The photos of a clean and educated Babalawo (native doctor) identified as Orunmila Jogbodo Oluwo, has gone viral on Facebook.
A quick check on his Facebook page revealed that he studied linguistics at University of Ibadan, and also has a large following on the platform. Facebook user Adekunle Al Miftau Adeite, who countered Nollywood stereotypes of native doctors with photos of the clean and educated babalawo, wrote;
Nollywood’s stereotype of Babaláwo is a dirty raggedy human being. Let’s puncture that. This young man is not just a babaláwo, he’s an Oluwo. Clean. Neat. Educated.
Aboru Aboye Orunmila Jogbodo Oluwo.
As an Oluwo, my purpose is to help people to heal. Regardless of how difficult or stubborn a person is. Many people believe that they can outsmart Ifa or the Babalawo. What they fail to understand is that they hurt themselves and their progress. I share this to say, that all of you that are working hard to help people. Don’t get discourage, the broom of Ifa will always sweep away the hypocrites.
Oluwo Orunmila Jogbodo Oluwo