Iya Agba Sylvestine was/ is the GRANDMOTHER of Oloye Orawale Oranfe/ Jakuta Sango of IFE – Olakela Massetungi.
Agba Sylvestine in the tradition of Africans of this country of several years ago,was directly responsible for the culturising and upbringing of Oloye Orawale Oranfe her first born grandson.
Agba Sylvestine was known to many as ” DA “.
To some she was known as ” Mem – men ”
To others as Mrs. Ismen and yet others as ” Tantie Ismen “.
Agba Sylvestine is of the Sougrin and Castilliano lineages.
She went to school at Blanchisseuse where she spent her early life.
After the death of her Mother she eventually arrived in Port – of – Spain where she begot Gloria and married to James Stanley Paul who worked as a foreman stevedore at the Port – of – Spain Harbour.
Agba Sylvestine lived to 93yrs of age. She would have turned 94 in December this year.
Hers was a life filled with ambition and nurturing of the minds of many young persons with whom she always had good relationships. She was beloved of all : FISHERMEN,HEALERS,DOCTORS,THE ” BIG “,THE POOR,ALL.
As Agba Sylvestine journeys, may the great transformation occur. Aase!