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All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by olillywales(m): 3:21pm On Aug 01, 2015
Many women in the ancient town of Ile-Ife remained indoors on Saturday as the annual Oro festival entered its second day.

Although a palace source denied that the festival had something to do with the reported death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, the women believed otherwise.

On Wednesday, Nigerian newspapers reported the death of the king. The news was vehemently denied by the traditional council of the ancient town.

The commencement of Oro festival on Friday night, which is to last for seven days, further fueled speculations and anxiety about the monarch’s demise.

Oro is a deity worshipped across Yoruba land, which forbids women from going out at night during the period of the festival.

Although women were only forbidden to go out at night during the traditional festival, some women told NAN that it was better to be on the safe side by staying indoors during the period than to be caught and probably used as sacrifice.


Mrs Rebecca Olaide, a market woman, said she would remain indoors to avoid any unexpected circumstance.

Olaide said she had asked her eldest son to help her to manage her business until the festival was over.

Another woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she had restricted her movement because of the Oro festival.

She said the Oro festival might not be unconnected with the reported demise of the monarch.

Another lfe resident who simply identified herself as Sade, said she had decided to remain within her vicinity to avoid any unexpected happening.

She said “although women were asked not to go out only at night, I decided not go out during the day too until the festival is over.’’

However, palace source said the Oro was an annual festival in the town to appease the gods to ward off evil and usher in an era of prosperity.

The source said people in Ile-Ife usually celebrate Oro festival and other traditional festivals like Olojo, Orunmila, Edi, Oranmiyan, Esu, Obatala among others annually.

He said the celebration of Oro festival had nothing to do with the controversial news about the demise of the Ooni.

“The Oro festival does not have anything to do with the reported death of the royal father.

“It is a annual festival in the town which normally holds for seven days and it is taboo for young and old females to go out during the period.

“During this period, traditionalists will perform necessary rituals that will make the town more peaceful,’’ he said.

The source, who maintained that the monarch was still alive, said the closure of markets for businesses and ringing of special bell were the two major significant signs to indicate an Ooni had joined his ancestors.

Meanwhile, NAN learnt that the traditional festival coincided with the funeral of the head of hunters in the ancient town called Balogun in the cradle of Yoruba race.

http://www.metronaija.com/2015/08/all-ile-ife-women-restricted-indoors.html

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by INTROVERT(f): 3:21pm On Aug 01, 2015
Good for them grin
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by martcrown(m): 3:22pm On Aug 01, 2015
Alright
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by elbinmanny(m): 3:23pm On Aug 01, 2015
angry

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by Eeser: 3:24pm On Aug 01, 2015
Hurrr. What about doctors on call? Or even police women?

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by robinicule(m): 3:24pm On Aug 01, 2015
hamaphrodite nko?

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by olapluto(m): 3:26pm On Aug 01, 2015
Any woman found outside after 9pm today will probably be used for rituals. That is an unfortunate tradition in Ife. If you have a relative on a journey and passing through IFE tonight, please advise them not to branch or have a stop over.

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by RaDaZaBaNa(m): 3:29pm On Aug 01, 2015
Make Ishilove no comet go buy Dat new airtel Stuff this night oo grin
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by akoraye(m): 4:00pm On Aug 01, 2015
Ile Ife and their rituals sha! anyway, my people modak will not trespass unless.........

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by jamex93(m): 4:10pm On Aug 01, 2015
Dem stil dey do oro for dis life? . . . . Na wa o

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by Ayameze2015(m): 4:15pm On Aug 01, 2015
Introvert i expect you to be inside tonight o!
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by Nobody: 4:15pm On Aug 01, 2015
Oro Baba ooooooo

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by PPAngel(f): 4:16pm On Aug 01, 2015
Sophisticated heathens

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by PPAngel(f): 4:17pm On Aug 01, 2015
olapluto:
Any woman found outside after 9pm today will probably be used for rituals. That is an unfortunate tradition in Ife. If you have a relative on a journey and passing through IFE tonight, please advise them not to branch or have a stop over.

Rather than condemn this useless diabolical and criminal tradition you are here spreading it.

Yorubas sha

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by Ayameze2015(m): 4:17pm On Aug 01, 2015
olapluto:
Any woman found outside after 9pm today will probably be used for rituals. That is an unfortunate tradition in Ife. If you have a relative on a journey and passing through IFE tonight, please advise them not to branch or have a stop over.
That nansense can't happen here in atlantic ocean! Damn woodaafurq
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by PPAngel(f): 4:21pm On Aug 01, 2015
Ayameze2015:
That nansense can't happen here in atlantic ocean! Damn woodaafurq

In some parts of Lagos (Oshodi and Agege) they have similar Oro festivals.

The hinterland dwelling natives who migrated to and who now claim Lagos brought along their diabolical ways with them.

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by Nobody: 4:21pm On Aug 01, 2015
olapluto:
That is an unfortunate tradition in Ife. .
what is unfortunate about it? Yoruba tradition dictates that when the Oro procession is ongoing, strangers, women, and non-initiates remain indoors. Is that a tough call?

As cosmopolitan as Ikeja, the capital of Lagos state is, when the late Olu of Ikeja Oba Rauf Matemi Amore died, wasnt the Oro procession observed? When the late Ayangbure of Ikorodu died was the Eleuku Diety not brought out in broad day light? Please give me a break.

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by ademusiwa9: 4:28pm On Aug 01, 2015
cool

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by doncaster(m): 4:28pm On Aug 01, 2015
Na waaooh
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by iamrealdeji(m): 4:33pm On Aug 01, 2015
So,all these oro whatever still exists in this 21st century? Only God knows who'll be the victim they'll sacrifice to their gods.  Damn, Ife is still a village living in 18th century,many of these kings are Pagans disguising under islam and christianity

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by oluwalfa: 4:35pm On Aug 01, 2015
the zoo

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by olapluto(m): 4:43pm On Aug 01, 2015
PPAngel:


Rather than condemn this useless diabolical and criminal tradition you are here spreading it.

Yorubas sha
Your understanding is unpolished. How am I spreading a tradition that will continue for years?

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by Madeu(m): 5:26pm On Aug 01, 2015
Yet people criticize Africans for dumping African traditions for Abrahamic religions

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by DiegoNakel(m): 6:11pm On Aug 01, 2015
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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by jammani(m): 6:12pm On Aug 01, 2015
Alhamdulilah I am a Muslim

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by Nobody: 6:12pm On Aug 01, 2015
I don't beliv it..tradition of men
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by sanity12(m): 6:13pm On Aug 01, 2015
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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by chesterlee(m): 6:13pm On Aug 01, 2015
This is very wrong and violates women right...





I condemn this archaic practice

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Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by sanity12(m): 6:13pm On Aug 01, 2015
Kolomentality

grin
Re: All Ile-ife Women Restricted Indoors Tonight by kareem129: 6:13pm On Aug 01, 2015
what about olosho people?

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