Araba Ifayemi is a poet, a performing artist, a playwright, and a herbalist-diviner (Babalawo). He has published numerous books and papers on various aspects of Yoruba tradition. religion and culture. He is an associate staff member of the Department of Africa Language and Literature, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He was an international scholar-in-residence at San Francisco State University and the Wajumbe cultural Institution California.