‘#Kayokayo’ Festival Kicks Off In Epe…. As Monarch Calls For Peace
Kayokayo, the yearly traditional festival observed in commemoration of the arrival of King Kosoko and his warlords to Eko-Epe in 1851, as well as an event that ushers in the new Islamic calendar year, has commenced in the Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Oba Shefiu Adewale, the Olu-Epe of Epe Kingdom, said at a press conference in his Palace that the festival is significant as it brings people of the community together irrespective of their economic status.
He explained that activities marking the week-long Kayokayo festival will begin with a special Jumat prayer at Epe Central Mosque, followed by a Children’s Party, Islamic Lectures/Recitation of the Holy Quran, Health Mission, Youth Day/Novelty Match, presentation of Scholarship/Awards to indigenes, Carnivals, and Lightning of the symbolic ‘Etufu’ among others.