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THE HISTORY OF ABORIGINE OGBONI FRATERNITY

The History of Aborigine Ogboni, could be trced to tht er of !ri"ordil ci#ili$tion of %&AN%
so"eti"es round '())B* in Ife+Oodye, Tht !eriod of nti-uity nd geologicl er, #ery
long e#er before the rri#l of the legendry Odudu. hi"self to lle+ife round 'th + (th
centuries A,/0Odudu. .s their ccli"ed fther of Yorubs1, In the beginning, there .s ife+
Oodye, s erlier "entioned, The lnguge s!o2en .s %Ife% nd not %Yorub% !eo!le, &ybe one
"ight .ondered nd s2ed, .ho then re the yorubs3 the ns.er to this, is different issue nd
!erh!s .hich so"e !st issues of %Aborigine% hs ns.ered "ong its !re#ious inferences, tht
hd e4!lined "ong others, tht the clling of ll descendnts of Odudu. generlly s
YOR5BA tody, .s the "2ing of the *olonil British Authority in their desire to h#e uni-ue
identities for the colonised Nigerin !eo!le during the erly !rt of the century,
6hile no one could !recisely sy .ht "oti#te %ogboni% cult or confrternity, to co"e into being
in Ife+Oodye, but !ostultions in Yorub "ythology, shed light on the !re+Odudu. er in the
IIe+Ife, .hen %Obtl% nd Oreluere .ere the ruling chieftins of the Aborigine Ife+s!e2ing
co""unity, %A.o% ogboni, "ong so "ny other %A.os%0i,e cults1 in Ife then, bec"e so
!ro"inent nd rele#nt, "ore s !ressure grou! to !rotest the uncere"onious rri#l of the
gret colonil "ster in history, 0i,e,1 Odudu., 7ust s certin !eo!le of tody%s Nigeri, first
resisted the co"ing of the British i"!erilis", so lso, the boriginl Ife !eo!le nd their
!rticulrly leder, Obtl8 #ehe"ently resisted the une4!ected rri#l of Odudu. nd his
follo.ers into Ile+ife, But .hen they could not .ithstnd the "ight nd high !oliticl net.or2 of
Odudu., these ncient Ife !eo!le, resorted to co#er cti#ities, by "2ing use of their ogboni
grou! to deter"ine odudu.%s uthority, And in "ost cses, ginst odudu.%s !eo!le
the"sel#es, .ho .ere not their "e"bers, &ost of these terrorist cts t2e !lce during the life
ti"e of 9ueen &ORE&I, n Of indigene, "rried to ORAN&IYAN, one of the Ife 2ings t
tht ti"e, A !rgon of beuty she .s, &ore"i used this s le#erge to entice their ene"y%s
leder, so s to decode the ntics of these "ruders, .hich .s, !ossibly fction of the %o"o
Iy% 0lter referred to ogboni tody1, .ho used Igbo"o2un, one of the ri#erine settle"ent res,
%Ondo stte% of tody s their bse, fro" .here they regulrly lunched their offensi#e ttc2s
ginst their %colonil "ters% in Ife lnd, But .ith the e#entul !enetrtion of the setters0i,e
odudu. nd his !eo!le1, into these boriginls %secret cult%, .ho !erh!s .ere using this secret
society s .e!on of resistnce, this Egbe O"o Iy, or Ogboni, s !o!ulrly 2no., e#entully
bec"e cult synony"ous .ith odudu., hence, %N%"esi .o Oodu, lter bec"e !o!ulr
clinched for the ogboni !eo!le, But .ht A.o Ogboni .s, in Ile+Ife in the beginning, .s not
.ht it lter loo2ed li2e, in other !rts of yorub lnd, s t the ti"e it strted to s!red, For
e4"!les, in !lce li2e Egb, I7ebu, Re"o etc,, Ogboni .s "ore or less the SENATE nd
dis!ensers of 7ustice in the co""unities, The !o.er of the ogboni other.ise clled OS5GBO,
"ong the I7ebu !eo!le, .s so enor"ous nd #ery dedly, A"ong so "ny
