ifa of the year

2020 - 2021

MESSAGES OF IFA OF THE YEAR YEAR 2020/2021 REVEALED AT OKE OLOTA IN

ADO EKITI ON THE 31st OF MAY 2020.

 

The Odu revealed is Eji Ogbe Ifa comes with Ire Gbogbo Ayika Iwa

Ifa says that Obatala will manifest the ire.  In this wise, all Ifa/Orisa Temples are enjoined to feed Obatala with 16 land snails and four Obi each. They are also advised to add a little honey and 16 efun to their Obatalapots. All Temples shall have cause to celebrate all ire of life this year.  In the same vein, all those born by this Odu either during initiation or Ikosedaye are to do the same as stated above.

 

MAIN MESSAGES OF IFA IN EJI OGBE

1. Ifa says that there is the need for all Temples and Shrines all over the world to offer ebo in order for Orunmila himself to come to our rescue. Ifa says that the principalities

of Iku, Death, Arun, Affliction, Ejo, Contention and Ofo, Loss have taken over the land.

Not only that, they had also chased all human beings away from the land and the farm.

All humans are scared and are peeping through the doors, windows and crevices of

their homes for fear of the unknown. Ifa says that all these fears shall be totally

incapacitated.

Ifa advises each Temple or Shrine to offer ebo with a mature he goat, two guinea fowls

and money. Ifa also says that the Temples and Shrines also need to feed Ifa with

mashed yam and epo. They also need to feed Obaluaye with the same mashed yam

and epo. On this, Ifa says:

 

Erin ja

Erin o j'oluso

Agbo momo ja

Won mu u so l'Oja Ejigbomekun

Dia fun Okookanlenu Irunmole

Nijo ti Iku gba'le gb'odo

To si gb'oko mo won l'owo

Ebo ni won ni ki won waa se

Erin ja

Erin o j'oluso

Agbo momo ja

Won mu u so l'Oja Ejigbomekun

Dia fun Orunmila

Baba maa je Onimogba Omo araaye

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gb'ebo, o ru'bo

Nje gba mi ki n r'aaye

Agba'ni

Gba mi ki n r'aaye

Agba'ni

Gba mi l'owo Iku

K'Iku o ma lee pa mi

Agba'ni

Gba mi ki n r'aaye

Agba'ni

Gba mi ki Arun I ma lee se mi

Agba'ni

Gba mi ki n r'aaye

Agba'ni

Gba mi ki Gbogbo Ajogun o ma lee se mi

Agba'ni

Gba mi ki n r'aaye

Agba'ni

 

Translation

 

When the elephant broke loose

There was no one to restrain it

But when the ram broke loose

It was easily restrained at Ejigbomekun Market

Ifa's message for the 401 Irunmole

When Death took over the home and the stream

And even the farm from them

They were advised to offer ebo

When the elephant broke loose

There was no one to restrain it

But when the ram broke loose

It was easily restrained at Ejigbomekun market

Ifa's message for Orunmila

When going to become the Rescuer of human beings

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Please rescue me for me to have opportunities

The Rescuer

Rescue me for me to have opportunities

The Rescuer

Rescue me from Death

Let Death have no power to kill me

The Rescuer

Rescue me for me to have opportunities

The Rescuer

Rescue me for ailment not to have power to afflict me

The Rescuer

Rescue me for me to have opportunities

The Rescuer

Rescue me for all evil principalities not to have power over me

The Rescuer

Rescue me for me to have opportunities

The Rescuer

 

This stanza was recited in different ways and the messages were given from different

angles and by different people in Nigeria, Rep du Benin, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile,

Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Brazil and Cote d'Ivoire

 

2. Ifa says that Orunmila is prepared to convert Iku, Death to Owo, Wealth, and convert Affliction, Arun to Spouse, and convert Contention, Ejo, to Omo, Children and convert Ofo, Loss to Ogbo, Longevity for all Ifa/Orisa devotees.  At the same time, Ifa warns that even though these principalities will be incapacitated, this does not mean that they are no longer available or in existence. There is the need for us to take all necessary precautions to ensure that they are not released from where

they had been incarcerated.  Ifa says that anyone pursuing wealth without moderation or scruples is looking for untimely death; those who are after the pleasures derivable from the flesh of the opposite sex are looking for afflictions; those looking for kids are bound to engage in unending contentions; and those who want to live long and grow very old are bound to experience series of losses.  Ifa advises each Temple or Shrine to offer ebo with four guinea fowls, four pigeons and money. The ebo will be offered inside four ebo plates and will be placed in the four corners of each Temple or Shrine. It may also be placed in each community where there are many Ifa/Orisa devotees.  After this, each Temple, Shrine or Community needs to procure four Obi, kolanuts, four orogbo, bitter kolas and four ataare, alligator peppers. These items will be taken to the center of the four crossroads. One obi, orogbo and ataare will be thrown to the east, another one each will be thrown to the north, another one each to the west while the last ones will be thrown to the south. The person who went to throw these seeds will then return home without looking backwards. One this, Ifa says:

