Yeye Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis M.Ed, NCC, LPCA
and Chief Olu Derrick Lewis
Work to Heal Mother Waters, Mother Earth and Humanity
Yeye Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis and Chief Olu Derrick Lewis are a husband and wife team who are initiated into the ancient African Wisdom System and initiated by Kuten La – Tibetan State Oracle. They both were drawn together by their love of Mother Waters and the desire to help be in the service to protecting Earth balance. This love led the both of them to commit their lives to sharing ancient water and earth practices which sustain the sacred balance of our Earth. They have walked together for the last ten years fulfilling this love of Earth, Water and Humanity.
In keeping with their commitment to of Water, Earth balance both founded Yeye Osun Institute of Four Elemental Mother Balance, the internationally recognized Humanity4Water Awards, Co-Founders of WaterSongline international prayer network for the waters, One of founding partners of UNICEF Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). Both have also been invited to attend the United Nations, undergone ancient initiations including from His Venerable Thupten Ndogdup Kuten La – Medium for the Tibetan State Oracle. They have been fortunate to have private audience with and be blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Both Yeye Omileye and Chief Olu and above everything committed to growing in and spreading the teachings of compassion and oneness.
About Yeye Omileye, M.Ed Brief Biography
Yeye Omi is often described as an old soul in a modern world. She was born in London of working class African Caribbean parents. During her teenage years Yeye Omileye’s mother was a practicing Buddhist. At the age of eight she had read the bible from cover to cover. The bible fascinated her and reading it was the beginning of her fascination with sacred text from various traditions and their meaning for our times. This fascination of various traditions led her to study a degree in African Studies at University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Her favorite class was the African Religions class. It was in this class that she suddenly began experiencing an increase in life transforming dreams and a feeling as though she was being led by her ancestors. One of those dreams led an African priest doing his doctorate at SOAS to give her the name Ezolaagbo, which means “she who returns the lineage home.”. After graduating from University of London SOAS Yeye Omi went through a deep dilemma, as she wanted a “normal life” like most of her friends, but found herself being pulled deeper and deeper into the study of ancient traditions. Yeye Omileye eventually worked as a leading journalist in London at a young age, but left when she felt that there was more to life than the pursuit of the material. However, when she left she had no idea what to do. One day she woke up from a very deep dream telling her to start teaching meditation to women, at the time she was 25 years old. Yeye Omileye wrote her first book during this time “A Journey Through Breath” a meditation book for women of color. At 26 Yeye Omileye became recognized for her work with women by HRH Prince Charles who awarded her The Prince’s Trust Award (She used her now middle name Ezolaagbo, back in those days). Yeye Omileye was invited to speak at many places including the Royal Festival Hall. She always felt committed to awakening and tried to live her life in alignment with the ancient teachings. Eventually Yeye Omileye withdrew from public teaching and felt a deep ned to spend time in contemplation and meditation. She went through a deep state of poverty, and did not know where to go with her life next.
The Call to Initiation
It was during her chasm in life that an African priest and Cousin for the Ooni King of Nigeria told Yeye Omileye she needed to get initiated as an Osun priestess. He told her that Osun, the Goddess of Water, Wisdom and Love was her spiritual guardian in life. However, Yeye Omileye rejected the idea of initiation. It was a few months after this rejection that Yeye Omileye had a near death experience after having a mysterious illness that no one could diagnose. This near death experience which led to her Mother taking her to Nigeria for her initiation. It was at this time of her life that Yeye Omileye was told by her Trinidadian auntie, a staunch Christian, that she must receive initiation because she was the family’s next Wisdom Keeper. This was the first time that Yeye Omileye heard of this family tradition. Her aunt revealed, “The tradition has skipped one generation, you are the next one to carry on the ancient wisdom and to help set the family back on the right track.” Yeye Omileye’s first initiation took place in Nigeria and after receiving it she became immediately well again, also a deep artistic ability opened up for her. Soon after her initiation her beloved brother and childhood hero, unexpectedly died, she committed her life at that point of unwavering commitment to help all sentient beings. She made a vow to her deceased brother, “I will to the best of my ability never let another person unnecessarily die again.” During this period she studied Ayurvedic Medicine at Middlesex University for four years.
Call to Leadership, Looking After Water and Earth
Many years after her first initiation in African Yeye Omileye moved to the Caribbean with her mother to start a wellness business. It was while there in 2007 she experienced a series of 3 repetitive dreams which put her deeper on her life path. She did not understand the dreams well, so was directed by friends to get a divination done by a well respected Nigerian priest who just happened to be visiting the island at the time. It was during this reading that Yeye Omileye was told that her life purpose had come knocking at the door. She was told that she had made a commitment to the Mother of Water, Osun, to help save the world. The priest explained the oracle wanted to give Yeye Omileye the title of Yeye Olomitutu (Mother who Heals with Cool Waters) and also latter the oracle gave her the title Yeye Tayese (Mother Who Mends the World), the oracle also gave her the title Crown of Osun – someone who was specially chosen by the Goddess to be a special spiritual ambassador.
Even though Yeye Omileye was a deeply spiritual person she found the Oracular revelations from the African priest to be overwhelming and asked him if there was a way she could get out of the reading. However, on checking through divination, the priest said, “the oracle says you were born to do this work”. Yeye Omileye frustrated asked, “born to do what, what do I do?” The priest said you will hear the answer. It was a week after their meeting, in meditation Yeye Omileye heard the clear message, “go to water”. She went back to the priest and revealed the message and he said, “that is what you must do.” Yeye Omileye was very frustrated and did not see how going to water could change the world, but she did go to water. This simple act of going to water ended up opening up a fascinating life path for her. Where Yeye Omileye found that her relationship with water kept on growing, she became invited to various countries to do water blessings and share ancient teachings. It was during this stage of her life that Yeye Omileye found a deep passion sparked – to understand the divine feminine across cultures. Along with this her deep love of studying the ancient sacred text of various cultures was also re-birthed. By the end of the fifth year of her sacred water journeys Yeye Omileye wrote a historic and important spiritual landmark, “Beautiful Waters”.
