Tradition,Culture,Music, Dance & More Displayed At #IkoroduOgaDayFestival2016
It was amidst pomp and pageantry that the 2016 edition of the annual Ikorodu Oga Day Festival kicked off in Ikorodu Community today, Saturday, November 12, 2016. The week long event is scheduled to hold between November 12 – 19, 2016.
The historic event which also marked the silver jubilee edition of the festival was opened with a traditional rite and interdominational prayer by traditional chiefs in Ikorodu community. Moments after the rites, the chiefs alongside other traditional rulers in the community joined the Woro Group at the Ayangburen Palace Pavilion before embarking on the Woro Cultural Carnival across different parts of Ikorodu community.
The Woro Cultural Carnival procession visited popular places in Ikorodu such as Obun Ale market, Oke Ota Ona, Ajina Market, Itunmaja, Ladega and Jaiyesinmi before heading to Ikorodu Roundabout where the Oga statue was officially unveiled by the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Shotobi to properly kickstart the 25th edition of the festival.
During the process, traditional troupes such as the Awopa Group, Turuku, Angere, Igunuko, Eegun, and more thrilled guests and other onlookers with creative dance steps with music provided by the traditional singers. The drummers were not left out has they ensured guests and a day to remember.
Furthermore, the Ayangburen accompanied by the traditional chiefs and the Woro committee proceeded to the Ayangburen Palace Pavilion where invited guests and other onlookers were treated to good music from different traditional groups present.