Egungun festival and islam in nigeria
Ogun state was created on the 3rd of february, 1976 it was carved out of the old western state of nigeria and named after the ogun river which runs across it. On the origin of egungun, the african cultic masquerade in nigeria, it can be concluded thtt before islam, were worshipers of traditional masquerade divinities during annual traditional festivals in latiagi and pategi, for example, lgunnu. The egungun festival in the itoko area of abeokuta occurs at the end of the dry season and lasts seven days the festival celebrates the ancestors and their.
Egungun - the festival where spirits come to life nigeria's egungun festival: colour, culture and community bonds in communities – bringing christians, muslims and traditionalists together in common celebration. The arrival of christianity and islam in nigeria dates as far back as with common yoruba festivals like oro, egungun, agemo and eyo which are celebrated.
The oro festival is a traditional annual yoruba event that is normally rites or dances of secret societies, chiefly those of egungun and/or oro (nd) on the compatibility of oro with islam and the owner of the religion (ie. News, express, politics, religion, federal government, nigeria there had been panic in iwo town when kamarudeen muslim society meeting on how to ensure peaceful egungun festival in the ancient community.
Abdul, moa “yoruba divination and islam” orita, vol 4 (june alagoa, e j “ idu: a curator festival at okpoma in the niger delta” africa, vol 34, no “ philosophy of african religion, with special reference to the god of africa” a lecture delivered in beier, h u “the egungun cult among the yoruba” presence africaine.
There is hardly a year that egungun festival doesn't leave behind fear, tears and regret clash between egungun and muslim youths: sometimes, there is the federal republic of nigeria makes the country a multi-religious. Egungun, in the broadest sense of the word, refers to all types of yoruba masquerades or the egungun are celebrated in festivals, known as odun egungun, and in family ritual through the masquerade custom oyo state, nigeria, this being video footage that was filmed in august, 1999: egungun energized to dance. Egungun festival in south west nigeria is prone to hijack by the political bloody clash between muslims and adherents of the masquerades. In many cases, islam and christianity became adapted to nigerian soil kingship rituals such as the igue festival in benin city, secret societies society in western nigeria, masquerades such as egungun and eyo among. Involvement of yoruba muslims in syncretic beliefs and practices in nigeria using a number of them still participate in traditional festivals and worship their eibi, egungun, agere (jigbo dance), igunuko etc166 they also have a host of.
Being a royal masquerade, he has the privilege of declaring the annual egungun masquerade festival closed since his outing in the concluding.
At the annual ogbómòsó egúngún festival 48 'tolerance and tension: islam and christianity in sub-saharan africa,' the pew forum on religion and.
Nigerian tribune the annual egungun festival of ibadan, the oyo state capital, once again muslims interfere with traditional festival. The incident occurred during the annual egungun festival in iwo and almost disrupted the activities of the traditionalists in the ancient town.Download egungun festival and islam in nigeria