Ife Obatala Model Schools : Reclaiming Original African intellectual space.

African Sociocultural Harmony and Enlightenment (ASHE) Foundation is backing and soliciting support for Obatala Model Nursery and Primary school to train and mentor Afrocentric leadership from the roots. Obatala/Otutunzu were the philosophical essences of education, philosophy, law and religion of the two largest Original African groups, Yoruba and Igbo.

We have complained of the loss of our Original African cultural identity to Westernization and globalization, whereby an African can’t really think like a proud and productive African. Success is tied to how un-African we can become in order to be gainfully employed in Eurocentric institutions, therefore we have engineers, scientists and intellectuals whose knowledge is abstract to their environment.

Our Eurocentric scholars failed in translating the utilitarian and philosophical foundations of Yoruba and Original African spirituality, unlike the Europeans that undertook the exercise in the 1700/1800s starting with the book, Christian Philosopher by Cotton Maher based on Original African vaccination procedures known as Soponna. When humanity conceptualized everything through spiritual and philosophical foundations, Original Africans conceptualized knowledge through formal education, law, philosophy and religion under the essence of Obatala (Yorubas), Otutunzu (Igbos) etc. They used chalk known as Efun by Yorubas as markers and to convey knowledge

In ASHEs quest to highlight and strengthen the Original African civilization, especially across South and Middlebelt, we realize that we must design and establish Original African structures that can articulate and enlighten Original African Intellectual foundations from birth to adulthood without the undue Eurocentric slant that makes our children learn A for Apple, an uncommon and irrelevant fruit to the people. By the time an African child is 5yrs old, the current educational system starts a process of racial inferiority complex and cultural slavery. We cant continue to complain without a model of Original African education to challenge the existing colonial curriculum.

We had a global comparable and viable educational system before derailed by European guns and slavery. Before the 1800s, there was no European production technology more advanced the African. It is a known fact that the Ogun corpus that covers metallurgy can fill several libraries, unfortunately we have not been able to create a steel complex which our ancestors started 4,000yrs ago. Every plant has a medicinal use encoded in Osanyin knowledge bank. Esu is the essence of Information but unfortunately is misconceptualized and demonized, which is why our information management is woeful and our people are easily misled with propaganda etc. Ifa is basically electromagnetism.

All these knowledge banks need to be articulated and taught as civilizational foundation knowledge before we can successfully adopt foreign technologies since you can not build in a void. In addition, we must readopt the more balance Original African duality, binary concepts for better understanding of mathematics, science and history, as well as a higher moral values. Original African teaching methods are also superior because we teach practical instead of making students cram theories, which is why Babalawos/Dibias are able to memorize and internalize very deep and complicated philosophies.

Obatala practicioners that are also members of ASHE Foundation brought to our attention their efforts to create the model school, which had started a few years ago, with about 50 students, and now with Osun State approval. Obatala Nursery and Primary school will teach the universal curriculum with an empowering Afrocentric perspective. The Oyotunji South Carolina USA model has shown how Africans taught from an Original African perspective can excel above average. As part of our collective natural evolution towards global Black ascendamcy, it is not surprising that Obatala practicioners are first to start the reclamation of our traditional intellectual base, without which we can’t successfully transfer technology.

In consultation, with Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Chairman board of trustees, who has started empowerment of the girl child through Moremi and Osun for vocational pursuits, it was agreed that we needed to groom the youth with Original African strategic thinking to become future leaders of the Original African civilization. Starting with the school currently in Obatala shrine modernized and refurbished by Oonirisa, a new modern neo-African school grounds is planned and to be built. This model is expected to spread across Yorubaland as well as Ndigboland by Otutunzu practicioners and other Original African areas across South and Middlebelt.

ASHE intends to fully back the Obatala Nursery and Primary school, through raising finance and help to model the curriculum, as well as see them through secondary and tertiary education. Our vision like other civilizations with Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, we have to establish structures that groom, support and promote coming generations to key sectors in academic, media and production. Currently, the school needs about N1.4m for recurrent expenditure, which includes 600,000 for teachers salaries for the next 6 month and others (see below). We are hoping that the new school premises will be completed in the next year. Any donations towards recurrent expenditure are to be made directly to the the school accounts included below.


