Born Chief Kazeem Adegbenro aka IFAPEERE is an Abeokuta based Ifa priest with over 20 years experience in IFAISM.In a chat with News Angle Magazine reporter David Okeke.
Can we meet you?
My name is Chief Kazeem Adegbenro aka IFAPEERE.I’m an indigene of Ogun state from Gbagura Osiele.My Father, Chief Lasisi ,though late,is the Alado of Egbaland a chieftaincy Title gotten from the Alake of Egbaland.
How did you ventured into Ifa worship or better still Ifasm?
It was something inherited from my Father and he also inherited it from his grand Father.Ifa practice run in the family from time immemorial till date.It was a calling and decided to practice Ifasm and traditional spiritual healings after my secondary school education.
With the Advent of Covid-19 that had sniffed life out of people in million fold around the world, what is your stand on it?
*Well to me, there’s is no problem or health challenges whose solution can’t be gotten from leaf,roots and fluid of trees.Even the so called Chemicals and drugs are all gotten from herbs but when it comes to spiritual challenges,we need to tackle it spiritually. A lot of people believe in the spiritual realms despite the impact of other religions on us most expecially Africans. Take for example, politicians that want to take oath of office will either claim to be a Christian or Muslim but wisely seek spiritual growth,empowerment, cleansing and success in their endeavors from their source and root. Every human need spiritual cleansing to remove blockages,challenges,negative forces and negative mark from their journey in life.
How does one relate IFA practice to present day challenges?
Thank you very much for that question.The Yoruba Activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho is a Christian even by his name,but did you see him hang the holy Bible around his neck when going to war.The Odus in IFA (Disciples of Orunmila) all represent and gives spiritual solutions to diverse challenges in human Life.Take for example,a woman that seeks the fruit of the womb and through divination it was revealed as OGBE GBARADA, with the right attornment , she will be pregnant and put to bed safely.Ok lets practice these spiritual work for any pregnant woman whose baby is not in the normal position, take her to the market without her knowledge of what you intend to achieve.When you get there ask for EJA Ojiji (Electric Fish) that’s still alive (the fish is known to have electric shock sensation), don’t negotiate the price with the seller,just buy it at the given price and after payment ,you can ask the pregnant woman to pick the fish and bag it or take the fish home and ask her to remove it from the nylon bag by herself, immediately the fish shocked her the baby will change position. Tell her to go for a test the next day,then prove me wrong or right ,no medical operation needed or drugs will be needed.Even water has its own spiritual advantage, likewise salt and leaf.
So destiny could be affected spiritually and spiritual attornment or cleansing will be needed to set things right?
Of course yes,the world is full of more spiritual than physical challenges. There are some ladies that has never been asked out before by Men,others are promise and fail, boyfriend snatchers etc. There are no spiritual problem without multiple solutions.
How can you be contacted?
My office is at Abule Oloni,Abeokuta,Ogun State.My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and contact is 234(0) 904 868 0381
When are you hosting IFAPEERE IFA festival ?
It will be coming up around November 29,2021.We are expecting lots of important personally that cherished the way of culture.