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