situation where four major international languages were used as means of communication.


The countries which participated last year were:

• Nigeria

• Republic of Benin

• Cote d’voire

• United Kingdom

• United State of America

• Mexico

• Columbia

• Venezuela

. Chile

• Argentina

• Spain

• Cuba

• Pueto Rico

• Republic du togo

• Trinidad and Tobago

• Brazil


The international languages were:

• English

• Spanish

• Portuguese

• Yoruba


This year however, 13 countries participated in sending their messages on the readings of the 2021/2022 readings of the annual Ifa which took place on the 29th/30th of May. These countries are:


• Yoruba

• Republic du Benin

• Republic du Togo

• United Kingdom

• France


• United State of America

• Mexico

• Venezuela

• Spain

• Cuba

• Trinidad and Tobago

• Brazil

• Barbados


While the International languages increased from four to five. They are:

• English

• French

• Spanish

• Portuguese

• Yoruba


The messages here in Ofun Iwori are not meant for those who are strictly professional Babalawo. Rather, they are meant for those who are Ifa/Orisa Temples and religion Devotees. They are meant for those who draw their spirituality from the teachings of Ifa and who consider Ifa as their religion and faith and at the same time who attend Ifa/Orisa Temples services regularly. These categories of people may or may not be Ifa/Orisa practitioners who consider Ifa and Orisa has their professions.


The emphasis here is for those who see and believe that Ifa is their faith and who draw spiritual inspirations from the teachings of Ifa.

Ofun Gando (Ofun Iwori promises abundant prosperity, elevation, success and accomplishment. at the same time, it WARNS against chaos, upheavals, crises, pandemonium and bloodshed throughout the world. All Temples leaders all over the world owe humanity a sacred duty of offering ebo to multiply successes foreseen by Ofun Gando and eliminate war, crises and bloodshed. After the ebo, there is the need for all leaders, spiritual and temporal to exhibit a high sense of fairness, justice, level-headedness and tolerance in order to right the wrongs in various communities across the world.

Aboru Aboye.


Solagbade Popoola ficssmn

President, ICIR.


MESSAGES OF IFA OF THE YEAR 2021/2022 REVEALED AT OKE OLOTA IN ADO EKTI ON THE 29TH/30TH OF MAY 2021.


The Odu revealed is Ofun Iwori. Ifa comes with Ire of longevity. Ifa says that Ifa will ensure that all Temples around the world will benefit from this grace. Ifa advises each temple to feed Ifa with food.


For those who are born by this Odu during itenifa or ikosedaye, there is the need for each of them to feed Ifa with at least two land snails, Ori, plenty of palm oil and obi. They also need to feed Esu with at least two land snails and epo in order to bring peace of mind, comfort and harmony into their lives.


Main Messages:

• Ifa assures each temple that all our prayers will be answered. Ifa enjoins us to tell the Divinities, especially Ifa, all our problems and to appeal to Ifa to remove the problems. At the same time, Ifa says that we need to tell Ifa what we need in order for Ifa to increase our success chances. Ifa says that it is not a good thing for us to hide our problems from Ifa. This is because it will be difficult for Ifa to know our areas of need in order for Ifa to fill the gaps in our lives.

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with four pigeons, four rats, four fish, two hens, two roosters, two guinea fowls and money. Each Temple also needs to feed Ifa with one she- goat, two rats and two fish. On this, Ifa says:


Eke n ba'le gbe'le

Eke won o gb'ohun ile

Ekute n ba aba gbe'le

Won o gb'ohun aba

Irawe lebelebe n ba Ikin gbe'le Won o gb'ohun Ikin


Dia fun Omuro

Ti n se omo bibi inu Agbonniregun Igba ti o n sun'kun owo oun o ba're Won ni ko ru'bo

O gb’ebo, o ru’bo

Ohun o fe o waa ro fun Ikin

Omuro

Aje ni mo fe

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin

Omuro

Aya ni mo fe

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin

Omuro

Omo ni mo fe

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin

Omuro

Ile ni mo fe

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin

Omuro

Ire gbogbo ni mo fe

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin

Omuro


Translation

The rafter lives with the house

But did not hear the voice of the house

The fork prong lives with the barn

The dried leaves live with the Holy Ikin

But could not communicate with Ikin

Ifa's messages for Omuro

The child of Agbonniregun

When he was lamenting his inability to succeed in life He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Abundant wealth is what i need

Omiro

I have come to tell Ikin

Compartible spouse is what i need

Omiro

I have come to tell Ikin

Good child is what i need

Omiro

I have come to tell Ikin

Befitting home is what i need


Omiro

I have come to tell Ikin

All ire of life is what i need Omiro

I have come to tell Ikin


• Ifa says that all Ifa/Orisa devotees shall never be disappointed in whatever they do. Ifa assures them that wherever they go and whatever they do, they will be accorded their due honour and respect. Ifa says that all evil designs of their enemies shall be neutralized. Ifa promises all Temple members across the world that they shall have cause to roll out the drums to celebrate their achievement in the next twelve months.

