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Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 10:45pm On Jan 05
Olojo Festival – Ile Ife Osun State Nigeria (11/30/2013)

The Olojo Festival is a festival in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. It is the celebration of the remembrance of “Lord Ogun” the God of Iron, whos representative is believed to be the first son of Oduduwa, progenitor of the Yoruba people.

On this day, the Ooni (king of Ife) appears after several days of seclusion, communing with the ancestors and praying for his people. This ritual is to make him pure and ensure the efficacy of his prayers. Before the Ooni emerges, women from his maternal and paternal families sweep the Palace, symbolically ridding the Palace of evil.

The Ooni later appears in public with the Are crown (King’s Crown), which is believed to be the original crown used by Oduduwa to lead a procession of traditional Chiefs and Priests to perform at the Shrine of Ogun. The next stage of the ceremony is to lead the crowd to Okemogun’s shrine. Here he performs duties including the renewal of oath, divination for the Ooni at the foot of Oketage hill by Araba (Chief Priest), as well as visiting places of historical importance.

At the shrine, the traditional Chiefs with the swords of office marked with chalk and cam wood, appear in ceremonial attire and dance to rhythms from Bembe, a traditional drum. The style of drumming and singing for each Chief is different. Only the Ooni can dance to the drum called Osirigi.

Olojo has remained popular in Ile-Ife due to its myth and history. It connotes the day in the year specially blessed by Olodumare (the creator of the Universe). Olojo can also be literally translated as the “Owner for the day”. Prayers are offered for peace and tranquility in Yoruba and Nigeria. All age groups participate and it’s significance is in the unification of the Yorubas.
Tradition holds that Ile-Ife is the cradle of the Yorubas, the city of survivors, spiritual seat of the Yorubas, and land of the ancients.





















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source : http://jujufilms.tv/tag/olojo-festival-2013/

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 11:08pm On Jan 05
Carving Ogun Mask - for those who don't know, Lord Ogun is the God of Iron and the elements.

 
 
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by Tolexander(m): 2:41am On Jan 06
A nke gbajure o!
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by texanomaly(f): 2:55am On Jan 06
This is interesting. I don't suppose non-Yoruba people can attend. I would like to see this, and other festivals this coming year. If that is possible? I hope I am not being disrespectful.

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by macof(m): 12:57pm On Jan 06
texanomaly: This is interesting. I don't suppose non-Yoruba people can attend. I would like to see this, and other festivals this coming year. If that is possible? I hope I am not being disrespectful.

grin grin are you thinking of attending one of our festivals?
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 1:22pm On Jan 06
texanomaly: This is interesting. I don't suppose non-Yoruba people can attend. I would like to see this, and other festivals this coming year. If that is possible? I hope I am not being disrespectful.

anyone can attend.
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by POPEII: 1:27pm On Jan 06
Too bad, Hausa pagan festivals dont exist grin grin
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by FrancisTony: 1:27pm On Jan 06
smiley Am i allowed to attend? smiley
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 1:36pm On Jan 06
POPE II: Too bad, Hausa pagan festivals dont exist grin grin

What so funny about that?

what do you know about Hausa Pagan Festivals? undecided

We have festivals in Arewa/Dogondoutchi, Argungu, etc.

We even perform in Durbar Festivals led by Hausa Sarakis.


The only reason why its not so widespread is because of the decline of Hausa religion across Hausa land.

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 1:37pm On Jan 06
FrancisTony: smiley Am i allowed to attend? smiley

Yes we have shortage of human sacrifice victims.

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by FrancisTony: 1:41pm On Jan 06
PAGAN 9JA:


Yes we have shortage of human sacrifice victims.
grin grin . Chai! I don talk am say, pagans they chop person. Hmmn!
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by texanomaly(f): 3:45pm On Jan 06
macof:

grin grin are you thinking of attending one of our festivals?

Yes. I was, but after seeing this statement... I'm not so sure.

