Thursday, 25 June 2020

BREAKING: 2020 AGEMO FESTIVAL NULLIFIED

The Statue of Alagemo in Ijebu Land

The yearly Agemo festival of the Ijebus which they do every July to celebrate and welcome fresh yams into the land has been nullified due to COVID-19 measures in the country. 

The Ijebus are fondly called Omo Alagemo merindinlogun (16). Here are the names of the 'Agemos' and their locations:

(1) Tami (Odogbolu)
(2) Olumoro (Imoro)
(3) Serefusi (Igbile)
(4) Posa (Imosan)
(5) Moko (Okun)
(6) Alufe (Ijesa Ijebu)
(7) Onugbo (Okenugbo)
(8) Ija (Imosan)
(9) Lasen (Oru)
(10) Magodo (Aiyepe)
(11) Bajelu (Imuku)
(12) Lubamisan (Ago Iwoye)
(13) Petu (Isiwo)
(14) Ogegbo ( Ibonwon)
(15) Idobi (Ago Iwoye)
(16) Nopa (Imushin)

Other Agemo priests that do not perform dancing rites are: Onijagbori (Imosan), Adie (Ago Iwoye), Ogi (Idogi, Ijebu Ode).

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