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with one he-goat, plenty of Obi, plenty of Orogbo and money. There is also the need to feed Esu with one rooster. On this Ofun Igando says:

Ofun lawo igando

Iwori lawo igando

Oro gando-gando ki tan nikun agba boroboro Dia fun Eni Owo

Tii somo bibi inu Agbonniregun

Won ni ko rubo si laiku ara re

O gb'ebo, o ru'bo

E fowo mi wo mi

Tori owo koko la fi n wo igi Owo Orisa la fi nwo afin Owo agbara la fi n wo yanrin E fowo mi wo mi


Translation

Ofun is the Awo of Igando

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando

Implicating matter is not easily forgotten by elders

Ifa's message for Eni-Owo, the Respectable man

The child of Agbonniregun

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Please give me my respect

The tree knot brings respect for the tree

The respect given to Orisa is the respect accorded to albino The respect of the flood is the respect given to the sand Please give me my respect


• Ifa says that there is the need for all Temples around the world to feast their Temple members. Ifa says that there should be food and drinks. All members need to participate

and pray on the day of the feasting. Ifa says that if this is done, the prayers of all members in each Temple will be answered. On this, Ifa says:


Orunmila ni ka maa bu'sa se

Mo ni ka maa su’na si kuku Bara mi Agbonniregun O ni ti Alaworo Orisa ba ti n bu'sa se

To ba ti n sun’na si kuku

Bee ni Orisa re yoo ma gbe e

O ni ti alaworo Ogun ba ti n busa se

To ba ti n sun’na si kuku

Bee ni Ogun re yoo ma gbe e

O ni ki won wa so fun Akapo oun Erigi Alo

Abenu to n sowo ginniginni

Ko lo maa bu'sa se

Ko maa sun’na si kuku

O ni nigba naa l'oun maa gbe e


Translation

Orunmila says that we need to yam

And cook soup as well

My father Bara Agbonniregun

He declares that if Orisa devotee boils yam

And cook soup

For sure Orisa will give him the support that he needs

Orunmila declares that if Ogun devotee boils yam

And cook soup

For sure Ogun will certainly give him the support that he needs

Orunmila asks them to tell his devotee to boil yam

And cook soup

If he can do this

That is the time that he will give him the support that he needs


• Ifa says that there is the need for members of all Temples to offer ebo against unconsummated fortune and disappointment. Ifa enjoins each member to ensure that their presence and active participation at all Temple occasions and activities are with sincerity. As long as people see them participating fully in all activities they will never be disappointed.

Ifa advises each temple to offer ebo with one rooster and money. They also need to feed Esu with another rooster and feed Ifa with four rats, four fish and one hen. On this, Ifa says:


Ofun lawo igando

Iwori lawo igando

Dia fun Aberepete eba ona

O f'ojojumo kominu ire gbogbo Won ni ko ru'bo

O gbebo o rubo

Ifa ma je ki ire o gbon lo nile mi Rekureku oko kii fa ko koja oju ona


Translation

Ofun is the Awo of Igando

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando

Ifa cast for the shy member who avoids participation When lamenting his inability to receive all ire of life He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Ifa please do not let me miss my success chances rekureku creeper will never miss the roadside


• Ifa says that the most sacred hill of Ifa and Orisa shall return to its prominence position among Ifa devotees. Ifa says that the lives of all members shall improve and there shall be

progress and elevation in all Ifa/Orisa believing and following nations of the world when this happens.

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with two guinea fowls and money. Each Temple also needs to feed Obatala with one guinea fowl, efun, land snails, shea butter and 10 yards of white clothe and feed Ifa with one mature she goat. On this, Ifa says:


Ofun lawo Igando

Iwori lawo Igando

Dia fun Oke kan, oke kan Nijo ti o nraye apesin pitipiti Won ni ko ru'bo

O gbebo, o rubo

Orisa oke ba mu bu si


Translation

Ofun is the Awo of Igando

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando

Ifa cast for that great Hill

When going into the world of perpetual adoration It was advised to offer ebo

And it complied

Orisa Oke, please increase my worth


• There is the need for each Temple to offer ebo for their leaders in order for them not to experience untimely death. Ifa says that the death of the leader will lead to confusion, pandemonium and lack of direction for members of such Temple. This is the reason why the ebo must be offered as quickly as possible.

