For years ATR practitioners have tried to create the ideal format to share information, teach newcomers and create opportunities for fellowship and networking with mixed results. Today a handful of the websites dedicated to Traditional African Religions exist and persist, but few offer real-time learning and dialogue. This is what makes Omo Oduduwa Radio so exciting.
Omo Oduduwa Radio (also known as OORadio) is a live internet radio program, based in Marietta, Georgia. The program is operated by Osaremi Ogunleye Lanloke, a Priestess of Obatala that was born and raised in Oyotunji Village. OORadio allows listeners to learn from and interact in real-time with elders, priests and expert academics. Shows cover aspects of Yoruba Religion, culture, customs and ethics. They are later packaged as podcasts that can be downloaded for free. Osaremi’s goal was to host a small internet radio has blossomed into much more. She now has listeners from around the world and maintains a media library which boasts lectures and classes led by a Who’s Who of the global Orisa community.
Former guests include: Oba Adejiyigbe Adefunmi II, Ifategunse Osadele, Chief Ayo Salami, Omilade Adediran, Ayoka Wiles, Iyalode Yeyefini Efunbolade, and many more.
Omo Oduduwa Radio is a bi-weekly internet radio program which can be enjoyed three days a week:
- Ifa Code of Conduct hosted by Ifategunse Osadele (Sundays 8-9 pm EST)
- Omo Oduduwa Radio, hosted by Osaremi Lanloke (Tuesday 9:30-11:30 pm EST)
- Voices of Vision, hosted by Ayoka Wiles (Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 pm EST)
To catch the next show or advertise on the program, you can contact Osaremi at Omo Oduduwa Radio‘s website or search Facebook for OORadio’s group page.