Oyotunji African Village's Odun Oya is open to the public. Early Bird tickets for the entire weekend can be purchased for $15.00
Join Oyotunji African Village to Celebrate our Great Mother Oya Iyansa! Oya a fufu lele je igi loke loke - "Oya the Mother of 9 who eats trees from the top (tornados)"! The festivities will begin Sat Oct 27 at 6p and end late Sun evening!
The proper worship of Oya is so important, now more than ever. Raging storms, natural disasters, political discord, economic instability (marketplace), and more recently, the fires in California laying whole cities to waste (Oya and Sango) are all signs of Oya's demand for worship! The loving Mother who fiercely defends Her children, Oya's signs can also be seen as the clearing away of the old (ways) to make way for the new; for the future! We simply have to show Her the proper respect and gratitude! Bring love, offerings, money for the African Marketplace, and come ready to have an incredible time!
Oriki fun Oya ( prayer to Oya) O-ni-il-osin Oya rumu bi eni gbe ike Oya opera wa gba je, ko de inu Owner of the place of worship. Spirit of the Wind, deep in thought carving out concepts. Complete Spirit of the Wind, come and receive your offerings without offense
Schedule of Events
Friday 7:30 am Alawenumo ( purification of the town) 10:00 Ebo eje 6:00 pm Meet & Greet 7:00 Mamaloja ebo Oja 8:00 Ebo Oja ( market service and offerings) 9:00 Ariya meet and greet
7:30 am Awenumo ( purification of the town) 2:00 pm Egungun ( ancestral parade) 8:00 pm Ariya ( evening party Oya temple)
7:30 am Alawenumo (purification of the town) 1:00 pm Oya Kakiri ( Oya parade) 2:00 pm Gbemileri Oya.
Tickets for the entire weekend can be purchased in advance for $15and $20 at the gate. To pre-purchase tickets and for a complete list of the weekend’s activities, please see below.
NOTE: Dress in traditional clothing or white outfit. If you do not own traditional wear then come as you are. Offerings for Oya: Eggplant, purple grapes, purple or red candle, money, sweet red wine