Iyalode Ifaseye Osunwunmi
Chief Priestess & Teacher (USA)
Oloye (Chief) Ifaseye Osunwunmi is the Chief Priestess and a Teacher at Ile Okanran Onile. She is a Priestess, initiated into the priesthoods of Ifa, Osun and Orisanla under the compound of the late Chief Ifagbade Oduniyi (the Araba of Sagamu) in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. She is also initiated into the priesthood of Egbe under Yeye Princess Adedoyin Talabi Faniyi of Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria and received the honor of the chieftaincy title, “Iyalode Egbe Atorise”, officiated by Awise Adewale Ifatona Bogunmbe along with the High Chief Priest and other Senior Priests at Ogunda Meji Temple in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. In addition, Iya Ifaseye is a certified Reiki Master, Herbalist, and Spiritual Healer & Advisor.
Although not native to the Yoruba tradition and culture, she has immensely broadened her knowledge of the culture and its spiritual practices. Currently, Iya Ifaseye is under the spiritual guidance and training of Awise Adewale Bogunmbe. She is of strong belief that accurate communication of knowledge from one to another is critical to strengthen and sustain the foundation of Ifa/Orisa for generations to come. As passionate as she is about increasing her knowledge, so is she about sharing information with all those whose interest have been sparked.
Iya Ifaseye travels regularly to Nigeria to not only expand and enhance her knowledge in Ifa/Orisa but also to continue her work to support disadvantaged children and families in Nigeria. An initiative she is very passionate about.