Prince Justice Faloye ASHE Foundation President


Mission Statement

To raise individuals who would be sound in the knowledge and brilliancy of Orisa/Ifa cum western education. In essence, African spirituality as regards education.
Aims and objectives

To teach African spirituality

To promote, propagate and then inculcate into students the divine character of Obatala which is the orisa of creativity

To raise individuals who would be highly flexible and adaptive in dealing with all kinds of life situations be it socially, mentally, economically and politically.

School Curriculum
(Already offered and yet to be offered)

English language
Basic science
Social studies
Yoruba language
Home Economics
Health Education
Quantitative Reasoning
Verbal reasoning
Cultural and creative arts
TRS (Traditional religious studies) A substitute for CRK and IRK
Note: A curriculum is yet to be drafted
Agricultural science
Physical health education
Computer Studies
Civic education
Security Education

Extracurricular Activities

Ifa chanting and praising (Eerindinlogun, Opele and ikin and kolanut divination practises)
African pharmacology (uses and identification of herbs and roots)
History: Yoruba and orisa stories
Indigenous art and craft practices ( painting, moulding, weaving, knitting e.t.c)
African literature (songs, poems and poetry et all)

Excursion and Tours
Stage performances at the annual obatala festival

Present challenges
Inadequate Staffs
Inadequate Classes
Inadequate stationeries ( Textbook and writing materials)
Lack of basic amenities e.g furnitures

Estimation of Immediate needs
1. marker board: 6 big boards for wall #20,000*6pcs = #120,000

2. 70 plastic chairs & 70 tables: #6,000*70 pupils = #420,000

3. Table for creche #7,500*5pcs = #37,500

5. Paints: 8 buckets of white emulsion #5,000*8pcs = #40,000

6: Instructional materials: #50,000

7. Salary for six months; 10 staffs: #600,000

8. Tiles : 50 packs of tiles: #175000

9. Cement: 10 bags of cement: #30000

Grand total = #1,472,500

10. Aluminium windows: 4 pcs ( To inquire)

School account number
Acc no: 1015980460
Bank name: ZENITH BANK

Nigeria, not Botswana, is Origin of humanity – ASHE Foundation, paramount monarchs

The recent trending news of Botswana being the true Garden of Eden has been dismissed as cultural miseducation by the African Sociocultural Harmony and Enlightenment (ASHE) Foundation, backed by paramount monarchs led by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

In a statement by ASHE Foundation president, Prince Justice Faloye described the news as the continued misconception of Original African cultural and genetic origins and identity, which has gone from wrong archeological conclusions that Tanzania was the origin of humanity, based on the hominid findings, to now wrong genetic anthropological conclusions of Botswana.

This latest study claiming the evolution of humanity occurred in a huge lake that previously existed in Botswana overlooks a fundamental requirement that the environment should be salty marine water as well as have a freshwater source due to the physiological makeup of Man that includes some salts.

No other subregion in Africa has the necessary environmental conditions, apart from Southern Nigeria with the largest continental mangrove and freshwater swamp and lowland Rainforest in Africa.

Unlike with the theoretical Botswana lake that can only occur within a short timeframe by stretching the 26,000 year precession of the equinox, in Nigeria for millions of years majority of the rain from the Atlantic Ocean, especially from Guinean highlands and Jos Plateau watersheds, is funneled out back to the Atlantic Ocean through Nigeria’s permanent continental freshwater and mangrove swamps.

Nigeria is also the center of the Yam belt known to be the food of evolution picked in the wild by hunter gatherers. When initially suggested that Man evolved in a rainforest, due to the fact that all hominids skeletons unearthed had dental markings that showed a previous rainforest habitat, what became known as the Wild Yam question was raised that Man couldn’t have survived on Yams alone without savanna agriculture. However, it has recently been proven by the Kyoto University study (Yasuoka 2013) that Man evolved eating wild Yams.


