NYAC - An Exploration of Traditional African Religions: Ifá (Part II)

NYAC – An Exploration of Traditional African Religions: Ifá (Part II)

Part 2 of 2. We pick up where we left off last week. On this episode, our guests, Bablawo Ifakunle of Harlem (ifakunle.com) and Oluwo Familusi of Lagos (Twitter @familusiawo; Instagram @familusidamilare), two Priests of the Ifá Yoruba Traditional Religion, give us insight into what being an Ifá priest entails and what informs their morality. They dispel some misconceptions about their religion and teach us about some of the priesthood factions within the Ifá Yoruba Traditional Religion. The Ladies of NYAC discuss how our current religious practices are influenced by our culture, learn more about the proliferation of Ifá Yoruba Traditional Religion in the diaspora and how it’s transformed into religions such as Lucumí, Candomblé and Haitian Vodou. Of course, we ask our guests what they think of the resurgence of African Traditional Religious imagery, specifically Yoruba Traditional Religious imagery in pop culture thanks to Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

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Resources:
news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/20…ality-of-africa/
thegrio.com/2011/10/19/african-…g-black-christians/
www.npr.org/2013/08/25/21529834…ds-roots-in-america

Episode was mixed by Ifeoluwa Olokode and theme song is Ayo by Femi Leye