Oya: The Rise of the Orisha


Before you ask, no she isn’t Storm (X-men) she is Oya, the Orisha of change and it isn’t cigarette smoke but er….wind coming out of her hand. I stumbled upon a video online made by the production team and I was totally psyched. It’s no secret that I am a closet geek; sci-fi movies, books, porn…whatever has telepaths, pyros, elementals etc I will consume. Below is a summary of the proposed film Oya: Rise of the Orisha.

“Rise of the Orisha focuses on a young woman named Adesuwa who has the unique ability to transform into the fearsome warrior goddess, Oya, the Orisha of change. When she changes, she gains amazing abilities. We follow Adesuwa as she goes on a head-stomping mission to keep the doorway between the Orisha and humanity closed. Be prepared for an action packed , mystical adventure as we explore the world of the Orisha.

I did a little research into Yoruba folklore to better understand who Orishas are.

Orishas are a collective of charismatic deities with specialized supernatural gifts, powers and responsibilities. Tradition has it that these supernatural beings once walked the earth with humanity. Some example includes; Obatala. Orunmila, Ozain, Lemanja etc”.

Yeah, so they are like the Nigeria equivalent of Zeus, Hades, Demeter, Poseidon etc.

Oya is a female warrior deity; divinity of the wind, sudden change, hurricanes, and underworld gates, a powerful sorceress and primary lover of Sango. I bet she would take storm down in a fight.

Anyway the production team was sourcing for fund for the project; about £5,000 but was able to raise £4,056. I really don’t know what stage they are in production but I hope at the end of the day they release something super impressive.

Click here to know more about the crew.


Nice hips Oya, me likey *winks*