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Read About The Fun And Cultural Display At The 2019 Olojo Festival     

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Funsho Akinwale

The 2019 edition of Olojo Festival has come and gone, but it will forever remain in the memories of many from far and near who stormed the ancient town of Ile-Ife, Osun State, to be part of the event.

The fun and entertainment, with rich cultural display, made this year's festival more grand and exceptional from the past editions.

Ooni arriving from seclusion
Ooni arriving from seclusion

On the eve of the grand finale, former Ogun State First Lady, Olufunso Amosun, was one of hundreds of special visitors, including top officials of the Osun State government who gathered to celebrate the significant event.

The traditional performances from different cultural groups from Ondo, Osun and Ogun States and other adjourning states were colourful from the beginning of the festival, before King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal's performance climaxed the week-long event on Sunday.

Yeye Osun
Yeye Osun

Nollywood actors and musicians, including Alariwo of Africa and Idowu Philips aka Mama Rainbow, commended the state for the planning of this year's festival, noting that it was the best so far in the history of the annual cultural event.

They both expressed surprise at the dimensions that the festival had taken and were happy to witness the celebration firsthand.

“I can’t imagine seeing this on screen. Olojo is really the name it should be called as it showcases different cultures unified in one garden.

“You can imagine sango performing here. In fact, Olojo should be a course in universities,” Alariwo said.

Egbe Amuludun group
Egbe Amuludun group

Yoruba actor, Mama Rainbow, said, “As an actress, I have never seen a festival in this wise.

“Yoruba should not forget their source and we need to teach our children the custom and tradition, also the myth.’’