Monday 24 July 2023

Iloko-Ijesa Celebrates Odun Olòkùn as Owaloko advices on Patience and Tongue Manners

Festivals are exclusively human activities which are celebrated communally. They involve meticulously planned programs that encompass rejoicing, merry-making, offering of prayers and advices.

Saturday the 22nd of July, 2023, KAKAKIOODUA was at the palace of Owaloko of Iloko-Ijesa HRM Akeem Olusayo Ogungbangbe Ajagbusi-Ekun VI to witness the celebration of Olòkùn festival otherwise referred to as "Odun Olòkùn".

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Odun Olòkùn holds huge significance to indigenes and residents of Iloko-Ijesa, a serene community in Oriade local government of Osun State. Besides being an annual traditional event, meant to herald the celebrations of all other annual festivals, particularly the entry of fresh tubers of yam into the markets of the town, it also provides the opportunity for the indigenes to offer prayers for their wellbeing and that of the community.

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It also signifies the beginning of a series of cultural festivals, on the community’s calendar. 

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At the 2023 edition Oba Ogungbangbe prayed for peace, good health of indigenes, progress and development of the town and gave advice based on patience and watching of utterances. "Words can bring joy, inspiration, and love to someone, but it can also destroy, slander, and discourage a spirit. Be careful with what we say, because we may apologize for what we said, but we can’t take it back." He said 

Chief Aro of Iloko while speaking before the offering of prayers by selected chiefs randomly called by the king, expressed delight that waning interests, in the festival  are  being rekindled by the new traditional ruler of the community, HRM Akeem Olusayo Ogungbangbe Ajagbusi-Ekun VI, through different innovations he had introduced since ascending the throne few years ago. 

Odun Olòkùn was celebrated with eating of beans cake, akara, corn cake, kango and drinks provided by chief Aoro of Iloko-Ijesa. 


Coverage/Photos/Video/Script: Oladimeji Lasore (+2347035105413)

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