Here, the participants all pay homage to the reigning Oba of Lagos. Visiting this festival you will have an opportunity to witness a lot of fun, including traditional music and songs, ceremonies and many other fantastic performances. The Opa The appearance of the Opa is an important rite which commences a week before Eyo festival day. It commemorates past history and celebrates the culture and tradition of the Yoruba people, while creating wealth and employment for the people. The Onimole Court is a focal point of nearly all traditional functions in Central Lagos—including the coronation of a new king—and the Eyo festival itself.
Some items are prohibited during the festival and they include Okada motorcycle , bicycles, sandals, and smoking not forgetting the Suku hairstyle a popular hairstyle among. Download Full Album songs For Android Download Eyo Festival Songs Disclaimer: All contents are copyrighted and owned by their respected owners. Religious - the Osugbo Fraternity are strongly involved in the decisoons and rituals surrounding the Eyo Festival. On Eyo Day, the main highway in the heart of the city from the end of Carter Bridge to Tinubu Square is closed to traffic, allowing for a procession from Idumota to the Iga Idunganran palace. The women are also not allowed to some hairdo, while some particular Eyo abhorred the use of camera and other forms of recorder. Upon royal command, the Orisha Oruko hurried to the shrine of Orisha Adimu, the leader, the undisputed King of all Lagos deities and Leader of Eyo Adimu. The stick which is carried by the Eyo masquerade is used by these masqueraders to greet each other and the elders.
The official date of the ceremonies in 2019 is from 11th to 16th of March. Genius is often used too quickly for men of minor brilliance and importance, especially when they have a rebellious streak, and Burna fits this to a T. During the celebration day, the main traffic roads of the city are locked so that the procession can be held safely and without any obstacles on the way. Each Eyo comes out of an Iga palace of a ruling family in the morning and heads for the shrine Agodo. Highlife musicians, who made hit songs in the 50s and 80s in Nigeria and beyond were the cynosure of all eyes as they brought back hit tracks like Na Poor I Poor.
And of course, they show how people appreciate the reunion with each other, ancestors and god. The rest of the remaining Eyo namely: Làbà red hat , Ónikó yellow , Ọlọgẹdẹ green , and Ageré purple will also go public from Monday-Thursday. In modern times, it is presented by the people of as a tourist event and due to its history, is traditionally performed on. It is during these occasions that their monarchs and nobles exercise the most of their residual power. There will be enough drinks to go round. Eyo Orisa Oniko is next to Eyo Orisa Adimu in rank but that Oba Adele, during his reign, asked for Okanlabato to assume the second position and it has been like that since then.
The first Eyo procession held in Lagos was on February 20, 1854, to commemorate the life of the Oba Akintoye. Hundreds of masquerades, dancers in beautiful attires, acrobatic displays and fetish activities make it one of the traditional festivals in Nigeria you will love to witness. What The Eyo Wears During The Festival Each Eyo comes out of an Iga palace of a ruling family in the morning and heads for the shrine Agodo. The truth is no one person has. This essay intends to discuss the reduction of diarrheal diseases in under-five children in Lagos, Nigeria.
Of course there are good songs that can be faulted if the critic is pedantic enough. Being newcomers to the Onimole family, the first timers have no clue about the way and manner the family conducts its affairs in preparing for the fest. The dynamics of the Argungu Festival, the exciting spectators, and the anxious competitors who are ready to jump inside the river to begin their search for the biggest fish make the fishing festival beautiful and extraordinary. Among the , the indigenous religions have largely lost the greater majority of their traditional followers to Christianity and Islam. This time around the state government has introduced a prize that may well rev up the competitive spirit the more. The first procession in Lagos was on the 20th of February, 1854, to commemorate the life of the.
Tourists travel from different parts of the world to experience this carnival. Instead, you can drive or take public transport. The family of the deceased must put a request to the Akinsiku of Lagos who is the head of the Eyos. Babatunde Fashola, who himself has been at the forefront of the fight to make Lagos the best state in the country. These years were 1903, 1906 and 1909 respectively. Lagos started off as a small farming and fishing settlement on an island close to the coast.
Nevertheless, the place of Malaki and Ejilu in the historical origin of the fanciful Eyo play is brought out forcefully in a praise song rendered as: Malaki nsaye Nsaye Ejilu say a to. Everyone waited patiently at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan venue of the event, which was held in honour of Chief Theophilus Benson. Calabar Carnival has the marvelous celebration processions, which no other festival is able to outperform. This strictness with cadre and other old established rules before, during and after the celebration is what perhaps appeals the most about the eyo heritage. Nigerian film festivals Photo: acceleratetv.