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1. LISABI

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The Lisabi festival commemorates the celebration of the Egba hero called Lisabi. Lisabi is known as a great warrior who fought assiduously for the peaceful settlement of the Egba people…

2. OJUDE OBA

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The Ojude-Oba festival is known to the Ijebus as a major festival that brings them together. The native age grades (regberegbe) converge at the Awujale’s palace to pay homage to the Royal Majesty, the Awujale of…

3. OSOUSI

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Osousi Festival is celebrated amongst the people of Ikija and Ago-iwoye in Ogun State. It is believed that the festival began thousands of years ago in Ejigbo Ife in Osun State, and as the pioneers of the festival…

4. AFRICAN DRUMS FESTIVAL

The vision of the Nigerian Drums Festival (NDF), with a registered Board of Trustees states thus: “the business of gathering drummers around the world and motivating them to do the business of beats creation. Ogun State aims to achieve this position through enlightened drummers enthusiasm and continuous improvement driven by can do spirit, determination, teamwork, innovation and great deference for our culture and tradition which will in turn, help to preserve, protect and advance our cultural values and artefacts.”

5. EGUNGUN

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The history of Egungun is traceable to the then Alaafin Sango in the old Oyo Empire. Basically, Alaafin Sango did not want to lose contact with his dead maternal lineage in Tapa Land when he became the Alaafin…

6. ORONNA DAY

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The strength of a community lies in its heritage, thus the need to preserve and sustain; the people of the ancient city of Ilaro in Yewaland, in their resolve not to neglect what makes up the…

7. IZANGBETO EGUN

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When we talk about Izangbeto, we cannot but speak about Hogbonu in Ajase, Benin republic. There lived a famous warrior called TeAgbanlin who settled at Hogbonu. The town was then a thick…
8. IGUNNUKO

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Igunnuko festival at Ifonla usually falls on the third day of Id-El-Kabir and lasts for seven days. On the seventh day, very important personalities are invited for celebration.

9. AGEMO

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Igunnuko festival at Ifonla usually falls on the third day of Id-El-Kabir and lasts for seven days. On the seventh day, very important personalities are invited for celebration.

10. AYEE UGBOROWO

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Cultural heritage of the people can never be over emphasized. Nigeria are well known for their customs and traditional values even with advent Western education, the way of life of the…

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