At an impressive ceremony hosted by the Oshuna Centre – Osun Shrine, Pujadas Street, St. James Chief Alagba Erinfolami Aluko Adelekan- Esmond King was honoured for his contributions to the growth, development and expansion of African and Yoruba sacred science in Republic Trinidad & Tobago and abroad.
Citizens and devotees from varying walks of life and spiritual practices gathered to witness and participate in the event.
Celebrants seated and standind gathered on the Street for the annual event : ” DANCE IN D’ROAD CHILDREN ”
Ithas been the practice atthese events to honour contributors to our cultural and spiritual development of our Nation.
There is a strong St. James loyalty theme to recognise the contributions of persons and organizations of St. James origin toour National growth and development.
Some of the past receipients of Awards of the Oshuna Centre – Osun Shrine have been :
Iyalorisa Molly Ahye
Agba Ogundiran Ogunkeye
Len ” Boogsie ” Sharpe
The founder and Spiritual Head of Oshouna Centre – Osun Shrine have attempted through this event tofoster a sense of pride among the receipients and to establish role models for the younger generation.
Members of EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE have always played a supportive role in this process.
Among invited guests present were steel pan great TONY WILLIAMS whose life efforts to the Steel pan and it’s Movement is still to be better appreciated by the government and citizens of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.
Other guests included among others
Oloye Orawale Oranfe of Ife
Oloye Ogunrinola of Ife
Chief Baba Mokun Awo
Chieftess YeyeAyetuase Olomitutu , Ido Osun, Osogbo,
Several shrines and prominent persons in their own spheres and different categories of contribution all sat and stood in honour of CHIEF ERINFOLAMI ALUKO ADELEKAN.
Pan music,drum music ,song were all rendered.
OSUNREIKE THE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF OSUN sHRINE ACKNOWLEDGED THE RAIN.
Serving in the capacity as co M.C of the event was Aina Olukayode.
Awon atupa withwax was lit for Osun and the occassion.
Among the Elders in the land beyond beckoned and recognised was GEORGE TAYLOR Sr.
There was a joyous and happy mood.
Br. David Walcott who recently lost his brother in the mishap at Sea in which a Coast Guard vessel was involved was also present. Agba Pearl Jones of EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE formally closed the honouring ceremony before the gathering took to the open streets for celebrations. Both old and young participated.
All in all , all was happy. Several manifestations of Divine essences made their presence visible and accessible.
We all hope to live and gather again next year.
Attendees to this event are encouragedto post comments and/or pictures to more fully convey the joy of the moment.