Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)

Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)

The town of Ijebu Ode was agog on September 26, 2015 as dignitaries from all works of life trooped into the town in their numbers to celebrate the annual Ojude Oba Festival.

The festival which is fast becoming Nigeria's most attended festival, is annually hosted by the paramount ruler of Ijebu land, His Royal Majesty, the Awujale  of the Ijebu Kingdom, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona.

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The event which took placeat the Dipo Dina International Stadium opposite the Oba's palace, was filled with traditional dance, cultural displays and colourful attires of the participants.

As usual, all the groups and families goes round the venue acknowledging cheers from the people before mounting the podium to pay homage to Oba Adetona.

The event was graced by prominent Nigerians which include the Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosu, Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, former Defense minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), Ogun state deputy governor,  Mrs. Yetunde Abosede Onanuga, former Ogun state governor, Gbenga Daniel, former Bayelsa state governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Elder states man, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, former senators, Gbenga Kaka, Olurunimbe Mamora, Olabyi Durojaiye (Ijebu indigene) and Daisy Danjuma, Musician, Queen Slawa Abeni, Billionaires Oskar Ibru, Olorogun Dr. Sunny Kuku, who is an indigene of Ijebu land and Otunba Subomi Balogun.

See photos from the event below as captured by Legit.ng's photo-journalist:

Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Egbe Bobakeye Obirin (Duble T) group led by Iyalode Toyin Oluwole, during their parade at the festival.
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Egbe Bobagunte Okunri (Akile) led by Giwa Yusuf Sakiru in a colorful display at the festival.
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Sons of Ijebu paying homage to their king, Oba Sikiru Adetona
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Oba Sikiru Adetona  prays for the some group leaders
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Some of the group leaders display emotions as they pay homage to Oba Adetona
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Egbe Tobalase Okunri, Akile bows to the king as a sign of respect.
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Egbe Obafuwaji Okunri, led by Giwa Mosuo during their parade at the festival.
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Egbe Jagunmolu Obinrin (T Stainless), led by Iyalode Oluruntoyin Amdalat at their stand during the festival
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Olorogun Dr. Sunny Kuku led his family members to a grand entrance at the arena which elicited cheers from the mammoth crowd.
Ijebu Land Agog For 2015 Ojude Oba Festival (PHOTOS)
Mammoth crowd at the event.

 

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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