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Awori Ethnic Group
Historical Antecedent Awori Towns Tourist Attractions Enquiry
Tourist Attractions

Awori as an ethnic group has several tourist atractive sites. Below are some of these as given by Ota City Tourism Development Committee.




As His royal Majesty Oba Alani Oyede, the Olota of Ota was not available to receive the team; it set at work immediately by going round the Palace. The Tourism Officer admired the beauty of the Architectural design structure of the Palace that was built in 1927. He was highly fascinated by what he saw and advised we should make sure the beauty of the Palace is maintained, because it is one of the things tourist looks for.

Desert Stream


           This is Mysterious River, which is claimed to have healing power.It was founded in 1928. The river has two tributaries where one is very salty and the second carries fresh water. The salted tributary forms a pound which water changes colour at particular time of the day. Live fishes swim in speed all around the pound.

            The is in Ijoko under the monitory control of Chief Alani Matanmi: The Asiwaju of Ijokos Palace. Their is a narrow bush part descending from the hill to the River, which in effect is a very unique aspect of Tourism. The scenery is very beautiful with occasional shows of Local Hunters who are in pursuit of their hunting games. Spiritualists offering constant prayers for their congregation and clients seeking spiritual help for one reason or the other are presently occupying the place.




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The Church Vicarage, which was built in 1842 by rev. Townsend and his first set of Missionaries who came from Badagry and established a Church and Vicarage is described as the second storey building in Nigeria if not in West Africa. In the Vicarage, there exists, the first Piano used in the church and altar charis used by the first sets of Missionaries. Their is also the tombs where Mrs. Hinderal, the wife of Rev. Hinderal, Rev. Buko and Rev.James White were buried.The most interesting is the pot containing old coins and some rotting currency notes which were excavated some years back. The pot of money is being jealously protected and kept under lock and key because of  its inestimable value.

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Igbo-igbale at Mefun in Oruba quarters is a beautiful garden with structure with drawing of Egungun Masquerades and their inscriptions on the well of IGBALE. Access is often denied into the inner part of Igbale because it is strictly forbidden for non-members of the cult to enter.

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This river has a spiritual influence and healing powers from which Awori indegenes benefits. Ijamido Omi-atura festival is a regular activity once a year to celebrate the goodness of this supernatural river in Ota. 

Liberty Bell


Elder Pa Alimi Adelowo a.k.a. Alube is the head of the family in charge of these drums. Their are different types of Bata drums and each one is unique in its uses, when and how they are beaten.

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The first Mosque in Awori land was built by Alfa Ibrahim Aina just after eradication of slave trade. The Mosque is the cradle of Islamic religion in Ota situated at one corner called Ipate-Aladi.



 The gallery has several collections of work of Art of renowned Artistes from Oshogbo, east and Edo areas. It is along Idiroko Road and owned by Mr. & Mrs. Wilson