Chief Oguega (Okhaemwen Dr. Daryl Peavy) is the High Priest of Aro Oronmila, USA. Chief received his Benin and Esan titles, training and initiations in Nigeria, Edoland from 1996 to the present. Chief is a registered Practitioner by the Edo State, Nigeria Traditional Medical Practitioners Board. He is an Ob’Oronmila (doctor of Orunmila), Ob’Oguega (doctor of Oguega), Ohen Osun (priest of Osun), Ohen Ogun (priest of Ogun) Ohen Eiziza (priest of Eziza) Ohen Isango (priest if Isango) Ohen Olokun (priest of Olokun) and Oso (wizard). Chief is also a scholar, researcher, with presentations at Harvard University as well as other institutions of Higher learning. He is a lecturer and author of “Kings, Magic & Medicine”. Also, Chief is High Priest of Aroẹbọ Ọbanason N’Ędo USA. In addition, in his efforts to promote the values of Benin culture, he is the Director of Setin Ima Rites (We Are Capable) Rites of Passage program.
My background prior to my studies of Edo culture, religion, spirituality and magical sciences stems from my grandmother who was a hoodoo practitioner and seer from Louisiana. My pursuit of indigenous African studies was heavily influenced by a remark that one of my grade school teachers made to me. When I spoke about my grandmother’s hoodoo, the teacher kindly instructed me that I meant voodoo, not hoodoo! At that point I realized that there are many misunderstandings about African and African American traditions. I decided to dedicate myself to this life long study of the African Mystery Schools.
I also possess degrees in anthropology, Pan African studies and Law. However, my many years of researching and studying Edo religion is not remotely comparable to the elders back in Edo land. According to an Edo proverb,” the eye of the foreigner can be as wide as a tray, but cannot see as much as the native whose eyes are as small as the eye of a needle.” Oba gha tok pere, Ise!
Contact Chief Oguega for consultations and magical work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2007, Chief Oguega received the chieftaincy title of “Ene Uloshi of Uroh” in Uroh Kingdom, Esanland, Edo State Nigeria