PAGAN 9JA:


Yes we have shortage of human sacrifice victims.

PAGAN!!! shocked

You dey fear me oO0!

tongue
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 3:49pm On Jan 06
^lol you can speak Pidgin now? grin


It was just a joke. obviosly. tongue
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by texanomaly(f): 4:02pm On Jan 06
PAGAN 9JA:
^lol you can speak Pidgin now? grin


It was just a joke. obviosly. tongue

I dey try na. grin
Joke na joke?

Lolz just in case, I'm sticking close to macof's side. Hopefully he is more civilized. cheesy
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 4:05pm On Jan 06
haha tongue

Good Luck.
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by POPEII: 4:37pm On Jan 06
Dude breath na wa oo, well if they are rare or not popular why don't you open thread about Hausa pagan festivals?
Just being curious or the all land has been islamized
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 4:40pm On Jan 06
POPE II: Dude breath na wa oo, well if they are rare or not popular why don't you open thread about Hausa pagan festivals?
Just being curious or the all land has been islamized

I will but I need to get hold of pics, etc. Its been long since Ive been to one myself.
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by texanomaly(f): 4:45pm On Jan 06
PAGAN 9JA:
haha tongue

Good Luck.

Lolz...are you telling me macof is not civilized? cheesy cheesy
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by PAGAN9JA(m): 5:24pm On Jan 06
texanomaly:

Lolz...are you telling me macof is not civilized? cheesy cheesy





no I said Good Luck for mastering Pidgin.
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by macof(m): 7:57pm On Jan 06
@Texas babe.
Come, Your experience would be electrifying
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by Fulaman198(m): 8:51pm On Jan 06
POPE II: Dude breath na wa oo, well if they are rare or not popular why don't you open thread about Hausa pagan festivals?
Just being curious or the all land has been islamized

That certainly isn't true. Argungu is a Hausa pagan festival. Many events during Argungu occur too like Dambe sport.

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by Fulaman198(m): 8:52pm On Jan 06
macof: @Texas babe.
Come, Your experience would be electrifying


Loll see this man, he is on a mission
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by OlaoChi(f): 9:09pm On Jan 06
cheesy wow! I love this smiley

I watched one about Okota festival in Ondo state on TV some months ago

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by macof(m): 9:28pm On Jan 06
Fulaman198:

Loll see this man, he is on a mission

Am always on a mission cool
But Texas isn't my mission, it's not even my jurisdiction

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by Fulaman198(m): 12:12am On Jan 07
macof:

Am always on a mission cool
But Texas isn't my mission, it's not even my jurisdiction

Lol sure
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by texanomaly(f): 3:21am On Jan 07
PAGAN 9JA:


no I said Good Luck for mastering Pidgin.

Thanks... smiley
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by texanomaly(f): 3:24am On Jan 07
Fulaman198:

Lol sure

I think macof is a purist. My American ancestry would muck up his line. grin
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by POPEII: 4:24am On Jan 07
texanomaly:

I think macof is a purist. My American ancestry would muck up his line. grin
please did u see my question in the the chatbox thread?
Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by macof(m): 6:24pm On Jan 07
texanomaly:

I think macof is a purist. My American ancestry would muck up his line. grin

Yes you can't be Yoruba pagan without having Yoruba blood
I consider that to be another lane in the path of 'No pride in identity', Subjection to foreign influence and mental slavery.

The only excuse is loss of tribal tradition and spirituality

Btw Aren't white Americans of European origin?
There's a movement to bring back paganism in Europe

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Re: Olojo Festival (2013) - (PHOTOS) by macof(m): 6:31pm On Jan 07
OlaoChi: cheesy wow! I love this smiley

I watched one about Okota festival in Ondo state on TV some months ago


Okota festival is new, Akoko people don't have any general festival so it's a good idea to promote Okota river but Osun festival is the mother of all river festivals

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