Oya fest 2017.
Welcome to Odun Oya 2017!!. This years festival will be one of royal splendor and service to the Goddess Oya. Oyotunji Village's egbe Oya is proud to host this years festival with thanksgiving for Oya's mercy and grace during this tropical storm and hurricane season. Please bring adimu (offering) for Oya.
Oriki fun Oya ( prayer to Oya)
O-ni-il-osin Oya rumu bi eni gbe ike Oya opera wa gba je, ko de inu
Owner of the place of worship. Spirit of the Wind, deep in thought carving out concepts. Complete Spirit of the Wind, come and receive your offerings without offense
Schedule of Events
7:30 am Alawenumo ( purification of the town)
10:00 Ebo eje
6:00 pm Meet & Greet
7:00 Mamaloja ebo Oja
8:00 Ebo Oja ( market service and offerings)
9:00 Film presentation
7:30 am Awenumo ( purification of the town)
2:00 pm Egungun ( ancestral parade)
8:00 pm Ariya ( evening party Oya temple)
7:30 am Alawenumo (purification of the town)
1:00 pm Oya Kakiri ( Oya parade)
2:00 pm Gbemileri Oya.
Opening festivities will begin Friday, October 28th after dusk; in the form of a Meet & Greet and an informal reception. Friday’s activities will conclude with a special screening by Great Benin Films. General public is encouraged to attend for an opportunity to meet Oyotunji African Village’s HRM Oba (King) Adejuyigbe Adefunmi II. Admission to Friday’s event is $7.50 in advance and $15 at the gate for general public.
Tickets for the entire weekend can be purchased in advance for $15and $20 at the gate. To pre-purchase tickets and for a complete list of the weekend’s activities, please see below.
NOTE: Dress in traditional clothing or white outfit. If you do not own traditional wear then come as you are. Offerings for Oya: Eggplant, purple grapes, purple or red candle, money, sweet red wine