The average Nigerian youth identifies more with Halloween than any Nigerian festival. Now, this breaks my heart because we have incredible festivals and celebrations in Nigeria that are arguably more than these ‘foreign things’.
I lie? Check this Nigerian festivals out. They are proper:
1. Kagoro Afan Festival
The Kagoro Afan festival is celebrated by the Kagoro people of the southern part of Kaduna State. ‘Afan’ means mountain or hill, and the Afan festival usually marks the end of the annual harvest of grains and the beginning of hunting and other activities.
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2. Ojude Oba Festival
Ojude Oba is an annual festival held in Ijebu Ode, a town in Ogun State, Nigeria. It is usually held annually after the third day of every Eid-el Kabir.
During this festival, different age grades of the Ijebu kingdom gather in front of the Oba’s palace to celebrate his majesty. It usually holds on the “Ileya day”.
3. Ofala Festival
Ofala festival is annual festival celebrated by indigenes of Onitsha, Umueri, Umuoji and other nearby communities such as Nnewi, Aguleri, etc.
The festival is celebration of the Obi (King), and it must be celebrated almost every year without fail.
4. Eyo Festival
The Eyo Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Nigeria.
The Adamu Orisha, or Eyo, play is particular to Lagos State. It is a play that begins from Lagos Island and is only carried out for the celebration of the death or passage of an important person in Lagos society.
The Nupe Day Festival is always celebrated on the 26th of June by all, you guessed right, Nupe people in Nigeria and abroad.