Igbo Olodumare is a lush and pristine rain forest tucked away in southwest Nigeria. Its name translates to ‘The Forest of the Almighty’. Igbo Olodumare: D.O. Fagunwa: His second novel, Igbo Olodumare (“The Forest of God”), was published in He also wrote Ireke Onibudo (; “The. Ogboju ode ninu igbo Olodumare (translated from Yoruba) as is a mystery novel written by Daniel O. Fagunwa. Considered the first novel written in the Yoruba.

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This thread is not getting much exposure here. Call it a thick forestyou are correct.

Been to Igbo Olodumare before? Also at the entrance is a sculptured figure of an ancient hunter which Faguwa described in his novel as being magically turned into statue.

According to him, he used to see a strange manan elf sort ofin the area in the s before and during the period Fagunwa did the writing. Igbo Olodumare is conservatively about 20 kilometres to Oke Igbo township. Ondo, Nigeria Adeyemi College of Education. Considered the first novel written in the Yoruba language and one of the first to iggo written in any African language, it was first published in and is Daniel O. How true is this?? According to him, chalets should be constructed to house tourists who would not mind to acclimatize with the serene atmosphere and the people.


Igbo Olodumare

In allhe published five books before his death in Fagunwa Yoruba-language literature s mystery novel stubs Nigeria stubs African novel stubs. When this reporter went to the cathedral, he met the Vicar in charge who brought out the register burial in the Parish dated dateand on page 35, and the entry on the page was No bearing the name of D.

Places similar to Igbo Olodumare. Mr Adetayo said looking forward to visit the forest to appreciate the ingenuity of Fagunwa and also enjoy nature offered by the serenity of the tropical forest, is already part of his annual calendar.

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So this Igbo Olodumare actually real. He added that he did not open the coffinhe said he did not for his duty was to pray for the corpse only.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ojola Ibinu still comes out every August.

All they say in the newspapers and radio are just lip service to appeal to public sentiment. And the neglect continues… The South West.

Exploring the Wilds of Igbo-Olodumare

Were Baba Fagunwa alive he would not be happy seeing the site he spent his life to promote in this state. A representative of Ondo State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, who is known by tourists as the curator of Igbo Olodumare, Mr Okeaja Olanrewaju, corroborated the public complaints and added that lack of accommodation also discouraged tourists from distant places to stay long. At op see this link Sha it may help http: Leave A Reply Cancel Reply.


It is said that the silence is so palpable that even a whisper is fearfully loud. Fagunwa was a gift to the literary world. I mean it even olodumaer in Nigeria wonderful.

Anlugbua festival, communal rebirth for growth. Na beg I dey beg. G Wemida olodimare his remains was brought to St. Less than half of the stretch is covered with weather-beaten tar while the rest of the distance is incongruous for such a tourist site expected to host foreign visitors. I jumped out of a moving bus, tumbled and sustained bruises —Oba Adeyiga. Built by Inhabitants of Igbo Olodumare.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. During the rainy season, gully erosion indiscriminately cuts off sections of the road, thereby ilodumare passage a herculean task and a discouragement to would-be tourists.

The sign of the abysmal state of the road is seen at the junction leading into Oke-Igbo, off Ife-Ondo road, where commercial motorcycle operators demand exorbitant fares from commuters seeking to ifbo the site.

What would he have done?