Mar 25, The Eyo festival in Lagos Nigeria, also known as the Adimu Orisa Play, has been staged since the days of old and probably dates back much. May 22, Hundreds of dancers decked in customary regalia took to the streets of Lagos for the 84th edition of the Eyo festival, commemorating the death. Jun 2, Mr. Habeeb Fasinro, Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee’s Co-chairman in a statement, confirmed that the Eyo festival will be celebrated on.

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A packed lunch brought by the royal family for the Eyo festival, commemorating Prince Yesufu Abiodun Oniru. We partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. Languages Suomi Edit links.

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History, Arts and Culture in Nigeria: Eyo Festival in Lagos (Adimu Orisa Play)

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Read More 1 2. It is these indigenes, who celebrate the Eyo festival, a cultural and traditional masquerade display, which emerges from the Iga palace of the Oba or any of his cabinet members. Singing, dancing and displaying weird acrobatic moves, the masquerades present an awesome display that’s worth taking a trip to Lagos for. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Background Lagos is a very popular city that almost everybody hears about. After the grand show the Eyo masquerades move back to the Para, where the opening of the traditional festival was declared at dawn, to tear it down.

eyl It soon became a cultural display of splendour and though the purpose of staging the festival has been slightly modified over the centuries – culturally staged in memory of a departed Oba of Lagos or for the enthronement of a new one.

Its purpose and role in the history of Lagos”.

The Eyo Festival

Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. The Eyo wear white, but their hats are colored to differentiate between groups. The Eyo is the masquerade that comes out only in Lagos Island.

There is another important rite that’s performed by the Eyo Laba group one of the five conclaves called the Agodo Erection Rite. Robed from head to toe in white flowing cloth. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines.

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No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. Subsequently, this festival has come to be anticipated by Lagosians, non-Lagosians and the International Community. The Awujale of the Ijebu Kingdom, which is the traditional arena for the yearly celebration Ojude Oba. Representing a unique and proud part of the Yoruba community, it is only fitting that the Eyo Festival be dedicated to the indigenes of Lagos.

Eyo festival in pictures: Celebrating a king’s life

Only a very old and spiritually advanced male can robe as the Adimu. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. Festival Day By 5am on the day of the masquerade festival, the Eyos gather together to the sounds of the Gbedu and Koranga drums, two drums that are fextival beaten during an Eyo festival.


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Statues of the Eyo masquerade at the entrance of Tafa Balewa Square, the venue of the 84th Eyo festival. A bus with Eyo masquerades fesstival on the back, with the slogan “Eko o ni fdstival literally Lagos will not spoila colloquialism for Lagos will prevail. The Argungu festival is a major cultural event in the northern part of Nigeria and the country as a whole. This is feature allows you to search fetsival site.

The Eyo festival is organized under the auspices of the Yoruba tradition, as well as social organizations or clubs. In modern times as the notion of eminence evolved to include politicians and most things could be commercialised, a governor or a political leader may also request that the festival be organized to add colour to an occasion for a fee.