The Arun River | June 21, 2014

The Arun River

People in Idanre are largely farmers. This differs from what is common in other climes, where the location of a tourist’s site defines the occupation and vocation of the population around that location. As one drives into the town, the tarred road is halved by cocoa seeds. Most farmers have turned a part of the road into sun-baked ground. It is difficult to perceive any tourism indicators at the entrance to the town, which is home to some interesting ancient histories worth selling to the world. “The town can be described as a close locked up by the heights of mountains. There is only one road leading into the town. It is the same road that you will pass through if you are leaving the town,” a visitor, who craved anonymity, said.


Agboogun Foot-Print | June 21, 2014

Agboogun Foot-Print

People in Idanre are largely farmers. This differs from what is common in other climes, where the location of a tourist’s site defines the occupation and vocation of the population around that location. As one drives into the town, the tarred road is halved by cocoa seeds. Most farmers have turned a part of the road into sun-baked ground. It is difficult to perceive any tourism indicators at the entrance to the town, which is home to some interesting ancient histories worth selling to the world. “The town can be described as a close locked up by the heights of mountains. There is only one road leading into the town. It is the same road that you will pass through if you are leaving the town,” a visitor, who craved anonymity, said.


Ancient Palace | June 21, 2014

Ancient Palace

People in Idanre are largely farmers. This differs from what is common in other climes, where the location of a tourist’s site defines the occupation and vocation of the population around that location. As one drives into the town, the tarred road is halved by cocoa seeds. Most farmers have turned a part of the road into sun-baked ground. It is difficult to perceive any tourism indicators at the entrance to the town, which is home to some interesting ancient histories worth selling to the world. “The town can be described as a close locked up by the heights of mountains. There is only one road leading into the town. It is the same road that you will pass through if you are leaving the town,” a visitor, who craved anonymity, said.


Idanre Hills | June 21, 2014

Idanre Hills

People in Idanre are largely farmers. This differs from what is common in other climes, where the location of a tourist’s site defines the occupation and vocation of the population around that location. As one drives into the town, the tarred road is halved by cocoa seeds. Most farmers have turned a part of the road into sun-baked ground. It is difficult to perceive any tourism indicators at the entrance to the town, which is home to some interesting ancient histories worth selling to the world. “The town can be described as a close locked up by the heights of mountains. There is only one road leading into the town. It is the same road that you will pass through if you are leaving the town,” a visitor, who craved anonymity, said.


Villages in Idanre | June 21, 2014

Villages in Idanre

List of Towns and Villages in Idanre LGA


Owena District

  1.             Apomu
  2.             Elebiseghe
  3.             Erijo
  4.             Esale
  5.             Farm Settlement Poun
  6.             Jingbe
  7.             Jonibola
  8.             Ofosu
  9.             Oke-Idanre
  10.             Omifunfun
  11.             Onisere

Odode Idanre District

  1.             Abababubu
  2.             Abalaka
  3.             Ago-Joshua
  4.             Ajagbusi
  5.             Ajebamidele
  6.             Ajegunle-Orunbato
  7.             Ajipowo Cims &
  8.             Akinmoji
  9.             Ala-Elefosan
  10.             Ala-Goke
  11.             Ala-Omiliyan
  12.             Aladura
  13.             Anukansugba
  14.             Apefon
  15.             Arapa
  16.             Aribigbola
  17.             Arisin I & II
  18.             Arun
  19.             Atosin
  20.             Ayede
  21.             Ayefemi
  22.             Baale Ojumu
  23.             Bajare
  24.             Daralode
  25.             Eripose
  26.             Fayomi
  27.             Gbalegi
  28.             Ido Oshinle
  29.             Igbolowowa
  30.             Ijama
  31.             Iramuji/Agbaje
  32.             Ironwon Igbatayo
  33.             Irowo-Sasere
  34.             Isan Jigbokin
  35.             Isurin
  36.             Itanarowa/Asoko
  37.             Itogun-Adaja
  38.             Iwonja
  39.             Jingbe
  40.             Labuwa
  41.             Lisagba
  42.             Loagbo
  43.             Malan
  44.             Meth. High School
  45.             Obatedo/Bamotula
  46.             Odeja
  47.             Odeja Orts II
  48.             Odele
  49.             Odo-Ewu
  50.             Odo-Orisa
  51.             Ojadale
  52.             Oke-Ala
  53.             Okedo -Manare
  54.             Omilade-Januyi
  55.             Omilifon 1 & 2
  56.             Opa/Omiolosun
  57.             Owo
  58.             Owomofewa
  59.             Teniola
  60.             Ubi 1 & II
  61.             Ugbepo

