Apr 03

Chief Oluwo Obafemi Fayemi in Maryland


Chief Oluwo Baba Obafemi Fayemi
in Baltimore, Maryland

April 24th – May 1st

Lecture: African Spirituality from Antiquity to Present
Saturday April 28th, 2018
1pm – 2:30pm

Southeast Anchor Library
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

For more information or to schedule a reading
contact 757-737-1719

Use of library meeting space does not constitute endorsement of this organization, program or it’s content by the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Apr 03

Chief Oluwo Obafemi Fayemi in Los Angeles

Chief Olowo Obafemi in LA April 2018

Chief Oluwo Obafemi Fayemi & Chief Alatunse Sangodare Fagbemi
in Los Angeles

April 12th – 17th, 2018

IFA Libre!
Perspectives on the Global Impact of African Thought and Religious Cultures
Saturday April 14th, 2018

The AFIBA Center
5730 Crenshaw Blvd.
4pm – 7pm

For More Information or to schedule a reading

Mar 15

Chief Oluwo Obafemi in Nevada

Chief Olowo Obafemi in Vegas April 2018

Obafemi Institute for the Divine & Universal Study of IFA (O.I.D.S.I.) and The Las Vegas Valley IFA Community welcomes Babalawo, Author and Founder of O.I.D.S.I.

Chief Oluwo Baba Obafemi Fayemi

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Tuesday April 24, 2018

Lecture, Roundtable Discussion, Readings and a Community Hike

Community Lecture Series –
“Indigenous Spirituality for the 21st Century.”
Friday, April 20, 2018 – 7:30pm
The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas
710 W. Lake Mead, Las Vegas, NV 89030
A $10 donation is requested $5 for Students and Seniors
In this in-depth discussion Baba Femi will breakdown the movie Black Panther as it relates to Indigenous Spirituality.

Community Hike/Outing
Red Rock
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 12:pm
Meet Up @ the Red Rock Visitors Center at 11:00am
Hike Starts Promptly at 12 Noon

Priest/Priestess Roundtable Discussion Workshop & Potluck**
Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 10:30am to 3:30pm
Private Residence

Baba Femi will be available for Readings (weekdays only – Friday not included)

For more Info or to schedule a reading call: 702-782-3515 or visit www.obafemi.org

Jun 24

Ifa Festival 2017

Ifa Festival

October 13 – 15, 2017

Lectures and teachings on Prayers, Odu , Herbs, Rituals & Much More

10 year Celebration for Iya Fashemoyin Sangolana, Baba Sangodare Ifagbemi, Baba Sangokolade Olaifa & Iya Sangokolade Ifawunmi receiving their Ifa
Iya Orisa Kanyin receiving Obatala (Orisa)

Friday – “Ikunle”:
Feeding Ifa
6 pm – 10 pm

Saturday: “Ososa”
12 noon – 4 pm
Party with Ifa
 7 pm – midnight

Sunday: “See what Ifa wants”
1 pm – 5 pm

$75 via PayPal to OIDSI@yahoo.com

Event location
6010 Bellfort Houston, TX 77033

Hotel Info
Please book in the Hobby Airport area, Medical Center or Pearland

Please bring your Ikin (at least 16)

For more information or other payment options email OIDSI@yahoo.com

Jan 31

Salvador, Brazil with OIDSI

OIDSI BrazilSalvador, Brazil
August 27 – September 8, 2017

$2100/ per person for Standard Double Occupancy

Price includes:
Ground Transportation, Lodging, Tour/Trip Activities, Guide(s)/Driver(s), Guide/Driver fees

Price does not include:
Roundtrip International Flight, Tourist Visa, Optional Medical/Travel Insurance, Beverages and Personal Items

The Marazul Hotel – (4 Star Rating)

This Hotel is located right in front of the beach of Porto da Barra.
The Barra neighborhood, has many restaurants, a shopping mall, a supermarket, etc

To reserve your trip, please CLICK HERE to complete the reservation form and for payment information, CLICK HERE.


