- Igboora is a very popular town in Oyo state, Southwest Nigeria, where many children are twins
- Children who are twins in their families usually come out in pairs to celebrate with others in what is called twins festival
- Taofeek Ibrahim, a popular photographer who attended the Igboora Twins Festival, told Legit.ng that nearly every family has twins
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Nearly every family in Igboora, Oyo state, has children who are twins, making it one of the most fascinating towns in Nigeria.
Because of the high prevalence of twin births, the town is sometimes called the city of twins.
Also, twins gather to celebrate with each other in what is called the Igboora Festival of Twins.
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Taofeek Ibrahim, a Nigerian photographer who attended the twin festival in 2022, told Legit.ng that it is usually a fun affair.
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"Generally, the festival is Twins festival, and the first time it was held was twelve years ago in Igboora, Oyo State. It’s a day festival where every twin from that city comes out to celebrate and showcase themselves and the culture from their lineage in the presence of dignitaries like the governor, kings, and many more who will be in attendance as they grace the occasion."
See photos from the festival below:
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Some had different questions, from how the town got its name to the reason for the high number of twins in the community.
"Why are they called Igbo_ ora? What do they have in common with Igbos in the Eastern part of Nigeria?"
"Is it the water? The food? Has any research been done here to show why this is possible? Is it genetic or is it spiritual? What I hear is that if you marry from this place, you’ll have twins. It is very intriguing."
"I heard that when you eat okra in that town you will give birth to a twin."
Video shows a 54-year-old woman who gave birth to triplets
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian woman gave birth to triplets at the age of 54.
The woman told her followers on TikTok that she gave birth to the babies through IVF.
She also said she did IVF six times in the UK, and they all failed. The seventh one, which she did in Nigeria, was successful.