Otootootoo Otootootoo

Otooto laa ko'le

Otooto laa gbe'nu u re

Ogbon ti a fi n ko'le

Ko to eyi ti a fi n gbe inu u re

Dia fun Orunmila

Nijo ti Ajogun do ti won l'Otu Ife

Baba le won titi

Won o lo

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gb'ebo, o ru'bo

Nje Iku lo ni owo

Arun lo ni obinrin

Ejo lo ni Omo

Ofo lo ni Ogbo

Ero Ipo, ero Ofa

E waa ba wa ni wowo ire Gbogbo

 

Translation

 

Otootootoo

Oroorooroo

Separately do we construct our houses

And separately do we live in the houses

The wisdom we use in constructing a house

Is not as profound as the wisdom that we apply in living in the house

Ifa's message for Orunmila

When evil principalities overwhelmed the inhabitants of Otu Ife

He chased them continuously

But they refused to go

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Behold, Death *owns* wealth

Affliction owns men/women of the opposite sex

Contention owns children

And Loss owns longevity

Travelers to Ipo and Ota towns

Join us in the midst of all ire of life

 

This stanza was recited in different ways and the messages were delivered in different forms in Nigeria, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Chile and Cote *d'Ivoire*

 

3. Ifa says that most of the people who we associate with are half human, half animal.

Ifa warns that they will certainly disappoint us. We need not regret associating with

them. Ifa says that all we need to do is to find ways and means of associating with them without friction or conflicts. Ifa says that if they do what disappoints us, we need to understand that they could not do any better. We are not expected show to anger or regret. Ifa advises the leadership of each Temple, Shrine or Community to offer ebo with two roosters and money. They also need to feed Ifa with two rats and two fish. On this, Ifa says:

 

Ojumo mo

Olowo gb'owo

Jagunjagun a maa gb'apata Ogun

Iranwu a gbe Keke owu

Onhun'so a bere gb'aasa ni’le

T'alagbede ba ji

A gbe gbongungbongun wa'gbede

Dia fun Orunmila

Baba n t'Ikole orun no wa s'Ikole aye

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gb'ebo ni'be, o ru'bo

Nje Orunmila ma bi'nu

Ifa ko o ma ma r'edun

Ase'gi s'eniyan, ase'gi se sigidi n lo ba to

Orunmila ma bi'nu o

Baba ki o ma ma r'edun

Ase’gi s’eeyan n lo ba to o

 

Translation:

 

When the day breaks

Merchants go to mind their businesses

Warriors carry their arms and ammunitions

And wool spinners carry their instruments

Those knitting clothes will face their businesses

When the blacksmith wakes up

He will carry metals into his smithery

Ifa's message for Orunmila

When coming from heaven to earth

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Orunmila please do not be angry

Do not consider your painful experiences

You are in the midst of half humans, half animals

Orunmila do not be angry

And do not mind your painful experiences

You are in the midst of half humans, half woods

 

This stanza and associated messages came from Awo from Nigeria, USA, Venezuela,

UK, Chile and Cuba.

 

4. Ifa says that all steps that we take this year will lead to prestige and honour for us. Ifa assures us that we shall have cause to roll out the drums to celebrate our success and achievements. Ifa says that in spite of all the uncertainties in this world, ours shall be success story. All Temples, Shrines and Communities need to place all their hopes and aspirations on Orunmila. We shall not be disappointed.

