Epe is an ancient town located in the north of the Lekki Lagoon. With a population of over 181,409 people, the settlers in this region are primarily into fishing.
During the time of the colonial era, other parts of Lagos such as Badagry, Ikorodu and other environs were governed from Epe by one district officer whose house still stands there today. It is very difficult and almost impossible to believe that Epe town was once the Centre of government for Lagos.
Eebi festival is a celebration of the town’s war victories in the nineteenth century. It usually last for a space of three months with various activities. The major activity during this festival is dedicated to a boat called “regatta” which is a recreated war boat that was used to fend off attacks from the Ijaws who arrive on the chores of Epe through the Lagoon.
Their goal was to capture people and sell off as slaves. Kilajolu masquerade that is usually paraded during the Eebi festival is a representation of their independence. Kilajolu was a popular Ijaw warrior that was captured by the Epe people during the war.
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