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Webmaster October 11, 2016

Olojo Festival Opens In Grand Style

The opening ceremony of this year’s Olojo Festival took off in Ile-Ife on Saturday with Gbajure which is one of the major events in the celebration of olojo festival.
The carnival procession, which took off from Oranmiyan Groove moved to the toll gate on the Ife-Ibadan Expressway finally and terminated at the Ooni’s Palace.
 
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In the procession were the custodians of the festival. These include Chief Owa Eredunu, Chief Akogun, Chief Okogun, Officials of the Ministry of Information, Home Affairs, Tourism and Culture, State Council for Arts and Culture who appeared in various Yoruba costumes and cultural groups with thousands of spectators.
The procession was led bearing a replica of the Aare Crown which the Ooni will wear on the final day of the celebrations.
Other activities, as part of the celebrations, include Ayo Olopon traditional game, which will hold on Wednesday (12th October, 2016). The Yoruba culture entertainment night, festival musical concert, omidan olojo cultural pageant and festival fashion show all of which will take place on Thursday (13th October,2016).
Other activities are Ojo Ilagun, Iwode Ile-Ife (Community Cleansing), Oonirisa terrestrial message to the world which will hold on Friday (14th October, 2016).
Similarly, there will be Okemogun day, the Are’s cultural procession on Saturday (15th October, 2016) while the grand finale of this year’s Olojo festival takes place on Sunday (16th October, 2016).
The closing ceremony, which will feature Oonirisa ancestral traditional propitiation cultural trade/art exhibition is billed to hold on Monday (17th October, 2016).
The State Government of Osun and the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola hereby felicitates with His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II and all sons and daughters of Ile-Ife on the celebrations of 2016 Olojo festival.
The State Governor prayed for more celebrations of the festival.

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