Before reading please take note of the following.
Baba’alawo or Iyalawo is Ifa Chief priest or priestess that studies Ifa after initiation. Ifa has 16 stanzas. Each stanza has about 495 verses. ( Odus/Odu Ifa). Baba’alawo or Iyalawo (Ifa Chief priest or priestess ) is required to know by heart a lot of these verses (just like the Imam studying the verses in the Quran or Pastor studying verses and chapters in the Bible in Eastern and Western civilizations, Islam and Christianity respectively).
So when Omo Eniyan with problem goes to a Baba’alawo or Iyalawo (Ifa Chief priest or priestess ) to find guidance, the Baba’alawo (Chief-priest) is required to consult Ifa. i. e Look into ifa, find the Odu/verse where that person’s destiny falls and interpret it to the Omo Eniyan as guidance to brighter future. See Example of one Ifa verses bellow. 495 x 16 = 7920 Verses a Baba’alawo or Iyanifa must learn or know by heart. See example of a verse or odu (Ogbe Rikusa) bellow when you continue after the page jump bellow.