The Aborigine Ogboni Frternity is the Trditionl Religion of the Yorub%s nd indeed Africn
Trditionl Religion 6orld.ide, The i"!ortnce of e#ery good thing in life is fith nd belie#es,
The truth is, if you find fith .ith no obstcles, it is "ost li2ely to be fith tht doesn%t led to
ny.ise i"!ortnt,
Trdition is #ery e4!ensi#e, Firstly .e re Africns nd secondly, .e re Nigerins, The .orld is
creted on the foundtion of trdition, Before *hrist, before &oh""ed, trdition hs being in
!lce, 6hen God .nted to crete the .orld, he sid :co"e, let crete;,: 6ho re :us: God
.s referring to3 They re the other cretors tht re not ngels but re su!er beings .ith lots of
!o.er, The se constituted bout <(= 0!ercent1 of the entire 6orld, Right in the dee! se, .e
h#e the Iye"oy nd "ny other s!irits,
The rolling bll is .ht .e cll the Eridinloguns in the Africn Trditionl Religion, These
Eridinloguns re the things .e find out detils fro", They re the orcles tht re#els "ysteries,
The .y it is !ressed in Nigeri here, it is been !ressed the s"e .y in Egy!t, >ondon, Greece,
Austri, South A"eric nd other !rt of the .orld, Trdition su!ersedes e#ery other religion in
the .orld becuse it is !rcticed in holiness,
Aborigine Ogboni 6orshi!ers leds, .hile others follo.s, Ogboni "e"bers re !eo!le .ho
h#e seen light by .orshi!ing Onile Ogboduor 0God Al"ighty1 in truth nd in s!irit, 6hich is
the reson .hy their !ryers re being ns.ered -uic2ly, The Ogboni recogni$es the !resence of
the ele"entl forces of cretion, The ele"ents re? Erth, 6ter nd Air,
Ogboni uses the E/AN 0i"ge1 to re!resent "n, the intelligent centre of life, using it to
#isuli$e !ositi#ely nd to in#o2e the #irtues nd !o.ers of the !ri"ordil ncestors
+co""uniction .ith the s!iritul nd ele"entl .orld is constnt, for "n hs to be guided in
his bttle to disco#er .ho he is, The "ethod of co""uniction #ries but, the "ost recogni$ed
one is the IFA 0orcle1, through orcle of God force, "n is s!iritully educted s the .y he
should li#e, Aborigine Ogboni is Religion, 7ust s .e h#e *hristinity nd Isl"ic Religion,
Ogboni is religion tht is built on truth e-ulity nd firness,
FA*TS ABO5T OGBONI @
Fre-uently As2ed 9uestions
A, 6HAT IS OGBONI FRATERNITY3
Ans? ABORIGINE OGBONI FRATERNITY si"!ly "ens + The True .y of li#ing right nd
ser#ing GO/ the cretor nd glorifying hi" in his highest through A/A& B ECE
D,IS OGBONI A SE*RET *5>T3
ANS? NO, Ogboni is the first Ancient ssocition of Elders *ouncil .here "tters .ere settle
nd !olicy "2ers in cretion
E, 6HO /O YO5 6ORSHIF3
ANS? GO/, The Ogboni "e"bers .orshi! the Al"ighty GO/, through A/A&BECE O5R
FIRST FARENTS,
', ABORIGINE OGBONI HAS BEEN IN EGISTEN*E SIN*E 6HEN3
ANS? No one on erth cn sy !recisely .hen it c"e to e4istnce, becuse it strted .ith the
s!red of "n on erth,
(,6HERE 6AS OGBONI ORIGINATE/ FRO&3
ANS? Ogboni is originted fro" Otu+ife i,e the grden of E/EN .here cretion strted fro" by
GO/, A>>AH, nd O>O/5&ARE, And e4tended cross the uni#erse,
H,ARE YO5 RE*OGNIIE/ BY THE GOCERNE&ENT3
ANS? In Nigeri for e4"!le, it is duely registered .ith the *ORFORATE AFFAIRS
*O&&ISION in the yer AJH<, REG, NO, J'J nd refor" Ogboni frternity is bby of
Ogboni born in AJA' by our first illustrious sons .ho e"brced the .estern eduction nd their
religion,Ogboni is in >ondon s .ell, cll Iy gbogbo
