Ojude Oba Festival is a cultural festival held in Ijebu Ode, a town in Ogun State, Nigeria. It is held annually on the third day after Eid al-Kabir. This festival began in 1892, when the then Oba, Adesumbo Tunwase offered land to the Muslims for their Mosque to be built.
It started as a religious festival involving a small number of adherents and followers of the Islamic religion chose to pay homage to the reigning Monarch for his benevolence to them. Today, the festival has transcended religion and now attracts over 250000 people across the six geopolitical zones of Nigerians and tourists are not left out.
Ojude-Oba aims to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the people of Ijebu Ode. This is showcased through colourful traditional attires, hairstyles, food and rare cultural dance performance.
Highlights of Ojude Oba Festival
- The display of matching colourful cultural attires by people of various age groups.
- Warriors dress their horses and exhibit their horse-riding skills to the admiration of spectators.
- Various musical and cultural display by people of Ijebu Land.
- Cultural Dance performance by various age groups