Niyi Fagbemi, a talented photographer and filmmaker, was at the ’23 Ojude Oba Festival to capture some of the stunning moments and scenes that made it a remarkable event. His photos which have gone viral after the festival show the vibrancy, diversity, and beauty of the Ijebu culture and people, as well as the joy and excitement that filled the air. His work has arguably contributed to the increased interest in the cultural event.
The Ojude Oba Festival is one of the most colorful and spectacular cultural events in Nigeria. It is a celebration of the rich and diverse heritage of the Ijebu people of Ogun State, who gather every year to pay homage to their king, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona.
The festival, which usually takes place on the third day after Eid-el-Kabir, attracts thousands of visitors from within and outside Nigeria, who come to witness the display of glamour, fashion, and glitz by the various age groups, families, and societies in Ijebuland.
Niyi Fagbemi’s documentary of the festival is such a goosebump-inducing work of film.