OLOJO FESTIVAL: OONI VISITS OKEMOGUN

The climax of the OLOJO festival as Ooni visits Oke Mogun

OLOJO FESTIVAL: OONI VISITS OKEMOGUN
OLOJO FESTIVAL: OONI VISITS OKEMOGUN

The OLOJO festival has reached it climax as the Ooni of ife visits the okemogun shrine to pay his final spiritual visit in to the god of iron. This is one of the most important visits in the celebrations of the highly revered OLOJO festival as a living dog is offered for sacrifice for Ogun, the god of iron.

There are several spiritual undertone to this sacrifice which cannot be mentioned in this post, but the success and climax of the OLOJO festival largely depends on the commendation of the okemogun spiritual undertake. The okemogun shrine is one of the most significant places where the OLOJO festival is centered on, it also gives hope and aspirations for what's expected in the new year.

As this year OLOJO festival reached its climax, there's a promise of a brighter future in the new dawn and also an assurance of a better days free of diseases and pestilence in the ancient city of ile-ife, its environs and the world at large.