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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The Eve of Eyo Day The night before festivities begin, custom demands the men taking part assemble at the reigning Oba’s Palace for a great party and merrymaking. During the Eyo festival, certain practices are not permitted amongst people around the festival area. This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. When a date is chosen, each of the five Eyo groups conclave will meet individually to work out their plans and strategies.

A man carrying a burning pot on his head as part of a procession in a residential area fetival Lagos. David, of course, the Eyo festival is not the only culture in Lagos. Other product and company names eho may be trademarks of their respective owners.

From the outskirts of the city, down its remote parts, and straight through the very heart of the state, the Calabar Carnival is a totally awesome fun-filled fiesta.

It is during these occasions that their traditional monarchs and nobles exercise the most of their residual power. They finally converge in their masses at Tafawa Balewa Square where thousands of people including the locals, dignitaries, tourists, etc.

Eeyo speak in a ventriloquial voice that suggests that they are from the spirit world. Probably a member of Eyo Iga Etti. After the grand show the Eyo masquerades move back to the Para, where the opening of the ffstival festival was declared at dawn, to tear it down. The Origin of Eyo Festival 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 further than most Lagosians can ever imagine.


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The origins of this observance are found in the inner workings of the secret societies of Lagos. These days, however, the Eyo festival is also held when a new Oba or the new head of an Iga palace is being installed, or on demand by a governor or influential indigene for a fee. Read More 1 2. Thus, it is in to two parts: Lagos is a very popular city that almost everybody hears about. There have been times in the past when for 21 years, the event did not hold, also there have been years when Eyo was staged, three, four and five eo in a single year: Among the Yorubasthe indigenous religions have largely lost the greater majority of their traditional followers to Christianity and Islam.

Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Featuring a whole lot of events and activities, most of which involve the river. To provide a better website experience, owlcation. The Opa, an Important Rite The appearance of the Opa is festiva, important rite to be observed and commences a week before Eyo festival day.

However, it is a taboo to either wear the Eyo costume overnight or cross any body of water, such as the Lagoon Rivers and so on.

Each person carrying a robe as Eyo must pay a fee for the privilege. Also used to entertain at special state functions or occasions. The name, Taraba, was derived from the Taraba River, which traverses the southern part of the State. This is a cloud services platform that we used frstival host our service. It is robed from head to toe in white flowing cloth. How Sudan’s Bashir stays in power. An Eyo may tie ribbons, in the colours of the house that he represents, to the Opambata palm branch that he carries.

Hello Curious The Eyo festival only holds when a prominent Lagos Chief passes on or in commemoration of one that has passed on years before.


Eyo Festival

The only Eyo that is not part of a group is the most senior Eyo-Adimu Orisa. You might also like. It may also be held when a new head of an Iga palace or a new Oba is installed. Due to its history and tradition, the Eyo festival is only held in Lagos. It may also be held when a new head of an Iga palace or a new Oba is installed. No part of the person carrying the Eyo is expected to be seen.

Letters between Forster and By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This fee is paid to the Iga — ruling house, whose colours and Akete the Eyo wears.

The first procession in Lagos eyp on the 20th of February,to commemorate the life of the Oba Akintoye. Ever heard of a party so lit it involved the whole town?!

They must map out their plans on how to organize their numerous contingents and masquerades who will stage the Eyo play. Be that as festkval may, the old festivals are still almost universally observed as tourist attractions which generate a lot of revenue for government and small businesses around the Lagos Island venue of the Eyo festival.

The Eyo Festival

The Eyo is the masquerade that comes out only in Lagos Island. The Akinsiku of Lagos will then specify what has to be done to meet the conditions. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. Due to the impressive rituals and pageantry, it has grown through the years to become a tourist attraction.

This year’s edition commemorated the death of Oba Yekini Adeniyi Elegushi.