Ondo/odun oba

Culture has been described as mirror of life which reaffirms co-existence among people.

Chief lijofi of ondo kingdom, odunmoluwa fadoju stated this while speaking with eki f.m’s reporter, during the celebration of the 2021 odun oba festival held at the osemawe’s palace in ondo kingdom.


Emphasising on the importance of culture, chief lijofi explained that culture brings unity to a community and the nation at large and therefore urged youths to embrace culture as their root which can never be forgotten but be kept intact.


Odun oba festival, a seven day programme, comes up every july, annually, involving the subjugation of all chiefs and indegene of ondo kingdom at the palace of the osemawe.

Odun oba/entertaiment

Odun oba festival is said to be a typical example of a theatrical display where people showcase different genres of music and dance in ondo kingdom.

In this year’s festival, as usual, the festival exposes the use of drums in different ways with different messages, some for the king, some for the chiefs and some for other individuals and situations.

Identifying the different types of drums, otunba lisapon akinrolamo, said there are different types of drums in ondo kingdom both for the king and chiefs and have different roles they perform at each point in time.

The chief therefore charged all, especially people of ondo kingdom to embrace culture as it has it way of promoting unity in a society.

Odun oba/unity

Unity is the state of being together or doing things in common, the 2021 odun oba festival is a total description of unity as the sons and daughters of ondo kingdom converged in their large numbers to celebrate the festival in a grandstyle.

The festival this year witnessed people of ondo kingdom, both home and abroad gathered at ugha, the osemawe’s palace in their beautiful attires to celebrate the festival.

Speaking on importance of the event, the sodi of ondo kingdom, chief micheal olafemiwa explained that the annual festival is aimed at building strong relationship in the kingdom and prayed for the progress of the kingdom.


On his part, akunnara of ondo kingdom, chief olaniyan olarenwaju and one of the chief’s wife, mrs mosunmola akinnajo noted that the festival brings together sons and daughters of the kingdom.


They therefore advised indigenes of ondo kingdom to join hands together for the growth of the kingdom.

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