The ebo materials here are one he goat and money. There is also the need to feed Iyami with yam pottage and feed Sango with one rooster. On this, Ifa says:


Ofun pa

Iwori warara

Dia fun Igi

A bu fun eye ori re

Won ni ki awon mejeeji rubo si laiku ara won Ipin aisebo

Egba aiteru

Ija de

Igi sidi o wo lule

Eye o ni'bugbe mo


Translation

Ofun explodes

And Iwori disperses

Ifa cast for the Big Tree

And also for the birds livin on the tree top

They were advised to offer ebo of longevity they all failed to comply

Disaster struck

The Big Tree was uprooted and it fell

And all the birds lost their homes


• Ifa says that all Temples leaders shall be elevated to the positions of kings, queens and decision makers. Ifa assures them that their instructions shall be taken seriously and devotees shall respect their decisions.

Ifa advises each Temple leader to offer ebo with two pigeons, two hens and money. On this, Ifa says:


Ofun lawo Igando

Iwori lawo Igando

Gando gando Awo Oyin lo dia f’Oyin Iku pa Ekun tan

O fi eyinju tanna

Iku pa Aronimagajia

To ba won mu opa Osooro ja'ko

Dia fun Oba Onigboo raadi-raadi

Eyi ti yoo dade owo

Ti yoo tepa ileke

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gbebo, o rubo

Awa oba logboogba

Oba ma ndade

Mo gbe de borun

Awa oba logboogba


Translation

Ofun is the Awo of Igando

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando

Gando gando, the Awo of Oyin, Honey Bee

He cast Ifa for Honey Bee

Death struck the Leopard

Even with fire in its eyeballs

Death struck Aronimagajia

Which was going about the forest with Osooro staff

Ifa cast for Oba Onigboo raadi-raadi

Who would wear the crown of financial success And hold the stall made with beads

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

I and Oba are equals

The Oba wears a crown

And I adorn my neck with ide beads

Oba and I are equals


• Ifa says that all women in the temples should be advised against given birth to children with two different men. If this has already happened, there is the need to offer the ebo stated below. This is because if they have children for two different men, when they die, there is most likely going to be disagreement among the children. The crisis may lead to disaster.

On the other hand, Ifa says that there is the need for communities, societies and even countries to offer ebo in order to avoid bloody separation that will bring war, chaos, disaster, calamity, blood shedding, homelessness and desperation. Leaders in all the communities of the world need to be objective, patriotic, selfless, disciplined, and have the fear of Olodumare in all their actions. If this is not done, the blood of innocent and helpless citizens will be on their neck.


Ifa says that if there is going to be separation, either streams or river shall become the new boundaries. The rivers shall first be soaked with blood.

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with one mature he- goat, one machete, one knife and money. On this, Ifa says:


Abata nla ab'oju gberensele

Dia fun Kobolape

Ti n m'oju ekun sungbere omo

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

Igbati yoo bi

O bi Ofun fun won lode Igando

O bi Iwori fun won lode Igando

E o ri nijo Ofun oun Iwori pade loke odo Oju agada n ro toki


Translation

The big swamp with murky surface

Ifa's message for Kobolape

When weeping in lamentation of her inability to beget a baby She was advised to offer ebo

When it was time to give birth

She gave birth to Ofun in Igando land

And gave birth to Iwori in Igando land

Don't you see the time that Ofun Iwori met by the riverside The machetes were dripping with blood


• Ifa says that if there are crises in any community it is simply because the decision makers in the affected communities are after personal gains. Ifa says that such leaders are very selfish, wicked, inconsiderate and are after coveting what belongs to others. Ifa says that there is the need for dialogue in order to right all the wrong in the community. If this is not done, there can only be pandemonium, chaos, upheavals, and meaninglessness.

