16 April 2016
It will be recalled that we’d a couple of days ago reported that Nigerian film maker, Kunle Afolayan went to Brazil for the sole purpose of learning more about the Yoruba culture. He’s been their expanding his knowledge of the Yoruba culture and tradition.
Two weeks ago, he shared video clips on Instagram of his meeting with a Brazilian Sango priest in Rio who was dressed in full Yoruba ceremonial dress.
Though the Yoruba Culture and tradition is mostly found in West Africa, particularly Yoruba Lands in Nigeria, it is also quite alive in many parts of Brazil where practitioners of Candomblé believe in a Supreme Creator called Oludumaré, who is served by lesser deities, which are called Orishas.
Kunle Afolayan has again released an exclusive full length video of his interview with a Brazilian woman who regards herself as a custodian of Yoruba Traditional culture. The interview with the woman named Gisele Omidarewa Cossard (Iya Orisa) is conducted in Rio, Brazil.
Though she does not speak Yoruba, she sees the truth in Yoruba culture and tradition. She was born on May 31, 1923. She is a religious leader, writer, anthropologist and an Ifa priestess who has been a custodian of the Yoruba culture for a long time. In the interview, she reveals why she believes in Orisas and how she became an Ifa priestess.
Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6lZ8Huo1dE