Nigerian Festivals

Breathtaking Photos From The 2018 Igue Festival In Edo State

 

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As Egungun festival is to the Yoruba ethnic group and Durbar festival, to the Hausa/Fulani people, so is Igue festival to the Bini people of Edo State, Nigeria.

Igue festival is one of a kind out of the many festivals in Nigeria. It is originally celebrated to renew the powers of Oba Ewuare, the paramount ruler of Edo Kingdom. According to a part of Edo tradition, it also marks the union of Oba Ewuare and a woman named Ewere.

This colourful festival is celebrated every December by the reigning Oba and his subjects to mark the end of the Benin year and as a thanksgiving to the outgoing one. Read more about the festival here. Below are beautiful photos from the 2018 celebration of the Igue Festival in Edo State.

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