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sangoma Olodoye - Sacred Activist

Sangoma Olodoye is a wife, mother of three daughters and 12 amazing Grandmasters. A traditional Yoruba priestess, Afin chief and member of the Egbe Moremi, National African Women’s Society in the Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village, located in Sheldon SC.. North America’s oldest, authentic African community was founded in 1970, Sangoma met Oyotunji’s founder and  Father of the Cultural Restoration movement in 1969 at the age of 12. 


A Sangoma speaks of a tribe of healers, diviners with indigenous gifts of ancestral medicine from South Africa.


 Sangoma graduated from Clark University, Worcester, Mass in 1977 with a BA in Theatre Arts, After a 20-year career in broadcast journalism, television, radio, and presented the opportunity to explore shamanism, women’s history, movement, pan Africanism and Wise woman Traditions.  


Sangoma has taught at numerous summer camps and Earthskills gatherings throughout the southeast….most extensively...Earth Camp at Silverwater retreat center in the late 90s, Boone, NC.


She was the Director and primary instructor for 180 “at-risk” youth between the Camp Champion,  summer program in Thomson, Ga (1992, 1993) hosted by the McDuffie Health Coalition.  


Sangoma has more than 20 years in her priesthood, female rites of passage programs...women’s wisdom councils and weekend empowerment retreats. As an artist, facilitator of women's wisdom retreats and a cultural preservationist/educator now brings to birth the counterpart to 4 decades plus experience in Black Moon Spiral Video Production.


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