Saturday, November 26, 2011


This year`s Adamu Orisha play, also known as Eyo festival was dedicated to Chief Yesufu Abiodun Oniru 1864-1984 and it took place at the Tafawa Balewa Square, in Lagos Nigeria on November 26, 2011.Thousands of people including foreigners all came out to watch the festival. Picture above shows the procession of Eyo in Tafawa Balewa Square on November 26, 2011

An Eyo displaying

There are different groups of Eyo. This is Eyo Oba Onikoyi of Ikoyi.

An Eyo blessing spectators at the venue of the festival.

In Eyo culture, legs should not be seen.

Eyo in display.
Professor Wole Soyinka was present at the event. To his right is Aderogba Oyekan and to his left is Adeiare Oyekan.

Oba of Lagos, Akinolu Rilwan Aremu with the Eyo staff.

Lagos state governor, Raji Fashola giving the crowd a kiss.
Brook Butler right, from Texas USA, pose for photograph with Eyo at the Tafawa Balewa Square on November 26, 2011 

A tired Eyo spectator.

Olori Risikat Oniru, Yeye Apesin of Iruland was present at the festival which took place at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos Island Nigeria on November 26, 2011.

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