Ikorodu Agog As 32nd Oga Day Carnival Kicks – Off With Woro Procession

Jare Babatunde

The 2023 edition of the annual Ikorodu – Oga Day Carnival has officially kicked – off with the usual Woro procession, with large number of residents partaking.

The massive awareness walk for the annual celebration, where participants walked round the major streets and traditional areas in Ikorodu, amidst dance and songs, started with prayers at the Ikorodu Town Hall, Ikorodu.

During the Woro procession, the IKODASS Chairman, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, led the residents and different traditional groups, including Osugbo, Awopa, Babalawos, Alasa, and traditional drummers, to move through the Olubi Street to connect the Ayangbure Road, Oriwu Road, Otamba Odugate lane, Obun Oke, Obun – Ale, Ajina, Oba Alagbe road, Itunmoja, Alhaji Street, Ojubode, Ikorodu garage roundabout and back to the Ayangbure road, and finally berthed at the Ayangbure palace, where there were some traditional displays.

During the special prayer session at the Ikorodu Town Hall before the commencement of the 2023 Ikorodu – Oga Day Carnival

At the palace, different traditional groups, society, market associations, artisans, ram fighters association and others, paid homage to the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, His Royal Majesty, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, who was on ground alongside several other dignitaries and traditional chiefs to receive the Woro procession team.

Also, masquerades such as Asa, Meboi, Egungun , Turuku among others, among others, also took part in the procession.

Asa during the Woro procession
Itunmoja people with Meboi masquerade
Traditional groups
Prince Ibrahim Alani Onibudo and his political group joining the Ikorodu – Oga Woro procession
Crowd along the Oriwu road during the procession.
Residents during the Woro procession
Meboi performing during the procession

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