Ifa advises each Temple, Shrine and Community to offer ebo with two pigeons, two

ducks and money. There is also the need to feed Ifa with two rats and two fish.  On this, Ifa says:

 

Olalekun

Omininkun

Oro kun-kun-kun l'Okun

Erin ni o yaa pada kun

Omo eni o se'di bebere

Ka f'ileke si idi Omo elomiran

Omo eni l'omo eni n je

Dia f'Agbe

Ti yoo t'ori Omo re

Ti yoo lo re e d'aro

Dia fun Aluko

Ti yoo t'ori Omo re

Ti yoo lo re e k'osun

Dia fun Odidere

Ti yoo t’ori omo re

Ti yoo re'ko

Dia fun Lekeelekee

Ti yoo t’ori omo re m'ala funfun

Dia fun Orunmila

Yoo t'ori omo re

Yoo te'le aye do

Olowo oun gbogbo eye ni

Agbe t'ori omo re

O lo re e d’aro

Olowo oun gbogbo eye ni

Aluko t'ori omo re

O lo re e k'osun

Olowo oun gbogbo eye ni

Odidere t'ori omo re

O lo re e k'epo

Olowo oun gbogbo eye ni

Lekeelekee t'ori omo re

O lo re e m'ala funfun

Olowo oun gbogbo eye ni

Orunmila t'ori omo re

O lo re e te'le aye do

Olowo oun gbogbo eye ni

 

Translation

 

Olalekun

And Omininkun

And Oro kun-kun-kun in the ocean

It is not easy to dissect an elephant

One's daughter will not have a broad waist

For one to adorn the waist of another person's daughter with beads

One's child is one's child

Ifa's message for Agbe, The Blue touraco

When going because of her child

To prepare the dye

Ifa's message for Aluko, the Maroon touraco

When going because of her child

To prepare camwood

Ifa's message for Odidere, the African Grey parrot

When going because of her child

To prepare the palm oil

Ifa's message for Lekeelekee, the Egret

When going because of her child

To prepare the native chalk

Ifa's message for Orunmila

When going because of his children

To establish the world

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

All things are for prestige and honour

Agbe went to prepare the dye because of her child

All things are for prestige and honour

Aluko went to prepare camwood because of her child

All things are for prestige and honour

Odidere went to prepare palm oil because of her child

All things are for prestige and honour

Lekeelekee went to prepare native chalk because of her child

All things are for prestige and honour

Orunmila came to establish the world because of his children

All things are for prestige and honour

 

This stanza and subsequent messages came from Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba,Venezuela and USA

 

5. Ifa says that there are too many crises the world over. Ifa however warns that the

situation must not be allowed to degenerate into chaos or disaster during our own time.  Consequent upon this warning, all Temples, Shrines and Communities must, as a matter of course find alternative means to confrontation, violence and/or death in

addressing fundamental rights, inequalities, differences and/of injustices that are

prevalent in the world. Ifa advises each Temple, Shrine or Community to offer ebo with one female sheep and money.  On this, Ifa says:

 

Warawara ma ja

Dia fun Orunmila

To ni ko nii t'owo oun baje

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

Ifa ma jee ko t'owo emi baje o

Warawara ma ja

 

Translation

 

Do not fight or show aggression

Ifa's message for Orunmila

When he declared that the world will never spoil in his hand

He was advised to offer ebo

Ifa please do not let it spoil in my hand

Do not fight or show aggression

 

This stanza and message came from Awo from Nigeria, Rep du Benin, Brasil and

United Kingdom

 

6. Ifa says that there is the need for all Temples, Shrines and Communities to be

mindful of negative public opinion against Ifa/Orisa individuals and groups. This is the more reason why all our activities and undertakings must be above board. Ifa warns all Ifa Orisa devotees never to do anything that is against the law or mores of the communities where they live. They must never engage in anything that will stain them or ruin their reputation. Ifa advises the leadership of each Temple, Shrine or Community to offer ebo with one he goat and money. They also need to live above board and must be seen to be doing so.

 

Ogbo adie nii se akitan yee-yee-yee

Dia fun Olofin Ija-Eniyan-Soro

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gb’ebo, o ru'bo

Nje bi a ba be Egungun

Egungun a gbo

Bi a ba be Orisa

Orisa a gba

Bi a ba be Olorun Oba

A si da'ri jin'ni

Bi a ba be Omo Eniyan

Awon nikan ni kii gbo

Emi lo soro?

Omo Eniyan lo soro

Omo Eniyan

 

Translation

 

A mature hen is it that scatters the refuse dump hill

Ifa cast for Olofin, human contention is tough and delicate

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

If we beg Egungun for forgiveness

Egungun will heed our plea

If we beg Orisa

Orisa will accept our plea

If we beg God Almighty

He will forgive us

If we beg human beings

They are the only ones who will never forgive

What is most difficult

Human beings are the most difficult and impossible

Human being!

