OLUDE masquerade from Ipinsa saying prayers on the death of High Chief Bolanle Arifalo Adedipe, the ELEMO of Akure land.

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Olude masquerade from Ipinsa, Akure

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Urbanologist, Geographer, Traditionalist and Oral historian. ​I am a versatile, personable, computer literate and goal – driven achiever. I have good communication skill with ability to interact at different levels. I am self –motivated, can easily assimilate new ideals and quite adaptive to work in different environments. Studied in University of Jos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and University of Calabar.

2 thoughts on “OLUDE masquerade from Ipinsa saying prayers on the death of High Chief Bolanle Arifalo Adedipe, the ELEMO of Akure land.

  1. I have always posited that Akure belong to Ekiti. The history of how they got separated is well known to me as told to me by my grand father. In the year 1953, my father told me the then Deji was at Aramoko for the usual Ekiti kings meeting called ‘pelupelu’. Having studied these masquerades, is there any reason why they resemble most Ekiti masquerades especially the Ado, Ikole, Ise, Ikere, masquerades?

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    1. Akure does not have any ancestral link with the Ekitis. Asodeboyede left Ilesa through Osu in company of his friend Olojoda both hunters and farmers before settling in the present day Akure and Oda respectively. That is where Akure derived the following “oriki”…… Omo owa, omo ekun…..akure m’osu ooye.

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