One of Nigeria’s biggest cultural events, the Ojude Oba festival which was held on Saturday, 11 July 2022 felt like something out of a classic movie.
After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the festival has made a dramatic comeback in Ijebu -Ode, Ogun State.
Ojude Oba is an ancient festival celebrated by the people of Ijebu-Ode, which is located in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria. This event usually happens the third day after sallah, to show honor and pay homage to the Royal Majesty, the Awujale of Ijebuland.
During the reign of Oba Adesumbo Tunwase, who was a king when the British colonialist were still in power.
He allowed the Christians to come into Ijebuland and preach. Before then, he already allowed the Muslims to also come into the town.
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After this nice gesture from the king, the Muslims started going to pay homage to the king after the Sallah festival, and not too long after, the Christians also joined.
Ojude Oba Sponsored By Glo
The 2022 edition of the Ojude Oba festival was sponsored by Telecommunications heavy weights, Globacom. In the spirit of the festival, Globacom announced a special promo for customers and tagged it “Ojude Oba Special”.
They offered subscribers a chance to win 5 tricycles, 10 television sets and 10 grinding machines.
Some of the other brands that also sponsored the event are First City Monument Bank and Rite Foods.
Sanwo Olu As Special Guest
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was made the special guest of honour at the event.
Sanwo-Olu urged the people of the Southwest where Ijebu Ode is located to support All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Teni and Other Entertainers Lined Up
Globacom arranged for music sensations like Teni Apata, also known as Teni Makanaki, and Abass Obesere, to perform at a music show which was held to draw the curtain on the 2022 Ojude Oba festival sponsored by the network provider.