Video Captures Egungun Festival in Brooklyn, Many React to Beautiful Display of Yoruba Culture in Diaspora

Video Captures Egungun Festival in Brooklyn, Many React to Beautiful Display of Yoruba Culture in Diaspora

  • Many Yoruba people have been spotted celebrating Egungun festival in Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • The video was shared on Facebook by Yoruba-Brazilian Descendants Renascimento Association, and many have expressed their joy with the cultural display
  • Participants of the festival could be seen wearing the same clothes as they sang and danced on the streets of Brooklyn

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A cute video has captured the 2021 Egungun Festival in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

In the video that was shared on Facebook by Yoruba-Brazilian Descendants Renascimento Association, many people could be seen partaking in the festival as they sang and danced on the streets of Brooklyn.

Egungun festival in Brooklyn
People sang and danced on the streets of Brooklyn during Egungun festival. Photo credit: Yoruba-Brazilian Descendants Renascimento Assoc.
Source: Facebook

The participants could be seen promoting the African culture as they wore traditional attires with beads around the neck.

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Many are impressed on social media

Nigerians on Facebook soon flooded the comment section to share their thoughts.

Usman Tijani said:

"Full cultural display in Diaspora. Egungun festival is alive in U.S."

Macaulay Abimbola commented:

"Promotion of Awori culture in Diaspora."

Oluwasynergy Oluwatowo Gunwa wrote:

"Love my culture."

Rasheed Oladele Alabi said:

"Good work of Yoruba Brazilian."

Niyi Abiodun Tokunboh

"And those edo people say oduduwa and oromiyan are frm benin pls can anyone show me any benin heritage amongst dose people frm d masquerade to the beat dressings n language of dose people singing n dancing with d masquerade."

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Masquerade looking like singer Phyno

Legit.ng previously reported that Nigerians on social media were humoured by an individual identified as @drdakonxept on Twitter.

The individual had taken to his page with a funny looking picture he stumbled upon. The picture captured a masquerade alongside some followers.

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However, the masquerade was not just any random one but one that looked just like a popular indigenous rapper, Phyno.

It donned a mask that was painted just like the rapper’s face and it also had ‘Highway’ boldly written on the forehead. Highway is Phyno’s hit single with DJ Kaywise.

Source: Legit.ng

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