By Vezi Isike & Iyiola Pedro
For more than 100 years the Ojude Oba Festival in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state brings together sons and daughters of Ijebuland for an elaborate display of culture and heritage.
Originally, a small gathering of adherents and followers of the Islamic religion every 3rd day after Muslim festival of Id El-Kabir, the festival has transcended religious lines.
It attracts people of all faiths and tourists who come to witness the festival celebrated amidst pomp and pageantry. It features intermittent gunshots, dance competitions, horse-riding by various families who dress their horses and exhibit their horse-riding skill to the admiration of spectators.
During the dance competition, different age-groups, known as Regberegbe, display their dancing prowess. The best-dressed Regberegbe and horse-riding family are rewarded with cash prizes.
Video edited by Iyiola Pedro