Eyo Festival

Eyo Festival is a festival unique to Lagos, Nigeria . It is usually performed in Lagos Island. Eyo also refers to the masquerades that come out during the festival. It is widely believed that Eyo is the forerunner of the modern day carnival in Brazil. On Eyo Day, the main highway in the heart of the city (from the end of Carter Bridge to Tinubu Square) is closed to traffic, allowing for procession from Idumota to Iga Idunganran.

At Iga Idunganran, the participants all pay homage to the Oba (King) of Lagos. Eyo festival takes place whenever occasion and tradition demand, but it is usually held as the final burial rites for a highly regarded chief.

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  1. ade, 6 years ago

    This used to be a fairly rowdy event but there has been some significant investment into the event and it now really celebrates the cultural history (and future) of Lagos

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