Held annually on the third day after Eid el-Kabir, Ojude Oba, a Yoruba festival hosted in Ijebu Ode, a town in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria is usually well attended by over 250000 people across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.
This year’s festival is gradually taking shape with the arrival of different age groups who have come to pay homage to the paramount ruler of the Ijebu land, the Awujale of Ijebu.
The high-profile event will be incomplete without the elaborate display of horse rides by different native households and others glitz associated with the festival.
See photos of some of the groups present below:
The festival has officially kicked off with the recitation of the Nigerian National Anthem, Ogun State Anthem, and the Ijebu Ode Anthem.
The opening prayer by the Chief Imam of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
Dignitaries present at the event include Governor Dapo Abiodun, Otunba Michael Olasubomi Balogun, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Sir Kessington Adebutu and many others.
Sir Kessington Adebutu is the special guest of honor at this year’s festival.
Otunba Wahab Osinusi, Chairman, Planning Committee, Ojude Oba 2019, welcomed everyone and gave an Opening Speech to this effect.