Olúwo Fáyẹmí Fátúndé Fákáyọ̀dé, Ph.D (Ààrẹ Agbéfága of Yorùbáland)

Fáyẹmí Fátúndé Fákáyọ̀dé, the Director of Èjìòdí Home of Tradition (Baálẹ̀ Palace, Kaa Compound, Old Ọ̀yọ́ Road, Àlàdé Town, Ìbàdàn, Ọ̀yọ́ State, Nigeria), was born in 1974 at Baálẹ̀ House, Kaa Compound, Old Ọ̀yọ́ Road, Àlàdé Town, Ìbàdàn, Ọ̀yọ́ State, Nigeria. His father is late Chief Oyèwùsì Àmọ̀ó Fákáyọ̀dé, who was once the Àràbà/Olu-Isese of Ìbàdànland. His father was also the Baálẹ̀ of Àlàdé Town, Ìbàdàn before his death in 2019. His paternal grandfather was late chief Fákáyọ̀dé Àmọ̀lé who held the position of Àrànìsàn Awo of Ìbàdànland before his death in 1972 while his maternal grandfather was late Fáfẹ́mi Àrẹ̀mú of Ògo village, Akínyẹlé Local Government, Ìbàdàn, who died in 1991.
Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode attended Islamic Mission Primary School, Mọ́níyà and Apọ́nmọ́dẹ̀/Mọ́níyà High School, Mọ́níyà from 1980 to 1986 and 1987 to 1992 for his primary and secondary education respectively. He started learning Ifá from his father and his half brother, Late Fawale Alamu, during his primary school days and was initiated into Ifá cult in 1987. 

Fáyẹmí attended Adéyẹmí College of Education, Òndó State where he studied History/Yorùbá between 1996 and 1998 and obtained Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE). He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Education, B.A (ED) Yorùbá Language, Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Yoruba Language and Literature and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Yoruba Literature from Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀ University, Ilé Ifẹ̀ in 2003, 2016 and 2019 respectively.  He has taught Yoruba Language in secondary schools in Lagos before he finally returned to his home town in Ìbàdàn in 2007.

In 2009, Fáyẹmí founded the temple known as Ijo Imole Olodumare Agbaye(Olodumare's Temple of Light International) in Alade, his home town in Ibadan.
Fáyẹmí is an ardent believer of Ifá/Òrìṣà/Ìṣẹ̀ṣe/Yorùbá Traditional Religion.

A. Books 
I - Fakayode, F. F. (2004). Osun, The Manly Woman, Published by Athelia Henrietta Press, New York, USA.
II - Fakayode F. F. (2008). Osun: Oriki, Orin ati Lilo Omi Osun, published by Ejiodi Home of Tradition, Ibadan, Nigeria.
III - Fakayode, F. F. (2011). Iwure, Efficacious Prayer to Olodumare, The Supreme Force, Published by Ejiodi Home of Tradition, Ibadan, Nigeria.
B. Journal Articles
I - Fakayode, F. F. (2004) "Ba o Reni Feyin Ti" in The Professionals: Johnson Co-Educational Institutions, Lagos. Maiden Edition, Pp 10.
II - Fakayode, F. F. (2015). "Agbeyewo Ipo ati Abuda Awon Eleye Ninu Awo Ifa" in Egin: Jona Ise Akada ni Ede Yoruba, Adeyemi University of Education, Ondo. Nonba 4, Pp. 240 - 257. 
III - Fakayode, F. F. (2016). "Ipa ti Orin Ifa ti ko ninu Irin-ajo Ogorun-un Odun Orile-ede Naijiria" in Itansan Oodua: Jona Egbe Oluko Ede Yoruba Koleeji Ensii, Nigeria. 
C. Theses
I - Fakayode, F. F. (1998) Iha ti Ifa ko si awon Esin Ibile Yoruba Miiran. NCE Project. Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.
II - Fakayode, F. F. (2003) Comparative Analysis of the Academic Performance of Students in Private and Public Secondary Schools: A case Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Ibadan. B.A.(ED) project, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
III - Fakayode, F. F.  (2016) Itupale Koko-oro Iselu ati Ilo-ede inu Asayan Awo Orin Saheed Osupa (A Critical Analysis of Political Themes and Language Style in Selected Songs of Saheed Osupa. M.A. thesis.
Academic Distinctions/Special Awards:
I - Federal Government Scholarship, 2001.
II - College prize for being the graduating student with the best overall performance in the B.A./B.Sc Education Degree Examinations in the School of Languages for 2002/2003 session.
Meritorious Awards:
I - Award of Excellence, 2010, Federation of Iseyin Local Government Traditional Religion Choirs.
II - Ahuwape Agbasaga of Yorubaland, 2012, Egbe Itesiwaju Esin Orisa ati Asa Ile Yoruba, Oyo State and State of Osun, Nigeria.
III - Best Agbefaga of the Year, 2014, Egbe Olomitutu Atayero Worldwide.
IV - Cultural Ambassador, 2015, Royal Star and Oyo State Council for Arts & Culture.
V - Merit Award, 2016, Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association of Nigeria, SPED Unit.
I - Aare Agbefaga of Yorubaland, 2010.
II - Aare Agbesinga of Ola, Osun State, 2013.
I - Chairman, Oyo State School Governing Board (SGB), Community Grammar School (Senior), Sasa, Ibadan. 2017 till date
II - Member, Oyo State Inter Religious/Ethnic Committee, 2014 - 2019.
III - Member, International Council for Ifa Religion.
IV - Secretary, Orunmila Youngsters International.
V - Secretary, Traditional Religion Worshippers Association of Oyo State.