Oluwo Solagbade Popoola has over 30 years of Ifa knowledge in the areas of: Divination and Ebo, Interpretation and Analysis of Odu stanzas, Ifa medicine, Philosophy of Ifa, History of Ifa, Ethics of Ifa, and has given many lectures throughout the years over various topics of the Ifa Tradition.
Apart from being a Babalawo, Chief Solagbade Popoola also holds a Bachelors (BS) in Sociology and Anthropology (Second Class Upper Division) 1980. He also continued on to receive a Masters Degree in the above subject areas as well, 1982. He received his bachelors and masters degrees while attending school at The University of Ile Ife, Nigeria. He then went on to receive a Diploma in Modern Management, 1989 while attending school at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Chief Popoola was also the Founder and President of Orunmila Youngsters International (Oyin) 1980’s. This institute was created to spread the teachings, philosophy, and morals of Ifa throughout the world. In 2004, this institute was transformed into the International Ifa Training Institute (IITI).
Chief Popoola also was the editor in chief of “Orunmila” magazine which started in 1985 and continues to be the editor in chief of the new version of the magazine “Eleri Ipin” which is the official magazine of the International Council for Ifa Religion. Chief Popoola also holds the title of Chairman of Ethics and Scripture within the International Council for Ifa Religion.
Chief Popoola is also the author of many great Ifa books:
*Practical Ifa Divination: Ifa Reference Manual Vol. 3 For the Beginner and Professional, July 1997.
*Ikunle Abiyamo: The Ase of Motherhood, Feb 2008.
*Ifa Dida: Volume 1 Eji-Ogbe to Ofun-Meji, June 2008.
*Ifa Dida: Volume 2 Ogbe Oyeku to Ogbe Ofun, June 2012.