The annual Olojo festival in Ile-Ife started on Friday with the
historic appearance to public of His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye
Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II to receive his numerous guests who are in
Ile-Ife from all parts of the world for the historic festival which
commemorates the creation of mankind.
Ooni, the Spiritual leader of the Yoruba race worldwide terminating
his seclusion that had kept him incommunicado in the last one week
arrived the palace from ILOFI where the spiritual seclusion had taken
place accompanied by the notable Ife indigenes and High Chiefs. He was
received by a mammoth crowd of participants.
He was seen offering prayers to the multitude of participants who
were in batches paying homage to him on the sacred throne of Oduduwa,
the progenitor of Yoruba race.
ILAGUN, a very sacred aspect of the festival celebrating the
relevance of OGUN(god of Iron) to the creation of the world had earlier
taken place at OKEM’OGUN shrine located at Enuwa, Ile-Ife.
Leading a team of the Afro Caribbeans, Mr Arthur Brown said the
festival is an impactful connection between the Afro Caribbeans and
their brothers at home in Africa.
This year’s Olojo Festival continues on Saturday when the Ooni is
expected to appear to the general public with the sacred AARE crown that
is worn once in a year.
Comrade Moses Olafare,
Director, Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace.