21 DAYS TO ASE ODUN ORANFE ATI ASE ODUN SANGO 2017 IN ILE ANANANI

Egbe Onisin Eledumare has been  the major pioneer in the championing for a day of National recognition  for members of the Orisa  community in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.

The current Oludari Agbaiye Egbe Onisin Eledumare was an original member of the Council of Orisa Elders that had met  with the government of Trinidad & Tobago under  a P.N.M. led  administration to put forward the case for a day of National recognition for the Orisa community in that geopolity/State.

The day was formally declared a Festival Day, but within  a few  years, the  several governments that have had the responsibility to manage our affairs in Republic Trinidad & Tobago all claimed there was no record of the Day being declared a Festival Day.

Among the  parties that were involved were Archbishop Edmund Percival Mejias, Babalorisa Emmanuel Pierre, Agba Onisaru Delores Alexander,Pearl Eintou Springer, Oluwo Ogunmuyiwa Anderson Patrick, and Oloye Orawale Oranfe Ife Olakela Massetungi.

Egbe Onisin Eledumare took the mantle of responsibility and hosted ASE ODUN SANGO for several years even when there was very little support by way of attendance from the Orisa community to these  events.

Later  in the  struggle  we   were joined by Otun Iyalode Valerie Stephenson Lee Chee  who along wit  her organization  Eniya Wa and the A.A.T.R.T.T. also made efforts to highlight the  significance of the  Day.

Today many years later we have not as yet succeeded in getting a Day of National recognition for our community. We still however remain  committed to the goal and every year we  host ASE ODUN SANGO  to which the local Orisa  community is invited.

As we continue in what we now consider our responsibility  and task  we continue to invite the input and support of the local Orisa community in making this Festival established on our National  calendar of Festival days.

Our Festival now is taking a new dimension to it’s format.

Oloye Orawale Oranfe is convinced that as an Oranfe Chief of Ile Ife he has  a responsibility to highlight Oranfe that is not to widely known in the Diaspora.

Oloye Orawale Oranfe Ile Ife, recently made efforts to  contact Kabiyesi Oba Abiodun Mulatto – Obaluru Ile Ife -Osagangan 1 to secure Kabiyesi’s support. We still await a direct response.

We shall keep our community apprised of developments for this year’s Festival.

We may  be  contacted for  pledges of support  via  this post or the face book page:

https://www.facebook.com/olakela.massetungi

Once again we solicit  your support and commitment.

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