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About Egbe Aborisa

Egbe Aborisa Columbia, SC translates as the Yoruba/Orisa Practitioners’ Association of Columbia, SC.  Our purpose is for Orisa-interested people to connect through fellowship, veneration, education, and transformation!


Founded in 2015, Egbe Aborisa is an African spirit culture group that is open to the people of Columbia, South Carolina (and beyond). If you are a local or a local affiliate who’s interested in Orisa African spirituality and ancestry, then this group is for you and yours.  We meet in the name of the Egun (ancestors) and Orisa (Orisha/divinities) to worship, socialize, and learn as a community of Yoruba devotees and supporters.  


We are a pan-Orisa Yoruba group, recognizing beliefs and practices from Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Cuba, Trinidad, and Brazilian lineages.  We respect and embrace that there are variations in ways of engaging.  However, we do not entertain any unethical practices, we only welcome iwa pele (good character).

The People

Iya Dr. Winmilawe (Ọ̀ṣun) and her husband Baba Dr. Tejumola (Ifa) are the Founders and Directors (Olori) of Egbe Aborisa Columbia, SC.  Our Grand Ifa Advisor is Araba Babalawo Awodiran Agboola, and our Nigerian Ambassador is Babalawo Adeniyi Elebuibon (Ifa).  Our founding senior advising elder, Dr. Baba Ade Ofunniyin is now our Benevolent Ancestor.  Ọ̀ṣun (Oshun) is the patron Orisa of Egbe Aborisa (Ore Yeye!  Ore Ye-O!).  

This egbe consists of a couple of hundred people including: Olorisa (priests),  Aborisa (practitioners), and Orisa-interested participants. Families and individuals of all ages of life, and stages of Orisa practice are welcome to our public events (even children and beginners).  Short and long-term volunteers are needed and appreciated!


We accept donations.  Money offered is used for communal purposes, e.g. to rent/buy space, prepare rituals, maintain Orisa, gift guest Olorisa, dash drummers, and provide refreshments.




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