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REPORT OF THE READINGS OF IFA IN THE JUST  CONCLUDED 2021/2022 ANNUAL WORLD IFA /ORISA  PRILGRIMAGE THAT TOOK PLACE ATI OKE OLOTA IN ADO  EKITI ON THE 29/30TH OF MAY, 2021 

ERIWO YA!!! 

Preamble, in the year 2020 Eji Ogbe was revealed as the Odu for  the year 2020/2021. The Annual World Ifa/Orisa Pilgrimage did not  take place due to the prevalence of Covid 19 resulting in social  distancing and limited number of people allowed to congregate in  space. For that reason, the Elders and executive council of the  International Council for Ifa Religion opted for virtual participation.  All temples throughout the world were invited to send in their  messages and reports on the Odu. This led to a situation where 16  countries participated in giving messages on Eji Ogbe. It also led  to a situation where four major international languages were used  as means of communication. 

The countries which participated last year were:  

• Nigeria 

• Republic of Benin 

• Cote d’voire 

• United Kingdom 

• United State of America 

• Mexico 

• Columbia 

• Venezuela

• Chile 

• Argentina 

• Spain 

• Cuba 

• Pueto Rico 

• Republic du togo 

• Trinidad and Tobago 

• Brazil 

The international languages were: 

• English 

• Spanish 

• Portuguese  

• Yoruba 

This year however, 13 countries participated in sending their  messages on the readings of the 2021/2022 readings of the annual  Ifa which took place on the 29th/30th of May. These countries are: 

• Yoruba 

• Republic du Benin 

• Republic du Togo 

• United Kingdom 

• France

• United State of America 

• Mexico 

• Venezuela 

• Spain 

• Cuba 

• Trinidad and Tobago 

• Brazil 

• Barbados 

The International languages increased from four to five. They are: • English 

• French 

• Spanish 

• Portuguese 

• Yoruba 

The messages here in Ofun Iwori are not meant for those who are  strictly professional Babalawo. Rather, they are meant for those  who are Ifa/Orisa Temples and religion Devotees. They are meant  for those who draw their spirituality from the teachings of Ifa and  who consider Ifa as their religion and faith and at the same time  who attend Ifa/Orisa Temples services regularly. These categories  of people may or may not be Ifa/Orisa practitioners who consider  Ifa and Orisa has their professions. The emphasis here is for those 

who see and believe that Ifa is their faith and who draw spiritual  inspirations from the teachings of Ifa.  

Ofun Gando (Ofun Iwori promises abundant prosperity, elevation,  success and accomplishment. at the same time, it WARNS against  chaos, upheavals, crises, pandemonium and bloodshed throughout  the world. All Temples leaders all over the world owe humanity a  sacred duty of offering ebo to multiply successes foreseen by Ofun  Gando and eliminate war, crises and bloodshed. After the ebo,  there is the need for all leaders, spiritual and temporal to exhibit a  high sense of fairness, justice, level-headedness and tolerance in  order to right the wrongs in various communities across the world. 

Aboru Aboye 

Solagbade Popoola ficssmn 

President, ICIR. 

MESSAGES OF IFA OF THE YEAR 2021/2022 REVEALED AT  OKE OLOTA IN ADO EKTI ON THE 29TH/30TH OF MAY 2021. 

The Odu revealed is Ofun Iwori. Ifa comes with Ire of longevity.  Ifa says that Ifa will ensure that all Temples around the world will  benefit from this grace. Ifa advises each temple to feed Ifa with  food.

For those who are born by this Odu during itenifa or ikosedaye,  there is the need for each of them to feed Ifa with at least two land  snails, Ori, plenty of palm oil and obi. They also need to feed Esu  with at least two land snails and epo in order to bring peace of  mind, comfort and harmony into their lives.  

Main Messages: 

• Ifa assures each temple that all our prayers will be answered.  Ifa enjoins us to tell the Divinities, especially Ifa, all our  problems and to appeal to Ifa to remove the problems. At the  same time, Ifa says that we need to tell Ifa what we need in  order for Ifa to increase our success chances. Ifa says that it  is not a good thing for us to hide our problems from Ifa. This  is because it will be difficult for Ifa to know our areas of need  in order for Ifa to fill the gaps in our lives. 

