Ile-ife is the home of Yoruba race.

The progenitor  of the Yoruba race, Oduduwa is viewed in
Many lights that puts great importance to the  beginning of the Earth.


Oonirisa‘s Award

This will be the grand finale of the long festival. The Oonirisa will select key Yoruba persons or friends of the Yoruba race who have excelled in the world for a special award…

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Ale (night of) Ewi, Owe, Asun Rara

Today, this rich culture has been fused and in some climes known as RAP MUSIC, while Erika Badu has pioneered on an international scale the ASUN RARA kind of songs…

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Beauty Of Gangan & Omele

The Gangan (the talking drum) is the only one of its kind capable of mimicking the voice of a human. It is a very rare masterpiece and remains a valuable import that can generate income for Yorubas who make drums….

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The Rebirth Project

The culture of slavery or enslavement was never an African thing until the advent of the white man in Africa. In those days, commercial activities amongst citizens sometimes involved people borrowing money from each other to trade or buying on credit with a hope to pay and once the borrower could not pay, he/she will be required to work to pay back the debt. Sometimes, parents give their children out to work on farms or even marry them out to pay up debts.


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Ooni visits Obi of Onitsha

Ogunwusi Ojaja ii arrived the great city of Onitsha for this year’s Obi of... Read More

Ooni’s coronation speech

OONI’S CORONATION SPEECH I have a story to tell the world and most importantly the... Read More

About the Ooni

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife (born October 17, 1974) is... Read More

Ife Rulers

ODUDUWA Oduduwa, Olofin Adimula, Emperor and First Suzerain of the Yoruba, was the Oba of Ile-Ife. His name,... Read More

About Ileya Oodua


Ile’Ya Oodua  is a festival determined to bring back home all descendants of the Yoruba race home  to celebrate and pray for all Yoruba descendants and well wishers. It will be a collection of fun packed events and carnivals determined to serve as a platform to bring all Yoruba descendants and guests back to their roots as an home coming event that will culminate in enticing cultural displays.

The festival will be a one-week non stop event laced with cultural exposures, competitions, youth initiatives and trade opportunities. Ile’ Ya Oodua will be an annual event which will develop the tourist potentials of the ancient city and draw light on the various heritages across the region, and generate revenue for businesses in the state through the exposures of its many cultures in every region of the state.

It will:
Awaken all Yoruba descendants home and in diaspora  to be one Bring all descendants of Oodua together to celebrate our progenitor Become the focal point of yoruba culture, people and race