ORISANLA! Obatala! Another year has arrived and members of Ita Oosa of 51 Alberto Street, Woodbrook,Ile Ananani/Ile Iere will be hosting OBATALA FESTIVAL 2017 from Saturday 7th. January- Sun 8th.January2017 at their compound and surrounding district to give thanks for the many blessings received during the past gregorian calendar year and to also give thanks in anticipation of the many blessings that will be received in gregorian year 2017.
Over the many past years Ojise Obatala Edena Ile Ife Oloye Oriyomi Orisagbemi ati his family have laboured in love to present to the Trinidad & Tobago Republic a Yoruba FESTIVAL CONVENED AND PRESENTED IN LOVE AND WITH BEAUTY. Supported by Olorii Yemoo IRETIOLA and the children and grand children of the household with a few friends Ojise Obatal Edena – OloyeOriyomi Orisagbemi have developed a family ritual and observation to a Festival LOOKED FORWARD TO IN ANTICIPATION BY MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ORISA COMMUNITY in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.
PREPARATION FOR THIS FESTIVAL USUALLY BEGINS AS EARLY AS NOVEMBER AND EVEN EARLIER.
Oloye Oriyomi.Oloye Orawale Oranfe and Ja Jah Oga Onilu were all members of Mau Mau School of Drums where they met at Bazilon Street, East Dry Rive,Port of Spain where they held drum rehearsals.The convening site was then known as OBATALA IN THE RAW. Little the did Njie Oriyomi Doyle dream that he would be Ojise Obatala Edena Ile Ife.
From these humble beginnings,Ojise Obatala then became initiated at Egbe Onisin Eledumare and went to Alkebu-lan –ILE IFE, where he was initiated in full into Obatala community and received the title OJISE OBATALA EDENA ILE IFE.
Oloye Oriyomi is one of the few active and participating Chiefs of The Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago led by Oloye Orawale Oranfe Ife.
As of last year,the Festival which was formally presented for one day moved to a two day presentation.
The Festival have been highlighted both locally and Internationally and the Editor in Chief of Yoruba Sacredscience Centre wishes to commend and congratulate Oloye Oriyomi Orisagbemi,Olori Yemoo Iretiola, and family as well as Ita Oosa for their continued efforts at raising the consciousness and aesthetics of our National community through the presentation of OBATALA FESTIVAL.
The Administration and members of Egbe Onisin Eledumare also salute Ita Oosa for it’s successover the years and for the deliberate cooperation between the members of the both organization in raising and promoting the levelof awareness of African and Yoruba sacredscience here in Republic Trindad & Tobago and the Caribbean, and the world at large.
Long live Oloye Oriyomi! Long Live Olori Yemoo Iretiola! Long live Ita Oosa!
May this year’s Festival remain peaceful.May there be no untoward incident to obstruct or mar the integrity of the Festival.May no one die during the Festival May Orisanla accept the offering.May all Orisa rejoice.May all Orisa commend those who worked,built and promoted the Festival