<, *AN ONE &EET OBA, FRESI/ENT GENERA> AN/ FARA&O5NT R5>ER OF
OGBONI E&FIRE 6OR>/6I/E3
ANS? Yes, the Fr"ount Ruler nd ogboni 2ingdo" belie#e in o!en door !olicy .ithout fer,
K, BENEFIT OF LOINING THE FRATERNITY3
ANS? It "2es you 2no. your cretor, teches you ho. to li#e right, shield you fro" erthly
!roble"s, nd to u!hold the truth,
J, 6HAT /OES IT TAME TO BE*O&E A &ENBER3
ANS? You h#e to be "tured, honest, fithful, lo#ing nd GO/ fering .ith res!ect to The rule
of l. of the lnd nd cretion ,,, etc,
A), 6HERE *AN 6E FIN/ OGBONI *ON*>ACE3
ANS? OGBONI concl#e cn be found in e#ery.here in the .orld tody e,g >ondon, Nigeri,
Ghn, Togo, Benin Re!ublic, 5nited Sttes of A"eric, 5nited Mingdo" nd the /is!or
.orld.ide,
AA, THOSE 6HO ARE OGBONI &E&BERS 6HAT ARE THEY *A>>E/3
ANS? Go to the boo2 of E$e2iel DE? #s DE etc, .e re 2no.n nd clled first ncient council of
elders .ith honours, cring, fithful dedicted elders .ho re GO/ fering,
AD,6HAT IS THE /IFFEREN*E BET6EEN OBA OF OGBONI AN/ OTHER OBAS3
ANS? OBA OGBONI .orld .ide is one only 2ing tht "2e 2ings, It is the Ogboni tht initite
n OBA, no OBA initite Ogboni, .ithout Ogboni through the ssistnce of IFA ORA*>E
/i#intion n OBA cn not be "de nd instlled in yorub lnd
N*o!yrights reser#ed
ORISA@
Ogun
Ogun is the God of 6r, Energy nd &etl
Ogun 2ee!s "tter in "otion
Ogun is the sustiner of life
Ogun li#es in the 2nife, nd .ith it, clers !th for "n, Ogun is the force .ithin your co"!uter, Ogun is
technology,
Ogun is the force of gr#ity, the force of ttrction,
Ogun re!resents the tools tht sh!e "n, bringing out !erson%s !otentil, enhncing one%s life,
Ogun controles life nd deth, Ogun is our hert bet nd the finl contrction during birth, Ogun is uto ccidents
nd gun .ounds,
Ogun is the .rrior, hunter nd fr"er,
Ogun is the God of loylty nd life long friendshi!s,
Ogun is the "ster of secrets, s2ills, crfts, !rofessions nd cretions,
Gret 6isdo"
Furity O *lenliness
Hu"ility O *l"ness
Ethicl Stndrds
5ntouchble
Sngo is the God of Thunder
Sngo is Ming,
Lust s lightning flshes to sho. indistinguishble lndsc!e, Sngo hs the bility to sho. one the truth 7ust s
-uic2ly,
Sngo only s!e2s once nd re!resents tril by fire,
Sngo is s big s his scre" gi#ing hi" n bility to "o#e !eo!le nd things .ith his .ords, Sngo hs the :gift of
gb:,
Sngo is the God of &le Fertility,
Sngo is the "ster of strtegy nd tctics,
The s!irit of Sngo rises to confront nd "eet gret chllenges,
Sngo is the sy"bol of courge,
The Truth *n Hurt@ >i2e Fire@
L2ut@
Obtl
MING OF THE 6HITE *>OTH
Obtl is Ming of the Orish becuse of his gret AGE
Obtl is the cretor nd the sh!er of hu"n beings
Obtl is the Fther of 6isdo"
Obtl de"nds nd snctions high "orlity
Obtl rules the hed
Obtl is the fther of insnity
Obtl re"ins cl" in the "ist of chos
Honored &turity
Obtl is often seen s the 6ise Old &n, Agin, ge nd .isdo" re si"!ly re!resentti#e s!ects of incresed
clrity nd 7udg"ent, Obtl is seen s the Ming of the Oris, Agin, this is not !o.er struggle or ego issue, this is
si"!ly .y of !ointing out tht *lrity of !ur!ose, destiny nd beh#ior .ill l.ys t2e !recedence .hen
confusion or disgree"ent e4ists,
Tht Red Fl" oil is ne#er !lced on Obtl is nother e4"!le of this, The Fure clrity "ust re"in cler nd
