Olojo festival 2020

The Olojo festival 2020 last weekend at Ile – Ife , the capital of ife kingdom, osun state, Nigeria. The cultural religious festival was celebrated for 3 days led by its King HM King (Ooni Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja ii.

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Olojo festival is a celebration of the Ogun God who is said to have been a son of ododuwa the ancestor of yoruba people.
It starts with a 7 day seclusion of the king or Ooni of Ife where he connects with ancestors and the gods to pray for his people. After 7 days he emerges with the kings crown and visits various shrines and celebrations.

This years celebrations was a virtual online celebration but massive crowds turned up. The final celebration involved a grand reception at the Ooni of Ife palace with royal guests from around Nigeria.

HRH Erelu Kuti iv Abiola Dosunmu, Queen mother of Lagos
TM King (Oba) Francis Olusola Alao of Orile-Igbon and Queen (Olori) Olusola

All pictures courtesy of Olojo festival

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