Durbar Festival (Katsina, Kano, Zaria, etc.)


This is a rich display of horses mounted by colorfully dressed cavaliers, who pay traditional homage to the Emir to commemorate Sallah. It is held in some states in Northern Nigeria such as Katsina, Kaduna and Kano States.

 Eyo Festival (Lagos)


This is a Lagos indigenous festival staged to mark the transition of an important indigene to the great beyond.

Osun Festival


This is an annual worship of the Osun goddess of fertility in the second week of August. It takes place in Osogbo, Osun State.

 Argungu Fishing Festival


It is a bare hand fishing competition that is held in Argungu in Kebbi state. It also includes water sports and wrestling contests.

New yam Festival

Ige-Agba Festival


This is new yam festival celebrated by the Igede people of Benue State at Oju and Obi. It holds every first week of September.

Mamanwu Festival

Mamanwu Festival

It holds every November in Enugu. It is a colourful display of masquerades to usher in the new yam.

Ovie Orese Festival
The festival is a mandatory marital rite for virgins in Ogori land. It is a sort of initiation into adulthood. The venue is Ogori land in Kogi State.

Olojo/Ibogun Festival (Ile Ife)

olojo festival

This is a festival celebrated annually and it takes place every month of October in Ile Ife. The festival is performed by worshipping and offerings at Oke Mogun in Ile ife. The festival lasts for four days.

Igbogo Festival (Owo)
This is an annual celebration in Owo, Ondo State every September.

The Igbogo cultural festival
This is celebrated annually to usher in the new yam with pump and pageantry.