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- Today #Festivefriday takes us on a journey to Ilaro, Ogun State in South-Western Nigeria where the annual Oronna-Ilaro Festival takes place. Cultural lore says that Oronna was a brave and fearless warrior who lived during the 17th century. Shortly after the founding of Ilaro (Ilaro was established by Aro, a hunter and farmer originally from Oyo. Ilaro is a contraction of Ilu Aro meaning Aro's town), the town came under threat from Dahomean forces. Aro sent to Oyo for help in defending his land and several warriors responded to the call. Among them was Oronna, an Oyo prince and revered warrior. Oronna was instrumental to the defeat of the Dahomean warriors, so much so that he came to be regarded as a super-hero with almost godly powers. Ilaro lore holds it that Oronna did not die like an ordinary man. It is said that he mysteriously disappeared into the earth, leaving behind the end of a long chain, the other end of which is still attached to his waist. The point at which the chain enters the ground marks the spot where Oronna descended into the earth and is also where the Oronna shrine stands today. Oronna is usually depicted as holding a leopard on a leash. As a cultural and whole-community event, Oronna festival usually incorporates a carnival, egungun day, efe night, oosu/apara night, school essay competitions, community health programmes, sisi Ilaro cultural beauty pageant, royal award/dinner, and other cultural displays. The festival serves as a homecoming event for Yewa brothers and sisters from all corners of the world and attracts tourists from the UK and USA. πŸ“Έ- vanguard online, Ilaro news
- Today #Festivefriday takes us on a journey to Ilaro, Ogun State in South-Western Nigeria where the annual Oronna-Ilaro Festival takes place. Cultural lore says that Oronna was a brave and fearless warrior who lived during the 17th century. Shortly after the founding of Ilaro (Ilaro was established by Aro, a hunter and farmer originally from Oyo. Ilaro is a contraction of Ilu Aro meaning Aro& #39;s town), the town came under threat from Dahomean forces. Aro sent to Oyo for help in defending his land and several warriors responded to the call. Among them was Oronna, an Oyo prince and revered warrior. Oronna was instrumental to the defeat of the Dahomean warriors, so much so that he came to be regarded as a super-hero with almost godly powers. Ilaro lore holds it that Oronna did not die like an ordinary man. It is said that he mysteriously disappeared into the earth, leaving behind the end of a long chain, the other end of which is still attached to his waist. The point at which the chain enters the ground marks the spot where Oronna descended into the earth and is also where the Oronna shrine stands today. Oronna is usually depicted as holding a leopard on a leash. As a cultural and whole-community event, Oronna festival usually incorporates a carnival, egungun day, efe night, oosu/apara night, school essay competitions, community health programmes, sisi Ilaro cultural beauty pageant, royal award/dinner, and other cultural displays. The festival serves as a homecoming event for Yewa brothers and sisters from all corners of the world and attracts tourists from the UK and USA. πŸ“Έ- vanguard online, Ilaro news
- Today #Festivefriday takes us on a journey to Ilaro, Ogun State in South-Western Nigeria where the annual Oronna-Ilaro Festival takes place. Cultural lore says that Oronna was a brave and fearless warrior who lived during the 17th century. Shortly after the founding of Ilaro (Ilaro was established by Aro, a hunter and farmer originally from Oyo. Ilaro is a contraction of Ilu Aro meaning Aro's town), the town came under threat from Dahomean forces. Aro sent to Oyo for help in defending his land and several warriors responded to the call. Among them was Oronna, an Oyo prince and revered warrior. Oronna was instrumental to the defeat of the Dahomean warriors, so much so that he came to be regarded as a super-hero with almost godly powers. Ilaro lore holds it that Oronna did not die like an ordinary man. It is said that he mysteriously disappeared into the earth, leaving behind the end of a long chain, the other end of which is still attached to his waist. The point at which the chain enters the ground marks the spot where Oronna descended into the earth and is also where the Oronna shrine stands today. Oronna is usually depicted as holding a leopard on a leash. As a cultural and whole-community event, Oronna festival usually incorporates a carnival, egungun day, efe night, oosu/apara night, school essay competitions, community health programmes, sisi Ilaro cultural beauty pageant, royal award/dinner, and other cultural displays. The festival serves as a homecoming event for Yewa brothers and sisters from all corners of the world and attracts tourists from the UK and USA. πŸ“Έ- vanguard online, Ilaro news

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