Date Plan of the Day Meals (included) Meals (on your own)


Leave from the States to Brazil N/A N/A


Arrive in Salvador, Brazil (afternoon)


Dinner N/A



The walking tour is an orientation to the area in which we will be staying. It is meant for the group to get familiar with the area, “do’s and don’ts”, restaurants, entertainment, etc


This tour intends to be a good orientation to the city and to highlight the African contributions to its construction. We visit the church of São Francisco Church (known as the golden church), the Afro Brazilian Museum (which provides an excellent summary of the movements of enslaved Africans into northeastern Brazil and the wonderful carving of the Orisas) and the Church of Rosário dos Pretos (a black order established in the XVIII Century)

Breakfast Lunch





We will visit to one of the most traditional temples of the African Religion (Candomblé) in Bahia. Here we gain a sense of how these economic and religious communities grew up on marginal lands, where Africans and African Brazilians who had bought their freedom, settled and against all circumstances developed their (illegal) religious and cultural life.

We go early to participate in the morning offering to Xangôheld on Wednesdays.

We will also visit the doll maker and family and the House of Alaká, the project of traditional weaving. After lunch we stop by Dique do Tororó dam to see the magnificent statues of “Orishas” floating in the water.






(1) PERCUSSION- Differences in Rhythms of Candomble, Ketu and Angola

(2) DANCE – Samba and/or Orisha

WATERS FOR OXALÁ – IlêAxéYáNassô .We leave the hotel around 10PM and stay until around 5 am This is one of the most important ceremonies in the Yoruba(Ketu) tradition in Brazil. Iit is the beginning of the cycle of ceremonies for the Ketu Compounds and it is not open to the general public.

Breakfast Lunch





We will have the opportunity to learn some basis Brazilian Portuguese (aka Survival Portuguese)


See a performance by the world famous Folkloric Ballet of Bahia






We will have the pleasure of meeting with MakotaValdina (of the Angola Tradition) for a lecture and visit the compound






Learn how to make Acara and Amolocum (foods for Oyá and Oxum   in the Candomblé tradition)


In the evening, We will have the opportunity to participate in a ceremony for Obatala







Shopping Day

St Joaquim Market and other places for Candomblé Items

Breakfast Lunch





We will visit a local University to hear our very own Baba Femi present on an Ifa related topic


Tuesday is a special day at the Old City (Pelourinho), and is called Blessed Tuesday. There is music on the streets and some bands, etc








This is an opportunity to see the country side of Bahia and have an insight into rural life in Brazil. We leave the city behind and drive through the oldest farmland in the country.  This is the land of sugar cane and tobacco plantations, peaceful colonial towns and busy country markets.  It was the most important harbor after Salvador during the colonial days.  Cachoeira and the surrounding towns of the Recôncavo have kept a wealth of African traditions.

In Cachoeira is we meet with the Sisterhood of Boa Morte (Good Death) – oldest organization of Black Women in the continent and if possible, we also visit one of the Candomblé compounds there.






This is a Brazilian Holiday, the date of the country´s Independence.

This will be a day to enjoy the holyday, last minute shopping and prepare for departure


Celebrating our last night together in Brazil







Depart Brazil for the States Breakfast

*** This Itinerary is subject to change

Additional Information

  • The Visa fee for a US Passport holder is $160 (please refer to the Brazilian Consulate in your jurisdiction for specific information regarding a Tourist Visa)
  • Contact information for this tour/trip: OIDSI@yahoo.com or (757) 567-5494

Jan 31

O.I.D.S.I. Virginia presents Experience the Heartbeat of Africa

OIDSI Virginia Weekend Event 2

LWADance Studio
1648 Military Hwy S.Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

O.I.D.S.I. Virginia presents

Experience the Heartbeat of Africa
through drum, dance, lecture and celebration
Friday March 31st
8 pm – 12 midnight
LWADance Studio
1648 Military Hwy S.Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
ALL White dress attire and acceptable offerings for the Orisha/Altar.
Children are welcome
Saturday, April 1st
Ifa in the 21st Century: An African-American Perspective
Greenbrier Library
1214 Volvo Parkway Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Sunday April 2nd
1 pm – 3 pm
Crowning the Ojubona of O.I.D.S.I.
LWA Dance Studio
1648 Military Hwy S. Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Dress to Impress
For more information contact 757-737-1719

