SEE Unseen Photos Of Yoruba god of thunder, ‘Sango’

The Sango Koso is the highest and the head of all the Sangos in the world. He is equivalent to a king. In Oyo Empire, it believes that if there is no Sango, there is no Alaafin, if there is no Alaafin there is no Oyo.

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Sango Koso being ushered into the shrine for traditional rites. Photo credit: Micheal Obasa

Each successive Alaafin can see other Sangos except Sango Koso. It is said that the Alaafin cannot bow for anyone king including Sango Koso and Sango Koso cannot bow for Alaafin. On the arrival of this Sango, the Alaafin by tradition is expected to retire to his chamber as the two cannot reign at the same time.

Naij.com brings to you photos of the Sango Koso. See photos below.

Sango Koso

Sango Koso responding to cheers from devotees. Photo credit: Micheal Obasa

Traditional drummers heralding the entrance to Sango Koso. Photo credit: Micheal Obasa

The Mogba Koso, the high priest and custodian of Sango heritage and his wife Photo credit: Micheal Obasa

Sango devotees dancing to the beat of drums

Sango devotees dancing to the beat of drums. Photo credit: Micheal Obasa

Sango Koso in his full regalia Photo credit: Micheal Obasa

Danafojura masquerade performing at the event. Photo credit: Micheal Obasa