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with plenty of land snails, four guinea fowls and money and to feed Esu with plenty of land snails. On this, Ifa says:


Ofun lawo Igando

Iwori lawo Igando

Oro gandogando o tan nile yii boroboro

Dia fun Agbaagba mefa

Ti gbogbo won rojo enu u won

Ti gbogbo won o lebi

Opelope Etu lo j'ara o tu wa o

Awa wa deni ola peregde


Translation

Ofun is the Awo of Igando

And Iwori is the Awo of igando

Controvertial issues are difficult to stop in the land Ifa's message for six elders

When they could not see eye to eye

and when they narrated their stories

None of them admitted their faults

All thanks to guinea fowl

that made it possible for us to have peace of mind

The six elders mentioned here in this Odu are: Oka, Cobra

Okete, Giant Rat

Okere, Squirrel

Eluluu, a brown feathered bird Aparo, Bush fowl and

Aaya, monkey

The six of them were living inside the same forest. The cobra was fond of taking what belonged to other animals by force. One day, he went into the home of okete the giant rat in order to kill him and take over his house. Okete ran out of the house in broad daylight. It was unheard of for Okete to move about during the day. When Okete saw Okete, he took to his heels. While Okete and


Okere were running away, Aaya saw them and he too ran away. Aparo saw them running and he too ran away. There was pandemonium in the animal kingdom. Eluluu bird summoned rainfall and everywhere became even more confussing. When the six elders were summoned, even the Cobra the aggressor refused to admit his fault. it took the intervention of the desision makers to put the cobra in his rightful position.


• Ifa says that fairness, justice, truth, honesty and the fear of Olodumare are important in order to bring communities of the world out of danger and self inflicted calamity. Ifa says that societies are setting traps for other societies. People are planning evil against others. Avarice has taken over the world. People out of sheer wickedness conspired to eliminate hard working people in order to take over their belongings. Ifa says that Olodumare will protect all members of the Temples against the evil designs of the wicked ones.

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with one he-goat and money. There is also the need for each temple to add the head of cobra snake to the ebo. Members need to be very observant

in order not to fall into trap set by enemies . On this, Ifa says:


Ofun lawo Igando Iwori lawo Igando

Dia fun Baba Ayoleete Won ni ko rubo

Ko ma baa te ori oka

O gbebo, o rubo

Lau erebe

Erebe lau

Baba Ayolee te

Ko ma ba teri Oka o

Lau erebe

Erebe lau


Translation

Ofun is the Awo of Igando

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando

Ifa's message for Baba Ayoleete,

Please step carefully

He was advised to offer ebo

For him not to step on the head of a live cobra

He complied

Now lau erebe

And erebe lau

Baba please step carefully

For you not to step on the head of a live cobra

Lau erebe

And erebe lau


• Ifa says that Olodumare had seen the suffering of the people and the actions of the aggressor had truly irritated the divinities. Ifa says that if the victims are weak, suppressed and overwhelmed to the extent that they are incapable of fighting for their right, Ifa says that the divinities, especially Sango, will fight for them.

For this reason, Ifa advises each Temple to feed Sango with one rooster, and ask Sango to fight their aggressors for them.


Ofun dodo

Iwori dodo

Dia fun Oba Olubi obooro okun

Eyi ti yoo tori adie kan ra ogun ja Ile

Ebo ni won o waa se

O gbebo o rubo

Ireni apasa

E wa ba'ni l'aruuse ogun


Translation

Ofun dodo

And Iwori dodo

They cast Ifa for Oba Olubi Obooro Okun

Who would ruin the whole community because of one rooster

he was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Before long, and not too far

Join us in the midst of victory over enemies


•Ifa says that there is the need for us to continuously offer ebo and pray to Olodumare to solve our problems for us. These problems may be physical, physiological, social, mental, psychological, emotional, or spiritual. Constant ebo will eliminate all these problem. There is also the need to perform ose ifa regularly and feed Esu on a regular basis.

On this, Ifa says:


Opon nlanla ni won fi ndifa Alara

Gbami l’Esu Odara n gba

Ara yoo to’nii gba nii gba'ni

Dia fun Onigando

Omo atepa osooro gbo kujokujo

O n sogbogbo arun

O n nara kaka laile dide

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gbebo, o rubo

Igba to rubo ni gbogbo arun to nse e ba salo Ase aimebo, aimetutu

Oun ni n pa onigando o lo


Translation

A big Ifa tray is usually used to cast Ifa for Alara

Esu Odara is noted for coming to the rescue of people

Those who are capable of rescuing others are the ones who should be called upon

Ifa cast for Onigando

Who walks on Osooro staff till old age

When he was suffering from ailment

He was advised to offer ebo

he later complied

When he offered ebo

All the ailments disappeared

It is failure to offer ebo and perform etutu

That was making Onigando suffer from ailments.


Aboru Aboye


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