Friday, 11 September 2015

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The Yoruba Practising Nation of Oyotunji Village in South Carolina USA

Oyotunji african village

Oyotunji Village in USA.
Welcome to Oyotunji village in South Carolina. The community was founded by a black America named Walter Eugene King who was born on October 5, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Eugene went to the Cass Technical High School and got fascinated by the African culture. He also got exposed to the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe at the age of 20 which

increased his love for the African culture, particularly that of the Yorubas.


Picture Oyotunji Yoruba Village South Carolina USA.

On August 26, 1959, Eugene became the first African born in America to become fully initiated into the Orisa-Vodun African priesthood by African Cubans in Matanzas, Cuba. This marked the beginning of the spread of Yoruba religion and culture among African Americans.

With a few followers, and after dissolution of the Order of Damballah Hwedo, Eugene founded the Sango Temple in New York and incorporated the African Theological Arch Ministry in 1960. The Sango Temple was relocated and renamed the Yoruba Temple the same year.

Photo of Oyotunji Yoruba Village South Carolina USA.

Oyotunji in America.
In the fall of 1970, Eugene founded the Yoruba Village of Oyotunji in Beaufort County South Carolina, and began the careful reorganization of the Orisa-Vodu Priesthood along traditional Nigerian lines. He was initiated to the Ifa priesthood by the Oluwa of Ijeun at Abeokuta, Nigeria, in August of 1972.

He was named king of Oyotunji community in 1972 with the designation,  His Royal Highness Oba (King) Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi I, born Baba Adefunmi. He later died and his son, Adefunmi Adejuyigbe took over as king.



Oyotunji Village United stateswomen in oyotunji village

image of Oyotunji Yoruba village of South Carolina USA.

Oyotunji village photo

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children in Oyotunji village
people of oyotunji town

Oyotunji town
Oyotunji Yoruba
Oyotunji Yoruba village of South Carolina USA.










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1 comment:

  1. This is Fantastic, meanwhile our back home in Nigeria the foreign religions have taken over every corner there is church or mosque, noise day and night, they demonized the Yoruba heritage and culture, even the language is now see in a bad light as everyone speaks English to their children even new born. People with no cultural identity and language are lost.

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