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with four pigeons, four  rats, four fish, two hens, two roosters, two guinea fowls and  money. Each Temple also needs to feed Ifa with one she goat, two rats and two fish. On this, Ifa says: 

Eke n ba'le gbe'le 

Eke won o gb'ohun ile 

Ekute n ba aba gbe'le 

Won o gb'ohun aba 

Irawe lebelebe n ba IIkin gbe'le 

Won o gb'ohun Ikin

Dia fun Omuro 

Ti n se omo bibi inu Agbonniregun Igba ti o n sun'kun owo oun o ba're Won ni ko ru'bo 

O gb’ebo, o ru’bo 

Ohun o fe o waa ro fun Ikin Omuro 

Aje ni mo fe 

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin  

Omuro 

Aya ni mo fe 

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin  

Omuro 

Omo ni mo fe 

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin  

Omuro 

Ile ni mo fe 

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin  

Omuro 

Ire gbogbo ni mo fe 

Ni mo wa ro fun ikin  

Omuro

Translation 

The rafter lives with the house 

But did not hear the voice of the house 

The fork prong lives with the barn 

The dried leaves live with the Holy Ikin 

But could not communicate with Ikin 

Ifa's messages for Omuro 

The child of Agbonniregun 

When he was lamenting his inability to succeed in life He was advised to offer ebo 

He complied 

Abundant wealth is what i need 

Omiro 

I have come to tell Ikin 

Compartible spouse is what i need 

Omiro 

I have come to tell Ikin 

Good child is what i need 

Omiro 

I have come to tell Ikin 

Befitting home is what i need

Omiro 

I have come to tell Ikin 

All ire of life is what i need 

Omiro 

I have come to tell Ikin 

• Ifa says that all Ifa/Orisa devotees shall never be disappointed  in whatever they do. Ifa assures them that wherever they go  and whatever they do, they will be accorded their due honour  and respect. Ifa says that all evil designs of their enemies shall  be neutralized. Ifa promises all Temple members across the  world that they shall have cause to roll out the drums to  celebrate their achievement in the next twelve months.  

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with one he-goat, plenty  of Obi, plenty of Orogbo and money. There is also the need  to feed Esu with one rooster. On this Ofun Igando says: 

Ofun lawo igando 

Iwori lawo igando 

Oro gando-gando ki tan nikun agba boroboro 

Dia fun Eni Owo 

Tii somo bibi inu Agbonniregun 

Won ni ko rubo si laiku ara re 

O gb'ebo, o ru'bo

E fowo mi wo mi 

Tori owo koko la fi n wo igi 

Owo Orisa la fi nwo afin 

Owo agbara la fi n wo yanrin 

E fowo mi wo mi 

Translation 

Ofun is the Awo of Igando 

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando 

Implicating matter is not easily forgotten by elders Ifa's message for Eni-Owo, the Respectable man The child of Agbonniregun 

He was advised to offer ebo 

He complied 

Please give me my respect 

The tree knot brings respect for the tree 

The respect given to Orisa is the respect accorded to albino The respect of the flood is the respect given to the sand Please give me my respect 

• Ifa says that there is the need for all Temples around the  world to feast their Temple members. Ifa says that there  should be food and drinks. All members need to participate 

and pray on the day of the feasting. Ifa says that if this is  done, the prayers of all members in each Temple will be  answered. On this, Ifa says: 

Orunmila ni ka maa bu'sa se 

Mo ni ka maa su’na si kuku Bara mi Agbonniregun O ni ti Alaworo Orisa ba ti n bu'sa se 

