Awise Fatona Akanbi Adewale Bogunmbe was born and raised in Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria. A well-verse Ifa Priest, he has more than twenty years experience of traditional Yoruba practice. He has trained under the tutelage of his father and Oluwo, late Oba Fayemi Fasina Awopeju Bogunmbe and a host of other elders.
Baba Adewale has tasked himself with propagating the Ifa/Orisa tradition in the diaspora and the world at large. In his effort to uplift the Yoruba tradition Baba Adewale was the architect of a religious group’s journey to Venezuela in 2007. During the course of the trip, many religious and spiritual events took place with the main focus on propagating the existence and importance of the Ifa/Orisa tradition. Since then, in addition to various states within the U.S., he has traveled to other countries like France, Spain and Puerto Rico to deliver the message of Ifa.
Baba Adewale doubles as Chief Executive of Okaran-Onile Productions Inc., with over ten years experience in music production. He has produced Ifa/Orisa music for various traditional musicians within the Yoruba tradition through his record label. He also launched AKODA-OLU, a very successfully self-sponsored Ifa/Orisa radio program on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (B.C.O.S) in 2007.
Currently Baba Adewale resides in New York City USA where he continues his works in Ifa.