Celebrating the Founding of Ganlodo – the Only Maroon Afrikan Monarchy

Hwetanu Galodo!

This weekend we celebrate the 7th anniversary of the founding of Ganlodo Xotome (Ganlodo Monarchy). The name Ganlodo comes from the Aja-Fon phrase ye do gan gba jla do kpodo tuto we – Those that broke the chains to restore orderIt was founded in the year 6253 AX (May 2012) as a strictly Kilombonu (Maroon) monarchy for Afrikan people only. Ganlodo prides itself on character, merit, integrity, family development, nation building, and the goal of sovereignty.

The paramount monarch and founder is His Imperial Majesty, or Axosu Axosu lee ton in Aja language, Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi. Ganlodo is based primarily in the Aja culture of Southern Benin Republic and is firmly rooted therein. Ganlodo is not only a monarchy but a way of life for its citizen-family members. This weekend will see the celebration of the monarchy by its select citizens and friends.

In view of the abject degeneracy that has taken a hold of Afrikan traditions in amerikkka, it is simple to see why Ganlodo’s name means what it does, why it exists, and why a true Maroon king had to be crowned in order to restore integrity, pride, order, and character to African Vodun and, by default, to other Afrikan traditions extant in north amerikkka.

Fongbe Primer: Functional Fon Language for Our Everyday World

fon language book for those in the diaspora

Fongbe Primer: Functional Fongbe for our Everyday World is our first production of a book on an Afrikan language, and the first book written by an “African American” on the Fon language spoken primarily in Southern Benin Republic, but also in as wide a range extending from Southwest Nigeria to Ghana; also used as a ritual language in Brazilian Candomble, and as the basis for the creole language of Ayiti (Haiti) along with its ritual language. Fongbe Primer is an excellent work for those in the beginner to intermediary stages of the Fon language of Southern Benin Republic. Fongbe Primer is unique in that it is a Fon language book that contains a plethora of very valuable West Afrikan Vodun terminology. Fòngbè Primer is the latest addition to the wealth of extant publications and contributions making Afrikan languages accessible to Afrikan descendants. For the first time we have an intelligible, easy to study and read Fon-English resource for English speaking Afrikans seeking to learn the Fon language. With over 9,300 entries, Fongbe Primer is a major contribution to the active movement of Re-Afrikanization via tools assisting with living Afrikan culture.

One does not have a culture without a living language. Therefore, this Fon language book presents the reader with functional Fongbe (Fon language) to be used in everyday situations. To Re-Afrikanize is an arduous process that must include, as one of its most vital components, the resurrection and implementation of Afrikan languages in one’s daily life. Fongbe Primer is a great source for those who have embraced Aja (Fon) culture, especially those that are returning New Afrikan practitioners of the powerful and most ancient spiritual tradition of Vodun – a powerful tradition deeply embedded within Fon culture and people.

Special care has been taken to include all proper tonations (low, mid, high) and special characters with appropriate visual accent marks. This book is a must have for serious students of Afrikan languages and cultures. This book is not just a language book. It is filled with many historical and conceptual facts as they relate to Aja-Fon culture, history, philosophy, and the Vodun spiritual worldview. 

Table of Contents

Preface

About this Book

Path and Purpose

The Alphabet in Fɔ̀ngbè

Expressing Time and Numbers

Months and Days of the Week

Personal Pronouns and Usage

Subjects

Word Addendums that

Shape Meaning

Vocabulary

Verbs

         DuosyllabicVerbs

         Monosyllabic Verbs

Preposition Usage

Kpè Máwú: Praising the Creator

Useful Sentences and Their Structure

Greetings

Proverbial and Oracular Wisdom

Everyday usage                                                                                   Body Parts                                                                                      Clothing                                                                                             Household                                                                                                                                                                                                      About the Author

Purchase here at Kilombo Restoration and Healing.

Roots Reading – Learning Your True Afrikan Identity Through the Afrikan Oracle of Ifá

Roots Readings are THE key to true Sankofa

Roots Reading – Learning Your True Afrikan Identity Through the Afrikan Oracle of Ifá

One of the biggest questions as well as dilemmas, for New Afrikan people, is the issue of “Who am I really?” The big business of DNA testing has really been racking in riches based upon the hunger of New Afrikan people to reconnect with their Afrikan true heritage. Without going into many of the scientific inaccuracies of these tests, most of these Afrikans are left wanting and in need of much more information. Often times more questions are created than answers. Many are not aware that there is an Afrikan spiritual cultural way to find out exactly who you are.