To ba ti n sun’na si kuku 

Bee ni Orisa re yoo ma gbe e 

O ni ti alaworo Ogun ba ti n busa se 

To ba ti n sun’na si kuku 

Bee ni Ogun re yoo ma gbe e 

O ni ki won wa so fun Akapo oun Erigi Alo 

Abenu to n sowo ginniginni 

Ko lo maa bu'sa se 

Ko maa sun’na si kuku 

O ni nigba naa l'oun maa gbe e  

Translation 

Orunmila says that we need to yam 

And cook soup as well 

My father Bara Agbonniregun 

He declares that if Orisa devotee boils yam

And cook soup 

For sure Orisa will give him the support that he needs Orunmila declares that if Ogun devotee boils yam And cook soup 

For sure Ogun will certainly give him the support that he  needs 

Orunmila asks them to tell his devotee to boil yam And cook soup 

If he can do this 

That is the time that he will give him the support that he needs 

• Ifa says that there is the need for members of all Temples to  offer ebo against unconsummated fortune and  disappointment. Ifa enjoins each member to ensure that their  presence and active participation at all Temple occasions and  activities are with sincerity. As long as people see them  participating fully in all activities they will never be  disappointed.  

Ifa advises each temple to offer ebo with one rooster and  money. They also need to feed Esu with another rooster and  feed Ifa with four rats, four fish and one hen. On this, Ifa  says: 

Ofun lawo igando

Iwori lawo igando 

Dia fun Aberepete eba ona 

O f'ojojumo kominu ire gbogbo 

Won ni ko ru'bo 

O gbebo o rubo 

Ifa ma je ki ire o gbon lo nile mi 

Rekureku oko kii fa ko koja oju ona 

Translation 

Ofun is the Awo of Igando 

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando 

Ifa cast for the shy member who avoids participation When lamenting his inability to receive all ire of life He was advised to offer ebo 

He complied 

Ifa please do not let me miss my success chances rekureku creeper will never miss the roadside 

• Ifa says that the most sacred hill of Ifa and Orisa shall return  to its prominence position among Ifa devotees. Ifa says that  the lives of all members shall improve and there shall be 

progress and elevation in all Ifa/Orisa believing and following  nations of the world when this happens.  

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with two guinea fowls  and money. Each Temple also needs to feed Obatala with one  guinea fowl, efun, land snails, shea butter and 10 yards of  white clothe and feed Ifa with one mature she goat. On this,  Ifa says: 

Ofun lawo Igando 

Iwori lawo Igando 

Dia fun Oke kan, oke kan 

Nijo ti o nraye apesin pitipiti 

Won ni ko ru'bo 

O gbebo, o rubo 

Orisa oke ba mu bu si 

Translation 

Ofun is the Awo of Igando 

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando 

Ifa cast for that great Hill 

When going into the world of perpetual adoration It was advised to offer ebo 

And it complied

Orisa Oke, please increase my worth 

• There is the need for each Temple to offer ebo for their  leaders in order for them not to experience untimely death.  Ifa says that the death of the leader will lead to confusion,  pandemonium and lack of direction for members of such  Temple. This is the reason why the ebo must be offered as  quickly as possible.  

The ebo materials here are one he goat and money. There is  also the need to feed Iyami with yam pottage and feed Sango  with one rooster. On this, Ifa says: 

Ofun pa 

Iwori warara 

Dia fun Igi 

A bu fun eye ori re 

Won ni ki awon mejeeji rubo si laiku ara won 

Ipin aisebo 

Egba aiteru 

Ija de 

Igi sidi o wo lule 

Eye o ni'bugbe mo

Translation 

Ofun explodes 

And Iwori disperses 

Ifa cast for the Big Tree 

And also for the birds livin on the tree top 

They were advised to offer ebo of longevity 

they all failed to comply 

Disaster struck 

The Big Tree was uprooted and it fell 

And all the birds lost their homes 

• Ifa says that all Temples leaders shall be elevated to the  positions of kings, queens and decision makers. Ifa assures  them that their instructions shall be taken seriously and  devotees shall respect their decisions.  

