To investigate and research the
cultures of West Africa and freely
offer our findings to the public in
the form of ceremon...
To be the premiere venue in the
western hemisphere for West
African cultural education,
knowledge, information and
practic...
1970 Founded in Sheldon Township
Beaufort County, SC
1980 Incorporated in SC
1987 Received 501 (c) 3
Since 1970:
Oyotunji African Village has
sought to present a positive
cultural image by working with
area schools in Beau...
Community Organizations:
Sheldon Township Empowerment
Program, Penn Center,
Gullah/Geechee Nation, ,
Gullah/Geechee Sea I...
 Local Community Groups,
Agencies and Educational
Institutions:
STCSP, Sheldon Fire Dept., PALS,
Human Services Alliance,...
National and International
Institutions
Orisa World Congress, U. of
Miami, The High Museum, U. of
the Virgin Islands, Man...
Since 1970:
Oyotunji continues to present
and display African arts, crafts
ceremonies and presentations
locally, national...
Belize, C.A., CA, DC, DE, FL,
GA, IL, IN, MD, NC, NY, SC, VA,
WI, St. Thomas, US & Tortola,
British V.I., England, Rep. o...
• First African born in America to be
initiated into the Yoruba Orisa
Priesthood(1959)
• Founded the African Theological
A...
• Started the ACRRDC Initiative
• Developed the Oyotunji
sustainable living/ sustainable
agriculture programs
• Founded YA...
Visit Oyotunji
Invest Expertise, Time,
Money in Oyotunji
Help Build Oyotunji
Buy Oyotunji Goods &
Services
Be a Helpe...
Invest Expertise, Time, Money
in the Oldest Authentic
Yoruba African Village in the US
Call: Chief Olaitan 843-846-2157
Em...
 CALL: 843 - 846 - 2157
 EMAIL: info@oyotunji.org or
agbadjigan@gmail.com
 VISIT THE WEBSITES:
www.oyotunji.org
www.ane...
WE
MUST
SUCCEED!!!
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Oyotunji is the oldest authentic Yoruba African Village in N. America. The African Village, founded in 1970 by, HRM Oba Ofuntola Adefunmi I, the first African born in America to be initiated into the indigenous Yoruba priesthood of Obatala.

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  1. 1. To investigate and research the cultures of West Africa and freely offer our findings to the public in the form of ceremonies, lectures, mass media, workshops, written materials, and other public presentations.
  2. 2. To be the premiere venue in the western hemisphere for West African cultural education, knowledge, information and practice. With an eye to sharing this treasure with the largest audience possible.
  3. 3. 1970 Founded in Sheldon Township Beaufort County, SC 1980 Incorporated in SC 1987 Received 501 (c) 3
  4. 4. Since 1970: Oyotunji African Village has sought to present a positive cultural image by working with area schools in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties
  5. 5. Community Organizations: Sheldon Township Empowerment Program, Penn Center, Gullah/Geechee Nation, , Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Gullah Festival, Heritage Festival, Moja Festival, Shrimp Festival…
  6. 6.  Local Community Groups, Agencies and Educational Institutions: STCSP, Sheldon Fire Dept., PALS, Human Services Alliance, MCAS, TCL, USCB, Beaufort County Humanities Council and others
  7. 7. National and International Institutions Orisa World Congress, U. of Miami, The High Museum, U. of the Virgin Islands, Manchester Museum, Hampton U., The Neuberger Museum, Virginia Commonwealth U., etc.
  8. 8. Since 1970: Oyotunji continues to present and display African arts, crafts ceremonies and presentations locally, nationally and internationally
  9. 9. Belize, C.A., CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, NC, NY, SC, VA, WI, St. Thomas, US & Tortola, British V.I., England, Rep. of Benin, Nigeria…
  10. 10. • First African born in America to be initiated into the Yoruba Orisa Priesthood(1959) • Founded the African Theological ArchMinistry (1960) • Founded Oyotunji Yoruba African Village (1970) • Founded Great Benin Books • Founded Great Benin Films • Called the Father of the African Cultural Restoration Movement
  11. 11. • Started the ACRRDC Initiative • Developed the Oyotunji sustainable living/ sustainable agriculture programs • Founded YAM • Heads Great Benin Books & Great Benin Films • Founded WOYO internet TV • Developed the “Inside Oyotunji” internet video magazine • Produces and Directs “Eyes 2 The World” documentary series
  12. 12. Visit Oyotunji Invest Expertise, Time, Money in Oyotunji Help Build Oyotunji Buy Oyotunji Goods & Services Be a Helper To Oyotunji
  13. 13. Invest Expertise, Time, Money in the Oldest Authentic Yoruba African Village in the US Call: Chief Olaitan 843-846-2157 Email: info@oyotunji.org agbadjigan@gmail.com
  14. 14.  CALL: 843 - 846 - 2157  EMAIL: info@oyotunji.org or agbadjigan@gmail.com  VISIT THE WEBSITES: www.oyotunji.org www.anelderspeaks.com  WRITE: Chief Olaitan PO Box 198, Sheldon, SC 29941
  15. 15. WE MUST SUCCEED!!!

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