Oyotunji African Village

Oyotunji African Village is a village located near Sheldon, Beaufort County, South Carolina. It lies between Charleston, SC and Savannah, Georgia along Coastal Highway 17. The town is listed as Seabrook, but it's an unincorporated community, and a sovereign nation separate from the United States.


Oyotunji African Village was founded by Oba Efuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi I in 1970 on 27 acres of former plantation land. Oyotunji African Village is the first international community based on the culture of the Yoruba and Dahomey tribes of West Africa.


Today, Oba Adejuyigbe Adefunmi the second is the current leader, born at Oyotunji. He became King in 2005 when his father died. In the village there are a few buildings including residences, each with its own ancestor shrine. Community members learn to speak Yoruba and wear traditional African garb.


Visit http://www.oyotunji.org for information on guided tours, educational workshops, volunteerism packages and cultural festival immersions.




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