Photos: World’s Tallest Drum Unveiled As Amosun Flags Off Nigeria’s First Drums Festival In Abeokuta

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April 21, 2016 – Nigeria’s 1st Drums Festival: Ooni Of Ife, Alake Of Egbaland & Others In Abeokuta Ogun State

Pictures: World’s Tallest Drum Unveiled As Amosun Flags Off Nigeria’s First Drums Festival In Ogun State

Nigeria’s first ever Drums festival was flagged off by Governor Ibikunle Amosun in Abeokuta Ogun State On Tuesday.

The event was witnessed by one of the most powerful monarchs in Yorubaland.

Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Alake of Egbaland Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo were few of the royal fathers spotted at the event. See photos..

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14 thoughts on “Photos: World’s Tallest Drum Unveiled As Amosun Flags Off Nigeria’s First Drums Festival In Abeokuta

  1. Yoruba people do not joke with drums. It even shows in the language. That is how good a people’s culture can be inside of them and they, too, inside the culture. Pure.

    • You are right but not all Yoruba like drums.
      To some it is a sin to dance to the tune of talking drums while others see it as a way of expressing their joy

  2. How many kilometers of ladder will one need to climb up to beat the tallest drum? I’m glad Naija holds the record of “tallest drum” sha o o o!

  3. tradition is always so nice and natural..
    i hv never seen a drum as big as dis so dis is really a history
    bravo!

  4. Its very fine, i like drum beat that is why i like Chief Ebenizar Oby most of his music and host of others,i think the yourbas uses drum to talk to each other, with the sound of the beat they will know what the person is talking about, nice culture, i lovre it so much.
    Just as uja is liked by the Igbos,they use the uja to tell people of a certain thing or to announce the death or arrival of Kings or Ezes, i like the sound so much, for me it seems that the yourabs and the Igbos are richer in culture especial in the expression of onese self without words.
    What of the Husas?

  5. Of what economy value is this festival to Ogun State and this has no cultural value to Ogun people. It is a pure misplaced priority in my own opinion.

  6. Thanks for that @Kolade Alli. But it seems rather odd to me that any Yorubaman would dread the sound of the talking drum. That is the heartbeat of the people if you ask me.

    @James, I love your comment. You know, when I was saying that Yorubas liked drums, I could not remember one single musical instrument that differentiates the Igbos until you mentioned Oja, or Uja, as you spelt it. Another one is the metal gong. This one drives me crazy. So sweet a sound! The Hausas have their guitar, or not so?

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