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Monday, 19 November 2018

All the gist about the MTN Sponsored Olojo Festival





All the gist about the MTN Sponsored Olojo Festival


Friday, 28th September 2018, was the ‘Aare’ day as the king wore the ancient Aare crown to all the major areas in Ile-Ife. This crown which the Ooni wears once a year, is the oldest in the Yoruba land.

All present are to pray fervently before the king moves in with his traditional soldiers (lokoloko). These soldiers waved soaked canes to scare the crowd and pave way for the king.
All the gist about the MTN Sponsored Olojo Festival




All the gist about the MTN Sponsored Olojo Festival
As custom demands, Yoruba history was richly represented. One of the most compelling sights was seeing one of the performers swallow razor blades and spew them out with no injuries!

After that it was spectacle after spectacle all laced with thought provoking culture. The “Olosun” placed a white branded pot in the middle of the stage on which 3 people sat and yet it did not break. We watched water being poured into a basket, yet, not a single drop spilled or dropped out of the basket. There were rainmakers too, who seemed to control the rain! These men were chanting inaudibly and all of a sudden, the dark skies began clearing up. What a day to be in Ile Ife?!
 All the gist about the MTN Sponsored Olojo FestivalAll the gist about the MTN Sponsored Olojo Festival


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