Ahmed Gil Babalawo- Short biography
Ahmed Gil Babalawo, born in Havana, Cuba. Coming from a religious family. I crowned my guardian angel Obatala at 13 in 1997, and moved to Ifa at 17, where I began a new life as an Ifa priest. My Oluo Siguayu (Godfather) is Fermin Perez Iglesias Odifunbo. My Oyugbona (second Godfather) is Waltaris Perez Hechevaria "Irete Trupon". My Ifa grandfather, Frank Cabreras Suarez "Obeche", is currently the Ifa priest with the most knowledge and religious prestige in Cuba. Thanks to the long years that my grandfather, Frank Cabreras, and Miguel Febles Padron "Odika" (renowned for being the Cuban Babalawao with the most knowledge about witchcraft) dedicated to the study of Ifa, we are one of the Religious Branches that possess the great secrets of Ozain (Witch Pledge that works for Orula). Miguel's powders and incantations have left their mark all over Cuba. Throughout my 16 years of experience as a Babalawao, I have studied and practised Ifa incantation through counselling.