A Masquerade, Danafojura stole the show at the Ojude Oba festival in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state after it walked out of a burning fire alive.
The Danafojura masquerade pulled a fire stunt at the Ojude Oba event, Tuesday, August 13 which was attended by residents of the state and a large number of tourist.
Viral photos and a video making rounds online captured moment the Masquerade whose name
means “Burn alive and walk way” got set on fire. He however walked through the fire without getting hurt.
Here is the viral video below;
Moment an Ogun Masquerade, Danafojura (burn alive and walk away) got burnt at Ojude Oba in Ijebu Ode. pic.twitter.com/eZeOp3JAhX
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) August 14, 2019
Egun – Danafojura (Egungun oni mojesin baba Ibeji), from ile Aseni, Oyo: This Egungun is fire-resistant and cannot be burnt by fire no matter how huge the blaze is.
The Masquerade or Egun as called in Yoruba language also pulled the same stunt last year during the Ojude Oba festival to the amazement of thousands of festival goers and many dignitaries present.
Ojude Oba is a Yoruba festival held in Ijebu Ode, a town in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria. It is held annually the third day after Eid al-Kabir. The festival began over 100 years ago. Today, the festival is usually attended by over 250000 people across Nigeria and the world.