ARABA YEMI ELEBUIBON

ARABA YEMI ELEBUIBON

ARABA YEMI ELEBUIBON

Araba Yemi Elebuibon was born in Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria. His family is one of foremost authorities on traditional Yoruba culture and spirituality. He is a direct descendant of Olutimehin, one of the co-founders of the ancient city of Osogbo. He began training as an Ifa priest at the age of four; his parents’s desire was for him to achieve a thorough grounding in Yoruba tradition and culture through an apprenticeship with renowned priest. Araba Ifayemi is a poet, a performing artist, a playwright, and a herbalist-diviner (Babalawo). He has published numerous books and papers on various aspects of Yoruba tradition. religion and culture. He is an associate staff member of the Department of Africa Language and Literature, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He was an international scholar-in-residence at San Francisco State University and the Wajumbe cultural Institution California.

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