The Olojo festival is one of the oldest festivals in Ile-Ife and celebrated all over Yorubaland.
The Olojo festival commemorates the descent of Oduduwa unto Ile-Ife , it is the celebration of the first dawn, the first afternoon and the first night in creation which is only celebrated in land of expansion, Ile-Ife.
The appearance of the new dawn is what Olojo signifies as the day of creation and references can be sighted from evolution in science and the holy books – Quran and Bible where the creation of human existence started as cradle of mankind.
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Everyone is invited, especially Yoruba sons and daughters in the Diaspora. Everyone is welcome to the source of the Yoruba race in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Come and learn of our story, of our rich history of creation and the gods, and to participate in the festival to see the Aare Crown that is only worn once a year at this festival.
By Car: Ile Ife is located 70 km east of Ibadan and 210km from Lagos.
By bus: From Lagos (Ojota) board a bus to Ile-Ife, or proceed to Iwo Rd Bus Park at Ibadan and board a bus there. Indeed, you may also board buses to Ile-Ife from any south-western city. If you are coming in from the South East/South South Zone, please proceed to the Uselu Bus Station in Benin City. From Uselu board a bus straight to Ile-Ife. If you are coming in from any other part of Nigeria, please proceed to Ilorin, Okene or Akure. From any of these cities board a bus to Ile-Ife.
By air: The nearest airport to Ile-Ife is the Ibadan Airport (75 km). From Ibadan proceed by road to Ile-Ife. A second option is the Akure Airport (112 km). For international flights, the closest airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, Nigeria.
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