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PHOTONEWS: Osun Osogbo Festival 2013

A worshipper of Osun goddess stands beside statues as they pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observe the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims, But they say a person cannot pray to enough gods in a country overwhelmed by grinding poverty, rampant ethnic violence and the ravages of AIDS and malaria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims, But they say a person cannot pray to enough gods in a country overwhelmed by grinding poverty, rampant ethnic violence and the ravages of AIDS and malaria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Worshippers of Osun goddess arrived to pray for the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

OSUN OSOGBO

A worshipper of Osun goddess stands beside statues as they pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

OSUN OSOGBO

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observe the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

OSUN OSOGBO

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims, But they say a person cannot pray to enough gods in a country overwhelmed by grinding poverty, rampant ethnic violence and the ravages of AIDS and malaria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

OSUN OSOGBO

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims, But they say a person cannot pray to enough gods in a country overwhelmed by grinding poverty, rampant ethnic violence and the ravages of AIDS and malaria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

OSUN OSOGBO

Worshippers of Osun goddess arrived to pray for the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

OSUN OSOGBO

Worshippers of Osun goddess pray to the goddess and other spirits at the Osun river in Osogbo, Nigeria, Friday Aug. 23, 2013. Many of the worshippers observing the centuries-old ethnic Yoruba celebration in southwestern Nigeria are Christians and Muslims. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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8 Comments for “PHOTONEWS: Osun Osogbo Festival 2013”

  1. akintunde ijimere

    Why is Osundefender publishing the idiotic commentary on the photographs by ths alamba. what does so-called poverty has to do with a religious event. Many people from the ‘affluent’ Europe and America go to worship in places where some hallucinatory teens claimed to have met so-called virgin Mary! Hope this Yoruba event will cure you of your unintelligence and prejudice. Shame on you Sunday Alamba. By the way, What is ‘ethnic Yoruba”? I have never heard of ethnic English or ethnic Scot, or ethnic Czeck. Shame on you Sunday Alamba. Only idiotic and bastgard Africans call themselves ‘Sunday”. The Europeans own the Bible, b ut I have never met a European or Americqn called Sunday. May the Godesses of Africa diminish your tribe of bastards!

  2. Anonymous

    Osun is d best state in native culture

  3. Anonymous

    Am afolabi wasiu Adela am also from eccient town in osun wih is ila orangun

  4. Anonymous

    I lov my culture

  5. Despite d extent at which christianity is being preaced am surprise dat people still indulge in idol worshiping.people came from far n near places to pay homage to water.they neglected their GOD.it is a pity!

  6. Femi

    NO WOnder people stil sufer for spirit husband and wifes, poverty and backwardnes. this marine spirit is the causes. stop worshiping idoil

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