10 All-Time Most Popular Festivals in Nigeria With Colorful Pictures-UsefulTundeTake

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This is my list of top 10 10 All-Time Most Popular Festivals in Nigeria With Colorful Pictures.


Nigeria is full of popular colourful festivals  more than 10 but I will be giving you my top 10



Eyo festival

This festival is celebrated among Yoruba and is normally celebrated in Lagos Nigeria.

This makes it more unique and irrespectively of tribe so many people present at this festival.

Not only in Nigeria it’s worldwide tourism.

Some people called it the Adamu Orisha Play


It is always interesting and entertaining.

2)New Yam Festival

Nigeria is blessed with good soil and so many raw materials.

Good people good Country.

This festival is always celebrated about the Igbo tribe people in Nigeria.

The historical Ofala Festival in Igboland is usually celebrated towards the end of every conventional year as an event that marks the end of the 13th month in Igbo calendar and the beginning of another Igbo year (Igu Aro).

After the celebration then every farmer can eat the yam.


This may look somehow but its celebrated worldwide and Nigeria too love to celebrate it. Its celebrated among Christian in Nigeria to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ.

It is always celebrated every 25th of December.

Once you started seeing  Red and White, Santas, Christmas trees and gift then you know Christmas is around.


4)Calabar Carnival

This is one of the most colourful festival celebrated in Nigeria.

This festival is celebrated among the Calabar in Nigeria. But because of its uniqueness and colorfulness it circulated worldwide.

It is called the biggest street party every in Africa.

5)Ojude-Oba Festival

This another Yoruba festival well known celebrated among Ijebu tribe and takes place at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state Nigeria.

This is another awesome cultural display festival that takes place at Ijebu-Ode.

It all began in 1892, when Oba Adesumbo Tunwase.

Ojude Oba Festival, which when translated means “Festival in the King’s Court” is another interacting festival.


6)Lagos Carnival

This is another most colourfull Festival after the calabar festival. It is so colourful and celebrated in Lagos Nigeria.

This festival always held during the Black Heritage Festival.

In this carnival, you make a bunch of friends. It’s so popular that before it kicks off yearly everywhere in Lagos already buzzing.

So much fun, dancing, entertainment and colourfull.


This is another popular festival popular worldwide among Muslims.

The Sallah festival is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year.

It is also known as Eid-al-Adha. In English, its  ‘Sacrifice Feast’.

Because It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, Isma’il (Ishmail) as an act of submission to God’s (Allah) command.

In the Islamic lunar calendar, the Sallah festival typically falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and lasts for two days.


They fast or did not eat anything going to pray early morning around 10 am then break while back at home start the celebration.

When everybody started slathering there RAM.


Nigeria is a very awesome and lovable country. The ram is killed and eaten and share to other irrespectively of religion.

Even Christian ask for their meat from Muslim to show sign of unity and peace.



8)Sango Festival

This is another Yoruba festival celebration.

Sango Festival is another popular festival celebrated in Nigeria!

This is another festival from the yoruba tribe in Nigeria

The Sango festival is usually celebrated in Oyo township of Oyo State.


It is an annual festival dedicated to Sango, the most powerful deity and one

of the ancient Alaafin of the Old Oyo Kingdom in prehistoric times.

Demonstration of Songo eating breathing fire from mouth to nostril



Promoting culture


9)Ofala Festival

Ofala Festival Is another Igbo celebration festival celebrated at Anambra

region in Nigeria.

it is an annual celebration that sees the Obi of Onitcha and his traditional

rulers emerge in full cultural regalia

it is titled Ofo (Authority) Ala (Land).


It is celebrated Yearly!



10)Durbar Festival

This is another colourful festival! Also Celebrated among Muslims and north side

of Nigeria

Hawan Sallah or Hawan Daushe as it is locally called is a royal parade of

thousands of men on horses adorned with garments and regalia.

It is celebrated at the culmination of Muslim festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the Emir and his entourage of

horses, accompanied by music players and ending at the Emir’s palace.

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Yusuf Tunde Abdulahi

I am Yusuf Tunde A. AKA UsefulTunde , a critical thinker person that which can be useful to everybody in the world! lol! From my early stage, i have been always finding a way to help people one way or the other but my dreams are too big. A few years ago idea comes to my mind of building my blog that will be capable of motivating, full of information, teaching people stuff and also entertaining them at the same time(all work no play make?).

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