African Divination Systems: Finding Your True Identity Through an Ifá Roots Reading

In the Yoruba language, the word Ìpilè, or more properly Ìpilèşè, means “root, foundation“. In the Fon language of Benin Republic, the word dodo means “origins”. The reading often referred to as a Roots Reading, for those who have heard of such,  is more properly called Ìpilèşè Fá in Yoruba. It is roughly translated as “the root/foundation according to Fá/Ifá oracle“. This is the reading whereas New Afrikans (Descendants of those Afrikans who were captured and sold into captivity) gather the pertinent spiritual, social, and mundane information reconnecting them to their Afrikan ethnic root. It is one thing to know that you are Afrikan, but even more important to know exactly where you come from.

Not only does the Ìpilèşè Fá tell you this, but it also tells you such things as if your people were captured, and if so, how your people got into captivity, what kind of family you come from (what they were doing in Mawufe – Aja/Fon word for Afrika – before being captured), what did they do, what side of the family your soul descends from (hence, “root”), family taboos, the deity or deities your family worshiped, the Odu or sacred spiritual sign that governs your family, if one descends from royalty, blacksmiths, merchants, kwk (etc etc), which group was responsible for them being captured, when they were captured, to which part of the itankale (Yoruba for “diaspora”) they landed in, what happened with them when they got there, what other Afrikan ethnicities entered the family line, if there are any curses (spiritual illnesses) found within the lineage and how to rid the lineage of such ills, kwk (this is Ki Bantu or so-called “Ki Swahili” short for katha wa katha which means “etc., etc.”).

Right now, even with the dna testing, we are like buildings without foundations (an anomaly that can’t be). Our ancient sacred Ifá oracle states, in Ofun Owonrin, one of its 256 sacred Odù or chapters:

Orí òrùlé ni ò şeé rìn
Gbaragada, gbàràgàdà, gbaragada
A dífá fún Ìpilèşè
Tíí şe Baba Ìlékè
Wón níi kó rúbọ
Ó gbébọ, Ó rúbọ
Njé bí ò bá sí Ìpilèşè
Emi là bá fi Ìlékè şe?

It is difficult to walk on a rooftop
With wanton recklessness
That was the message of Ifá to Ìpilèşè (Foundation)
The father of Ìlékè
He was advised to offer ẹbọ (sacrifice)
He complied
Behold, without Ìpilèşè (foundation)
Of what use is Ìlékè (building)

Though there are not many priests trained within this system, we encourage all New Afrikans, Afrikans torn away from their Afrikan motherland, to seek out priests that do this very important reading. You do not have to depend on the distorted world of DNA testing companies. Read The False World of DNA-Ancestry Testing Technology.

The Zoto Fá – Finding Your Ancestral Sponsor

The zoto (pronounced jo-to) is a unique West Afrikan Vodun ancestral concept. The word loosely translates as “the person who gives fire to the soul”. This is the ancestor most vested in helping their descendant achieve all of the good in life and avoid the bad. This ancestor is of the same sex as the person whose zoto they are. Often, the zoto will have unfinished business in relation to their own destiny and will seek to achieve that through their descendant. The zoto may have certain taboos, certain proclivities, certain standard for one’s mate choices and the like. Knowing one’s zoto is important for those Afrikans who wish to be complete.

In Vodun, it is preferable to set up a completely separate shrine to one’s zoto. This ancestor is deserving of special attention and a unique kind of veneration. There may be certain items, numbers, colors, kwk that are sacred to the zoto that will often play a part in the construction of the zoto shrine. One can say that the Zoto Fa (Fa divination that reveals the Zoto) is a direct compliment to the Ìpilèşè Fa (Roots Reading). 

For the Education of those Sincerely Seeking

It should be noted that this is a West Afrikan Vodun concept carried out by trained bokonon (those initiated to and trained in Fá/Ifá divination). The word zoto is an Aja (Often referred to as Fon) word. This culture is firmly rooted in Togo, Benin Republic, parts of Southern Ghana, and in Badagry SW Nigeria. If there are those in other Afrikan systems claiming to be able to reveal your zoto, but are not trained in and using Fá divination from the Vodun perspective (people can have training in more than one system), then it is no different than those in Benin who are lying saying that they do Roots Readings when, in fact, the Roots Reading is a uniquely New Afrikan system created in the United States. The people in Afrika are not trained in it. 

Contact us at ekaabokilombo@gmail.com on how to go forward with getting a Roots Reading and/or Zoto Reading of your own. All readings are currently done by His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogagan Jisovi Agbovi I.

Hwetanu Ganlodo alo Vodun – Official New Year for the Monarchy of Ganlodo and African Vodun

an afrikan new year a vodun new year

Mi ku do xweme sin Kilombo Ganlodo  Xotome  (afternoon greetings to all from the Maroon monarchy of Ganlodo)

Today, being the month of Kulito, day one, in the year 6260 AX (AX – year of the clan or clan formation) marks the xwe yoyo or xwetanu (New Year) for the monarchy of Ganlodo. We wish to extend a warm New Year greeting of blessings, wealth, spiritual prosperity, personal development, spiritual healing, family development and nation building.