Alade District

  1.             Aboekan
  2.             Akindana
  3.             Aponmu-Lona
  4.             Aseigbo
  5.             Geberiwojo
  6.             Ikako
  7.             Imolumo/Iloro
  8.             Ipinlerere
  9.             Ipoba 1 & II
  10.             Ipoba-Jomu
  11.             Itaidorun
  12.             Lafere
  13.             Lokuta
  14.             Meromi
  15.             Oike-Anifor
  16.             Owena-Ayetoro
  17.             Sama
  18.             Tejugbola

Excerpt from [http://nigeriazipcodes.com/]


Schools in Idanre | June 21, 2014

Schools in Idanre

Oke Idanre hill consists of high plain with spectacular valleys interspersed with inselbergs of about 3,000 ft above sea level. Its physical attributes include Owa's Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun foot print, thunder water (Omi Aopara) and burial mounds and grounds. It also has diverse and variegated eco-systems of flora and fauna. Oke Idanre contains very important bio-physical and land form features whose interaction with the physical features created an enduring cultural landscape within the setting.


Market Centre in Idanre | June 21, 2014

Market Centre in Idanre

Oke Idanre hill consists of high plain with spectacular valleys interspersed with inselbergs of about 3,000 ft above sea level. Its physical attributes include Owa's Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun foot print, thunder water (Omi Aopara) and burial mounds and grounds. It also has diverse and variegated eco-systems of flora and fauna. Oke Idanre contains very important bio-physical and land form features whose interaction with the physical features created an enduring cultural landscape within the setting.


Mare Festival 2010 | June 21, 2014

Mare Festival 2010

MARE, a mountain climbing festival was initiated by the government at Idanre, a mountainous community last year.According to the state, the 23 kilometre Mare Marathon on December 10, 2010 will cover from Akure, the state capital to the ancient city of Idanre.Idanre hills is the highest mountains in the southern part of Nigeria.

The maiden edition of the festival featured cultural and traditional heritage of the people with the sports-inclined mountaineering. It drew participants from across Nigeria, South Africa and Europe, while a native boy, Sunday Akinwumi, who won the mountain climbing competition got scholarship and overseas trips from the state government.

Excerpts from: WorldStage Newsonline


Mare Festival 2011 | June 21, 2014

Mare Festival 2011

The 2011 edition of the festival started on Thursday, December 15, with a cultural/carnival procession led by carnival floats designed like a Yoruba traditional talking drum. The procession started from the State Cultural Centre, Alagbaka, Akure and moved very slowly through the popular Oba Adesida Road to Idanre.


Cultural troupes from different local government areas of the state and some other states in the country were also part of the procession and the display throughout the duration of the festival.
The arrival of the float alongside the cultural troupes was received by the entire Idanre community with wild jubilation.

Excerpts from: The Punch


Mare Festival 2012 | June 21, 2014

Mare Festival 2012

THE PEOPLE OF IDANRE IN ONDO STATE, RECENTLY CELEBRATED THE FORTH EDITION OF THE MARE MOUNTAIN CLIMBING AND RACING FESTIVAL, AN EVENT THAT SAW THE RICH CULTURAL DISPLAY AND REJUVENATION OF TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT IN THE STATE.


The day started with the beautiful Mare Festival float of a fish-like structure mounted on an articulated vehicle with long convoy. Quite titillating and intimidating, the beautiful spectacle was sighted on the streets as early as 8am till about 2pm, when it finally berthed at the Methodist Primary School Idanre. Sitting at the foot of the massive Ojimoba Mountain, the ancient school, Methodist Grammar School, Idanre   is the venue of this year’s Mare Festival and the steep slopes of Ojimoba itself is the challenge confronting the participating mountain climbers (both local and international).