Now, the question is what did the first humans in Botswana eat?

This recent study currently trending attempts to explain the inconsistency of the genetic study conducted by Sarah Tishkoffs (2009) that came to the wrong conclusion of Botswana, which was influenced by the wrong inclusion of the nonexistent ethnic group Lemande, instead of Yoruba, to determine the site of divergence. The inclusion of Lemande to be the only group older than Yorubas among full sized Africans that speak the continuum of dialects known as the Niger Congo ethnolinguistic family made the decision biased towards Central Africa.

Tishkoff, Sarah A.; Reed, Floyd A.; Friedlaender et al (2009-05-22). “The Genetic Structure and History of Africans and African Americans”. Science. 324 (5930): 1035–1044.

Also, an overlooked fact is that Western Pygmies are largely mixed with Bantus, while those that migrated to South Africa were isolated and retained their age more than their West Counterparts.

If the site of ancestral origin had been based on the true oldest DNA Yoruba, it would be have clear that the nearest source of salty and freshwater was the Yoruba coast.

It is agreed in the theories of Bantu migration that the Benue-Congo ethnolinguistic group diverged from Taraba/Adamawa into Cameroun across Central, East and South Africa.

(William Croft, ed. (2005). Genetic Linguistics: Essays on Theory and Method. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Greenberg, Joseph H. (1948). “The classification of African languages”. American Anthropologist. 50: 24–30. doi:10.1525/aa.1948.50.1.02a00050.
The Languages of Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1963) .

This Benue Congo ethnolinguistic group diverged from the Volta Niger group that includes Yoruba, Igbo, Ewe, Fon, whose cultural and social organization show a coastal evolution point with only Yam at the foundation of their culture. Yoruba and many other groups evolved on the coast of Nigeria in a previous town known as Ife Ooyelagbo.

Western academia choose to overlook West Africa for archeological surveys until in 2002 when the oldest of all humanoid skeletons named Toumai was found in Chad, dated at 7million years which was around the time Man evolved from monkeys – Brunet, M. et al. Nature 418, 145-151 (2002).

Based on the incomplete non-universal nature of Archaeological studies, a wrong conclusion was arrived and propagated until recently that Tanzania was the origin of humanity. Now, it has come onto the West side of Africa, but not quite at home, the real home of humanity in Nigeria.

It is believed that the identity of Yoruba as the origin of humanity was hidden because the Christian scientists that led the comparative DNA studies believed that the information will assail the foundation of mainstream religions and bring about the ascendancy of Ifa. However, it appears this cultural misconception goes beyond religion and also has geopolitical considerations.

The true African Giant Nigeria whose arms and legs were cut into various nations would use the true and full genetic infirmation to reunite the Black Race. Though it is vaguely agreed that all Negroes came from Nigeria, the precise information would go a long way towards empowering unity.

The separation between Pygmies and Full sized Africans is considered mischievous and only serves to politically divide Black Africans in Southern Africa in their fight for ownership of the land and gold mines. Both San Pygmies, Bantus and all forms of humans evolved and dispersed out of Nigeria.

Though apolitical it is the primary objective of ASHE Foundation to bring about cultural unity across Black Africa through proper education and Enlightenment.

Prince Justice Faloye, President ASHE Foundation, author of The Blackworld: Evolution to Revolution

A case for the true origin of humanity


2011: FG allocates N46.5bn to INEC



Oonirisa festival riddles: From Nri with love

Suddenly the door burst open, diverting the gaze of the audience that had been fixated on Oonirisa Ogunwusi, who had just returned a few minutes earlier from a seven day spiritual retreat, looking angelic in a white scarf with a single red feather.

The people had been looking expectantly towards Oonirisa Ogunwusi for messages and blessings from the beyond, when the tall warriorlike king dressed in Orunmila leopard skin with Oguns spear-like staff burst unto the scene beyond expectations.

