Egungun festival turns bloody as one confirmed dead, others injured in Ibadan
The Oyo State Police Command, Monday, confirmed the death of one person in the violence that trailed the public outing of the Ege masquerade in
The top result on Amazon search for literature on Egungun costs £72. And while Youtube is awash with Egungun videos that are free for those with time to sift through varying video and sound qualities, ( you also
If you miss someone , say a grandparent , great grandparent, or even parent what better way can the community support each other's grief than to bring that person back to life briefly even if just for one
"in spite of civilisation and religious beliefs, many Yoruba people still believe that for the society to prosper and be peaceful, the spirit of the ancestors must be invoked"
Tradition meets commerce as Ibadan celebrates Egungun festival
Philly's Odunde Festival begins with this ceremony along the Schuylkill River
Oshun, also spelled Osun, is an orisha, or a divine spirit in Yoruba religion, which hails from the Nigerian ethnic group of that name. Yoruba faith and
“You will recall that this same Egungun masquerade worshippers had earlier in the year 2013 attacked the same mosque and the worshippers therein. It has therefore, become a routine action of these masquerade worshippers to attack Muslims and
Eyo Agere - Eyo masquerade on stilts. How does he not fall with all that dancing? (Video below)
See the mini Eyo masquerades on the next page
Our (as in the one we love , not the one we OWN) yearly Yoruba Arts Festival now has a date for 2017. It's always a great day out. Lovely park, lovely atmosphere, food, music , and hoards
3 colourful videos of Igunnuko at play! Igunnuko greets Kabiyesi with music, singing and procession.
Igunnuko spectacle with singing and horn music
Greeting Kabiyesi the Yoruba way
Great to see Igunnuko again!
Read more about the Yoruba Rain & Wind Festival hosted
The joint celebration of Alafere, Oya and Ijugbe festivals attracted a huge crowd of participants from within and outside Ile-Ife last weekend.
The Obalejugbe of the source, High Chief Abiodun Akinrefon, and the Ooni were present at the ceremony
Remarkable scenes as Elegbe devotee prepare to embark on the annual pilgrimage to the river.
Those prominent blue beads are segi beads, made by Yoruba since 8th century, still in production today using local sources of glass and the
Calls for this are getting louder, do you support their request? Osun State took the lead last year with a state holiday for the traditional religion.
Traditionalists in Oyo State, under the aegis of Traditional Religion Worshippers Association (TRWA), have
By now you must know Ooni is scheduled to visit the UK. He will attend the Commonwealth Africa Summit , British Museum and a list of other activities.
You can also visit him too! Egbe Omo Ife are holding
Celebrating International Mother Language Day this year with a Yoruba book launch! Come and eat Amala with Yoruba Awareness Foundation this February in SW8 London .
Don't leave getting your ticket too late. It is gradually going. What we
For the past decade, Trinidadian Oloye Esabenjo Efag Oriyomi Orisagbemi has brought the Obatala Festival to the people of Trinidad., and this year's celebration took place on the 7th of January . As usual there was a street procession,
Obatala initiates, Pierre Verger
Trinidad's Obatala day is here again, and there are beautiful photos of the procession already.
Scroll down for the best photos !
And from a Trinidad newspaper , an article about the spirit behind the festival
"For the past
Alaafin has published the Oyo calendar for indigenous events in 2017.
The official 2017 Oyo Festivals calendar as approved by the Alaafin
Ileya Omo Oodua festival begins today December 03, 2016
The festival will hold in Ile Ife and bring together Yoruba from different parts of the world.
Mr Wale Williams, the coordinator of the festival and managing director of Franchise