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Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by docjuli(m): 7:02am On Apr 13, 2019
Whenever you search Google for information, you’re consulting Ifa —Ooni

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April 11, 2019

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday said that whenever people use the search engine Google to source information, they’re consulting Ifa –a divination oracle.

The revered monarch added that the universal search engine, Google, originated from Ifa oracle.

The traditional ruler said that without Ifa, Google would not have been created.

Ogunwusi said this during the Press tour of tourists sites within the ancient city of Ile-Ife ahead of the Tourism Innovation and Development Innovation Conference slated for April 24.

The theme of the forthcoming conference is, “Impact of Sustainable Tourism Development and Marketing of Tourism Destinations on Host Communities.”

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Odu Ifa refers to the verses of the literary corpus that are usually consulted by people who believe in its efficacy before embarking on any project or activity.

It is also a West African religion and system of divination.

Ogunwusi said that Ifa, as a form divination, was all about sourcing for information and knowledge through traditional consultation.

The traditional ruler said that Google could be regarded as the modern way of sourcing for past information and what was likely to happen in the future too.

He said that Ifa originated several thousands of years ago and is seen as the voice of the almighty God, referred to as Orisa Oke, which is supreme to other lesser gods.

“Without Ifa, there could never have been Google; so, Google is the modern day version of Ifa.

“Ifa is all about information, getting knowledge from the almighty God.

“Whenever you search the Google for information or knowledge, you are consulting Ifa; and without Ifa, there would not have been the Google.”

He said that Ifa was still relevant in contemporary time, saying that was why people still consult the oracle for information and solutions to their problems.

Ogunwusi noted that if people want to know the date of any important event, they would search Google.

‘That is part of the functions that Ifa serves for its believers and followers. That is the truth, but it may sound strange,” he said.

The Ooni, who is the custodian of Yoruba culture and tradition, called on Nigerians to embrace traditional worships peculiar to their communities.

He said that would not stop them from practising other modern religions.

(NAN)



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Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by kmcutez(f): 7:19am On Apr 13, 2019
very true. All modern electronics use the binary number system created by the ifa divination thousands of years ago.

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Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by princemillla(m): 7:27am On Apr 13, 2019
“Without Ifa, there could never have been Google; so, Google is the modern day version of Ifa.

This man should stop embarrassing yoruba race which nonsense is this.

What's with information input and iffa correlations??

People spend countless numbers of hours inputing information online just this comment am making now becomes a file for Google search and someone was referring it to one divination that is gone long years ago.

Abeg we need history back in our system
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by BuhariAdvocate: 7:53am On Apr 13, 2019
Personally I dont have interest on this topic but I came here Because of hypocrite like you.two weeks ago the same Oba praised ibo with their connection with aje festival you guys twisted the comment claimed the oni said ibo discovered ile ife. Now Because of the oni again made another comment which favor his tribe you're saying rubbish.
princemillla:
This man should stop embarrassing yoruba race which nonsense is this.

What's with information input and iffa correlations??

People spend countless numbers of hours inputing information online just this comment am making now becomes a file for Google search and someone was referring it to one divination that is gone long years ago.

Abeg we need history back in our system
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by ahaika23: 7:55am On Apr 13, 2019
You don’t have any sense
BuhariAdvocate:
Personally I dont have interest on this topic but I came here Because of hypocrite like you.two weeks ago the same Oba praised ibo with their connection with aje festival you guys twisted the comment claimed the oni said ibo discovered ile ife. Now Because of the oni again made another comment which favor his tribe you're saying rubbish.
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by naijadefender: 7:57am On Apr 13, 2019
Illiteracy is a disease which a doctor cannot cure
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by Volksfuhrer(m): 8:33am On Apr 13, 2019
kmcutez:
very true. All modern electronics use the binary number system created by the ifa divination thousands of years ago.
Hehehehehehe...I agree! There's a lot of Ifa in system software! LWKMD... gringringrin
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by Volksfuhrer(m): 8:49am On Apr 13, 2019
princemillla:
This man should stop embarrassing yoruba race which nonsense is this.

What's with information input and iffa correlations??

People spend countless numbers of hours inputing information online just this comment am making now becomes a file for Google search and someone was referring it to one divination that is gone long years ago.

Abeg we need history back in our system

It's obvious you have no idea what Ifa is and how it works!
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by princemillla(m): 9:43am On Apr 13, 2019
BuhariAdvocate:
Personally I dont have interest on this topic but I came here Because of hypocrite like you.two weeks ago the same Oba praised ibo with their connection with aje festival you guys twisted the comment claimed the oni said ibo discovered ile ife. Now Because of the oni again made another comment which favor his tribe you're saying rubbish.


Shut ur mouth up. If you want to comment must u display ur idiotic to the public.

When you are ready to chat like a sane person, let me know. I will reply you
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by princemillla(m): 9:47am On Apr 13, 2019
Volksfuhrer:


It's obvious you have no idea what Ifa is and how it works!

Don't twist issue. I know what iffa is. What am saying is Google doesn't have any connection with iffa.

Iffa is a god ( thru which information about known and unknown is seek) while Google is a human project.

If you doubt me why not try and type ur phone number and see what you get.


Let's not be blinded.

BTW. I belong to a royal family and I think I know one or two
Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by geosegun(m): 4:42pm On Apr 13, 2019
princemillla:


Don't twist issue. I know what iffa is. What am saying is Google doesn't have any connection with iffa.

Iffa is a god ( thru which information about known and unknown is seek) while Google is a human project.

If you doubt me why not try and type ur phone number and see what you get.


Let's not be blinded.

BTW. I belong to a royal family and I think I know one or two

If you are indeed a Yoruba man, i bet you should understand what 'a'kawe oro' is? Ooni Knew what he was talking about...He was just given an illustration as an example. You guys just like to quote out of context. I wonder how some people graduated from the university.

In Yoruba Palance, before civilization evolves, when people are not clear about issues, they consult IFA (Oracle). but now a days for recent generations, if you want more explanations on issues, or terminologies, you use google and other related search engines. The difference is just one is spiritual (IFA) and the other is artificial (man made) but both are applying similar principles. However, note that IFA existed way back before Google, so we can literally say Google is using IFA 'like' principles and hence an offshoot of IFA...Simple and straight forward. arghgghraghh!!! You guys are so dumb? Lord have mercy.

If you are indeed from a royal family, you should understand better, common....young man!

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Re: Whenever You Search Google For Information, You’re Consulting Ifa —ooni by Amujale(m): 1:15am On Apr 24, 2019
princemillla:

“Without Ifa, there could never have been Google; so, Google is the modern day version of Ifa.

This man should stop embarrassing yoruba race which nonsense is this.

What's with information input and iffa correlations??

People spend countless numbers of hours inputing information online just this comment am making now becomes a file for Google search and someone was referring it to one divination that is gone long years ago.

Abeg we need history back in our system

Not that google is the modern day version of Ifa but that Ifa is a major influence on much of our modern technogy e.g computers, search engines, barcodes e t.c

geosegun:


...when people are not clear about issues, they consult IFA (Oracle). but now a days for recent generations, if you want more explanations on issues, or terminologies, you use google and other related search engines. The difference is just one is spiritual (IFA) and the other is artificial (man made) but both are applying similar principles. However, note that IFA existed way back before Google, so we can literally say Google is using IFA 'like' principles and hence an offshoot of IFA...

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