 

This stanza and message are from Awo in Yoruba land of Nigeria, Rep du Benin, and

Cote d’Ivoire

 

7. Ifa says that there is no need for any unhealthy competition among all Ifa and Orisa

adherents. Ifa advocates cooperation and mutual respect. There is no need for anyone or group to work for the destruction or disintegration of another person or group. Ifa says that our success and achievements are very close at hand. Ifa however warns that those who plot evil against others shall meet disappointment,

disillusionment and disaster at the end of their evil plot. Also, those who fight for

supremacy will be disappointed in the end. Ifa advocates patience and self contentment for all Ifa and Orisa adherents. They must also watch their utterances in private and public.  Ifa advises each Temple, Shrine or Community to offer ebo with one he goat and money. On this, Ifa says:

 

Okanjuwa kii je ki won o moo pin

Eni apa to si

Won a pin itan fun un

Eni gengesi aya to si

Won a fun un l'eyin

Dia fun Eji Erindinlogun Orodu

Won n loo yin'bo ni’le Olofin

Ebo ni won ni ki won waa se

Eji Ogbe nikan ni n be l'eyin to n s'ebo

Nje aimowa a hu u won ni o

Eni iwaju o

Lo d,eni ikeyin

Aimowa a hu u won ni

Aim'ede e pe won ni o

Eni iwaju o

Lo d'eni ikeyin

Aim'ede e pe e won ni

 

Translation

 

Avarice precludes them from knowing how to share things equitably

Those who deserve the forearm

Will be given the hind leg

Those who are supposed to be given the chest

Will be given the back bones

Ifa's message for the 16 principal Odu

When going to Olofin's home for Ifa consultation

They were advised to offer ebo

Only Eji Ogbe complied

It is their lack of good conduct

Those who are leaders

It is their lack of good conduct

It is their lack of decorum

Those who are leaders

End up becoming followers

It is their lack of decorum

 

This stanza came from Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Rep du Benin, Spain, and Venezuela.

 

8. Ifa says that Ifa and Orisa adherents must never think, speak or do evil. Ifa says that

it is one of the biggest taboos in Ejib Ogbe. Ifa says that many people die wrethedly

simply because of their thoughts, speeches and deeds. This is the reason why Ifa warns

us not to fall victim of our negativity.  Ifa advises each Temple, Shrine and Community to warn all members against negative disposition.  On this, Ifa says:

 

Bi Olorun Oba mi se da mi ni mo n se

Emi o se ibi

Bee ni mi o gb'imoran ika si'kun

Ki n ma baa b'osi ku

Nitori owo to a ba se l'owuro

Nii mo ni l'owo d'ojo ale

Dia fun Okookanlenu Irunmole

Won n t'Ikole orun bo wa s’Ikole aye

Sa'gede fun Orunmila

Baba n t’Ikole orun bo wa s’Ikole aye

Olodumare ni ki won maa se rere

Orunmila nikan lo fi otito Inu

Da eru ika Sonu

 

Translation

 

I behave the way Olodumare has created

I do no evil

Neither do I harbour evil thoughts

For me not to die wretched

This is because whatever enterprise we engage in in the morning time

Will endure till night time

Ifa message for the 401 Irunmole

When coming from heaven to earth

Same message was passed onto Orunmila

When coming from heaven to earth

Olodumare enjoined them to do good at all times

Only Orunmila used truthfulness and innermost piety to upstage the load of wickedness

 

This stanza and message came from Awo in Rep du Benin, Nigeria, Colombia, USA,

Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil

 

9. Ifa warns that success and elevation are coming to stay with all Ifa and Orisa adherents this year. In spite of uncertainties in the world, all devotees will have cause to celebrate. Ifa however warns that those who clandestinely work against others shall meet the wrath of the Divinities. That is why all adherents must never engage inintrigues that may adversely affect others. On this aspect, Ifa says:

 

Odudumogbo

Dia fun Ile

Ile n be l'aarin ota

O n fi ojoojumo ko'minu ogun

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gb'ebo, o ru'bo

Nje eni to ba n da'le

E wipe ki Ile pa a

Ile Omo Odudumogbo

 

Translation

 

Odudumogbo

The resident Awo of Ile, The Mother Earth

When in the midst of enemies

And was contemplating the problem of uprising

She was advised to offer ebo

She complied

Those who betray the Ile the Mother Earth

Let Ile kill such people

Ile the child of Odudumogbo

 

