Osun state is a state in south western Nigeria, its capital is Oshogbo. Osun state Area is 9,251 km2 Total: (3,572sq mi). Area rank is 28th of 36. It's population from (2006 census) is 3,416, 959. Population rank is 17th of 36. Time zone is UTC+01(WAT). The Postal Code is 230001. The state website is Osunstate.gov.ng
Osun State Flag
Osun State location on the Map of Nigeria
Beautiful City Scenes Of Osun State.
The Boundaries of Osun State
The Governor Of Osun State.
Osun State is currently being governed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, who was declared winner of the 27 September, 2018 rerun election, after the initial 22 September, 2018 rerun was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission.Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. Governor Of Osun State.
He contested with the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Senator Ademola Adeleke is the popular dancing senator, he is Uncle to famous Nigeria Singer, David Adeleke, Popular called Davido. Senator Ademola is the younger brother of Davido's Daddy, Adedeji Adeleke. Their late elder brother, Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was the formal Governor of Osun State, from January 1992- November 1993. Isiaka was born in 1955 and died in 2017. The Adeleke brothers are from Ede, Osun State.Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Late Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke. (1955-2016).
The creation of Osun State
Osun State was created on August 27, 1991, from part of the old Oyo State. The State's name is derived from the River Osun. The river is believed to possess some supernatural power.
Cultural Events ln Osun State.
There are so many cultural events in Osun State, but i will mention just some few important ones. Ori Oke and Egungun Festival in Iragbiji. Olojo Festival in Ile-lfe and the famous Osun Oshogbo Festival.The Osun Temple.
The Osun-Oshogbo Festival.Every month of August of every year, People all over the world travel to Osun State to witness the Osun-Oshogbo Festival. Tourist from Cuba, Brazil, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia and some other countries with a significant Yoruba Cultural heritage.Annual traditional festivities and invocations of Osun goddess are held along the banks of the river.
See more pictures from Osun-Oshogbo Festival.
Otunba Gani Adams. At the Osun-Oshogbo Festival.
Tourists at the Osun-Oshogbo Festival
The Osun-Oshogbo Grove
Osun-Oshogbo Grove, the shrine of the annual rites of the deity and an important artistic center, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005.
See pictures of Osun-Oshogbo Grove below.
Major Sub-Ethnic Groups in Osun State.
We have Ijesha, Ife, Oyo, igbomina of the Yoruba people. Yoruba language and English language are the official languages, and their religion are Christianity, Islam and Traditional worship.
See Images Of Some Churches And Mosques In Osun State Below.
Seventh Day Adventist Church On Lagere Road, Ile Ife.Governor Oyetola And Former Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Praying At Oshogbo Central Mosque.
Modakeke Central Mosque.
Erin-ijesha waterfalls is located in Erin-ijesha. It is a major tourist attraction. It is located in Oriade Local Government. The fall features seven floors. It's a place you should endeavor to visit at least once in your life time. It's absolutely a beauty to behold.
See pictures of Erin-ijesha waterfalls below.
Universities In Osun State.
When it comes to academics, Osun State boasts of some of the best Universities in Nigeria. In this article, i will be showing you images from 3 major Universities in Osun State.
1. Osun State University
The former Governor of Osun State, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, launched and laid the foundation of Osun State University with six campuses in Osogbo, Okuku, Ikire, Ejigbo, Ifetedo and Ipetu-ijesha. The university was founded on December, 2006.
See pictures of Osun State University below.
(2) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.
Obafemi Awolowo University is one of the best University in Africa. It was founded in 1961, It was named in honor of Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987), he is the first premier of the western region of Nigeria.
See pictures of Obafemi Awolowo University below.
(3) Bowen University, Iwo
Bowen University was founded on the 17 July 2001 by The Nigerian Baptist Convention, Iwo.
See pictures of Bowen University below.
Notable Personalities That Originate From Osun State.
(1) Enoch Adejare Adeboye. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God is from Ifewara in Osun State.
(2) W.F.Kumuyi is the Founder and General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church, he is from Erin-ijesha, Osun State.
(3) David Adeleke aka Davido is a top musician in Nigeria and African, he is from Ede, Osun State
(4) Adedeji Adeleke, is the successful billionaire father of Davido and elder brother to Senator Ademola Adeleke. He is also from Ede, in Osun State.
(5) Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, formal Governor of Osun State and formal military Governor of Lagos State, is from Okuku, Odo Otin, Osun State.
(6) Iyiola Omisore. politician and engineer, contested the 22 September gubernatorial election in Osun State on the platform of Social Democratic party (SDP) with Governor Oyetola and Senator Ademola Adeleke. He is from Ile Ife, Osun State.
(7) Toyin Adegbola is a famous actress from Osun State
(8) Ifedayo popularly called Daddy Freeze, is an on air personality. He is from Osun State and Romania.
Pictures Of Stadiums In Osun State.
pictures Of Some Prayers Mountains In Osun State
Credits: Pinterest, Wikipedia, Alamy Stock photo, Osun.gov.ng, Osogbo.Wordpress.Com, Hotels.ng, www.oauife.edu.ng, Shutterstock.com and Osundefender.com.
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