Their Excellencies : Mr. & Mrs. Ademola Onafowokan with Head of the Council of Afrikan Traditional Chiefs at OBATALA FESTIVAL 2011

In what can only be described as a magnificent Festival held at Ita Osa , Ile – Iere , Republic Trinidad & Tobago , orisa devotees came from all over Trinidad & Tobago to celebrate with Ojise Obatala ati Olori Yemoo their Annual Obatala Festival.

The Festival which opened on Saturday 8th. January ,2011 with a WOMAN’S DAY GATHERING and continued with a Childrens’  Day Session climaxed with a grand celebration yesterday that included handing out of AWARDS OF RECOGNITION to Contributors to  Orisa practice and development in Ile – Iere , Republic Trinidad & Tobago.

Agba Pearl Jones receives her reward

This year Ita Osa chose to recognise four persons :

Oloye Orawale Oranfe – Head of Council Of African Traditional Chiefs, Founding member EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE

Agba Pearl Jones – Foundation and early member of Egbe Onisin Eledumare

Jajah Oga Onilu – Master Drummer ,Founder member of Mau Mau School of Drums

Ella Andal – Vocalist par excellence, entertainer ,orisa devotee.

The awardees all received plaques  and were acknowledged for their contributions.

The evening celebrations included honouring of the  Ancestors. Rituals here were led by Otun Iyalode Awo Agbaye  Iya Amoye Valerie Stephenson Lee Chee and Enia Wa.

Otun Iyalode Awo Agbaye ati Oloye Orawale Oranfe at invocation of Ancestors.

The early lead up saw solidarity messages from other shrine and organization leaders present

Article to be continued!



  1. Truly a very spiritual event

  2. Eku Odun Obatala Orisa arugbo ateterekaiye.

  3. Congratulation are in order.

    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      Alaafia! E k’abo ! Modupe oooo! Thank you Cedric for your visit to our site and for taking time to leave your positive comment. Your visit is appreciated and we thank you also for the good work you are doing. May our collective efforts help in bringing empowerment to our people, and may this result in a healed planet.
      Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  4. I’m truly sorry I missed this festival. Judging from past celebration I know it was a highly spiritual occasion. I do hope that all awardees were present.

    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      Greetings Mannan ! E Kabo! Modupe ooo! We thank you for your visit to this site, and for sharing your vibes and giving us a basis of responding to feedback from what has been posted here.
      I am sure that Ojise and family missed your presence .
      Yes! All the awardees were present. Ella sang some of the oriki during the course of activities.
      The celebration is getting better.
      I pray that for the next Festival we shall all be alive and well to celebrate together.
      Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  5. I give thanks to Olodumare for this year’s Obatala Festival . I pray for more success in orisa proclamation . Ire Gbogbo for all orisa devotee in Trinidad and Tobago. I m happy and proud of you.



    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      Alaafia! E kabo! Welcome ! May your visit here be satisfying to you. W e recognise your presence and hope you will visit here many more times again. Oloye Orawale Oranfe

  7. Greetings,and more Oloye, in the name of Olodumare, our Ancestors and the Orisa. It seems a long time since we last communed. Congratulations on your site and all the hard work and selfless devotion you continue to put into the furtherance of Orisa practice in T&T and, with the help of Social Media, the rest of the world, May you continue to prosper and your vision manifest. Iyalaje Ogunbunmi

    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      E KU OJO META ! Alaafia ! E k’abo ! I am indeed happy to hear from you and for your positive comments as I attempt to engage the forces of ignorance and prejudice via this media. I pray that you and your family are all safe and that your spirit and enthusiasm remains high. May orisa ,eeagun , ori abasom , loa and all beneficient beings keep these portals open. Remain blessed and special .
      Oloye Orawale Oranfe

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    • yorubasacredsciencecentre

      E K[abo Kunle Ajisafe into our humble space through which we attempt to report and project the positive events of the orisa and African community through this medium. We are happy for your visit, your consideration of our presentations and for the time taken to commend and bless us for our efforts. May you always find time and opportunity to visit us and be nurtured and nourished by your coming, drawing our spaces positively together. Adupe ooo. Oloye Orawale Oranfe

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