Eyo festival in pictures: Celebrating a king's life - CNN

Eyo festival in pictures: Celebrating a king's life  CNNThe 84th edition of the Eyo Festival took place on Saturday at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. Kelechi Anozia 'Eyo' refers to the dancers who take part in the festival, they are...

Eyo festival in pictures: Celebrating a king's life - CNN
Eyo festival in pictures: Celebrating a king's life  CNN

The 84th edition of the Eyo Festival took place on Saturday at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. Kelechi Anozia 'Eyo' refers to the dancers who take part in the festival, they are also known as masquerades. The festival started at 5 am as different Eyo groups started their procession around Lagos island. The Eyo groups danced, beat drums and sang as they made their way through the streets. Kevin Asaju There are around 70 Eyo groups in Lagos and five major ones, each one represents a Lagos chieftaincy house. Kevin Asaju The Eyo wear white, but their hats are colored to differentiate between gro...