The Erin-Ijesha Waterfalls is located in Erin-Ijesha, which is in Oriade local government in Osun state. It is also called the Olumirin waterfalls.

There are three stories about its origin.

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There are two stories about its origin. The first reports that the waterfalls was discovered in 1140 AD by one of the daughters of Oduduwa. The second claims it was discovered by hunters in 1140 AD, while the third story claims it was discovered by a woman called Akinla, who is the founder of Erin-Ijesha town and a granddaughter of Oduduwa, during the migration of Ife people to Erin- Ijesa.

It is a seven-level waterfall: it has seven layers with three major waterfalls at the first three levels. Tickets are said to cost N500 for adults.

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The waterfall is said to have medicinal properties which is one of the reasons why people come from all over to drink from it and be healed.

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Here’s a short video:

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