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I was warmed by the twinkle in her eyes. Playful and assured, Iya Alakun cajoled me to buy even more beads as she spoke of the significance of “akun” in the culture of the Yoruba people. I sat down. Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

In a most luminous palette

the colors of tradition

splash across the perfect sky.

Blistering blues

lustful whites and browns

the coral chroma blaze

as fluid humanity drift  in,

gather in kindled expectation,

delirious

at the call of numinous lore.

( From Olojo Festival– KOS Poetry Collection by Oluwatoyin 2014. Click here to read more )

 

 

Beautiful, traditional  and very classy- Ife royalty

Beautiful, traditional and very classy-out to impress at Olojo festival

 

Proud Ife Indigenes stepping at Olojo- everyone  is proud to be part of the celebrations.

Proud Ife Indigenes stepping at Olojo- everyone is proud to be part of the celebrations.

 

Matching outfits  was one definitive way to identify specific groups.  Its a big festial for Ile-Ife indigenes.

Matching outfits was one definitive way to identify specific groups. Its a big festival for Ile-Ife indigenes, young and old alike.

 

Singing and drumming. The traditional Yoruba drums-Gangan and Bata.

Singing and drumming. The traditional Yoruba drums-Gangan and Bata.

 

 

A cross section of Ife celebrants at the Olojo Festival

A cross section of Ife celebrants at the Olojo Festival looking their traditional best.

Two sisters dressed in the colourful Yoruba Gele and matching outfits

Two sisters dressed in the colourful  traditional Yoruba Iro, Buba and  Gele –  matching outfits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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