See hotel options below


Comfort Suites

1550 Crossways Blvd., Chesapeake, VA, 23320, US

4.64 mi / 7.47 km

Excellent! 4.4 of 5 (587 Reviews)

Featured Amenities: Free WiFi, Continental Breakfast, Hot Breakfast

Book Now Save 10% from original rate: $104 Discounted rate: $94 Per Night 


Comfort Inn & Suites

3355 S. Military Highway, Chesapeake, VA, 23323, US

6.49 mi / 10.45 km

Very Good! 4.0 of 5 (387 Reviews)

Featured Amenities: Continental Breakfast, Hot Breakfast, Smoke Free

Book Now Save 15% from original rate: $65 Discounted rate: $55 Per Night 

Quality Inn

100 Red Cedar Court, Chesapeake, VA, 23320, US

3.69 mi / 5.93 km

Fair 3.0 of 5 (178 Reviews)

Featured Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Pet Friendly, Restaurant

Book Now Save 19% from original rate: $77 Discounted rate: $62  Per Night

Econo Lodge

2222 S. Military Hwy., Chesapeake, VA, 23320, US

4.48 mi / 7.21 km

Good! 3.2 of 5 (58 Reviews)

Featured Amenities: Continental Breakfast

 Original rate: $60 Discounted rate: $59 Per Night  


SpringHill Suites Chesapeake Greenbrier

1446 Crossways Boulevard Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

 4.2 miles from Chesapeake

Make the Spring Hill Suites Chesapeake Greenbrier your “home away from home” while on the road.

 Free high speed Internet.  Free breakfast. Fitness center. Pool

From100 USD/night


Residence Inn Chesapeake Greenbrier

1500 Crossways Blvd. Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

4.4 miles from Chesapeake

Guest rating4.4/5

Make the Residence Inn Chesapeake Greenbrier your “home away from home.”

·         Free high speed InternetFree breakfastPet friendly



Fairfield Inn & Suites Chesapeake

1560 Crossways Boulevard Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

 4.7 miles from Chesapeake

It is a quick stop off Interstate 64. Restaurants and entertainment within a two mile radius.

Free high speed Internet. Free breakfast. Pool

From 94 USD/night


Courtyard Chesapeake Greenbrier

1562 Crossways Boulevard Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

4.7 miles from Chesapeake

Guest rating4.3/5

New Lobby. Free high speed Internet. Fitness center. Pool. Meeting event space

From 136 USD/night


Marriott Chesapeake

725 Woodlake Drive Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

5.3 miles from Chesapeake

Guest rating4.3/5

New Lobby

Chesapeake’s only full service hotel with free guest room WiFi located in the heart of Greenbrier
Fitness centerPool. Pet friendly. Free high speed Internet

Jan 10

GAN World Tours: Kenya & Tanzania Safari Tour


Tanzania Safari Itinerary for June 24 – July 03, 2017



Day Activity Overnight Meals Kms Hrs
June 24 Arrival from the U.S. and transfer to hotel Qaribu Inn for bed & overnight. www.qaribuinn.com Qaribu Inn Hotel


June 25 Breakfast, safari briefing and later at 13.00hrs with packed lunches brought to the 13.30hrs shuttle bus to Arusha. On arrival met and brought to Outpost Inn for dinner and overnight.   www.outpostinn.com Outpost Inn Arusha


Breakfast Picnic Lunch Dinner 280 6.0



June 26 Early breakfast & at 7.00 am with picnic lunches drive past Karatu town then drive through the Ngorongoro rainforest to the Crater. Nothing will prepare you for the first sight of the crater – it is one of the most beautiful wildlife havens left on earth. Drive along the rim of the crater to enter Serengeti and with game viewing, drive to Serengeti Kati Kati Camp for dinner and a full board stay of 3 nights. www.tanganyikawildernesslodges.com Serengeti Kati Kati Camp


Breakfast Picnic Lunch Dinner 325
June 27 & 28 6.30 a.m. Early morning game drive, return to the camp for breakfast.

