The Obatala festival is a festive, cultural and religious  gathering to honour one of the great Yoruba deities,
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Kudu horns

This set of 6 horns represents a cross pollination of musical traditions. Animal horns are played all over Africa, and ensembles of pentatonic instruments form the basis of many musical traditions, from the makondere horn bands from central Africa, to the single panpipes of the Pedi.
Kudu horns

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African stories

The Two Friends
This is a story between two friends who loved each other very much. Seat down call your friend and Family, read and enjoy your self.

Once upon a time, the cat and the rat where very good friends, they loved each other and never kept any secret.
One morning, the cat said to the rat, let’s go in search of food; the rat replied what an excellent idea my friend! immediately they both went out to see what they could find for food as the search went on the rat saw a banana he quickly called his friend the cat to see what he has found; when the cat came, they both looked for way to cut down the banana so they decided to make hole around it. They both worked very hard day and night till the banana fell down they carried the banana home and kept it in care of the rat since his house was more spacious, they both agreed to check it every morning together so as to know when it will rip and both abide by the rules.
One morning the rat was very hungry so he remembered the banana and decided to check on it without the cat. When the cat got to the place where they kept the banana, the banana is riped and ready to eat.
He said I will call my friend so we can eat our fruit together but the rat was too hungry to wait a second so he decided to have one banana first. Quickly he picked up one after eating it, the banana was too sweet for him to let go, so  he  went for the second one he couldn't resist the taste so he went on and on till he finished the banana.
Then, he knew it will be a big trouble with his friend so he decided to do something but it was too late as there was nothing he could do, so he covered the banana the same way it was and when his friend came to visit him, he said my friend rat lets go and check the banana but the said is not rip yet lets live it but the cat insisted, so the rat had no option he allowed the cat lead the way, when they got to the place the cat opened the banana and the banana has ripped he was happy but when he opened the banana, it was  already eaten so he asked his friend what happened, but his friend lied saying he know nothing about it but when the cat looked round he saw the foot prints of the cat so he knew it was the cat who had eaten the banana so he chased the rat but the rat ran very fast. 

So the cat vowed never to forgive, and he will kill the rat anywhere he sees the rat.

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The talking drum is a local musical instrument in Africa commonly used by the Yoruba’s of west Africa Nigeria. The talking drum is well known for its unique sound which has attracted even more people to love the instrument.
The talking drum is commonly used for communication and later transformed into an all some musical instrument. As a musical instrument the talking drum still speaks with its all some sound which makes its rhythm more interesting, listening to entertaining and fun.
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