It was during this five year journey Yeye Omileye met her husband Chief Olu Derrick Lewis. Together they spread the ancient wisdom teachings and ceremonies for Earth, Water and World balance. Together they began the international Humanity4Water Awards birthed after a walk in the Sacred Osun Grove, Nigeria. Yeye Omileye was also invited to attend the United Nation to help launch GIWA (Global Interfaith WASH Alliance) and participate in their international Water Policy shaping. After writing a UN Water Debate paper called Ubuntu – Water Shows the Way Yeye Omileye was also invited to help the United Nation ratify their “Wake Up Call Paper”.
During this period Yeye Omileye studied for a Masters in Counseling and Development. She became fascinated by the Journey of the Soul and how the West view it compared to traditional cultures. Yeye Omileye graduated with a Masters in Counseling from Winthrop University and became a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and School Counselor. She also qualified as a Mindfulness instructor and Professional Hypnotists.
Visions of the Great Suffering: Invited to India to See Kuten La – Medium for Tibetan State Oracle and His Holiness the Dalai Lama
In 2016 Yeye Omileye fell into a deep trance where she was told by Osun her spiritual guiding deity, that their was a great suffering coming to the Earth in the form of huge natural disasters. She was told that she must immediately go to see “the oracle who is far away, the Tibetan Oracle.” She was told he had the answer and solution to alleviate the great world suffering coming. A senior African priest in Nigeria Chief Agboola confirmed the visions received to be true and urgent and Yeye Omileye must go to who wherever this Oracle was. It took many weeks for Yeye Omileye to discover who this Oracle “far away” was and gives great thanks to Prema Dasara receiver of the ancient Tara dances and Anahata Iridah for listening to her story and connecting her with the Oracle, Kuten La – Medium for the Tibetan State Oracle.
This was a very vulnerable time for Yeye Omi to publicly talk about her trance vision, especially a place in America which did not have a tradition of trance visions, like her own culture. Kuten La once he heard about Yeye Omileye invited her over to India to share her visions with him. He confirmed the visions to be true, revealed he had been given the same message just before she met with him and her vision was correct he had been given the solution. Due to her visions Kuten La initiated herself, husband and little daughter at a very high level. He then personally contacted the His Holiness the Dalai Lama and arranged for them to have a personal audience with him. Kuten La further told Yeye Omileye and her husband that they must come back and tell people to honor the Four Elemental Mothers, this was the way to avert the disasters coming. This work has deepened and taken their journey to another level of helping each person embody being the ceremony. Within just a few months their had been 60 Four Elemental Mother Ceremonies held Worldwide.
Yeye Omileye has found that this next stage of the journey has deepened her love of the Mother Waters, all Mother Elements, the teachings of compassion, oneness and balance. Click Here to read more about the meeting with Kuten La
A year before this deep trance vision and its confirmation Yeye Omileye received her full Osun Crowning inauguration in Nigeria, Oyo State and received from the Nigerian Ifa Oracle the title Iyalode Egbe “Head of All Heavenly Ancestors”.
Recognition as Emanation of Mamaki by Kuten La, Tibetan Stae
After another deep trance which occurred in 2017, Kuten La – Medium of the Tibetan State Oracle sent Yeye Omileye a message that she will be receiving recognition as emanation as Mamaki – Female Water Buddha and Goddess. Kuten La explained, “Mamaki and Osun are the same.” The recognition ceremony is very expensive but within 8 days Yeye Omileye had received full donations from many people to help make it possible. She is eternally grateful for all the support.
About Chief Olu Derrick Lewis _ Brief Biography
Chief Olu Derrick Lewis was fascinated with ancient wisdom and cultures from a very young age. He had been nicknamed “Magic” by his friends and family members. He was known to write outstanding heartfelt poems at a very tender age, which spoke about deep philosophical issues and called on each of us to care for our Earth. His father Coach Lewis, was a renown locally, he \ mentored many young men in the community. His family had a tradition of building churches and schools.
Chief Olu Derrick Lewis won a football scholarship to study at the prestigious Duke University from which he graduated. He went on to become an outstanding Project manager and IT Manager. He had a deep love affair of technology believing the ancients had powerful technologies which the the modern world draws upon, sometimes without realizing it. For always at the back of his mind he was always thinking about ancient culture, history and the teachings from those cultures.
Water and Earth Work
In 2007 Chief Olu Derrick Lewis heard about his now wife, Yeye Omileye, and her sacred work with the environment. Soon after he heard about her, they were married. It was during this period that the Ifa Oracle of Nigeria awarded Chief Olu his chiefancy title Awo Basorun Awo (a title of supreme organizational leadership). His wife’s water and Earth stewardship has led him around the world, where he has helped hold ceremonies to honor the waters and for world peace. He is also a master drummer and many enjoy hearing his wisdom. Chief Olu Derrick Lewis reveals, “I am deeply connected to the Divine Feminine.” He helped his wife form Yeye Osun: Institute of Four Elemental Mothers and international Humanity4Water Awards.
. who has spent the last seven years with his wife, Yeye Omileye, traveling, teaching, and sharing the ancient sacred practices and wisdom of African Earth and Water cultures around the world. A dynamic and compassionate teacher he brings forth much wisdom to all that he meets, as well as enchants them with his gift for playing the African drum. He spreads the message of returning back to a sacred, compassionate and peaceful way of living. Chief Derrick Lewis received his chieftancy in 2008.