Members, friends, affiliated and or associated shrines/egbe and general well wishers gathered at IFEEBO Compound to celebrate the Ancestors of the Compound.
Guests were welcomed by Oloye Ogunrinola of Ife -Chief Lester Ogunbowale Ifakosounmu Osouna,and a short dissertationon on Odu OWONRIN OGBE presented. Owonrin Ogbe is the authority on which Ile -Isokan advances throughout the coming year until the return of the Festival next year.
After the presentation by the head of the Compound there was a follow of presentations by other persons including Br. Masai, Pearl Eintou Springer,Agba Ekere Parks and Oloye Orawale Oranfe.
In his presentations Oloye Ogunrinola recounted his Catholic up bringing but how his aunt Hilary Katgrant George whowas the leader of the Compound he now heads ensured that the rituals and prayers for his protection were administered to him.
He further recounts how this posed a challenge of faith to him. He recalled briefily his sojurn to Canada to further pursue studies and of his return to Republic Trinidad and Tobago where he became involved and initiated at Egbe Onisin Eledumare.He eventually fulfilled his mission of recovering the present Compound with the support and blessings of the then alive siblings of AGBA HILARY KATGRANT GEORGE,and Ile Isokan was born.
Present at this year’s activities were the two surviving siblings of Agba Hilary Katgrant George.
Among other persons present and participating in this year’s event were Sangode Orisagbemi – Oludari Agbaiye of EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE, Adeola Onafowokan Williams -former ALAGA of EGBE ONISIN ELED UMARE, Esubayi Olukayode Olaosebikan -former ALAGA of EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE,Aina Olukayode – former Akapo of EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE, Agba Gloria of the DANGBE COMME -RADA COMMUNITY of Belmont.
Among the Chiefs present were Oloye Ojise Obatala of Edena – Chief Oriyomi Njie Orisagbemi,Yeye Agbomoola of Oshogbo -Chieftess Omotaiwo Ogundiran Otun Iyalode of Ife Awo Agbaye – Chiftess Amoye Valerie Stephenson – Lee Chee Chief Alagba Erinfolami Aworeni and Oloye Orawale Oranfe Ife – Chief Olakela Massetungi.
The kitchen staff did an excellent job and Agba Sangolari’s ‘OLE STYLE OVEN ‘ pone was a winner.
Giving of their full suport also were Egbe Omo Oduduwa and the Ogboni Fraternity led by Oluwo Ogunmuyiwa.
Several babalawo were in attendance, among who were Babalawo Ifakorede,Awo Ifaniyi,Awo Ifaseun and several others more.
Members of Otura Meji Shrine were also present and a call to help in the re-building of their Compound which some time ago was razed by fire, was made by Br. Ige Ogunsanwo of Egbe Ilo siwaju Ile-Alkebulan.Br. Ige annonced the re-vitilization of the African Communities League.
It is hoped that we shall have some pictures from the hosts of the event to share on this site.
Attendees to the Festival can include thier own comments to enhance this report.
The Festival closed without any untoward incident or accidents.
We all hope and pray to be alive next year to celebrate with Ile-Isokan once again.Aase!