ARTS & CULTURE – The Osun-Osogbo Festival
In this edition of WADR’s Arts and Culture segment, we head to Osun State, South-West Nigeria where tens of thousands gather annually to celebrate the Osun-Osogbo festival.
This ceremony, a rich indigenous culture of the Yoruba people celebrates the goddess of fertility, Osun.
Traditionalists believe that the Osun River water is sacred and has healing properties and that the Orisa or Yeye Osun, helps those who take her water called agbo.
Oge Obierika tells us more about the history of the Osun-Osogbo festival.