Oyotunji Village covers 27 acres. During the 1970s, the era of greatest population growth at the village, the number of inhabitants grew from 5 to between 200 and 250. (Goldstein, Hunt, and McCray) The population is rumored to fluctuate between 5 and 9 families as of the last 10 years. It was originally intended to be located in Savannah, Georgia, but was eventually settled into its current position after disputes with neighbors in Sheldon proper over drumming and tourists.
Since Adefunmi's death in 2005, the village has been led by his son, Oba Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II. The village is constructed to be analogous to the villages of the traditional Yoruba city-states in modern-day Nigeria, although modernization of the village's public works have been carried out under Adefunmi II.
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- Clarke, Kamari. Mapping Yorùbá Networks. Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities. Duke University Press, 2004
- Davis, Rod. American Voudou: Journey into a Hidden World. Denton: University of North Texas, 1998.
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- Hunt, C.M. (1977), 'Oyotunji Village: Yoruba Movement in America.', PhD Dissertation, West Virginia University.
- Hunt, Carl M. Oyotunji African Village: The Yoruba Movement in America. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1979.
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- McCray, Kenja. "Black Gods, Black Power: Life at Oyotunji Village, 1970-1990." M.A. Thesis, Clark Atlanta University, 2002.
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