It should be noted that this is the official New Year and calendar for our ancient Vodun tradition as put forth by the monarchy of Ganlodo in an effort to restore the integrity, order and proper protocol to Afrikan Vodun – as there has been a big degeneration of the culture in those areas in Mawufe (Afrika) and around the world. Our year starts on the Vernal Equinox so we can also wish you a happy equinox. The days of Afrikanizing european months and observing the off time of their gregorian calendar are over. Join the Ganlodonumeto (person of Ganlodo) in the glorious movement of restoration and nation building through the Kilombo Paradigm.

 

Clearing the Air about His Imperial Majesty’s Imprisonment for a Crime He did not do

axosu agelogbagan agbovi of ganlodo

There have been many evildoers in the so called conscious community and Isese (Yoruba) tradition in amerikkka who have tried to use the fact that, 27 years ago, His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Agbovi was falsely accused of and convicted with no evidence of a horrible crime. They never hear his side because they love drama in those circles. However ,for those that want to know the truth, this is what truly happened. Check out these videos for the absolute truth.

To the evil doers and backbiters in the RBG (red, black and green so called black power types with no plan for our people and who are often always broke) so csloed conscious “community” who have no character or culture whatsoever and the Isese (Yoruba) practitioners who have assisted the white people in defaming my name without hearing my side of the story or even directly speaking to me: PLEASE lay your eyes on this. As smart as you all are, having all the answers without real research, and with all the books y’all have read, we are sure that you must know what this Aja (Fon) chant says. You will carry this with you.
 
ߋ ߣߊ ߖߌߡߊߜ߳ߏߒ ߊߤߐ ߊ ߘߌ
ߊ ߣߊ߬ ߞߎ߫ ߘߍ ߘߍ ߊߟߐ ߕߊߜ߯ߊ ߕߊߜ߯ߊ
ߣߎ߬ ߣߊ߫ ߊߥߏߝ߫ߌߣߐߣ ߣߌ ߤߥߋߕߍߎ ߣߎ߯ ߥߋ߬
ߙߙߍߝ߫ߌߏߛߏ ߣߊ ߓߟߐ ߣߎ ߓߌ߹ ߋ ߖߋ ߣߍ߹߹߹
E na jimakplon aho a di. 
A nă kú dɛ dɛ alo tagba tagba. 
Nù ná awovinon ni hwetanu nú wè. 
Xevioso nã blo nu bi. E je ne!!!

Part 1

Part 2 Focuses More on the Cowardly Antics of One who calls himself Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akan – a true traitor and enemy of Afrikan Culture, and his involvement in smearing my name falsely

 

The First Ever Esoteric African Vodun Video Series

African Vodun video series from the Maroon monarchy of Ganlodo

Welcome to the first ever authentic Vodun video series conducted by His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogbagan Azàsinkpontín Jisovi Agbovi I under the auspices of the Ganlodo Center for Vodun Instruction,or GCVI.  These videos and their teachings cannot be found anywhere on His Imperial Majesty’s YouTube videos.  Purchase at http://www.restorationhealing.com/online-vodun-classes

This video covers the content of the 11 video, 5 hour video series.

This video gives a five minute excerpt from the introduction of the series.

A perfect compliment to this series is the groundbreaking book: The Kilombo Paradigm: Maroon Sovereignty through Vodun Culture

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ߊߖ߯ߊߣ ߊߚߐ߯ߛߎ߯ – King’S Day at Ganlodo Kilombo Xotome (Ganlodo Maroon Monarchy)

His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogbagan Agbovi I, paramount axosu (king) of the Kilombo (Maroon) Monarchy of Ganlodo.

This weekend we celebrated the life of our living Kilomboxosu (Maroon king), the Mighty  Crocodile, His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogbagan Azasinkpotin Jisovi Agbovi I. This is a time when Afrikan monarchies celebrate the birthday of the monarch, his/her royal ancestors and mother for bringing them to our world.

This king’s day was a success as the king was able to wear and display the first ever Aja culture applique semi-crown/hat made outside of Aja-land (Benin, Togo, parts of Southeastern Nigeria, and parts of Southern Ghana). This has is adorned with the royal totem of this king, the agelo, or mighty crocodile. It was said that the axosu came back to free the cultural shackles that people have imposed on themselves, within, Afrikan traditions. He is one sent to teach the teachers according to the sacred Kpoli Fá/Odù Ifá Gudafliwogbe. We salute the king, his monarchy and his ancestors on this sacred day. Author of 20 publications, all unique, on Isese and African Vodun, the Axosu is here to bring the light to the darkness.

