Don’t wear shoes, head ties to Eyo Festival, Akiolu warns

Don’t wear shoes, head ties to Eyo Festival, Akiolu warns

Oba Rilwan Akiolu II has warned Lagosians not to wear shoes and head ties to Eyo Festival scheduled for Saturday.

Oba Akiolu’ s warning was given on his behalf by the Olumegbon of Lagos, Chief Fatai Lawal, at a press conference at Ilupesi Square on Lagos Island to inform residents and visitors about the forthcoming Lagos@50 Eyo Festival scheduled to hold on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Chief Lawal while outlining the dos and don’ts of the festival, urged everyone not to wear any shoes within the vicinity of the masquerades, adding that female must not to wear any form of head ties to the event.

He said the festival was being held as part of the Lagos@50 celebrations to honour illustrious sons of Lagos including His Royal Highness, the Late Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Yekinni Elegushi (Kusenla II) and the deceased Co-Chairman, Lagos@50 Committee, Mr. Rasheed Gbadamosi.

Oba Akiolu assured residents and visitors that adequate security had been arranged for a successful festival and informed the public that the procession would take off at the Iga Iduganran to culminate at the Tafawa Balewa Square where the various Eyo groups would be on parade.

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