Igbogbo Celebrates 2023 Agemo, Eyibi Festivals

Kunle Adelabu

Oba Semiudeen Kasali, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo,, his chiefs and residents at the market square during the Agemo performance

The Agemo/Eyibi festival, which commenced on Sunday, in Igbogbo, continued on Tuesday with the performance by Agemo masquerades at the Igbogbo Night Market.

At the market square were the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, His Royal Majesty, Oba (Barr.) Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, his chiefs, eminent sons and daughters of Igbogbo and hundreds of residents.

Different traditional and interest groups at the square took turn to pay homage to the Adeboruwa who sat at the venue majestically.

The occasion presented another opportunity for youths and children who were also seen in different groups, to embark on a procession, singing traditional songs with local drums accompanying them.

Six Agemo masquerades gave an electrifying and spectacular displays which caused the crowd to yearn for more. Some of the Agemo masquerades that performed were: Felewa, Mole Iwagun, Mole Isheri and Ajefote.

An Agemo masquerade performing

In the night, the youths closed the end of the Oba Molaja/Igbogbo Night Market/Club 24/Ipakodo –Igbogbo junction, for a carnival that lasted late night, enjoying good songs being dished out by the DJ (Disc Jockey) contracted to entertain the residents.

The annual and highly important festival commenced on Sunday with ‘Ituworo’, the uprooting of a particular plants by female folks. This was followed by the convergence of indigenes that are entitled to watch Eleku, which is a very important deity at the ‘Ipeti’ (shrine) on Monday.

The festival continues in Igbogbo, till Sunday.

glowfux advert 2023
Alashe during the festival in Igbogbo
Another Agemo masquerade performing
Agemo and Eluku chieftains at the market square.
Iyalode of Igbogbo and chieftains

Related posts

Leave a Comment