The Osun Osogbo Festival

In most African societies, cultural festivals have their roots in the early history of the communities where they are celebrated. The Osun Osogbo festival held yearly in the honour of a woman who is in the Yoruba mythology believed to be very powerful as evidently she is the only female of the sixteen major Yoruba deities. Her full appellation is Osun Sengesi Olooya Iyun which means ‘Osun the owner of the flawless, perfectly carved beaded comb’.

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