Native Yoruba community in Cuba condole with Ile-Ife

Asociación Yoruba de Cuba, a coalition of Yoruba people in Cuba, has commiserated with the Yoruba race and Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola “on the transition of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade”

Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade

Asociación Yoruba de Cuba, a coalition of Yoruba people in Cuba, has commiserated with the Yoruba race and Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola “on the transition of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade”.

The association sent a condolence letter to the Governor joining other Yoruba “to mourn the transition of a worthy ambassador and a pride of the Yoruba race with deep sorrow”, Nation reports.

The letter by its president, Sir José Manuel Pérez Andino, noted that the organisation and its members shared in the pain and sorrow of other Yoruba people.

He prayed that God would console the family on the loss of the late monarch.

Members of the Cuban-based association include: Council of Elder Priests of Ifa of the Republic of Cuba, Council of Elder Priests Oba – Oriaye of Cuba and Council of Elder Iyalochas Priestesses of the Republic of Cuba.

Others are: Council of Elder Babalochas Priests of Cuba, Council of Elder Arará Priests of Cuba and Council of Priests Chiefs of Cabildos of the Republic of Cuba

The Yoruba in Cuba are mostly descendant of people who were transported to the Americas during the L

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