List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

Do you want to know the list of Nigerian pastors who are in the Ogboni Fraternity?

If yes, you are in the right place, continue reading!

In this post, we are going to discuss everything you need to know about Ogboni Fraternity. We will review how to identify their members, and also bring to you the list of Ogbeni pastors in Nigeria.

What Is Ogboni Fraternity?

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

The Ogboni fraternity, which is known in Ijebu as Osugbo is an indigenous institution of the Yoruba people in Nigeria, Togo, and the Republic of Benin, as well as the Edo ethnic group.

The fraternity performs a range of political and religious activities. They exercise a profound influence on monarchs and also serve as high courts of jurisprudence in the offenses.

This society according to history is founded on 18 December 1914 and its headquarter is located at No. 38, Abeokuta Street, Adekunle, Lagos, Nigeria.

For better understanding, there is Ogboni Confraternity and Reformed Ogboni Confraternity. They are considered to be the same, however, there is a slight difference.

Ogboni Confraternity is a secret society, a cult, while the Reformed Ogboni Confraternity is transparent in some cases and they don’t consider themselves to be a secret society.

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

Having known what Ogboni Fraternity is all about, Let us proceed to how to identify their members and also discuss other aspects.

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria
List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria
List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria


The Ogboni Fraternity in the early days has an interrelationship between God and humans. It is observed that this society worshipped the goddess of the earth. According to them, she is the source of their real power of unity.

This society was also the highest court in the Yoruba land. They were so powerful to an extent no judgment was passed without their consent.

To date, Ogboni Fraternity plays part in politics all around Africa. Most of the members are always proud to be part of the society.

Do you know?

One thing about this society is that, you can’t become a member except they choose you.

Now the questions are, How can you make them choose you? How can you become a member of the Ogboni fraternity?

Well, if you want to become a member of this fraternity, there are things you must consider:

  1. You must be a Yoruba person
  2. You should be a successful person
  3. You should one way or the other add value to the society

There is not enough information concerning the initiation process hence their activities are secret. However, those are the common things to consider.

How To know An Ogboni Member

Here are the common ways to identify an Ogboni member:

1. Through Signs And Symbols.

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

As you can see in the photos above, the Ogboni signs and symbols are usually connected with the mother of the earth, hence that’s where their source of power came from.

Most of their signs and symbols are similar to pyramids or the eyes of God. They also have a breast milk symbol which according to them is a welcome sign for Ogboni society.

The fraternity loves the idea of a woman being part of everything they do, hence their source of power comes from the Goddess of Earth.

2. Through Handshake

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

They normally use their left hand for their handshake. In addition to that, almost all their rites are done on the left preference. For instance, the orientation of their dance steps is towards the left.

According to them, the right hand is for humans, and the left is for the gods.

3. Through dressing

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

The Ogboni dress code is always distinct in every meeting. They normally wear white trousers, a wrap of white cloth on their chest, and they put on a large hat. They also put a white cloth on their shoulder just like the priests do.

Aside from that, you can identify them on so many things, like their staff. It’s very noticeable and prominent because of the different statues engraved on its head.

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria

Many pastors publicly declare that they are members of the Ogboni Confraternity. Just like I previously stated, they are always proud to be a member of the Confraternity.

Notwithstanding, these people believe in secrecy, if you don’t want anyone to know that you are an Ogboni, nobody will stop you.

Popular Nigerian Herbalist, Oluwo Olawole Olakunle 2021 revealed that there are many pastors in the Ogboni Confraternity, and anyone can join.

List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria
Oluwo Olawole Olakunle

According to him, joining the society is a thing of joy.

The supreme leader of the Reformed ogboni Fraternity, Francis Oluwagbenro Meshioye some years ago said that being a member of the Ogboni does not stop you from practicing the religions of your choice.

Francis Oluwagbenro Meshioye

Here are some of the pastors who publicly said that they belong to the Ogboni Fraternity:

  • Pastor Solomon Oladimeji (The founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Orisun-Ayo, with branches at Alapere, Ketu, and Odogunyan in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state).
List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria
  • Evang. Sunday Folorunsho Aiyedison Gabriel (The former chairman of the parochial committee of Adeogo parish in Niger state).
List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria
List Of Ogboni Pastors In Nigeria


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  1. I love ogboni fràternity. The reform ogboni fràternity is clean organization with members of high intergrety and prospect. They are highly disciplined and respected. Most of my friends are members.

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