Lagos Hosts Popular Eyo Festival Despite Heavy Rainfall (Photos)


Eyo Masquerade, AFP Photos/ Stephan Heunis 

The Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos became like a Mecca for Lagosians, tourists and other fun seekers who came, prepared to enjoy the popular Eyo Festival despite the heavy rainfalls.

The white-clad Eyo masquerades represent the spirits of the dead and are referred to in Yoruba as “agogoro Eyo”.

The origins of the Eyo Festival are found in the inner workings of the secret societies of Lagos where the masquerades ensure safe passage for the spirit of Kings and notable Chiefs into the afterlife.

See beautiful photos from the festival below:


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