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Photos from the Grand Finale of Osun-Osogbo Festival 2014

Photos from the Grand Finale of Osun-Osogbo Festival 2014

This year’s Osun-Osogbo Festival, which took place between 18th-23rd August, 2014 in the ancient town of Osogbo, south-west Nigeria, was concluded in an array of beautiful and fascinating cultural activities. On the last day of the week-long festival, the virgin maiden, known as Arugbá, who serves as mediator between the people and the river goddess- …

Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

Final Dates Announced for Osun Osogbo 2014!

A press briefing on the annual Osun Osogbo Festival was hosted on high note early this month at Eko Hotels and conference Centre, Lagos. The Osun Osogbo 2014 programme unveiling featured guests, royalty, artistes, corporate representatives and members of the media. The final dates for this year’s edition of the festival is Monday, August 18…

Elémìnígèdè Lake in Ekiti- The mysterious waters that breathe!

Elémìnígèdè Lake in Ekiti- The mysterious waters that breathe!

Gentle metallic tunes from the rickety cab radio thumped softly at my ear drums, making glad my heart as I nodded to Ebenezer Obey’s “Board Members”. The melodic vibration of guitar strings struck by the adroit fingers of the aged ace musician got me enraptured in reminiscence as I remembered those days when as a…

Osun-Osogbo Festival: Renewing a Mystic Bond with the River goddess

“Omi ooo,Eri ooo,Ota o oooo… Olómo yoyo…”       Heavy footfalls rock the tarred road leading to the sacred Osun grove in Osogbo, south-western Nigeria. Engulfed in an aura of elation and anticipation, hundreds of worshippers clap and dance as they march behind Arugbá, Àdìgún Olósun and many Olósun priestesses, all clad in white apparels…

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