Osun Osogbo Festival; Arugba makes grand entry as the groove heats up

The moment that most indigenes of Osun and attendees of the annual Osun/Osogbo Festival cherish the most is when the Arugba (the woman who carries the calabash with the authority of the goddess) appears from seclusion. She is expected to be a virgin young girl who is pre-selected by the oracle to be the custodian of the enviable and exalted calabash, and her appearance is always seen as one of the highlights of the week-long festival.
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As she appeared, spotting a blue Aso Oke with a white clothing on her head, the young lady is being guided by women who know what to say and where she must not step her feet. Onlookers in return started praying for her, telling her that the carrying of the calabash would not result in a terrible omen for her as they also prayed that this year’s festival will breed new tidings for the entire capital and the state at large. .
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Olori Ataoja of Osogbo. #Osundevotee #womenofosun #osunfestival #nigerianwomendiary

 

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Osun Osogbo Festival; Arugba makes grand entry as the groove heats up
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Osun Osogbo Festival; Arugba makes grand entry as the groove heats up
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Osun Osogbo Festival; Arugba makes grand entry as the groove heats up

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