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


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