Lagos will be agog on Saturday with the celebration of the Eyo Festival, otherwise known as the Adimu Orisha Play, at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Onikan.
The festival is being staged this year to commemorate Lagos at 50 and to honour illustrious sons of Lagos including the late Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Yekini Elegushi (Kusenla II) and the deceased co-Chairman, Lagos@50 Planning Committee, Rasheed Gbadamosi.
For those attending the festival, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency six things you must not do as directed by Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu II.
Smoking is not allowed at the festival. Leave your cigarette at home or in your car so that you will not be tempted to light one in the frenzy of the festival.
- Wearing of shoes
You have to walk around barefooted throughout the festival. If you can’t it is advisable you stay away.
- Suku hairstyle by women
Suku is a popular Yoruba hairstyle in Nigeria. It is a form of braiding in which the hair runs from the forehead to the nape of the neck or forms a rump on top of the head. If you are wearing this type of hairstyle, it is either you remove it or just stay home.
- Selfie with Eyo Orisha
For the selfie addicts, you are not permitted to take pictures of or with the Eyo Orisha.
- Riding of bicycle/motorcycle
If your mode of transportation is via bicycle or motorcycle (Okada), you should not ride it to the festival. You may probably lose it. You can drive or take public transport.
- Wearing headgear
Headgear is not allowed at the festival for men or women. In other words, your hair should not be covered. The only exceptions are Muslim men who are allowed to wear their white prayer cap.