Ooni Ogunwusi Celebrates Alafere, Oya & Ijugbe Festivals (Photos)

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The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, celebrated Alafere, Oya and Ijugbe festivals which attracted a huge crowd of participants from within and  outside Ile-Ife, especially the Bariba and Nupe people in Niger and Kwara states of Nigeria.

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Oya- Igunnuko/Alafere/Ijugbe festival is a transition festival to welcome raining season and all the nature associated with raining season – rain, wind, thunderstorm.

The festival is basically to show the workings of Olodumare and to make the season to be of high benefit to mankind. to bless the soil for multiple achievement  during the season, and for the season not to become a calamity for the people.

The festival witnessed a heavy downpour with wind blowing and thunderstorm which lasted for 2hours to signal the commencement of the celebration.

While Ijugbe also known as Obarese is the deity of rainfall, Oya(Igunnuko) and Alafere are the co-deities of wind. They are all of ORANFE(Sango)’s family and were among the Yoruba’s 401 deities that started the mankind.

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