People were awestruck as the majestic visitor stamped his spear like staff on the ground and proceeded towards the throne. This was a brother. The leopard is the totem of all Original African cultures.

In Yoruba, it is the symbol of Orunmila civilization, the beginning of human civilization and creator of the Original African Information Retrieval System called Ifa in Yoruba, Afa in Igbo and other names across South and Middlbelt of Nigeria.

He could have come from any of the over 2000 Niger Congo ethnolinguistic groups, extending from Gambia to South Africa, who shared the leopard totem, but his red capped entourage gave away their origin as Ndigboland. This was the Eze Uzu III of Awka, Obi Nwosu, from the heartland of ancient Nri Kingdom, the land of fabled blacksmiths, now the capital of Anambra state.

This was the start of the Olojo festival in Ile Ife, celebrating the dawn of humanity, commerating it with the Aare Crown first used by Ogun to inaugurate the festival.

Ife is the origin of humanity and the Olojo festival is used to celebrate the first day of creation and here we were with the monarchs of the two oldest kingdoms of the two largest Original African groups.

Many were focused on the prayers to Eledunmare, Almighty God, the creator of the first day and missed the cultural essence of the presence of the foremost Blacksmith king from the second largest Original African ethnolinguistic group at Oguns festival of humanity.

In the pantheon of Yoruba ancestral spirits, Ogun is the patron Saint of Blacksmiths that opened the migratory paths across the world. The Ijaws that spread across the Delta from ancient coastal Ife had his essence, just as the Igalas, Kwararafa and Middlebelt were Ogunda.

Nri kingdom was the foremost Igbo kingdom which produced metal and artworks. While some kingdoms were known for cavalry, fishing, imperialism, Nri was known as the land of blacksmiths, with Akwa with 33 villages at its heartland.

The oldest known Iron smelting spot dated to around 1900BC is Lejja in Nri kingdom, which is 500 to 1000yrs before many European and Asian civilizations changed to iron.

Across many knowledge systems, it is accepted that the Iron Age started from around 2000BC to 4BC also known as the Age of Aries, the Age of Ogun.

Biblically, this was the era of the first horseman in Revelation 6v1 “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest”.

Ogun and the Aare crown!

And here we have Eze Uzu of Awka, the anglicized word of Oka. From the land of Blacksmith Ogun kings that spread Original African civilization to Sumner and beyond, here to celebrate humanity and the Olojo crown, dressed in Orunmila leopard regalia.

What a profound symbolic entrance.

The following day, the festival proper commenced with another royal cultural riddle, as Oonirisa donned the Obalufon attire with its prominent red beads.

This was another wow moment and this time the pictures went viral and tongues started wagging.

Some cultural novices queried whether it was a Bini adaptation, not knowing that overtime Yorubs had relegated heavy beaded attire and wraps for agbada. This was quintessential Obalufon, the philosopher king that laid the city planning of the current Ife and commissioned its most popular and lasting artworks, the Ife masks.

Obalufon lived in era after Ogun/Iron age, the Age of Olokun/Pisces that institutionalized art and religion. The Ife and Igbo Ukwu artworks were also commissioned.

The festival showcased all the Orishas and among a variety of ancient and modern performances.

To wrap it up, we had a regal display by the Yeyelua, the Queen, with a cultural dance troupe from Akure, Yorubas easternmost capital. The land of the oldest surviving palace in Black Africa. Akure meaning Akun RE, where the cultural beads broke is where the cultural linkages began to diverge and reconverges.

Oonirisa Ogunwusi, at the cusp of a new 2000 year Age, is not only reflecting the past but forging a new reality of uplifting and unifying Original African culture.

Only the deep can hear the deep and understand the riddles of Oonirisa, a wise philosopher king that operates at a higher level.

While some complained of not mentioning Ogun enough in the prayers, or too much Eledunmare leaning towards Abrahamic syncretism, Oonirisa surely got the right spiritual and cultural mix at the just concluded Olojo festival.

Kabiyesi paroko ni, this sense won’t kill us, but make us wiser!

Prince Justice Faloye
President, ASHE Foundation

Disunity among black race worries Ooni – Punch Newspapers


The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has expressed concern over division among the black race.

He called for unity among conflicting interests to promote development.

Spokesperson for the Ooni, Moses Olafare, in a statement, said the royal father stated this in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, when he received an Igbo monarch, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri, from Anambra State.

Oba Ogunwusi stated that the Igbo used to live in Ile-Ife, adding that they also had cultural affinity with the Yoruba.

The Ooni of Ife, who charged historians to deepen their research regarding African history to unearth many hidden facts, reiterated that cultural affinity existed between the Igbo and the Yoruba.

He added, “Africa must unite for peace and progress across board. I am sure that if the Igbo and their Yoruba brothers come together, Africa will unite.

“I am happy to receive you all and I must say that today is one of my happiest moments on the throne. I feel proud of you on your achievements within the last 42 years on the throne of your ancestors.

“I have been having sleepless nights because my ancestors have been visiting me that Black race must unite. This coincided with my mandate of peace and unity that I have preached around the globe. No race should be left behind.”

In his speech titled ‘Royal Handshake from Across The Niger’, Eze Eri commended the roles played by the Ooni in strengthening the relationship between the Yoruba and the Igbo.

He urged the Ooni not to relent until all conflicting interests in Africa were united.

The monarch said, “Thank you your imperial majesty, we have been projecting this historical dimension, though not using your platform and since you have echoed same from a different angle, there seems to be some kind of historical treasure hidden somewhere about the relationship between the Yoruba and Igbo.

“One of the best ways to unravel this mystery is to encourage inter-ethnic visits especially during cultural activities.”

He also used the occasion to invite Ooni to the forthcoming Eri festival slated for November in Aguleri, Anambra State.

Igbo-Yoruba affinity: Ifa oracle is the connectin… — Attah of Igala

Igbo-Yoruba affinity: Ifa oracle is the connecting link of original Nigerians — Attah of Igala ON MAY 19, 20195:09

By Chris Onuoha

Following the controversial statements and counter opinions emanating from some quarters as a result of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Oguwunsi’s statement that the Yoruba and Igbo have common affinity, the Attah Of Igala, Dr. Idakwo Ameh Oboni, says Nigerians “are the same people and Ifa oracle is the link”.

Attah Of Igala, Dr. Idakwo Ameh Oboni The monarch stated, “From the Igala man to the man with Kwararafa blood in him, to the original Nigerians, Ifa is cardinal.” This contradicts the claim made by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, that there were no linguistic, cultural and economic ties for several thousand years before the advent of the Europeans and formation of Nigeria.

African Socio-cultural Harmony and Enlightenment Foundation (ASHE) released extracts from an upcoming documentary of paramount traditional rulers in which the Attah and the Ooni explain the link between original Nigerians, known as the Niger Kongo ethno-linguistic family believed to be a continuum of dialects. Oboni compared Ifa to a powerful torchlight that shines into darkness. “Igalas have the same16 like the Yoruba, which guided us to our homeland. The pronunciation might be slightly different but Ifa is the same!”, the Igala monarch said.

Prince Justice Faloye, President of ASHE, said Ifa is not a religion but includes religion, adding that Ifa is not philosophy but contains philosophy, science and everything about humanity. Faloye went on: “It is the original African way of organizing and storing all information and activated with the electromagnetism that comes from the 256 pulses of the Odus”.

The Attah explained that Igala language is 60%-70% Yoruba mixed with Jukun Kwararafa influences. The monarch pointed out that the Yoruba spoken in Ife or Ilesa is different from that spoken in Kabba, closer to Igalaland, saying that is how language diverged throughout Africa.

