Wándé Abímbólá is President and Founder of Ifa Heritage Institute. Deeply rooted in Yoruba oral tradition or Ifa, he received his Ph.D. in Yoruba Literature in 1970 from the University of Lagos. From 2003-2005 he was Special Adviser on Cultural Affairs and Traditional Matters to the President of Nigeria. He was installed as Spokesperson of Ifa in the Whole World in 1981 by the Ooni (King) of Ife on the recommendation of a conclave of West African Babalawos (high priests). The author of many books, he has taught at a number of leading universities in Nigeria and the USA.