Ifa advises each Temple leader to offer ebo with two pigeons,  two hens and money. On this, Ifa says: 

Ofun lawo Igando 

Iwori lawo Igando 

Gando gando Awo Oyin lo dia f’Oyin 

Iku pa Ekun tan

O fi eyinju tanna 

Iku pa Aronimagajia 

To ba won mu opa Osooro ja'ko 

Dia fun Oba Onigboo raadi-raadi 

Eyi ti yoo dade owo 

Ti yoo tepa ileke 

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se 

O gbebo, o rubo 

Awa oba logboogba 

Oba ma ndade 

Mo gbe de borun 

Awa oba logboogba 

Translation 

Ofun is the Awo of Igando 

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando 

Gando gando, the Awo of Oyin, Honey Bee  He cast Ifa for Honey Bee 

Death struck the Leopard 

Even with fire in its eyeballs 

Death struck Aronimagajia 

Which was going about the forest with Osooro staff

Ifa cast for Oba Onigboo raadi-raadi 

Who would wear the crown of financial success 

And hold the stall made with beads 

He was advised to offer ebo 

He complied 

I and Oba are equals 

The Oba wears a crown 

And I adorn my neck with ide beads 

Oba and I are equals 

• Ifa says that all women in the temples should be advised  against given birth to children with two different men. If this  has already happened, there is the need to offer the ebo  stated below. This is because if they have children for two  different men, when they die, there is most likely going to be  disagreement among the children. The crisis may lead to  disaster.  

On the other hand, Ifa says that there is the need for  communities, societies and even countries to offer ebo in  order to avoid bloody separation that will bring war, chaos,  disaster, calamity, blood shedding, homelessness and  desperation. Leaders in all the communities of the world need  to be objective, patriotic, selfless, disciplined, and have the  fear of Olodumare in all their actions. If this is not done, the  blood of innocent and helpless citizens will be on their neck. 

Ifa says that if there is going to be separation, either streams  or river shall become the new boundaries. The rivers shall first  be soaked with blood. 

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with one mature he goat, one machete, one knife and money. On this, Ifa says: 

Abata nla ab'oju gberensele 

Dia fun Kobolape 

Ti n m'oju ekun sungbere omo 

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se 

Igbati yoo bi 

O bi Ofun fun won lode Igando 

O bi Iwori fun won lode Igando 

E o ri nijo Ofun oun Iwori pade loke odo 

Oju agada n ro toki 

Translation 

The big swamp with murky surface 

Ifa's message for Kobolape 

When weeping in lamentation of her inability to beget a baby She was advised to offer ebo 

When it was time to give birth 

She gave birth to Ofun in Igando land

And gave birth to Iwori in Igando land 

Don't you see the time that Ofun Iwori met by the riverside The machetes were dripping with blood 

• Ifa says that if there are crises in any community it is simply  because the decision makers in the affected communities are  after personal gains. Ifa says that such leaders are very  selfish, wicked, inconsiderate and are after coveting what  belongs to others. Ifa says that there is the need for dialogue  in order to right all the wrong in the community. If this is not  done, there can only be pandemonium, chaos, upheavals, and  meaninglessness.  

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with plenty of land snails,  four guinea fowls and money and to feed Esu with plenty of  land snails. On this, Ifa says: 

Ofun lawo Igando 

Iwori lawo igando 

Oro gandogando o tan nile yii boroboro 

Dia fun Agbaagba mefa 

Ti gbogbo won rojo enu u won 

Ti gbogbo won o lebi 

Opelope Etu lo j'ara o tu wa o 

Awa wa deni ola peregde

Translation 

Ofun is the Awo of Igando 

And Iwori is the Awo of igando 

Controvertial issues are difficult to stop in the land Ifa's message for six elders 

When they could not see eye to eye 

and when they narrated their stories 

None of them admitted their faults 

All thanks to guinea fowl 

that made it possible for us to have peace of mind 

The six elders mentioned here in this Odu are: 

Oka, Cobra 

Okete, Giant Rat 

Okere, Squirrel  

Eluluu, a brown feathered bird 

Aparo, Bush fowl and 

Aaya, monkey 

The six of them were living inside the same forest. The cobra was  fond of taking what belonged to other animals by force. One day,  he went into the home of okete the giant rat in order to kill him  and take over his house. Okete ran out of the house in broad  daylight. It was unheard of for Okete to move about during the  day. When Okete saw Okete, he took to his heels. While Okete and 

Okere were running away, Aaya saw them and he too ran away.  Aparo saw them running and he too ran away. There was  pandemonium in the animal kingdom. Eluluu bird summoned  rainfall and everywhere became even more confussing. When the  six elders were summoned, even the Cobra the aggressor refused  to admit his fault. it took the intervention of the desision makers to  put the cobra in his rightful position. 