“Kwararafa cultural influences extend from South Kaduna to Cross River, including groups like Agatu, Chamba, Ekoi, Ham etc. It is the origin of the Benue-Congo ethno-linguistic subfamily that spreads to East and South Africa”, he said. “The Aku Uka of Wukari is the spiritual head of the confederate of original African groups that attacked and restrained the spread of Islamic Afro-asiatic imperialism. The coalition attacked Bornu, Kano, Zaria and Katsina before finally broken by Fulani Jihadists and colonized by the British.

“Igala is believed to be the second oldest group, followed by Igbo. Igalaland was essentially the dispersal point of human migration out of the Southern Rainforests called Igbo Irunmole, forests of the spirits”.

The Attah confirmed oral history that the Nupe left Idah Igalaland for Bida while Igbos passed through Igalaland to reach Aguleri, their ancestral home.

In the documentary, Ooni Ogunwusi said, “We are a piece of the same garment; all we need to do is to put them together. “Akinkugbe (1978) previously stated that Igala, Yoruba and others belong to the same lineage.

This linguistic group, that also include Igbos, Ewe, Urhobo, Idomas, Nupe and Gwaris, known as the Volta-Niger ethno-linguistic family, has recently been shown to be the oldest through genetic testing.

“The family’s convergence around the Niger-Benue Rivers over a period evolved a new people known as Apa (Jukun in Hausa) that spread out through Lake Chad and River Benue into present day Cameroun, where they followed the Chari and Sangha Rivers to the Ugbangi-Kongo River basin, as some went downstream towards the coast while others went upstream to the Great Lakes Rift Valley area, where they spread to fill out East and South Africa”

Attah Oboni, on his part, said, “If you look closely, you will see that Ifa is our culture, our history, our chemistry Blackman’s magic, our everything. “I have the greatest pity for those without cultural identity. Ifa is our language; if you say it is the devil’s language, then your culture, your history, your identity, everything is gone! “You will be neither here or there, you will be like a motor that the Whiteman or computer made. If they turn you here, you go. If they turn you there, you go!”

Ogunwusi stated that Igbo Irunmole was the same as the Abrahamic Garden of Eden and Osun was Eve. Despite qualifying the statement that physical and spiritual births are different, Ogunwusi agreed that, scientifically, Osun, meaning, ‘it breeds’, ‘Orisun’, is the closest to Eve and the true mother of physical humanity.

He clarified that Oduduwa, who appears at the beginning of humanity and also at the beginning of monarchy a thousand years ago, was a spiritual essence that kept repeating in different ramifications through history like all other spirits.

When asked how Ifa was at the beginning and still present, he answered, “Like with Oduduwa, Orunmila was the one that oversaw everything. Orunmila is Ifa, Igbos call it Afa, Binis call it Iha, Urhobo call it Efa. Ifa was there and saw it all, that’s why Ifa is called ‘eleri ipin’, the witness of the divergence of humanity. We are all saying the same story, same lineage!

“Yorubas are Ogbe (Oduduwa), Igbo are Ofun (Obatala), Igala are Ogunda (Ogun), Edo are Osa (Olokun), etc. Ifa recorded everything from the trees to animals, to humans, underwater. Ifa explains the universe! “Just as Oduduwa was there in the spiritual world, the superhuman world and now in our current world, so is Ifa at the beginning. “It was at the dispersal, it is still relevant since its 256 pulses derived from Ifa16 times16 Odu is the basis of the first computer. The 256bit Clifford motherboard, which advanced in multiples to 512 up to the present gigabytes. Ifa 256 is also compounded into infinity”

The Attah concluded, “If we look inside and connect the link dots of our civilization, not only Nigeria but the entire black race will rise!

“The Whiteman has taken our Ifa and turned it into a global success. Before they come for the rest, let us come together and pick the bits to uplift ourselves”.

Apart from the electromagnetism of Ifa turned into computer technology, Soponna philosophy, based on vaccination, was the foundations of modern western medicine transferred during the smallpox epidemic in 1720 Boston by Cotton Mather, founder of Yale University.
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/05/igbo-yoruba-affinity-ifa-oracle-is-the-connecting-link-of-original-nigerians-attah-of-igala/