It was in September of 1980 that our elders in Ifa began to impart our lineage to us, In keeping with the tradition of our Ifa forebears, these sacred names were given to us over disciplined periods of time, always in certain consecrated places and always “mouth –to –ear” (orally). Those Oluwos(Keepers of the Mysteries of Ifa) were:
• Olufela Sowande
• Fagbeni Ajanaku • Fabenro Beyioku • Olufumiwa Awopeju • Adesanya Awoyade • Alasela Awoyade • Babalola Some of these Masters of Ifa lived during the Sixteenth Century. Their living spirit soars ahead of us each and every day. Guiding lights of Orunmila they are.
A gathering of our sacred lineage would not be complete without special mention of our elders who on sept 14th 1959 ,founded and incorporated ARSADA(The Ancient Society of African Descendants Association). They are and everlasting gift to all mankind. We shall continue their Way, their Spirit, and their Vision. They are:
• Chief Adeshina Awotunde Ajanaku (The Araba of Lagos [Eko]) • Egunjobi Fabemi Ajanaku (Agbongbon) • Oluwo Fabiyi Fasoro • Chief Olaifa Ogundare Awise (The Apena of Lagos [Eko]) • Chief Oluwo Adedoyin (The Ake of Abeokuta) • Oluwo Ajayi Akerele • Oluwo Aghigba Alabi George • Chief Dosumu Oletubo (The Alase Liwe of Ikorodu) • Chief Omakoya (The Alase Onire of Ikorodu) • Chief Onamo Kalejaiye (The Olumole Eluke of Ikorodu) • Chief Adebayo Adegbodu (The Oluwo of Iperu) • Keyinde Alapani (The Alapani of Ode Remo) • Ejire Taiwo Longe • Oluwo Joga Oke • Akoda Abimbola Savage • Daramola (Olori Awo Okitiparapo) • Chief Ere Alase • Akinsanya Ishola Jaganna • Awolumate Aseda • Agboola Fashina • Alabi Anipupo • Alagba • Sholakunmi Ajanaku
“To promote the spirit of fellowship and unity among the indigenous religionists, to protect the interests of such indigenous bodies and to propagate the acts of congregation & worship in the Ancient African System”-from ARSADA **** **** **** ****