History Of 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. To celebrate the Ileya Oodua, seven different motorcades will be built to depict all the seven descendants of Okanbi.

These seven motorcades will depart from Lagos, Oyo town, Ilorin, Ijebu, Abeokuta, Benin, and Warri. Each of these motorcades will be giving a route to pass and will take them seven days to get to Ile-Ife. They will be stopping on the way in major towns and cities to celebrate and sing the anthems of the Ile’Ya Oodua. At this points there will be bands playing and rejoicing before they get to Ile-Ife. Lagos will take care of the Yoruba race in diaspora and Ibadan, etc.

Ooni in Ileya oodua Festival

Dancers In Ileya Oodua Festival.

Ileya Oodua Festival Celebration

ILE'YA ODUA SEVEN MOTORCADES

Oodua had a son Okanbi who had seven other children. It is believed that this descendants embody the entire race called Yoruba. From the Olowu Of Owu, Alaketu of Ketu, Oba of Benin, Orangun of Ila, Onisabe of Isabe,Olupopo of Popo, and the progenitor of Oyo and many other descendants, Oranmiyan. Today, Yoruba race can be found in the whole southwest of Nigeria, plus part of Middle belt (Kwara, Kogi) to South-South region, Benin, Warri, then to Cuba, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, USA and a large clan in some key West African countries. seven different motorcades will be built to depict all the seven descendants of Okanbi.

These seven motorcades will depart from Lagos, Oyo town, Ilorin, Ijebu, Abeokuta, Benin, and Warri. Each of these motorcades will be giving a route to pass and will take them seven days to get to Ile-Ife. They will be stopping on the way in major towns and cities to celebrate and sing the anthems of the Ile’Ya Oodua. At this points there will be bands playing and rejoicing before they get to Ile-Ife. Lagos will take care of the Yoruba race in diaspora and Ibadan, etc.


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