See Stunning Images From This Year’s Ojude Oba Festival

The annual Ojude Oba festival took place on Friday amidst the mandatory pomp, fanfare and pageantry the world know festival is famous for.

The Ojude Oba is a Yoruba festival held in Ijebu Ode, a town in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria. It is held annually the third day after Eid al-Kabir, the annual Muslim Festival.
The festival which began over 100 years ago, is attended by over bundreds of thousands of Ijebu sons and daughters and other Nigerians many who travel from out of the country and from across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

It also attracts many dignitaries and special guests who are personally invited by the Awujale himself.

The special guest at the festival this year was the Senate President Olubukonla Saraki.

The festival is often sponsored by the incumbent Awujale, the people of Ijebu-Ode, individuals and corporate organizations.

The main attractions of the festival are the horse parades of prominent Ijebu Ode families and the flamboyant processions of the various Ijebu age groups also known as the Regbe-regbes, each of which appears in glamourously traditional and beautifully colourful uniform attires.

*Pictures by Bravo_Photography, Ijebu Ode

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