For the next two days, with picnic lunches you will go on full day game drives in search of one of the world’s greatest wildlife shows, The Migration – parts of the thousands of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles are in this area, the herds are followed by predators on the lookout for wildlife weakened by the long trek.

You will visit the Retina hippo pool – where you will findHippos churning the waters, also visit Seronera valley famous for its lion, cheetah and giraffe populations.

Serengeti Kati Kati Camp


Breakfast Lunch Dinner
June 29 Early breakfast&at 6.30 a.m. leave with picnic lunches and gameviewing across the Serengeti plains, drive to Ngorongoro Crater- stop at Olduvai Gorge at. Here the Leakey family found the skull of ‘zinjanthropus’ believed to have lived over 1.5 million years ago).

Descend into the crater floor for game viewing in this 2000 ft amphitheatre formed by the collapse of an extinct volcano, home to the Big Five : Elephants, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and if you are fortunate, Leopard.

In the late afternoon drive 40-minutes) to Country Lodge on the outer edge of the crater for dinner and overnight. www.countrylodge.com

Country Lodge


Breakfast Picnic

Lunch Dinner



Date Day Activity Overnight Meals Kms Hrs
June 30 Breakfast and at 07.30 a.m drive to Mto wa Mbu for a cultural village visit to meet with the locals to see how they make a living. Lunch and in the afternoon drive to Tarangire Park to Maramboi Tented Camp for dinner and overnight. www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com Maramboi Tented Camp



Picnic Lunch




July 01 06.30 a.m Early Morning game viewing in Tarangire National Park famous for its herds of elephants. The spectacular baobab and acacia woodlands in the north are home to some 250 colorful species of birds. You may see Lions, elephants, herds of wildebeest, zebra, eland & Oryx. Return to the camp for breakfast and lunch. Later drive to Arusha to Outpost Inn for dinner and overnight. www.outpostinn.com Outpost Inn Arusha





150 3.0
July 02 Breakfast and at 7.30 a.m. with picnic lunches board the daily shuttle bus to Nairobi. Met on arrival in Nairobi and brought to the hotel. Dinner at Fogo Gaucho restaurant (www.fogogaucho.co.ke ) – a Brazilian restaurant specializing on Brazilian grilled meats. Later back to the hotel for overnight.

See below optional activities, tours and sightseeing at extra costs.

Qaribu Inn Hotel



Picnic Lunch






July 03 At 2.00 a.m. transfer to Nairobi airport for your departure flight.


We Wish You Safari Njema!

Depart Breakfast


Due to our Safari excursion in two 4WD Safari Land Cruisers from June 26 to July 1, there is limited luggage space therefore we request clients carry one small soft sided bag or carry on sized luggage per person for the entire trip.


USD 2,740.00 each of 14 in sharing a twin room.



  • All safari transport and game drives with your private 4WDriver land cruiser with popup roof and the services of an English speaking driver/guide with bottled water in the vehicle icebox, from June 26 to July 1, Arusha back to Arusha.
  • 1st& last night in Nairobi at Qaribu Inn on Bed & breakfast with Dinner at Fogo Gaucho Restaurant on the last night.
  • 5 nights on safari with meals as shown on the itinerary and two nights in Arusha at the Outpost Hotel on dinner bed & breakfast.
  • All park entrance fees& cultural visit at MtoWaMbu village (Manyara).
  • Return tourist-class 25-seater shuttle bus from Nairobi to Arusha and back.
  • Nairobi airport transfers and shuttle bus transfers in Arusha.
  • Expedited cover by AMREF Flying Doctors’ Air Ambulance evacuations (cost will be recovered from clients’ insurance company, but client themselves are not charged).
  • Tips to porters, waiters and driver/guides.




