Osogbo plays host to the Osun Osogbo festival which is a unique annual celebration in honour of the River goddess. The festival is an expression of the traditional, religious, historical and cultural heritage of the people of Osogbo. In view of the prominent status the festival has attained over the year, this study aims to unearth the impact of the festival in the socio-economic development.
One religious tourism destination site of note in Southwestern Nigeria is the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove and Shrine, located along the banks of the Osun River in the city of Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The sacred grove and shrine was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. This paper examines the routes and trails people take to get to Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove and Shrine with a view.
Ilesha which is 30km from Osogbo, Osun state shares boundaries withObokun LGA of Osun State in the North. Oriade LGA in the west, and Atakumosa West LGA in the south. Ilesha is predominately Yoruba apart from Ijesha who are molegenes of the area, other Yoruba speaking people of Oyo, Ekiti, Ijebu, Egba, Igbomina are residing peacefully in every nooks and crannies of the area. In like manner.
The Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove (also known simply as the Osun Sacred Grove) is a dense forest covering an area of 75 hectares on the outskirts of the city of Osogbo in Osun State along the Osun River. It is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in south-western Nigeria, which extended to the edges of most Yoruba cities before extensive urbanisation eroded its reach.
Among the major towns in Osun state are Osogbo, Ilesah, Ile-Ife, Ede, Ilaorangun and Egigbo among others. The state has a total land of 86002 square kilometers and share boundary with Kwara in the North. Oyo in the west, Ogun and Ondo in the South and Ekiti in the East. The national figure of 1991 put the state population as 1,144,907 Male and 1,193,663 Female. With the population density of.
Ogun Festival is an annual festival observed by the Yoruba people of Nigeria in honour of Ogun, a warrior and powerful spirit of metal work believed by the Yoruba to be the first god to arrive on earth. History. According to Yoruba mythology, Ogun was a King and the father of Oranmiyan, and the first person to arrive on earth; he used a cutlass and a dog to clear the road for the arrival of.
Research setting: This study was conducted in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state .It is located 9km north east of Ibadan, it covers an area of about 140 square km and lies at a height of 366m above sea level. The population is about 288343 according to year 2006 population census. Osogbo has two local govts (Osogbo and Olorunda local governments) with their headquarters in Osogbo. Osogbo Local.
One religious tourism destination site of note in Southwestern Nigeria is the Osun Osogbo sacred grove and shrine located along the banks of the Osun River within the city of Oshogbo, Osun State.
Every year, adherents and non-adherents of Osun, one of the Orisa (the traditional deities of the Yoruba people), travel from all over the world to attend the annual Osun-Osogbo festival in August. Visitors include nationals of Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Grenada, and other nations in the Americas with a significant Yoruba cultural heritage. Annual traditional festivities and invocations of the.
Osun-Osogbo Festival. Every year, the Osun-Osgogbo festival is celebrated in the month of August at the grove. Yearly, the festival attracts thousands of Osun worshippers, spectators and tourists from all walks of life. For the people of Osogbo Land, August is a month of celebration, traditional cleansing of the city and cultural reunion of the people with their ancestors and founders of the.
The popular Osun Osogbo festival in the South-Western part of thecountry has been chosen for the purpose. The research looks into the ways inwhich the festival is being celebrated from the beginning to the end, i.e fromthe preparatory aspect of the festival to the actual performance, in terms ofthe day- to - day activities. The research is divided into three parts. The firstpart deals with the.
Gallery, Osun-Osogbo Grove, Susan Wnger’s Art Gallery, National Museum Osogbo and the Ataoja Palace (Figures 1-5). Nike Art Gallery The Nike Centre for Art and Culture also known as Nike Art Gallery located on latitude N07 47.094, E004 31.537 was opened in 1983 by Nike Olaniyi Davies in order to create jobs for young Nigerians and to encourage Nigerian women in the arts. Besides being a.