unble"ished, Tht Obtl re!resents the Hed is consistent, It is fro" our "ind tht *lrity .ill co"e forth,
Ech nd e#ery tle is si"!ly .y of e4!ressing Oludu"re%s cretion of this essentil energy the energy of
*lrity, 6ithout it, .e go stu"bling forth, often filing to fulfill our destiny, Obtl%s cretion is essentil becuse
ll other energies need this clrity to e4!ress the" !ro!erly, You need this clrity to utili$e ll other energies in
.ys tht .ill be !roducti#e nd fulfilling to your life,
6e 2no. ho. to .orshi! nd !!el to ll this gods nd others
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An A!etebi is the n"e gi#en to .ife of Orun"il, It is lso the n"e Orun"il g#e to the .ife
of Bbl.o,
In the Odu If Ogbe S, If gi#es the story of ho. the A!eeibi bec"e the .ife of Orun"il, If
reltes tht Orun"il .ent to .r in the to.n of Ilu obirin fter ll the efforts of the other Orish
.ere unsuccessful, Orun"il consulted If, "de the !ro!er scrifice nd subse-uently .s ble
to defet the u!rising in Ilu obirin, The to.n of Iluobirin .s inhbited by only .o"en, These
.o"en .ere tied together .ith ro!e nd t2en bc2 to the to.n .here Orun"il resided, Once
they rri#ed in to.n Orun"ilPs d#isers .nted to 2ill ll of the .o"en, Insted of 2illing the
.o"en Orun"il decided to "2e the" A!etebi,
The difference bet.een n A!etebi nd n Iynif 0fe"le If !riest1 is tht n A!etebi is not
necessrily initited to If but is .ife of Bbl.o, 6heres n Iynif is not only initited to
If but is lerned If !riest,
After .o"n "rries Bbl.o, she is re-uired to clen the re nd house of If e#ery (
dys, It is necessry to 2ee! the re .here If rests clen, She is l.ys to t2e .ter to #isitors
.hen they rri#e in the ho"e, She "ust lso honor her husbnd nd cnnot be rude, She should
be res!ectful of ll her husbnd8s o"o A.o, She "ust be the 2ee!er of her husbndPs secrets nd
be creful of her .ords outside the ho"e,
A Bbl.oPs duties to n A!etebi include treting his .ife .ith res!ect, He cnnot bet or use
hrsh .ords to.rds her but "ust be cool te"!ered nd !tient, If !roble" rises bet.een
Bbl.o nd his his it "ust be sol#ed "ibly,
6hen feeding If the A!etibi should bring Esin nd use these "terils to !ry, There re "ny
songs s!ecific to A!etibi, In the O2etse te"!le in Ile+Ife, the A!etibi h#e Aro, .hich re roles
s!ecific to A!etibi in the Agboniregun nd If festi#ls, 6hen Odu is being crried out A!etibi
h#e Orin tht is sung s!ecificlly t tht ti"e, /uring ech occsion there re "ny necessry
ssign"ents nd duties the A!etibi "ust !erfor", Through these "ny ts2s the .i#es of
Orun"il recei#e the blessings of If,
Res!ect tht is gi#en to Bbl.o is lso gi#en to his A!etibi, The A!etibi hs !o.er, She .s
gi#en co.ries by Orun"il to di#ine for his clients in his bsence, The A!etibi cn di#ine .ith
erindilogun, She hs ccess to ll of the Orish houses, Ho.e#er she cn ne#er into the house of
Odu or Oro, These !lces re forbidden to fe"le, The A!etibi .ill .er Ide If nd trditionl
cloting, Another bbl.o cn ne#er sit in the !lce .here n A!etibi hs 7ust #cted,
The A!etebi is #lued "e"ber of the If co""unity,
O"o ti fi etebi 2i " !e ni A!etebi
>ubedo si2o y "i no
A7gb2ir y "i ni se
Eri "i e dsi yyy
Edo 2oyy
O to 2 desi do2o nu 2 . sere gb yi o
E"oror 2 o e"o 2u ribo ode o
If ti Oris gb . o se
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