In a bid, to feed my wanderlust as a born cultural/tourism enthusiast. I embarked on a trip to the legendary Ile-ife and I was hosted by the royal family.

Selfie with the royal trio of Ifé & their entourage

It was indeed a great honour, to have been a special guest at the prestigious Òlojo festival, a fantastic cultural festival, which happen to be one of Ile-ife’s most important festivals, held annually in October. For the first time in my life, I experienced history brought forth to reality, the festival was impeccable, one of the amazing things I encountered happened to be a sacred drum, called IGBIN ORISA.

Igbin orisa drum

Out of curiosity, I asked questions about the drum, and I learnt – Igbin Orisa is a special single-headed drum, garnished with beautiful artpieces, sculpted upon the frames. The percussion instrument is of native culture from the land of Yoruba, Ile-Ifè ooye, Southwestern part of Nigeria. It is primarily beaten for the “Arole Oodua” His imperial majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Oginwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife during ceremonies.

Behind me in the image, are the drummers and the photo was taken right infront of the palace of the Ooni of Ife.

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I wanna know about Bata drum too

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I’ll consider putting up something about bata drum soonest

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