Earlier in her welcome address, Iyanifa
Ifadaara informed her guests that the worship centre has several adherents converging weekly to worship, just as she pleaded with Ooni to visit Brazil on regular basis and work more towards uniting various interests among Afro-Brazilians community in the Latin American country.
Another significant observation of the site is that the temple boasts having initiated 600 plus men as Babalawo (priests of Ifa, lit: "Father of hidden knowledge") and 400 plus women as Iyanifa
(priestesses of Ifa, lit: "Woman who has Ifa") since the temple's inception in 2004.
Idafa/Ifa dida is performed by a babalawo or iyalawo or iyanifa
(an initiated priest or priestess).
This great teacher is an initiated elder (iyanifa
) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora.