Eniyan Wa an African spiritual organization led by Otun Iyalode Awo Agbaye Ifakemi Aworeni – Valerie Stephenson Lee Chee, has been functional in Republic Trinidad & Tobago for several years now and have highlighted and hosted Glede Festivals, Egun and Egungun Festivals and activities here in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.
The organization has added to the colour and diversity of Trinidad & Tobago African/ Yoruba spiritual and sacred science manifestation and retentions of our African heritage .
It can be listed and identified as among those organizations that some scholars have identified as innovators of a ” new” African sacred science narrative, that has in the main manifested itself as a direct consequence of the ” Black Power Revolution of 1970 ” that took place then in Republic Trinidad & Tobago.
The organization has continued to grow and spread it’s knowledge and information of African and Yoruba sacred science traditions. Like most of the ” new ” organizations that are very much Yoruba and African theology and Cosmology centred and oriented it has developed it’s distinct identity.
Yesterday marked the 15th. Annual Egungun Celebration of the organization that was held at the organization’s grounds at Tableland.
The day was wet, but not inclement.
There was early activitivities that included ebo that was in the main attended by Eniyan and Egbe Onisin Eledumare.
Later on members of Otura Meji Shrine Ile Awon Osun and others joined in the day celebrations and welcoming of the Egungun masquerades.
Food and drink, was share din abundance. There was drumming, dancing, singing, and there was a high and happy festive atmosphere.
When the masquerades appeared there was a street procession .
Among awon Oloye present wer :
Ojise Obatala Edena – Chief Oriyomi Orisagbemi
Olori Yemoo Iretiola
Yeye Agbamoola Olomitutu – Chief Omotaiewo Ogunkeye
Oloye Orawale Oranfe Ife – Olakela Massetungi