Ganlodo Celebrates the 8th Year Anniversary of the Crowning of His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Azàsinkpontín Jisovi Agbovi I

the sika aza or golden crown of ganlodo

Crown Day at Ganlodo

the sika aza or golden crown of ganlodo

Aza Ago means to celebrate the crown in the Fon language. Today marks the 8th year of the crown of HIM Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi I and the beginning of the ninth year of the era of the restoration of order and culture in Afrikan traditions. Thus, this is day 1, year 9 of the era of cultural and order restoration. This was marked by the crowning of Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn as the first and only axosu outside of Mawufe on Dokun 8, 6251 (Sep 27, 2010). We celebrate this day not only because His Imperial Majesty was crown on this day, but because  of his extraordinary and unique contributions to the elevation of Afrikan Vodun and Isese and restoring cultural and ethical dignity to said traditions.

It would be on Voto 16, 6253 (May 5, 2012) that His Imperial Majesty founded the only Kilombonu (Maroon) Afrikan monarchy in the world,  Ganlodo. This was historic and positive and progressive moves are being made in the name of Vodun through Ganlodo that have never been seen before. Salute the king of Ganlodo.

*Note: Depicted in the post photo is the Axoxo lee ton Aza Sika Ganlodo, or the Imperial Golden Crown of Ganlodo; a special crown of distinction commissioned by His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi I in the year 6255 A.X.(2014 Gregorian). Though he wears other crowns, this crown is the official state crown of Ganlodo. We will soon post on the significance of this New Afrikan Royal Jewel.

New Chief at the Kilombonu (Maroon) Monarchy of Ganlodo

In this video, Axosu (King) Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi details the meritorious reasons why he installed Gan (chief) Fagbagbe Gukentoci Zawesomi Syexwe as the Azacotogan (right hand of the King ,protector of the crown ).

On this 10th day of the month of Di, in the year 6259 (June 29, 2018), we wish to publicly acknowledge that the kilombo (maroon) monarchy of Ganlodo has officially made a new chief today. Loyal Gànlɔdónumeto (Gànlɔdó family-citizen) Fagbagbe Gukentoci Zawesomi Syexwe became the Azacotogan, or more fully the Azacotogan Adisiboxosu – Chief protector of the crown, right hand to the King for the monarchy of Ganlodo – witnessed by family and friends. Gan (Chief) Zawesomi was fully vested with chieftaincy beads and the oak tree leaf – the Ganlodo NEW Afrikan leaf of authority and chieftaincy. This was decreed in a ceremony carried out by His Royal Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi, monarch and founder of the kilombo (maroon) Monarchy of Gànlɔdó – the first and only Aja (Fon) monarchy outside of Aja country (Togo, Benin and parts of Ghana). This chieftaincy is historic in that Chief Fagbagbe Gukentoci Zawesomi Syexwe now becomes the first Maroon chief ever made outside of Mawufe in the Aja (“Fon”) culture!

The Azacotogan is responsible for the protection of the axosu (king) and the institution of the monarchy as a whole. The Azacotogan is the mouthpiece of the monarch and represents the crown in the axosu’s absence. The azacotogan represents the diplomatic expression of the Axosu and Ganlodo in general. The Azacotogan also has a role as foreign minister and chief of cultural affairs and cultural protocol. All communications must come through him. No one speaks to HRM Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Agbovi without speaking to the Azacotogan from hence forth. There will be no exceptions, especially as the privilege of speaking directly to the Axosu, when rarely granted in the past, has often been abused. This declaration of chieftaincy is binding and is to be recognized world-wide by all in Vodun and Isese cultures.

The Azacotogan title does not follow the Danxome model. It should be known that the chieftaincies of the Aja monarchies that were outside of Danxome rule, or who never really accepted Danxome rule, were a bit different than the system found in Danxome and they were much older (Danxome being founded only in about 5841 AX, or 1600 CE). However, the closest titles that are similar in the Danxome model would be the Migan and Mewu.

Also, on this day starts the weekend yearly celebration of the thunder deities Jiso, Xevioso, and the thunder goddesses Gdade and Ahwansi.

Ganlodo Person of the Year 6258 AX – Princess Nuhwento

We are proudly honored to name Naa (Princess) Nuhwento as the Ganlodo Person /Afrikan of the Year for the year of 6258 (March 20, 2017 – March 19, 2018) for her dedication and support to the person and crown of His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn and the Monarchy of Ganlodo in general. Naa Nuhwento has consistently shown the highest character and morals in relation to the King, Ganlodo, the community, family and friends. Naa Nuhwento is of a direct line of Igbo royal heritage that survived the trauma of captivity and colonialism. One of her current activities is the highly noble cause of reclaiming stolen Afrikan sacred objects from the yovo (Europeans in this case) thieves who stole them. Naa Nuhwento: We salute and honor you! E ku ṣè! Please see the King honor her in this short video.

HRM Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Agbovi I