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    Glamour, Culture, Heritage as Ijebu Ode Celebrates Ojude Oba with Colorful Displays

    Adeyemi Matthew 

    The ancient city of Ijebu Ode was aglow with colorful displays and vibrant cultural performances as the Ijebus Celebrates the prestigious Ojude Oba (The King's Forecourt) festival

    The annual festival which held after Eid-al-Adha, pays tribute to the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, attracted visitors from far and wide.

    Regberegbe groups, horse-riding competitions, and an array of cultural performances are some of the highlights of the festival, which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Ijebu Ode.

    The festival is a testament to the city’s enduring traditions and its people’s commitment to preserving their cultural identity.

    During the festival, residents and visitors alike are treated to a visual feast of colorful attire, energetic performances, and a showcase of the city’s rich history and heritage.

    The Ojude Oba festival is a must-experience event that celebrates the beauty and diversity of Nigerian culture.

    The festival features a stunning display of colourful attire by various age groups, known as ‘regberegbe’, alongside horse-riding competitions and an array of rich cultural performances.  

    Ojude Oba which means king’s fore-court in Yoruba language is an ancient festival celebrated by the Yoruba people of Ijebu-Ode, a major town in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria. This annual festival usually takes place the third day after Eid al-Kabir (Ileya), to pay homage and show respect to the Royal Majesty, the Awujale of Ijebuland. It is one of the most spiritual and glamorous festivals celebrated in Ijebuland and generally in Ogun State as a whole.

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