How Sango worship change my life – Popular American dancer Maleeka Harris
It started with my curiosity in African traditional religion. It started back in my college days when I met Chief Adewunmi. I learned that she was an ifa priestess and I started asking questions about orisa. Eventually, I met Baba Oluwo, Dr. Ifagbenusola Atanda. I was able to find out about orisa and I found out that I’m a child of Sango.
That helped me greatly because I was thinking about moving away from arts and culture and go to something in the opposite, but I realised that I was becoming more unhappy as I was finishing school and trying to figure out my next step. I found that I was a child of Sango and that made me to stay in what I was doing in arts and culture. So knowing that Sango is somebody of music and dance, that is what naturally makes my spirit happy.
To be honest, I was never committed to Christianity. I need to be honest. When they were preaching, I was falling asleep. When they were jumping about the Holy Ghost, I would just be looking. I was just a child, open and needed to learn before I jumped into anything. I wanted to know everything before I decide which is comfortable with me. Ifa is most comfortable.