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Nigeria’s multi-ethnic status makes her a dynamic nation. Nigeria is country inhabited by people from various tribal lineages with certain peculiarities that make her an interesting place to seek economic prosperity and have a thrilling hiatus from work. From the north to the south, east and west, interesting tales are told about the Ijebus, an extraction of the Yoruba ethnic group. Their stories, which grab the attention of Nigerians and foreigners alike are filled with anecdotes of unusual social practices. The Ijebus are domiciled in Ogun State, South-west Nigeria., Africa’s No.1 hotel booking portal looks at 4 enthralling things about this group that will prompt Nigerians to love and associate with them. ojude_oba_festival_2013_02_03_105424
1. Sociable a.k.a party maniacs This crop of people are sociable and they love to party. Barely any weekend passes by without seeing a woman in her colourful iro, buba and gele attending a jamboree with her husband adorned in a resplendent agbada and a cap to match.   2. Ijebu Garri Crispy and crunchy, the Ijebu garri is one of Nigeria’s popular staple foods. There is a general consensus among Nigerians that it is the best enjoyed if well prepared with cold water and peanuts. These people are not ashamed to enjoy this meal at any hour of the day, which is why they are dexterous in the production of garri. ijebu-garri-with-food-600x600 3. Thrifty When a lady informs her friends that her husband is from Ijebu, their first question will likely be “Does he spend money?”  The perception about Ijebus is that they are economical and frugal. This is a good thing until it transitions to stinginess. Many people do not understand how people who love partying be described as misers but this is a normal behaviour with Ijebus’ who are shrewd and fun loving people.   4. Ojude-Oba festival Since Ijebus love to party, it is only natural that they find a way to celebrate with as many festivals as they can. And the Ojude Oba festival is a wonderful opportunity for gyration. It is an avenue for sons and daughters from Ijebu-Ode to meet and rejoice.  Even though it is held in a particular district in Ijebu, people from other suburbs also make their presence felt at the festival.         About Jovago is an online hotel booking service with offices in Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) founded by Africa Internet Group and has MTN and Millicom as its investors., Africa’s No.1 booking portal, facilitates the booking process for its users to provide them with the best hotel booking experience with fast, transparent and easy-to-use services. has over 20,000 local hotel listings across Africa and over 200,000 hotels around the world.      

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This article was first published on 1st September 2015

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