March 25, 2019

No shoes, head gears as Lagos celebrates Eyo festival tomorrow

No shoes, head gears as Lagos celebrates Eyo festival tomorrow

As part of activities to mark the Lagos@50 festival, the Eyo festival will take place tomorrow. The Eyo procession will start at the Iga Iduganran and will culminate at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

The Eyo festival is an ancient Yoruba traditional festival. The Oba of Lagos, Oba Akiolu has warned resident and visitors not to wear shoes and women not to wear any form of head gears to mark the festival. He said the festival is to honour illustrious sons of Lagos, including His Royal Highness, the Late Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Yekinni Elegushi (Kusenla II) and the deceased Co-Chairman, Lagos@50 Committee, Mr. Rasheed Gbadamosi.

The Oba assured residents and visitors that adequate security had been arranged for a successful festival and informed the public that the procession would take off at the Iga Iduganran to culminate at the Tafawa Balewa Square where the various Eyo groups would be on parade.

The Oba of Lagos said that the Eyo Festival would boost tourism as people were expected from all over the world to witness the festival which holds only on important occasions.


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