Esu is not satan awareness has been on for several years yet Naira Marley and fellow marlians do not know the huge damage Ajayi Crowder did to the Oodua (
Yoruba) Tradition when he initially translated Satan in the Bible to be Satani. History had it that, Ajayi Crowder later changed the translation of Satani to Esu at the behest of his foreign master who saved him from Slave trade and returned him to be used against the tradition of Oodua race.
Naira Marley has been on a roll lately and just after the release of his Lord of Lamba (LOL) EP, the street titan has come through with a brand new dance dubbed ‘Tesumole“, taking a cue from a song off the EP.
In the video, Naira Marley could be seen doing the ‘Tesumole” dance alongside his brother.
Esu and Satan
Esu is one of the Ori in Orisa tradition. Who followed other Irunmole from heaven to earth. He was blackmailed by mistakenly regarded him as Satan in Quran and Bible when Bishop Ajayi Crowder translated Bible from English to Yoruba version.
Esu is a fundamental Orisa and of great importance in Yoruba land.
Esu is primarily a special relation officer between heaven and earth. Who makes final recommendation to Olodumare for the latter approval.
Though, Orunmila is assigned the duty of listening to the voice of Olodumare through divination and declare his will to the world by the assistance of Esu.
We have different type of Esu such like : Esu Awure (good luck charm), Esu ebo (that send sacrifices to heaven), Esu ija (to fight enemies), etc
Ifa says in Ejiogbe :
I look at my right side
Weed tight my leg
I look at my left side
Weed tight my leg
I don’t know the road…
Cast divination for
Four hundred and one
Irunmole when they were going to visit Olokun for celebration
They know that they will get enough money as they are coming back, they planned not to inform Esu. Not knowing that Esu has already known. So,
When they reached half way the road turned to about hundred they were not sure of the real road so they turned back.
In the following year They asked Orunmila what to do, He divine Ifa for them and told them to go with Esu.
They complied and Olokun bless them.
Since then they want Esu to be in front of them. In most shrine, in the Ifa initiation…. Esu usually in front