• Ifa says that fairness, justice, truth, honesty and the fear of  Olodumare are important in order to bring communities of the  world out of danger and self inflicted calamity. Ifa says that  societies are setting traps for other societies. People are  planning evil against others. Avarice has taken over the world.  People out of sheer wickedness conspired to eliminate hard  working people in order to take over their belongings. Ifa says  that Olodumare will protect all members of the Temples  against the evil designs of the wicked ones.  

Ifa advises each Temple to offer ebo with one he-goat and  money. There is also the need for each temple to add the head  of cobra snake to the ebo. Members need to be very observant  in order not to fall into trap set by enemies. On this, Ifa says: 

Ofun lawo Igando 

Iwori lawo Igando 

Dia fun Baba Ayoleete 

Won ni ko rubo 

Ko ma baa te ori oka

O gbebo, o rubo 

Lau erebe 

Erebe lau 

Baba Ayolee te 

Ko ma ba teri Oka o 

Lau erebe 

Erebe lau 

Translation 

Ofun is the Awo of Igando 

And Iwori is the Awo of Igando 

Ifa's message for Baba Ayoleete, please step carefully He was advised to offer ebo 

For him not to step on the head of a live cobra He complied 

Now lau erebe 

And erebe lau 

Baba please step carefully 

For you not to step on the head of a live cobra Lau erebe 

And erebe lau 

• Ifa says that Olodumare had seen the suffering of the people  and the actions of the aggressor had truly irritated the  divinities. Ifa says that if the victims are weak, suppressed  and overwhelmed to the extent that they are incapable of  fighting for their right, Ifa says that the divinities, especially  Sango, will fight for them. 

For this reason, Ifa advises each Temple to feed Sango  with one rooster, and ask Sango to fight their  aggressors for them. 

Ofun dodo 

Iwori dodo 

Dia fun Oba Olubi obooro okun 

Eyi ti yoo tori adie kan ra ogun ja Ile  

Ebo ni won o waa se 

O gbebo o rubo 

Ireni apasa 

E wa ba'ni l'aruuse ogun 

Translation 

Ofun dodo 

And Iwori dodo 

They cast Ifa for Oba Olubi Obooro Okun 

Who would ruin the whole community because of one rooster

he was advised to offer ebo 

He complied 

Before long, and not too far 

Join us in the midst of victory over enemies 

• Ifa says that there is the need for us to continuously offer ebo  and pray to Olodumare to solve our problems for us. These  problems may be physical, physiological, social, mental,  psychological, emotional, or spiritual. Constant ebo will  eliminate all these problem. There is also the need to perform  ose ifa regularly and feed Esu on a regular basis. On this, Ifa  says: 

Opon nlanla ni won fi ndifa Alara 

Gbami l’Esu Odara n gba 

Ara yoo to’nii gba nii gba'ni 

Dia fun Onigando 

Omo atepa osooro gbo kujokujo 

O n sogbogbo arun 

O n nara kaka laile dide 

Ebo ni won ni ko waa se 

O gbebo, o rubo

Igba to rubo ni gbogbo arun to nse e ba salo 

Ase aimebo, aimetutu 

Oun ni n pa onigando o lo 

Translation 

A big Ifa tray is usually used to cast Ifa for Alara Esu Odara is noted for coming to the rescue of people 

Those who are capable of rescuing others are the ones who  should be called upon 

Ifa cast for Onigando 

Who walks on Osooro staff till old age 

When he was suffering from ailment 

He was advised to offer ebo 

he later complied 

When he offered ebo 

All the ailments disappeared 

It is failure to offer ebo and perform etutu 

That was making Onigando suffer from ailments Aboru Aboye