Ojude Oba Festival
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Ijebu land agog for Ojude Oba Festival
Christmas and Sallah may be the two most popular celebrations in Nigeria, but to an average Ijebu man, there’s nothing compared to the yearly Ojude Oba Festival. For regulars, who participate in the colourful feast spiced with music, dance and spectacular horse rides, Ojude Oba has become a major item in the country’s event calendar.…
Ijebu sons, daughters attend Ojude Oba Festival
This year’s Ojude-Oba festival took place on Thursday in Ijebuland. It was celebration unlimited, and as usual, many illustrious sons and daughters of the soil across the world stormed the ancient town of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, to witness the event. The Ojude Oba in Ijebuland is an annual event, during which indigenes of different…
At Ojude-Oba festival, Bukola Saraki preaches unity among Nigerians
Eminent Nigerians yesterday joined the Ijebu in Ogun State to celebrate their annual Ojude-Oba festival.The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who was the special guest of honour, praised the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, and his chiefs for organising a festival that fosters unity among the people.
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Woman who delivered baby at Ojude-Oba gets financial reward
Abibat Ayanlola, 32, who was delivered of a baby girl during Ojude-Oba festival on Sunday in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, has received a cash gift of N100,000 from Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Ojude Oba has come to stay, say Awujale, Amosun
Prominent personalities that graced the event included wife of the governor, Olufunso Amosun, the state’s Deputy Governor, Yetunde Onanuga, former Governor Gbenga Daniel and Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi.
FCMB restates commitment to support non-oil sector, Ojude Oba Festival
The Ojude Oba (which in Ijebu dialect means, the king’s fore-court or frontage) is a major festival in Nigeria, dating back over 100 years ago. It brings together all sons and daughters of Ijebuland in Nigeria and Diaspora.
Ojude Oba Festival… Savouring rich Ijebu cultural heritage
The entire Ijebuland, Ogun State, was in festive mood recently, as the kingdom celebrated this year’s Ojude Oba Festival, which in Ijebu dialect means the king’s forecourt or frontage.