 

Excerpts from: thisdaylive.com [Online]


Mare Festival 2013 | June 21, 2014

Mare Festival 2013

“MARE” meaning “don’t fall” is an International mountain climbing festival, holding every year in Idanre, Ondo State, SouthWest, Nigeria. It celebrates the Land, the people and its rich culture.


The 2013 edition of the annual fiesta featured various local and international professional artises who had packaged interesting songs to make the festival interesting.


Celebrity: | June 21, 2014

Celebrity:

This section of the Idanre Kingdom Portal will feature celebrities who are indigine of Idanre land. If you have a suggestion or you want to feature on this celebrity page send a mail to celebrity@idanre.net


Idanre Anthem English Version | June 21, 2014

Idanre Anthem English Version

Forest trees varied
Kola-nut the one most envied
No harm to the pillar
No collapse through the building's elbow
The big tree be not befallen by
whirlwind for birds to perch
No harm to Rulers of Idanre
Blessing unto the Owa!
Pray it be so!
Pray it be so!!
Pray it be so!!!
Pray it be so!!!!


Idanre Anthem Yoruba Version | June 21, 2014

Idanre Anthem Yoruba Version

Igi po nigbo
Ka too yan bi laayo
Kibi ma se opo
K'opoo ma ye'le da nu
Iji ma se wo'gi ragaji k'eye r'ohun ba le
K'ibi ma s'Oloja Idanre
K'Owa jifa oye o!
Bee ni ko ri!
Bee ni ko ri!!
Bee ni ko ri!!!
Bee ni ko ri!!!!


Welcome to Idanre Kingdom | June 21, 2014

Welcome to Idanre Kingdom

Oke Idanre hill consists of high plain with spectacular valleys interspersed with inselbergs of about 3,000 ft above sea level. Its physical attributes include Owa's Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun foot print, thunder water (Omi Aopara) and burial mounds and grounds. It also has diverse and variegated eco-systems of flora and fauna. Oke Idanre contains very important bio-physical and land form features whose interaction with the physical features created an enduring cultural landscape within the setting.


Idanre Anthem Idanre Dialect Version | June 21, 2014

Idanre Anthem Idanre Dialect Version

OIN UDAN-E (EIN-DAN-E)
Igonko ghoko
Oi saimobi saghayo
Dun-un ma ma so po
Odede ma ma dule yeghe
Oyi ma sigi gherekeke d'eye run-un ba le
Dun-un ma s'Olaja Udan-e
D'Ogwa jee oye o!
Ee un-hun-un!
Ee un-hun-un!!
Ee un-hun-un!!!
Ee un-hun-un!!!!


Tourism in Idanre | June 21, 2014

Tourism in Idanre

Among notable sites that catch the fancy of tourists are the unreadable letters, believed to be a mysterious handwriting etched on the rock, which could not be deciphered or read and interpreted by anyone since it was noticed conspicuously on the rock. Also, there is the Arun River, which is believed to have natural power to heal all kinds and manners of ailments and diseases, and it has been visited by many people over the years. The Agbogun footprint presents an attractive spectre of a mythical shoeprint which could fit into the size of anyone who put their foot into it, regardless of the size of their foot. It was disclosed that Agbogun served as a


Idanre Cultural Heritage | June 21, 2014

Idanre Cultural Heritage

Among notable sites that catch the fancy of tourists are the unreadable letters, believed to be a mysterious handwriting etched on the rock, which could not be deciphered or read and interpreted by anyone since it was noticed conspicuously on the rock. Also, there is the Arun River, which is believed to have natural power to heal all kinds and manners of ailments and diseases, and it has been visited by many people over the years. The Agbogun footprint presents an attractive spectre of a mythical shoeprint which could fit into the size of anyone who put their foot into it, regardless of the size of their foot. It was disclosed that Agbogun served as a