Ooni Approves Proposed 2023 Olojo Festival Programme

Ooni Approves Proposed 2023 Olojo Festival Programme

The Ooni of Ife, Arole Oduduwa, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II has approved a proposed programme of events for the 2023 edition of the annual Olojo Festival.

The programme which is in two phases will begin with Pre-Festival events from 3rd May to 22nd of September, 2023 and the main events, the Festival Grand Finale Presentation from Saturday 23rd September to Monday, 2nd October, 2023.

Details of the proposed programme according to a release by the local organizing committee is as follows:


Wednesday, 3rd May - 31st August, 2023 - Community Public Private Partners Confirmation

Saturday, 16th August, 2023 - Olojo Media Release

Thursday, 24th August, 2023 - Oonirisa's Courtesy Visit to Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI. Oonirisa's Olojo Lagos National Corporate Luncheon. Partners CSR Unveiling

Friday, 25th August, 2023 - Oonirisa's Courtesy Visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (N.S.E.)

Friday, 22nd September, 2023 - The Adire Oodua Talent Showcase. RRCC Olojo Rapid Chess Tournament Knockouts by RAIA ROOKS CHESS CLUB (RRCC)


Saturday, 23rd September, 2023 - Gbajure Cultural Carnival. Adire Oodua Cultural Procession. RRCC Olojo Rapid Chess Tournament Final & Prizes Ceremony.

Monday, 25th September, 2023 - Festival Children Ouiz Competition.

Thursday, 28th September, 2023. Ayo Olopon Traditional Game. Olojo Cultural Talent Hunt (Audition). Olojo Festival Colloquium

Friday, 29th September, 2023 - Ojo llagun, Iwode Ife (Community Cleansing). Oonirisa Terrestrial World Message. Saturday, 30th September, 2023. Festival Grand Finale's Official Ceremony. Ojo Okemogun, The Aare Cultural Procession

Sunday, 1st October, 2023 - Ojo Ajoyo (Asekagba). Grand Royal Invitational Reception

Monday, 2nd October, 2023 - Ojo lbile (Oonirisa Ancestral Traditional Propitiation). Cultural Talents Hunt (Final). 

Olojo Festival is held yearly and solely in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. It is the biggest cultural event for all the descendants of Oduduwa and by extension the entire mankind to celebrate their root and existence.

Olojo celebrates the day of the first dawn "Ojo ti Ojo di Ojo" and it is the most widely attended cultural event observed by yoruba sons and daughters globally as a homecoming and and for strengthening the unification of the race.

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