  • Beverages with meals &Laundry.
  • International air tickets Medical, travel or other insurance.
  • Visa fees (US$50 each for Kenya to get this from the internet before arrival see website: ecitizen.go.ke.)
  • US$50 each for Tanzania visa – you can get this at the border (&cost is US$100 each for USA passport holders).
  • All items of a personal nature.
  • Yellow Fever Certificates are required in Kenya and Tanzania.


Nairobi sight-seeing. The vehicle cost is US$40.00 per vehicle& entrance fees to be paid directly as shown in brackets. Places of interest to visit are:  David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – a haven for Orphaned baby elephants, open to the public form 11.00 – 12.00 noon (USD 5.00 per Adult& you can adopt a baby elephant for US$50 per elephant)   learn how the tiny orphaned animals are cared for as they come in for feeding – Then to the Giraffe Centre – where you can get close up to these elegant blue – tongued beauties & feed them (USD 10.00 per Adult). Bomas of Kenya afternoon tour at USD 10.00 per person- where you can see the different traditional tribal dances of Kenya.


NOTE: All above costs are made assuming payment will be with a bank transfer. If you wish to pay with a credit card, please add a 3.5% service charge to all costs.

Deposit & payment: We will require a 25% deposit at the time of confirmation, as June is in peak season, and the lodges & camps we have shown are smaller, so they require a deposit by December 10, 2017, with final payment required 55 days before date of travel.


Cancellation Conditions:
A) Tours cancelled between 55-36 days prior to commencement will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost per person.

(C) Tours cancelled less than 35 days prior to commencement will be subject to a cancellation fee of 100% of the cost per person.


Useful Information:

  1. Please bring warm pullovers for early mornings & late evenings and comfortable walking shoes while on safari.
  2. Please only bring one bag (carry-on size) due to safari tour.
  3. We also recommend Hats, Sunglasses and Binoculars& wipes.
  4. Mosquito repellent cream for the evenings (mostly mosquitoes come out in the evenings) & Anti Septic cream to put on any insect bites
  5. We advise you do not bring or wear expensive jewelry
  6. US dollar notes issued before the year 2000 are not accepted anywhere in the hotels or lodges
  7. It is useful to tip porters & waiters approx. US$ 0.50 cts per suitcase & per meal. When you are happy with your driver/guide we recommend a tip of approx. US$20.00 total per day – this is a guideline only.



Payment Plan options:


  Deposit Monthly Payment Due Dates
Option 1 $0 $342.50 15th of every month
Final Payment June 1st
Option 2 $250 $311.25 15th of every month
Final Payment June 1st
Option 3 $500 $280 15th of every month
Final Payment June 1st


Other options are available if necessary. Please inquire at the time of registration.

Jan 04

2017 Yearly Reading for OIDSI

2017 Yearly Reading for OIDSI

Primary Odu:

Senior Category:
Isegun: Otura-Oriko
Ifa foresees blessings of victory, long life and good fortune from the ancestors in 2017. The odu Osa-di speaks of removing blockage to obtain a successful relationship. Fear of a lack of relationship will end as a new person appears. 2017 will bring lots of new opportunities for growth in business, personal relationships and wealth. The blessings that we have been praying for will manifest this year; we must avoid letting old fears, doubts or behaviors take us backwards in our spiritual growth. In the Universal Year 9, we released and changed and transformed. In the Universal Year 1, it is time for our prayers, hopes, wishes and dreams to come into fruition. The spirit of good things is coming.
Blessings are coming from the mothers. Oya, Osun, the divine feminine energy will help us to have the patience and stability to intuit and weather some of the many changes that are in store for us this year. Changes will come in business and the home. This is a good time for travel and new relationships, new societies forming and egbes growing. It is important for us to embrace the newness that the clearing out of last year brought us. It is about having the vision to move forward with a renewed focus. What do you want to do? What are you giving birth to? What have you been praying for? 2017 is the year to see dreams manifest.
Get a chiming instrument to keep the energy clear in the home. There will be naysayers, haters and detractors. We must be mindful of arguments about money; people will be trying to take things from us. There will be people trying to get in the business. This year honesty is the best policy. Do not take what is not yours. Do not be a backstabber, or speak badly about others. Let go of envy and jealousy. No sideways business. If not, there is a possibility of scattering the family. Ifa says be mindful of being nice to ingrates. Some people are trying to hold others in enslavement. Beware of what you eat or drink when out. Watch out for infidelity, physical or spiritual. Are you in tune with your destiny? Are you honoring your commitments? Odu Osa-tura says, “Speak the facts, tell the truth.” There may be some uncomfortable truths that will have to be faced this year as we move forward. If we are to remain in ire, we must continue to strive for good character; it is an everyday process. Baba Epega used to say, “This world is an illusion that is manipulated through daily sacrifice.”
Osa-di speaks of restlessness. This unsettled energy can come from a lack of confidence, or thinking too much. It is not a time to be fearful. Some people might change jobs or residences. This is a good year for business. The key to our success this year is embracing spirituality. Ifa speaks of monetary gain for the truly spiritual. There is no need for us to chase money. The pursuit of money must be in accordance with our highest destiny. Orisa Aje likes cool and sweet things. It is an energy that needs to be approached with honey on the tongue and the spirit.
We must continue to work on our character, through obeying our taboos, following our own destinies, keeping our eyes on our own mats, and developing new ways of doing things. We must not let fear keep us from our blessings.
It is time for us to put the wisdom that we have gained from past lessons to good use. The ancestors have blessed us with a promise of victory. We have new tools and a guide for our lives. It is important for us to use these tools. The key to continued ire this year is to stay on the spiritual side of things and have confidence in the power and strength of Ifa.
2017 is a good, beautiful year.
The Odu is a great Odu. It is the Odu that talks about how human beings do their Itefa, either man or woman. If the Odu is cast, Ifa is saying that there is blessing for those that have done their Itefa. To those that are yet to do their Itefa they should make it compulsory because it is only Ifa that can help them and take them out of the witches’ bondage.
The verse goes thus:
“Sandimimu, kinsadie mu, Sisa wonii, Agbada nsahirawon, Adifafun Iwere lojo to nlo di orun ope mu (ifa), Nje Ifa dimimu, ki o ma yun mi nu, iwere ara igi ki sonu”
What Ifa is saying is that it is only Ifa that can help all the members for any problems of life, success and all goodness.
Secondly, Ifa says that there are a group of people who want to let the organization down, but Osa-di said it won’t be so, but the organization should appease Egungun. It is the Egungun that will help to conquer the enemies. Also, the odu furthermore says that there are some people who are looking for a baby. If there is anyone like this, they need to do Osun initiation. Ifa says there are some men that are yet to have Egungun. They should do it for them to be powerful in spirit. The Oluwo of OIDSI needs to do a special ebo for all of the organization, then the members should be warned that there must not be a traitor. Ifa says that there are some people who normally have bad nightmares; a special ebo must be done for such people. Ifa says there is a misunderstanding between some people in the organization. Oluwo must try to settle the conflict amicably. That is what the odu says.
Otura-Ogbe for the ancestors (isegun):
Ifa said all members must have Egbe, because their spiritual mates are always guiding them a lot. Egungun must be fed, Ori must be fed and Ifa must also be fed in Otura-Ogbe.

Oct 19

OIDSI’s First Annual Egungun Festival


O.I.D.S.I. and Sisterhood Creations
give thanks to those who were able to attend and support

OIDSI’s First Annual Egungun Festival
at Houston Museum of African-American Culture (HMAAC)

Here are some pictures for the weekend’s events…..








Aug 19

Chief Oluwo Obafemi Fayemi of O.I.D.S.I. in Seattle

OIDSI Seattle 2016

Chief Oluwo Obafemi Fayemi in Seattle
Saturday, August 27th from 4 – 6pm

The Rebirth to Self: A Generation of Non-Conformity

AfricaTown Innovation Center
3100 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98108.

$10 donation

For more information or
personal consultations contact

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