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Ogboni Ibile, Iledi Ooni Cult Members Begin Rituals To Appease Ife gods Over Sijuwade’s Death

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August 17, 2015 – Ogboni Ibile, Iledi Ooni Cultists Begin Rituals To Appease Ife gods Over Sijuwade’s Death Announcement

Members of the Iledi, a group of traditionalists, have begun rituals to appease the gods over the way the death of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the Olubuse II, was announced.

Sources within the Ogboni Ibile (Iledi Ooni) said that the announcement on social and traditional media broke traditional protocol.

They noted that the development could attract the wrath of the gods, hence the need to appease them to prevent calamities.

Sources revealed that the remains of Oba Sijuwade were committed to mother earth on Friday night, hours after an inter-religious service for the late monarch.

Christians, Muslims and the traditionalists participated in the inter-religious service held at Enuwa Square, opposite the palace otherwise known as Ile Oodua.

According to the palace sources, the body was buried after several traditional rites had been concluded.

The sources also revealed that people expecting a public burial for Oba Sijuwade were disappointed because “Ooni is not an ordinary individual, whose burial is done without rituals and ceremonies.

The members of the Iledi added that the burial rites on Oba Sijuwade’s body was done in 201 shrines before it was buried.

It was learnt that Oba Sijuwade’s successor would also pass through the 201 rites before being crowned the next Ooni.

Iledi Ooni is the group of traditional Ogboni, that works with the Ooni, offering wise counsels from the traditional point of view.

The group used to serve as the Supreme Court in the old days before modernity brought democracy and its institutions.

Members of the Sijuwade’s family have moved out of the palace with their property, leaving the palace free.

[Reported By Adesoji Adeniyi, The Nation]



  1. Debby Omaseun

    August 17, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    tradition of demons, which god are u appeasing

  2. mr fact

    August 17, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    After chase,next thing for fowl is to fly,lobatan, 201 shrine,the flesh would had gotten finish before it was buried,hnmmmmm wat a shameful world,in A̶̲̥̅ℓℓ he had acquired in life wat did he go together among them

  3. RAPO

    August 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Africa Wake UP!!!!! we are still sleeping! gods … BLOOD OF JESUS ERASE ALL OF YOU!

  4. moore

    August 17, 2015 at 9:01 AM


  5. mulikat

    August 17, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Didfferent kinds of Bad Ogboni Cultis, Ogboni Ibile,Ogboni Iledi,Ogboni Isoro.e.t.c,what remain from the body to buried,God have mercy.even kids are putting on Sarki dress,any Yoruba person u see with Sarki,run far away from that person,is Ogboni,didf,colour,is hwo ur position in the cultis,that will give u colours,Yoruba Ogboni is total didferents from any forms of Ogboni from any other tribes in naija.their are Ogboni,is only particular age groups can join,the rest any age can join, apart from Ogboni cultis they have another cult wicked ones again,which he must be part of course,Awo,No never join this groups,ur soul is for devil,am yoruba,myself,i know,what am saying,dont ,enter,cos u cant come out,just run fast as u can,from this be Oni,even is ur families house, turn,u can say no,they look for another devil,like them who will say yes,that is their own problem.

  6. ifeyemi

    September 1, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    The news of the monarch death was wrongly worded, but let our leaders could learn from it, the monarch could have build a standard hospital or influenced the project using his connection home and abroad, it is unfortunate that the respected monarch had to travel 6000km to get medical attention, which the Queen of England with never do.

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