This stanza and message came from Awo from Nigeria, Rep du Benin, Colombia and

Trinidad and Tobago

 

10. Ifa says that all Ifa and Orisa adherents must never engage in falsehood. Ifa says that the governing and administration of this planet earth is based upon truth and honesty. There must not be deceit, falsehood or manipulation of truth. Ifa says that even though there are very few people who are truthful in this world, nonetheless, all adherents must be part of this few people who upholds the truth.  Ifa advises each Temple, Shrine and Community to offer ebo with two hens two guinea fowls and money. There is also the need to feed Esu with one rooster

 

Iwaju, iwaju o l'opa ebiti n re so

Dia fun Orunmila

Baba n s'Awo lo so Ife Akelubebe

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gb’ebo, o ru’bo

Nje Otito re e

Omo ale Ife

Eda yoo mu ni’nu u re ko wopo

 

Translation

 

It is in front that the staff of the deadfall springs to

Ifa cast for Orunmila

When going to Ife the truthful

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Here comes the truth

The water of Ife land

Those who partake in drinking are very scarce

 

This stanza and message came from all the 16 countries that which participated in

giving messages.

 

11. Ifa says that those who speak evil of us as Ifa and Orisa devotees, especially out of

envy, shall suffer and regret. Those who say we can not amount to much in life shall

witness our progress, success and elevation. Ifa assures us that the actions of the evil

and envious ones shall deduct from the success and happiness of their lives.

Conversely, all Ifa and Orisa devotees must never reduce others, lest they suffer the wrath of Olodumare.

 

Isepe werewere Awo oju omi

Iti Bamba Awo ale odo

Irawe lebelebe nii s'Awo ajaro oju omi

Awon ni won d'Ifa fun Olokun

Nijo omi Okun ko too bu bo'ju

Ti omi re ko too bu san'se

Won ni Olokun ko le la lailai

Awon Ota werewere Awo Inu omi

Dia fun Olokun

To n sun'kun omi oun ko too bu san'se

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se

O gb’ebo, o ru’bo

Nje e o ri iji felifeli to n gbe awon re fun Oluweri

Awon Ota werewere lo waa so Olokun d'oba Omi

 

Translate

 

The tiny woods on the sufface of water

And the log under the water

The leaf droplet in the surface of the water

They cast Ifa for Olokun

When her water was not enough to wash one's face

And the water was not enough to wash the legs

They told her that she will never succeed in life

And the pebbles inside the water bed

They cast Ifa for Olokun

When she was lamenting that her water was not enough to wash the face

She was advised to offer ebo

She complied

Can't you see the breeze taking is to Oluweri

It was Ota werewere who turns Olokun to the King among all the body of waters

 

This came from all the 16 countries who participated in the Ifa recitations and message

deliverance.

 

12. Ifa assures all Ifa and Orisa adherents to go and put their minds at rest. Ifa says that

many evil people have ganged up against them. Ifa says that these evil forces shall fail

woefully. Some of these forces plan the death of many devotees. Some plan to chase

them away from the community. Some even plan with higher authorities to implicate

them over what they know nothing about. Ifa says that these evil people shall all fail.

Ifa advises each Temple Shrine and Community to offer ebo with a mature he goat, two

guinea fowls and money. They also need to feed Ifa with a guinea fowls and feed Esu

with a rooster.  On this, Eji Ogbe says:

 

Itakun wojowojo Awo eba ona

Dia fun Baba Alaboro Akoko

Igba ti n be l'aarin edidi

Ti n be l’aarin Ota

Won ni ko waa s'ebo si laiku ara a re

O gb’ebo, o ru’bo

E o lee pa a o

E o lee le e lo

E o lee pa Baba Alaboro Akoko

Baba Alaboro Akoko laa pe Orunmila.

 

Translation

 

The protruding roots, the Awo of the roadside

Ifa cast for Baba Alaboro Akoko

When he was in the midst of tribulation

And was contemplating crises and upheavals

He was advised to offer ebo

He complied

Behold, you cannot kill him

And you cannot chase him away

You cannot kill Baba Alaboro Akoko

Baba Alaboro Akoko is Orunmila

 

All the 16 nation’s mentioned this aspect of Eji Ogbe.

 

Aboru Aboye

Solagbade Popoola ficssmn

President, ICIR.

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