As the world remembered a great icon, Susanne Wenger (Adunni Olorisha) on her posthumous 106th birthday on Sunday, July 4, it is important to celebrate the cultural icon who left her home in Austria, came to Osun in Nigeria and became a priestess.
In this report, Legit.ng will be looking at five facts people may not know about Adunni Olorisha.
1. She was an artist in Austria
According to the Adunni Olorisha Trust, she was a very much celebrated artist in her home country before she migrated to Nigeria in 1950.
2. Susanne channelled her creativity through traditional religion
Despite being a great artist, the legend was very much inspired by the Osun religion that she used her talent to protect and keep the Osun Grooves.
3. 40 years of wonder
The late priestess in collaboration with many talented artists made figurines and other pieces for the sacred grooves for 40 years. Little wonder the place has become a huge tourist attraction in Osun state.
4. Funded the building of the grooves
The Osun priestess was able to build the grooves with the proceeds she makes from her artworks. Sussane believes that “art was an expression of the sacred".
5. Her works are in Austria
All the works that she curated while she was in Nigeria are now domiciled in Kremin in Austria. They have also been showcased in different exhibitions around the world. She died at the age of 93.
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