A Nigerian Chief Priest Tours US, Shares His Knowledge of Prayer


It almost goes without saying that prayer is important to people of African descent wherever they are in the diaspora.

Araba Ifáyemí Elébuìbon, visiting Oakland from the Motherland, will share his perspective of the prayerful life as part of a national tour promoting his book “Iwure: The Healing Power of Prayer,” at a lecture at the Greenlining Institute on Sunday, March 24.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature Oro Egun (songs for the Ancestors) by Omnira Institute’s Awon Ohun Omnira, a chorus located in Oakland; Kolamanjaro and his Yòrùbá Heritage Ensemble; Piwai WolfHawk Jaguar, and Oluwa Oyenuga.

Vendors selling art, jewelry, clothing and books will be on hand and food will be available for purchase.

The Araba is the diviner called in should the municipality face any trouble and, with the King, resolve problems.

Serving as Oshogbo’s Araba in Osun State in Nigeria since 2010, Elébuìbon comes from a family acclaimed as one of the foremost authorities on Yòrùbá traditional cultural and spiritual institutions. He uis a direct descendant of Olutimehin, a co-founder of the ancient city of Oshogbo, the site of of the Osun Festival, one of the most renowned annual festivals in Africa.

He has written many books and pamphlets and produced a number of films and CDs.

While visiting the U.S., Elébuìbon is available for lectures; spiritual divination, consultation and reading; spiritual cleansing, advice, guidance and protection on personal life path and initiation ceremonies.

Elébuìbon’s lecture will last about 30-45 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A period.

“Iwure: The Healing Power of Prayer” book-signing and lecture will be on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 1:30-6:00.

For more information, please see www.elebuibon.com. Email: [email protected] and (510) 435-1049.


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