The first thing you should know is that I am multidimensional. I was born a natural psychic but I am also a initiated priest of Ifa. I love music, art, and hip hop, but I’m also a horticulturist, herbalist, fan of anime. I love good food including food for the soul. Im a initiated priest of Ifa but I don’t put on aires... I’m more a hood sage if you ask the people who know me. I’m from the streets of North St. Louis City and South Memphis . My mother was an evangelist and infused in me a healthy respect for women. My father was a truck driver and through his travels, he kept the whole family together. I grew up listening to hip hop music , playing basketball, and watching anime,. Anime offered a deeply metaphysical philosophy that I couldn’t find in the west. But it resonated with my soul as a child.
Then everything changed
When I was 18, I received the news of my father becoming an ancestor. My world was shattered learning he was shot and killed and It changed everything for me. I fell into deep grief and finally depression as I tried to figure out why and what’s next for me. It eventually took me to Lincoln University . There, I found a botherhood and support through my fraternities Iota Phi Theta and the Prince Hall Masons. They and one of my professors offered the male mentorship I needed to continue to mature as a man. Mature I did because also in college, I found myself becoming a father of a beautiful little girl. I lost a father and became one in just a couple of years. I was determined to be a good loving father so I embraced her and my responsibilities. I took a position as a forest ranger and developed a great passion for Earth conservation, plants, and nature.
And Then Came Ifa
I began to develop a keen Interest in African culture and spirituality as I was introduced to New Orleans Vodoun where I was initiated into the mysteries of Danballah and Obatala. This opened me to the deep esoteric mysteries I found in anime only it was African spirituality. But it was only beginning of my path because the woman who would become my wife , Ayele Kumari, introduced me to Ifa and my life has never been the same. My initiation to Ifa catapulted me into tapping my greatest potential and aligning me with my destiny. I found the poetic expressions in the Ifa verses resonated with me as the bars of hip hop did. The sacred stories of the Orisa offered practical wisdom along with deep soul healing .
As I began to learn and share this sacred technology, I found others looking and wanting support for their own soul journey. I found myself mentoring young men and women who were in pain trying to figure out their lives. Women sought me out to help them better understand their personal relationships with men. There were people who wanted my support in learning how to work with their ancestors, deepen their relationship with Orisa , spiritual ceremonies, and initiate as priests as well. My mentorship and divinations offered insights to their life that helped them to feel refreshed and inspired. They say I bring eclectic blend of “hood sense “ and ancient wisdom earning me the reputation as a “hood sage” . I accept that as an honor to be able to bring this work to help every day people in their life. That is my passion. That’s my mission in life.