Așǫ oke or Aso Ofi is one of the most popular and vibrant traditional clothes in Nigeria. It has been in existence for ages and definitely will never go extinct. On Tuesday 27th September 2016, the Aso ofi festival was held in Iseyin, Oyo state. This cultural event was organised to uplift the Yoruba culture.
‘World Tourism Day’ took place yesterday the 27th of September 2016 and the Aso Ofi festival was Oyo State’s form of celebrating this annual event. According to the news earlier, Commissioner for information, Culture and Tourism, Prince Toye Arulogun said:
“The Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has taken a retrospective review of the manner and ways which past world tourism days had been celebrated in the state and has directed that this year’s event must not only be celebrated with a view of promoting an indigenous trade but also must be celebrated outside Ibadan.”
As many of us know, there are various styles of the Aso Oke and it stands out all the time. The handwoven attire was worn by typical Yoruba men and women at the festival. From talking drums to dancing feet, the event was one of a kind.