Agemo Festival Ogun State

Agemo Festival, Ijebu Ode Ogun State

Agemo Festival

Agemo is an unforeseen phenomenon, a supreme deity and high god (orisa) among the Ijebu people of Yoruba land. The Pre-obanta era connote the existence of some priest who brought Agemo cult into existence in Ijebu land.

It was believed that the deity migrated from Arab Nation of Waddai. Agemo deity comprises of sixteen priests that forms sixteen towns within Ijebu land.

The Agemo festival is considered very important to the Ijebu because it is believed that during this period, any barren woman that prays to the deity for the fruit of the womb always gets pregnant and eventually blessed with children. This is aside from the period being used to pray for peace and prosperity of Ijebu Kingdom. The deity is revered and feared by the women folk because of the myth and mystic powers associated with it.

The present day Agemo festival has lost its dignity and glory partly because of the neglect of participation by the incumbent Awujale which paved way for the social miscreants to take over the Agemo festivity.

Other festivals in the state include;
- Osun,
- Igunuko
- Olumo,
- Gelede,
- Oro,
- Orisa Oko,
- Obinrin Ojowu,
- Obalufon festivals

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