Olokun Alaragbo Festival USA 2023

On the Beautiful St. Helena Island , SC 

From Africa to America

Olokun Alaragbo Festival is a cultural event honoring the sacred power of water and its power to sustain our lives. Olokun is the name of the spirit of the Ocean in the Yoruba and Edo traditions of West Africa. Olokun is the source of all water in the world and gives way to the adage, "Water had no enemies." While experienced as male and female, Olokun sacred mysteries are  most popularly known collectively as Mami Wata with a scope that extends across West Africa, the Caribbean, and in the United States. Olokun is related to spiritual and material wealth, emotional and psychological health, our connections to the spiritual and physical world. As a part of that are our soul connections we call Alaragbo that binds us to each other and nature itself.  

special Guest

 The Oba Olokun Omilere USA with Ashe Soul Global Village are hosting the event along with Omilere Alaragbo Global Foundation.  The Ooni Orisa His Imperial Majesty Oba Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi Ajaja II and his entourage along with Yeye Alaragbo Oodua are among the invited guests from Nigeria who agreed to  attend.   

Event Information 

This event is especially created to honor our ties to Africa via the Atlantic Ocean. The African Atlantic people all over the world are connected via the Atlantic Ocean. Olokun is considered the patron divinity of African Diasporans because of this connection. We all came via Olokun whether by sky today or the belly of the ocean in the past. Our festival will celebrate our relationship to each other by bridging Continental Africans with African Diasporans in a celebration of shared unity.  


 Our Festival will be held on St. Helena Island, SC USA,  a significantly historical island for African American and Gulluh Geechie culture. Many landed there in captivity and maintained African cultural roots through language and arts until today where their descendants now own the majority of the island. It was the home of the first school for African Americans now called Penn Center and close to Oyotunji Village, the first Yoruba village in America.

Airports and Driving: The nearest airports are Savannah, Ga, ( Approx 1hr15 min drive)  Charleston, SC. ( approx.2 hr drive)
Atlanta International Airport is approximately a 5hr drive to St. Helena

Lodging can be secured at area Hotels in Beaufort, SC and some Airbnb on St. Helena Island, SC,

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